Originating long before the city had anything even resembling a sustainable comedy community, Milwaukee Comedy Festival has grown and evolved in kind with Milwaukee’s humor scene. In fact, the annual comedic undertaking has been an invaluable means of pushing local comedy to exciting, new territory. From July 31 to August 4, the Milwaukee-curated undertaking will once again offer an eclectic blend of stand-up, improv, and sketch comedy in its 14th year.

Though Milwaukee Comedy Festival has essentially already guaranteed this year’s installment will be its biggest and best one yet by announcing headliners like Todd Barry, Ari Shaffir, Beth Stelling, and Judah Friedlander, there are still dozens of performers who’ve yet to be announced. Until now, that is!

Monday afternoon, Milwaukee Comedy Festival announced (pretty much) the entire list of performers who will take the stage over the course of the 14th annual fest’s 16 shows at more than half a dozen venues…and that’s not even including some great pre-fest events. Tickets—both single-show and multi-show varieties—are available now. Here’s the lineup (listed from host to headliner). As always, lineup is subject to change.

Wednesday, July 31 – 7 p.m. (Lakefront Brewery)

Rachel Manson
Darius Kennedy
Riley McCarthy
Sam Tallent

Thursday, August 1 – 7:30 p.m. (Shank Hall)

Mike Berg
Dana Ehrmann
Todd Barry

Thursday, August 1 – 10 p.m. (The Vanguard)

Dana Ehrmann
Riley McCarthy
Bill Gevirtz
Piers Moreton

Friday, August 2 – 8 p.m. (Shank Hall)

Openers TBA soon!
Judah Friedlander

Friday, August 2 – 10 p.m. (The Underground Collaborative)

Samantha Berkman
Drew Flagge
Mike Jonjak
AJ Grill

Friday, August 2 – midnight (location TBA)

Lineup and more details TBA soon!

Saturday, August 3 – 11 a.m. (location TBA)

Mike Hover
AJ Grill
Tooky Kavanagh

Saturday, August 3 – 3 p.m. (The Underground Collaborative)

Daryll Schmitz
Tooky Kavanagh
MK Paulsen
Mike Hover

Saturday, August 3 – 5 p.m. (The Underground Collaborative)

Vanessa Tortalano
Garden Boys
Andy & Alosha

Saturday, August 3 – 8 p.m. (Shank Hall)

Prateek Srivastava
Beth Stelling

Saturday, August 3 – 10 p.m. (The Underground Collaborative)

Craig Smith
Raegan Niemela
Ramie Makhlouf
Lisa Curry

Saturday, August 3 – midnight (The Underground Collaborative)

Cameron Little
Bobby Hill
Lam Guluka

Sunday, August 4 – time TBA (Pabst Milwaukee Brewery & Taproom)

Marne Litfin
Tok Moffat
Tyler Menz

Sunday, August 4 – 3 p.m. (The Underground Collaborative)

Tok Moffat
Marne Litfin
Jamal Russell
Ryan Mason

Sunday, August 4 – 5 p.m. (The Underground Collaborative)

Sabeen Sadiq
Eric Smith
Piers Moreton
Adam Yenser

Sunday, August 4 – 8 p.m. (Turner Hall Ballroom)

Opening acts TBA
Ari Shaffir

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