Complete Guide to the 2015 Milwaukee Comedy Festival

The Milwaukee Record called it “a true local treasure” and “pretty much the perfect celebration of comedy in Milwaukee“.  We think it’s pretty funny, and have spent the last 10 years growing the Milwaukee Comedy Festival into the largest multi-day comedy event in Wisconsin. In fact there are more than a dozen different shows and events over […]

Comedy Fest profile: broadminded

As old as Milwaukee’s comedy festival itself, broadminded comedy is the longest-running sketch comedy group around. As the name suggests, broadminded is all-female and eclectic, delivering clever, high-energy, multi-talented performances. As they sometimes refer to themselves, “the broads” include Stacy Babl, Anne Graff LaDisa, Melissa Kingston, and Megan McGee. Broadminded – 8 p.m. show, Thursday, […]

Extra Laughs at the Milwaukee Comedy Fest

Every year there are a few surprises that pop up for the annual Milwaukee Comedy Festival, and 2015 marks the most added and special events to date!  The 2015 MCF will feature 8 different shows plus a Kick Off event at Lakefront Brewery on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 and, just announced: Extra Laughs: The Pre- and Post-Show […]

Sketch 22 – July 11

Twice a year, it’s Milwaukee’s sketch comedy equivalent of the World Cup, the Olympics and Summerfest. It’s an event that’s an occasion. Some of Milwaukee’s most talented writers, directors and actors come together for 22 hours to create, cast, rehearse and present 10 original comedy sketches. Sketch 22 – 7 p.m., Sat. July 11, ComedySportz […]

Milwaukee Comedy Festival Announces Line Up!

10 Years of Funny celebrates best lineup to date. The Milwaukee Comedy Festival, Wisconsin’s largest comedy event, celebrates Ten Years of Funny, Aug. 6-9, 2015. The annual festival will feature performers from across the U.S. And Canada and will take place at Next Act Theatre and for the first time at the Historic Turner Hall. This year’s final […]

Stand up for comedy this week

The fine folks at Milwaukee Comedy are sorting through a record number of submissions from comedians across the U.S. of A and beyond who hope to perform in the 10th Milwaukee Comedy Festival (Aug. 6-9). But while the festival organizers are watching videos, you and I can be experiencing the real stuff live and in person […]

Sketch Marks & Improv Limbo – May 22

If you want to get something done, we have heard, give it to a busy person. Examples of that abound in the Milwaukee comedy community. Take Sketch Marks. (Please.) It’s a group of local comedians who liked performing with one another and – after talking about it while volunteering at the 8th annual Milwaukee Comedy Festival – […]

Brian Posehn @ Milwaukee Comedy Fest

Brian Posehn will perform at Turner Hall Ballroom for the finale of the 10th annual Milwaukee Comedy Festival. Milwaukee Comedy and The Pabst Theater announced May 1 that the journeyman comedian best known for playing the pot-smoking neighbor on Comedy Central’s “The Sarah Silverman Program” will be capping off the 2015 Milwaukee Comedy Fest on […]

Nick Vatterott does Milwaukee May 16

Recall Nick Vatterott’s recent appearance on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (or watch the clip below), and you’ll recognize that this comedian is not just a joke-teller. Vatterott is a brilliant, multidimensional comedic entertainer. For one night only, you can experience Vatterott live in the intimate Arcade Theatre in Downtown Milwaukee. Nick Vatterott – 8 […]

Matt Griffo does music funny

Rochester, N.Y., and Milwaukee, Wis., are a lot a like. Both are situated on Great Lakes, have a river running through the downtown and have been home to iconic global brands such as Kodak and Harley-Davidson. Matt Griffo grew up in Rochester before earning his musical comedy chops in Chicago. Maybe that’s partly why he seems […]