Comedy show to benefit “Hamlet”

Reports from the Schmitz ‘n Giggles open improv jam Tuesday night declared it a success, with about 30 comedians – novice and veteran alike – joining in on a free fun-filled session of seriously funny improvisation. Consider the jam at The Underground Collaborative a warm-up for the Saturday evening star-studded fundraiser for the much-anticipated summer…

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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…

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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 –…

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Hamming for Hamlet

Hamlet is back. And he’s funnier than ever. Save the date: Saturday, May 30. That’s when you have a chance to see some of Milwaukee’s brightest comedy talent and contribute to the world premiere of Patrick Schmitz‘s “The Comedy of Hamlet…kinda sorta.” Patrick is following the success of last summer’s parody of Romeo & Juliet with a…

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Celebrating The Giggles and Munchies for National Cannabis Culture (4/20)

The Counter Culture sparked an oddball group called ‘The Waldos’ from the 1970s to launch a search to find the hidden paradise crop of abandoned marijuana plants called Four-Twenty Louis. The Waldos never succeeded to find the hidden stash and burned through most of theirs hanging out after class next to the Louis Pasteur Statue…

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Howie against hunger

Milwaukee gets its share of big-name national comedians stopping by to perform, including Waukesha-reared Frank Caliendo, who does two shows at the Riverside Theater on Saturday, Jan. 17. Then, Howie Mandel comes to Brew City. Howie Mandel’s show is a benefit for the Hunger Task Force and the Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Committee…

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Holiday cheer in Appleton

Here’s a good cause to laugh in that lull between Christmas and New Year’s. The Sears Outlet in Appleton and Heartland Comedy Express are presenting “Comedy Show of Shows” to raise money for Make-A-Wish Wisconsin. 7:30 p.m., Dec. 27, Appleton Holiday Inn, 150 S. Nicolet Road. Admission is a $10 donation at the door. In its…

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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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Giving food at ComedySportz

Underscoring the “giving” in Thanksgiving, ComedySportz is extending its non-perishable food drive for the Hunger Task Force. The Milwaukee-based mecca for short-form competitive improvisational comedy is extending a food donation campaign begun last weekend. Donate food, get 1/2 off entry to a show, Fri. Nov. 14 That applies to the donor’s choice of the 7:30 p.m….

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Tall Boys & Sketch Marks comedy & food drive

Following their sold-out show at the 2014 Milwaukee Comedy Festival, Milwaukee-based Tall Boys improv and Sketch Marks sketch comedy have scheduled back-to-back performances together on Friday, Nov. 7 and Saturday, Nov. 8. The Tall Boys, including Erik Koconis, Robby McGhee, James Boland and Lee Rowley,  are a premier long-form improv group, coached by Jared Stepp….

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