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.
In April, Milwaukee Comedy Festival organizers announced the 15th annual event would be postponed until October (due to COVID-19 concerns), at which point they would, instead, celebrate “141⁄2 years of laughs” with a smaller version of the festival. Today, Milwaukee Comedy Festival announced the lineup for the five-day festival, including headliner Mary Mack (of Solar Opposites and Conan fame).
Of course, this year’s festival also comes with a number of safety measures on account of the still-raging pandemic. Occupancy has also been lowered considerably for each show. Attendees will also be required to wear face masks at all times and maintain a safe social distance from people not in their party. If you can act like a grown-ass adult and follow those extremely reasonable and totally understandable rules, you can buy tickets to each show here. Here’s the lineup (listed from host to headliner). As always, lineup is subject to change.
Wednesday, October 7 – 7:30 p.m. (Dandy)
Thursday, October 8 – 7:30 p.m. (Captain Pabst Pilot House)
Friday, October 9 – 7:30 p.m. (The Laughing Tap)
Friday, October 9 – 10 p.m. (The Laughing Tap)
Saturday, October 10 – 2 p.m. (The Laughing Tap)
Saturday, October 10 – 7:30 p.m. (The Laughing Tap)
Saturday, October 10 – 10 p.m. (The Laughing Tap)
Sunday, October 11 – 2 p.m. (The Laughing Tap)
Sunday, October 11 – 7 p.m. (Lakefront Brewery)