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.