Comedy Fest profile: Dynamo Kickstand

(photo by Darin Dubinsky) Known better for their individual accomplishments as stand-up comedians, Greg Bach, Ryan Lowe and Stacy Pawlowski got a chance to work together writing an overnight comedy sketch for the semi-annual Sketch 22 show. They so enjoyed the experience that they formed their own sketch group and called it Dynamo Kickstand. The…

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Throwback Thursday – Allison Dunne

Go to the intersection of storytelling and comedy, and you’ll find a monthly show called “Throwback Thursday – Truths in Comedy,” showcasing the revelations of regional comedians. This month, Throwback Thursday features Allison Dunne, a young comedian who stepped into the Milwaukee comedy scene just a couple of years ago and quickly became a widely popular, prolific…

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Comedic Double Feature

Lisan Wood and Ryan Lowe, of RagTime and Lone Wolf Comedy, respectively, are cooking up a multi-artist, multimedia comedy show that includes sketch comedy, improvisation and the world premiere of two comedic short films. A Comedic Double Feature – 8 p.m. Friday, April 24 From Facebook: Don’t miss the event that brings together some of the best…

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Very Funny People (in Tosa)

Judging from the posts on Facebook, this gig is close to sold out, but there’s no harm in sharing the news. Very Funny People – March 21, Mo’s in Wauwatosa It’s a Very Simply Titled comedy show Saturday night featuring some of our favorite Milwaukee comedy folks. Or as it says on Facebook: Meet us…

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No Dice – DnD improv

James Boland, who improvises comedy around Milwaukee with Tall Boys and Busy Bar, is performing his Dungeons & Dragons-inspired improv show once again. No Dice: Improv DnD – 8 p.m., Saturday Feb. 28 From Facebook: From the land of Hilaria comes Bolan the Comedian funniest, warrior of the realm, with his Macerophone and his mighty…

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Howling at the Lone Wolf

One of our favorites in Milwaukee Comedy is the very versatile, creative and multi-disciplined Ryan Lowe. He spoke recently with Rachel Owens and Matt Kemple as part of a new series on WUWM Radio – 89.7 FM. Ryan refers to himself as the Lone Wolf and the idiot-savant of comedy. He discusses his craft and…

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Dynamo Retro Comedy Comedy Shows!

It’s a new year, and everyone is thinking about the time ahead, but what about the past?  Say… far enough in the past it’s considered retro? Sounds like another Retro Comedy Night!  One of the best original comedy shows in Milwaukee is presenting a special Anniversary Spectacular this Friday with help from sketch comedy group Dynamo Kickstand! There will…

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Good Humor: Hugs for Higgins

Anybody who has been part of the Milwaukee comedy scene for any length of time will tell you that it is a supportive community. No joking. Find out yourself. 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4, at ComedySportz, 420 S. 1st St. That’s when comedians and lovers of comedy are scheduled to put on a show…

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Plan on Variety Hour Saturday

If you think you’ve got something better to do Saturday night in Milwaukee, it’s only because you don’t already know about the Variety Hour Happy Hour. Two points on that: Where have you been? Get ready to change your plans. Variety is the key here. It’s a comedy show with sketches and stand-up and music…

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Retro Comedy, localized TV sitcom

So the deal is that no one who knows is supposed to talk about which popular TV sitcom from the ‘70s, ‘80s or ‘90s will have an episode staged live at Milwaukee’s Arcade Theatre for Retro Comedy Night. The idea is to surprise comedy-goers with one of their favorite shows from back when and to…

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