When the lineup was announced for the 13th annual Milwaukee Comedy Festival last month, the impressive and eclectic list of stand-up comedians, improvisers, and sketch troupes taking part in the five-day, 13-show affair—August 1-5—had one notable omission. Who would be performing at the festival’s “Headliner Show” at Turner Hall? Since expanding a portion of the event to the massive ballroom in 2015, Milwaukee Comedy Festival has booked nationally-known comedians like Brian Posehn, Jen Kirkman, and Michael Ian Black to highlight the festivities. Today, the festival added Colin Quinn to that list.
The veteran New York comedian, actor, and former Saturday Night Live cast member will bring his decades of experience and his inimitable comedic style to Turner Hall on Friday, August 3. The longtime Tough Crowd With Colin Quinn host, “Weekend Update” anchor, and Trainwreck co-star’s Milwaukee Comedy Festival appearance will be part of his “One In Every Crowd” tour. The show comes roughly six months after Quinn suffered a heart attack that forcing him to postpone his March 2 performance at Turner Hall. He’s Colin Quinn and he’s coming to Milwaukee on August 3. That’s our story and we’re sticking to it.
Tickets to the 8 p.m. show cost $29.50 and go on sale at noon today. Single-day passes (excluding the Turner Hall show and other special events) cost $16 in advance or $20 at the door. All-Access passes are $60 and include admission to all shows.