Comedy Fest Line Up!

Now celebrating 11 years of laughs, the Milwaukee Comedy Festival has announced the 2016 line up and it is chock full of comedy you won’t want to miss! With all the talent on stage, it’s easy to see why it’s the largest comedy event in Wisconsin. There are more than a dozen different shows and events…

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Comedy Festival Headliner Announced!

Jen Kirkman Headlines the Milwaukee Comedy Festival! Milwaukee Comedy is very excited to announce the very funny Comedian and Best Selling Author Jen Kirkman as the headliner for the 11th Annual Milwaukee Comedy Festival, closing out the festivities on Sunday, August 7th at 8pm at the Historic Turner Hall Ballroom. Along with her performance, Ms. Kirkman will be signing copies…

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Comedy Festival Submissions!

The Milwaukee Comedy Festival is excited to announce that submissions are now being accepted for this years event, August 4-7, 2016! They are looking for the best live comedy from across the country and beyond! The Milwaukee Comedy Festival will accept submissions for improv, sketch comedy, stand up comedy, one-person shows, alternative comedy acts and musical…

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Danger Zone: broadminded

Halloween is history, and Thanksgiving is just a couple of Packer games away. So, it feels about time to have a broadminded comedy show. Sure enough, the grandes dames of Milwaukee comedy are performing their latest show, Danger Zone, the next couple of Friday and Saturday nights at the Tenth Street Theatre, 628 N. 10th…

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Karma Showcase – Breese swan songs

Our friends at the Caste of Killers Comedy Collective is a comedy show dynamo in Milwaukee, and it is not missing a beat this long Labor Day weekend. Showcase – 8:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, Karma In addition to this being the first Friday of the Caste’s first and third Friday showcases at Karma Bar…

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Comedy Fest Talk on WUWM

In Milwaukee, it’s easy to get overwhelmed when choosing which summer festivals to attend. The Milwaukee Comedy Festival is celebrating “Ten Years of Funny!” August 6-8 . Billed as Wisconsin’s largest comedy event, the annual festival features performers from across the United States and Canada, and takes place at the Next Act Theatre, and for the first time…

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T.I.M. Alumni (Aug. 20)

Fresh from their performance at the 10th Milwaukee Comedy Festival, T.I.M. (The Improvised Musical) resumes its regular third Thursday show at ComedySportz, 420 S. 1st St. Each T.I.M. show is improvised, of course, so the time and place are the only things that are regular in this monthly musical. But this month’s show is extra…

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Comedy Fest profile: Ryan Mason

Ryan Mason is one of those local success stories that contradicts the belief that nice guys finish last. An industrious newcomer to the Milwaukee comedy scene four short years ago, he swiftly emerged as a favorite among audiences and comedians alike. An interview with Ryan outside the Milwaukee Comedy Festival three years ago is one…

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Every Event in the 2015 Milwaukee Comedy Festival

Everything Happening at the 2015 Milwaukee Comedy Festival! We kicked things off at Lakefront Brewery Wednesday night to a crowd of more than 200 people.  Join us for some or all of the dozen+ shows and special events that remain in the 2015 Milwaukee Comedy Festival!  Check out festival.milwaukeecomedy.com for all the info along with videos, comic…

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Comedy Fest profile: Variety Hour Happy Hour

Nick Firer and Brian Bayer were in one of the original acts to perform in the first Milwaukee Comedy Festival, when it was known as the Sketch and Improv Comedy Festival. Firer and Bayer performed in the 9th Milwaukee Comedy Fest as Variety Hour Happy Hour. They’re back again, along with Rob Maass, Jessie Mahne, Tess Rutkowski, Nick…

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