Back in 2015, we decided to help informally kick off the Milwaukee Comedy Festival by asking eight comedians to take the stage at Bremen Cafe and gently (or, in some cases, straight-up viciously) make fun of the city they love in our inaugural Roast Of Milwaukee event. Following the wonderful response to those verbal punches thrown in the direction of Milwaukee, we decided to do it again with an even bigger and better event at Club Garibaldi in 2016. Since there’s no shortage of material about Milwaukee out there, we figured we’d do it again last summer, with the help of Promise from V100.7 and Ted Perry no less!
It’s now safe to say the event is here to stay. Join us at Club Garibaldi on Monday, July 30 for our 4th annual Roast Of Milwaukee. Like last year, the comedian-heavy lineup will also include a few local movers and shakers from other mediums. In addition to the stand-ups taking the stage, 88Nine’s Tarik Moody, FM102/1 personality Jon Adler, and 105.7FM The Fan’s Ramie Makhlouf (and experience comic in his own right) will take a stab at roasting, too.
The laughs won’t just be at the expense of Milwaukee. A portion of the show’s proceeds will be donated to Milwaukee Women’s Center. The cover is $7 in advance and $10 at the door (or free when you show us your Milwaukee Comedy Festival pass, until we reach capacity). Our new pals at 3 Sheeps Brewing [insert Sheboygan joke here] will have beers on special all night long and King Eye & The Squirts will perform before the Roast. The (21+) fun starts at 7:30 p.m. See you there!
Here’s the lineup:
Ramie Makhlouf (105.7FM The Fan)
Dana Ehrmann (The Mic)
Patrick Tomlinson (author, Gate Crashers)
Tarik Moody (88Nine Radio Milwaukee)
Matt Werner (comedian)
Vickie Lynn (Beloit comedian)
Carter Deems (comedian, battle rapper)
Matt Kemple (Milwaukee Comedy Festival co-founder, co-producer)
Jeff Wheatley-Heckman (ComedySportz)
Kaitlin McCarthy (Subjective: A Comedic Showcase)
Jon Adler (FM102/1)