Nerding It Out in Midwinter

It’s always great to run into Milwaukee Comedy Festival alumni visiting the Brew City. The Nerdologues, hilarious sketch comedy troupe from Chicago will be performing live this Friday at the Midwinter Gaming Convention, along side role playing games, Larping, and other nerdy-goodness happening at the Hilton Downtown Center in Milwaukee. In their sketch shows, the […]

Liz Ziner at (free) Comedy Show

Fresh from her Jan. 9 appearance in the Ragtime Variety Hour and her exclusive interview in The Milwaukee Record, Liz Ziner is joining a handful of other brash young standup comedians in the Comedy Show Comedy Show with Jake Kornely and Friends. 8 p.m., Jan. 10, Bremen Cafe, 901 E Clarke St. Click the link above to […]

Hoo Ha underground

As the cold snow and subzero windchills blow into Milwaukee, it’s wise to plan a cozy getaway to avoid the elements and enjoy yourself with friends. What better way than to huddle in a basement warming up to some of the funniest comics in the Upper Midwest! At 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 9, the producers of the Ragtime […]

New year for Milwaukee comedy

Resolve to laugh more in 2015. You know it’s good for you. We’re here to help. Check out our comedy events calendar  regularly for shows to enjoy and workshops to participate in. (If you’re practicing comedy in the Milwaukee area, be sure to share performance dates on the calendar for others to see.) Keep tabs on upcoming […]

Grand Comedy Hour for a grand time

Before it was named Wisconsin Avenue, the main thoroughfare of Milwaukee’s downtown was known as Grand Avenue. That’s why the mall downtown is known as The Shops of Grand Avenue (which translates something like, “storefronts for a commercial corridor that no longer exists”). But seriously, folks, there’s still something grand about this space, and you […]

broadminded Thanksgiving

broadminded Comedy, Milwaukee’s premiere sketch comedy group, has something for everyone in its Thanksgiving show: musical parody political satire a live turkey actual text messages football The all-female troupe – featuring Megan McGee, Anne Graff LaDisa, Stacy Babl and Melissa Kingston – perform the last its four shows at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Nov. 28 and 29, […]

Kornely takes Comedy Show Underground

Perhaps you’ve seen Comedy Show Comedy Show open mics at a Riverwest tavern or Comedy Show Comedy Show showcases at a East Side bowling emporium. Now, Jake Kornely is locating his signature standup show to Downtown Milwaukee. 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 14, Underground Collaborative From Facebook: Comedy Show Comedy Show with Jake Kornely and Friends is a […]

Tall Boys & Sketch Marks comedy & food drive

Following their sold-out show at the 2014 Milwaukee Comedy Festival, Milwaukee-based Tall Boys improv and Sketch Marks sketch comedy have scheduled back-to-back performances together on Friday, Nov. 7 and Saturday, Nov. 8. The Tall Boys, including Erik Koconis, Robby McGhee, James Boland and Lee Rowley,  are a premier long-form improv group, coached by Jared Stepp. […]

Variety Hour: Labor of Laughs

Variety Hour Happy Hour is one of the hardest-working comedy shows you’ll see on a regular basis in Milwaukee. That’s not to say a lot of preparation and practice does not go into most improv or standup, but this sketch show is scripted and rehearsed ensemble, and it includes live music, thanks to the talents […]

Quick Bits with a Rubber Chicken

The 9th annual Milwaukee Comedy Festival has crossed the road. It is hysterical history. However, we have collected spontaneous exhibitions of comedy from some of the dozens of performers and comedian volunteers who participated in Wisconsin’s largest comedy event. Because it has become our tradition. That’s why. At the 2013 festival, we asked for knock-knock jokes. And […]