Last month, we were excited to reveal that certified Comedian Of Comedy Brian Posehn would headline the final night of the 10th annual Milwaukee Comedy Festival, which is taking place at Turner Hall on Sunday, August 9. This morning, Milwaukee Comedy announced the 29 other stand-up comedians, sketch groups, and improv troupes that will be joining the beloved alt-comic over the course of the festival’s four-night run. The first six shows–which will take place at Next Act Theatre August 6-8–will see some of Milwaukee’s funniest comedians and improvisers sharing the performance space with acts hailing from nearby locales like Green Bay, Madison, and Chicago, as well as distant destinations including Atlanta, Boston, Brooklyn, and Los Angeles. The event will culminate at historic Turner Hall, where the aforementioned headliner will be preceded by Milwaukee (by way of Madison…by way of Milwaukee) stand-up Ryan Mason and the absurd intellectual stylings of Madison wunderkind Goeffrey Asmus. There will also be a festival kickoff show at Lakefront Brewery on Wednesday, August 5. Here’s the full lineup (which, of course, is subject to change):
Thursday, August 6 – 8:00 p.m.
Jason Hillman (Host) – Stand Up, Milwaukee
Broadminded – Sketch, Milwaukee
T.I.M. – Musical Improv, Milwaukee
Zach Peterson – Stand Up, Chicago
Friday, August 7 – 8:00 p.m.
Shannon Noll (Host) – Stand Up, Chicago
Morgan Freeman Presents The Magic Negro and Other Blackness – Sketch, Atlanta
Tall Boys – Improv, Milwaukee
Josh Johnson – Stand Up, Chicago
Friday, August 7 – 10:00 p.m.
John Egan (Host) – Stand Up, Green Bay
Dynamo Kickstand – Sketch, Milwaukee
Jack and the Wolf – Improv, Chicago
Alex Kumin – Stand Up, Chicago
Saturday, August 8 – 6:00 p.m.
Jim Zarling (Host), Stand Up, Richmond
Sketch Marks – Sketch, Milwaukee
Chairs – Improv, Chicago
Sam Ike – Stand Up, Boston
Saturday, August 8 – 8:00 p.m.
Brian King (Host) – Stand Up, West Hollywood
King Quail – Sketch, Brooklyn, NY
Sammy Arechar – Stand Up, Milwaukee
Saturday, August 8 – 10:00 p.m.
Danny Lobell (Host) – Stand Up, Los Angeles
Variety Hour Happy Hour – Sketch, Milwaukee
Fancy Football – Improv, Los Angeles
Christopher Schmidt – Stand Up, Milwaukee
Sunday, August 9 – 8 p.m.
at Turner Hall
Ryan Mason (Host) – Stand Up, Milwaukee
Geoffrey Asmus – Stand Up, Madison
Brian Posehn – Stand Up, Los Angeles
Single show tickets are $14 ($18 the day of the show) and $50 for all access weekend-long passes. For more information and performer bios, consult the Milwaukee Comedy Festival website. Be sure to check back for more coverage, giveaways, and a few other surprises Milwaukee Record–a proud event sponsor–has planned in association with the funniest fest in Wisconsin.