In its first two years, Cream City Comedy Festival staged a total of 25 shows with more than 100 comedians from Milwaukee, Chicago, Madison, and New York for a few days each May. Even more impressive than the independent comedy festival’s lineup is the fact that all the shows were free—with any donations being donated to the ACLU and mental health charities.

The donation-based comedy festival will return for a third year with close to 70 local and national comics performing 17 shows at 15 different venues from May 10-13. This year’s Cream City Comedy Festival features Adam Cayton-Holland from truTV’s Those Who Can’t, Comedy Central’s Casey James Salengo, and accomplished Chicago comedian Kristen Toomey in its ranks. Adding to the stacked bill are local standouts like A.J. Grill, Dana Ehrmann, Ton Johnson, Ryan Mason, and Carter Deems.

Like last year, cover for all shows will be on a donation basis. There’s a $5 suggested donation for each show. This time around, proceeds will be given to COA Youth & Family Centers and Wisconsin Humane Society. Last month, we released the list of performers. Now, we’re able to let you know when and where they’ll be performing.

Thursday, May 10

The Opening Ceremony with Casey James Salengo @ Club Garibaldi (7 p.m.)
Phil Davidson (host)
Spark Tabor
Courtney Peterson
AJ Grill
Casey James Salengo

Friday, May 11

Excel Printing Presents: Comedy at Angelo’s @ Angelo’s Piano Lounge (5 p.m.)
Ton Johnson (host)
Scott Eason
Holly Lynnea
Sarah Mattox
Rana May
Neeraj Srinivasan
Hayden Greif-Neill
John Margelewski
Christine Ferrera
Aaron Naylor

Strip Joker @ Frank’s Power Plant (6 p.m.)
Brittany Meyer & Molly Kearney (hosts)
Rebekah Gibson
Theresa Bateman
Brandon Kirkman
Timmi Lasley
MK Paulsen
Chris Santiago
Grace Thomas
Ashley Ray

Adam Cayton-Holland @ Puddler’s Hall (7:30 p.m.)
Sammy Arechar (host)
Chelsea Hood
Brendan Cooney
Tim McLaughlin
Kendall Farrell
Adam Cayton-Hollan

Vino Comedy Showcase @ Vino Third Ward (8 p.m.)
Matt Werner (host)
Spark Tabor
Dave Metz
Lisan Wood
Austin Mooney
Allison Dunne
Connor Larsen
Danny Felts
Dante Powell
Simon Gibson

Hear Here Presents: The Music & Comedy Show @ The Cooperage (9 p.m.)
Ryan Holman (host)
Jake Silberman
Kyle Harris
Connor Larsen
Theresa Bateman
Emily Winter
Justin Luke
Carter Deems
Annie Russell
and a musical performance by Coyote

Saturday, May 12

Sunshine Comedy Hour @ Riverwest Public House (2 p.m.)
Addie Blanchard (host)
Jake Snell
Gary Zajackowski
Connor Larsen
Danny Felts
Lindsay Lucido
Sarah Mattox
Austin Mooney
John Dahlgren

Suppertime Comedy Showcase @ Bremen Cafe (3 p.m.)
Ryan Mason (host)
Jessica Hong
Jake Silberman
Courtney Peterson
Dana Ehrmann
Casey Larwood
Joe Fernandez
Christine Ferrera
Alex Drageicevich
Bill Conway

Book Club @ Var Gallery & Studios (4 p.m.)
Tyler Menz (host)
Tyler Jackson
Megan Stalter
Grace Thomas
Ashley Ray
Annie Russel
Brandon Kirkman
Christopher Santiago

Sugar Maple Comedy Showcase @ Sugar Maple (5 p.m.)
Nate Seek (host)
Jessica Hong
Kyle Harris
Carter Deems
Chelsea Hood
MK Paulsen
Joey Bednarski
Brendan Cooney
Timmi Lasley
Aaron Naylor

Angelo’s Comedy Showcase @ Angelo’s Piano Lounge (5:30 p.m.)
Emily Winter (host)
Drew Flagge
Tim McLaughlin
Brianna Murphy
Dave Metz
Kendall Farrell
Brandon Ream
Mitchell Potts
Rima Parikh

Jazz Gallery Comedy Showcase @ Jazz Gallery (7 p.m.)
Christopher Schmidt (host)
Justin Luke
Bobby Budds
Simon Gibson
Rana May
Hayden Greif-Neill
Steve Vanderploeg
Holly Lynnea
Dante Powell
Arish Singh

The Fifth Annual Zucchini Party @ Company Brewing (9 p.m.)
Mortgage Freeman
Glitter Moneyyy
Yung Zucchini

Sunday, May 13

Hair of the Dog Comedy Showcase @ Landmark Lanes (3 p.m.)
Gary Zajackowski (host)
Brianna Murphy
Rebekah Gibson
Rima Parikh
Brandon Ream
Scott Eason
John Margelewski
Lisan Wood
Ton Johnson

Work of Art Comedy Showcase @ Var Art Gallery & Studios (4 p.m.)
Drew Flagge (host)
Lindsay Lucido
Joe Fernandez
Tyler Jackson
John Dahlgren
Allison Dunne
Bill Conway
Audrey Jonas
Mitchell Potts
Arish Singh
Bobby Budds

Laughing Lotus Comedy Showcase @ INVIVO (5 p.m.)
AJ Grill (host)
Casey Larwood
Jake Snell
MK Paulsen
Neeraj Srinivasan
Alex Dragicevich
Megan Stalter
Arish Singh
Joey Bednarski
Steve Vanderploeg

Lakefront Brewery Presents: The Mom Comedy Show and Closing Ceremony @ Lakefront Brewery (6 p.m.)
Liz Ziner (host)
Ryan Mason
Dana Ehrmann
Audrey Jonas

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Tyler Maas
Co-Founder and Editor

Before co-founding Milwaukee Record, Tyler Maas wrote for virtually every Milwaukee publication (except Wassup! Magazine). He lives in Bay View and enjoys both stuff and things.