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)
Thursday, August 1 – 7:30 p.m. (Shank Hall)
Thursday, August 1 – 10 p.m. (The Vanguard)
Friday, August 2 – 8 p.m. (Shank Hall)
Openers TBA soon!
Friday, August 2 – 10 p.m. (The Underground Collaborative)
Friday, August 2 – midnight (location TBA)
Lineup and more details TBA soon!
Saturday, August 3 – 11 a.m. (location TBA)
Saturday, August 3 – 3 p.m. (The Underground Collaborative)
Saturday, August 3 – 5 p.m. (The Underground Collaborative)
Andy & Alosha
Saturday, August 3 – 8 p.m. (Shank Hall)
Saturday, August 3 – 10 p.m. (The Underground Collaborative)
Saturday, August 3 – midnight (The Underground Collaborative)
Sunday, August 4 – time TBA (Pabst Milwaukee Brewery & Taproom)
Sunday, August 4 – 3 p.m. (The Underground Collaborative)
Sunday, August 4 – 5 p.m. (The Underground Collaborative)
Sunday, August 4 – 8 p.m. (Turner Hall Ballroom)
Opening acts TBA