Comedy

Ring in the New Year with Jim Gaffigan again

By now, modern comic force Jim Gaffigan's December 31 show at Pabst Theater has become as much of the Milwaukee New Year's tradition as champagne toasts, staying out at bars until 6 a.m., waiting three hours fo...

Erik Koconis preps for the Fest

August 7-10, Milwaukee Comedy Festival will celebrate its ninth year. In the near-decade span since the inaugural festival of funniness, Milwaukee's comedy scene has grown mightily, expanded rapidly, and entire...

Milwaukee Comedy Festival announces lineup

Milwaukee’s comedy scene is truly hitting its stride right now. However, Milwaukee Comedy Festival was way ahead of the game, showcasing stand-up comics, improv troupes, and sketch groups from around the region...

Exclusive: Stream Comedic Release Vol. 2

Believe it or not, Milwaukee comedy is in the midst of a renaissance. Besides area humorists landing opening gigs for noted touring acts like Michael Ian Black, Kumail Nanjiani, and Kyle Kinane at traditional v...

Down & Over’s comedy open mic is down, over

Last Friday night, Down & Over Pub hosted a special weekend stand-up showcase to celebrate the one-year anniversary of its weekly comedy open mic, the longest-running in Bay View. Saturday morning, the venu...

Stand-Up Cinema brings comedy to classics

Movie buffs can confirm that Back To The Future finished five whole weeks of filming before Eric Stoltz was ultimately replaced by Michael J. Fox in the role of Marty McFly, forever altering the timeline of the...

Kyle Kinane slays in endearing Shank showing

Among comedy nerds, Kyle Kinane is already a modern deity of sorts. Since 2010, the suburban Chicago native’s popularity has seen a significant uptick, largely due to his hilarious debut album Death Of The Part...