Nick Thune this Wednesday!

It has been almost a month since we first told you that Nick Thune is coming to the Underground Collaborative’s Arcade Theatre. This Wednesday, he finally arrives. Here’s what appeared in the Columbia Chronicle about Thune’s Midwest Tour with Doogie Horner, which swerves into Chicago after one night in Milwaukee. The Seattle-based standup explained to…

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Ragtime Variety Hour Friday

The Ragtime Variety Hour is an all-new show that showcases standup comedy and sketch comedy and sprinkles it with music in between. It’s presented by Lisan Wood and Liza Marie and “features comedians and musicians from Milwaukee and beyond” as they say. Among the comedians: Sammy Arechar Frankie JM Stacy Pawlowski Allison Dunne  Powering the…

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Hotdogs and Hamburgers needs bread

[su_youtube url=”http://youtu.be/t39ppdvhaT8″ width=”460″ height=”300″] Hotdogs and Hamburgers is a 10-city, six-state, 11-day, four-man comedy tour that hits the road next month from Milwaukee. Tyler Maas recently wrote about it for the Milwaukee Record, in which he did a Q&A with Sammy Arechar, one of the four comedians on the tour. We also posted about it…

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Standup every night

Every night has something funny for you this week in Milwaukee. For instance: The Duck and Cover Comedy Hour, 9 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 9, at Frank’s Power Plant This one’s hosted by the very talented Chris Schmidt, and it’s an open mic, so you’ll be seeing a range of rookies and veterans perform. It’s free….

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Big Bamboo showcase

Coinciding with the aforementioned every-other-Wednesday Free Open Improv, an every-other-Wednesday standup comedy showcase has been happening at the Bamboo Lounge Milwaukee. The next one is Wednesday, Sept. 10. There’s live music, no cover charge (but a two-drink minimum), and here’s who’s scheduled to perform: Jonathan Long Loveable MRjj Shawn Shelnutt  Matt Werner Steve Breese Patrick…

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Rivers runs through us

In newsrooms, it’s known as the “dreaded local angle.” When a celebrity dies, you have to note some nearby connection, no matter how remote, that ties the deceased to the local reader. The thinking is that local folks don’t really relate to or care about some Nobel Peace Prize recipient who passed away unless they…

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Sock it, Sake, NOT sucky

One of our favorite names for a restaurant is hosting some of our favorite names in standup comedy. And you can join them. At 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 6, the Sockitumi Comedy Hour launches at the Sake Tumi sushi restaurant, 714 N. Milwaukee St. The featured comedians include: Nick Hart Sammy Arechar JJ Harris and…

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Nick Thune up close Oct. 1

[su_youtube url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGq0V1Lx4R8″] Nick Thune is on fire. If you caught him in July on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon (above), you know how hilarious and absurd and downhome Nick Thune is. The success of his Netflix/iTunes/Vinyl comedy special “Folk Hero” attests to his popularity. Nick Thune is a treat to watchers of late-night variety shows,…

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Be part of comedy history Saturday

Comedy history is being recorded again in Milwaukee, and you can be there. Milwaukee Comedy is hanging new curtains in the Arcade Theatre just in time to accommodate the third iteration of the Comedic Release Show. That’s when eight of the funniest standup comedians in the area perform and their show is recorded to be released…

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Godfrey Live on Stage!

Milwaukee Comedy Presents: Godfrey Live on Stage Wednesday, August 20th at Milwaukee’s Comedy Cafe (615 E Brady St)! Tickets: $15* online/ $20* door Seating is limited! *2 drink minimum per person applies! Note: the venue requires a two drink minimum for all attending the show. All drinks are served at the table so you can enjoy the…

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