Retro Comedy Night Out

You’re trying to plan your Saturday night and struggling between going out and seeing some friends and staying home and YouTubing one of your old favorite sitcoms. Do you socialize, maybe take in some standup comedy or attend live theater? Or do you hibernate, snuggle up to a screen for some nostalgic TV show that’s like comfort…

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Fall into Comedy Show – Oct. 17

Pay no attention to the balmy temperatures. The colors of the leaves, the shortening of the days, the mixed array of baseball, football, basketball and hockey scores all confirm that autumn is in full force. So, why not have some comedy? Fall into Comedy Show – 8 p.m., Sat. Oct. 17 Get a sneak peak at…

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Truth be told, they’re funny

One of our favorite maxims from Homer (the Simpson, not the poet) is “It’s funny ‘cause it’s true.” (See below.) There’s the classic manual of improvisation, “Truth in Comedy.” There’s even university research revealing that we learn truths about ourselves in what we find funny. So it’s altogether appropriate that the geographically diverse MadChiBrew Presents…

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A Voyage of Laughs

There is an exciting new improv show that plans to take you on a comic voyage; it’s Voyager: A Comedy Show and it’s happening this Thursday at ComedySportz Milwaukee!  The best of Milwaukee’s stand-up and improv scenes collide at the debut of Voyager with some of the cities best stand-up comics will take the stage and provide…

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Neil Hamburger @ Club Garibaldi

Sandwiched between appearances in Madison and Chicago, the “hardest working comedian in existence,” Neil Hamburger is coming to Milwaukee’s Club Garibaldi this week. AKA Gregg Turkington, the brilliant parody of an overworked, underrated, greasy, middle-aged standup is returning to Milwaukee after a 2012 show at Shank Hall and a 2010 performance at the Pabst Theater as part…

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Comedian Jen Kirkman: “I Was Always Going to be ‘the Performer'”

Jen Kirkman is all over the place.  And we mean that in a good way.  The comedian has a popular Netflix special, called “I’m Gonna Die Alone,” and a book on the New York Times bestseller list, called I Can Barely Take Care of Myself.   With a multitude of talents and accomplishments under her belt, Kirkman doesn’t…

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Karma Showcase – Breese swan songs

Our friends at the Caste of Killers Comedy Collective is a comedy show dynamo in Milwaukee, and it is not missing a beat this long Labor Day weekend. Showcase – 8:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, Karma In addition to this being the first Friday of the Caste’s first and third Friday showcases at Karma Bar…

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Comedy Fest profile: Ryan Mason

Ryan Mason is one of those local success stories that contradicts the belief that nice guys finish last. An industrious newcomer to the Milwaukee comedy scene four short years ago, he swiftly emerged as a favorite among audiences and comedians alike. An interview with Ryan outside the Milwaukee Comedy Festival three years ago is one…

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Every Event in the 2015 Milwaukee Comedy Festival

Everything Happening at the 2015 Milwaukee Comedy Festival! We kicked things off at Lakefront Brewery Wednesday night to a crowd of more than 200 people.  Join us for some or all of the dozen+ shows and special events that remain in the 2015 Milwaukee Comedy Festival!  Check out festival.milwaukeecomedy.com for all the info along with videos, comic…

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Comedy Fest profile: Chris Schmidt

Chris Schmidt studied creative writing at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and – to the delight of Milwaukee comedy audiences – he has channeled it through stand-up. “I’ve always been drawn to the writing process,” Chris says. “Sculpting ideas into effective word shapes is a pastime that has never failed to quiet my demons. I wanted…

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