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 as part of The Fest in the first week of August at four different venues around Milwaukee. You can see every show with an All Access Pass.Chris-Schmidt2 Two unique Kick Off events start the comedy. The Milwaukee Record will present The Roast Of Milwaukee at Club Garibaldi on Tuesday, August 2 (time is TBA).  The pre-kick off event will present some local celebrities to gently poke fun of Brew City.  Speaking of brew, Wednesday, August 3 will offer the Official Kickoff Event at Lakefront Brewery. The 2016 MKE Comedy Fest line up is chock-full of talent from across the Mid-West and America. The Biggest act this year being Festival Headliner, comic Jen Kirkman.   Here is the 2016 Schedule of Shows:

Thursday, August 4, 7:30pm at Next Act Theatre

Matt Werner (Host) – Stand Up, Milwaukee Broadminded – Sketch Comedy, Milwaukee David Louis – Stand Up, Milwaukee Sketch Marks – Sketch Comedy, Milwaukee Chris Schmidt – Stand Up, Milwaukee

FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2016 7:30pm at Next Act Theatre

Terence Hartnett (Host) – Stand Up, Chicago Improvised Mythology – Improv, Chicago John Egan – Stand Up, Green Bay Kelsie Huff – Stand up, Chicago

9:30PM at Next Act Theatre

Mike Hover (Host) – Stand Up, Chicago Variety Hour Happy Hour – Sketch, MKE Brian O’ Sullivan – Musical Comedy, L.A. Bobby Hill – Stand Up, Chicago

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2016  5:30PM at Next Act Theatre

David Rader (Host) – Stand Up, Chicago Brian Bayer – Musical Comedy, Milwaukee Amanda Cohen – Stand Up, Chicago Sameena Mustafa – Stand Up, Chicago

7:30PM at Next Act Theatre

Will Green (Host ) – Stand Up, Portland Rehner & Nixon – Sketch Comedy, Chicago Andy Fleming – Stand Up, Chicago Jim Flannigan – Stand Up, Chicago

9:30PM at Next Act Theatre

Steven King (Host) – Stand Up, Chicago Interstellar…And Beyond – Improv, Chicago Arish Singh – Stand Up, Chicago Xavier Lamont – Stand Up, Chicago

11:30PM at Next Act Theatre

Andrea Guzzetta (Host) Stand Up, Milwaukee The Journal – Improv, Milwaukee Wisconsinuts – Sketch, Chicago Damon Millard – Stand Up, NYC

SUNDAY, AUGUST 7, 2016 2pm at The Underground Collaborative

Late Late Breakfast Show (Line Up to be Announced)
4pm at The Underground Collaborative Milwaukee Record Podcast

8PM at Historic Turner Hall Ballroom

Jen Kirkman (FESTIVAL HEADLINER) – Stand Up, Los Angeles with Feature Allison Dunne – Stand Up, Chicago

Schedule is subject to change.