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 shows, insights on performers and even coverage in other publications through our comedy news blog.
  • Get involved in the Milwaukee comedy community by volunteering or otherwise giving of your time and resources. Click here to volunteer with Milwaukee Comedy.

As Tyler Maas, reported recently in The Milwaukee Record, Milwaukee had a lot of amazing comedy happening in 2014. With the 10th annual Milwaukee Comedy Festival in August, 2015 promises to get even funnier. Figure out how to incorporate more local laughter in your new year.

While you’re here, consider these upcoming events:

Caste of Killers presents: Showcase

8:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 2, Karma Bar & Grill, 600 E. Ogden Ave.

The Milwaukee-based grassroots developer and promoter of up-and-coming stand-up talent will feature a couple of out-of-towners: Claire Swanson, from Chicago, and Madison’s Geoffrey Thomas Asmus, who was hilarious in the 2014 Milwaukee Comedy Festival.

The Tall Boys January 2nd Show

8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 2., ComedySportz, 420 S. 1st St., $10.

Robby McGhee, Erik Koconis, Lee Rowley and James Boland, coached by Jared Stepp, will improvise long-form comedy in addition to stand-up by Chris Schmidt and plans for some more improv.

The SockiTumi Comedy Hour

8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 3, Sake Tumi MKE sushi restaurant, 714 N. Milwaukee St. $10 (includes a $5 drink ticket); $25 for dinner and show

Steve Breese hosts as Ryan Mason, Toler Oswald Wolfe, Allison Dunne and special guest Patrick Tomlinson perform stand-up. Click here for advance tickets.