As we all try to stay on top of Milwaukee’s massive list of summer happenings, it’s also worth mentioning the “City Of Festivals” also plays host to a wide range of fall fests. Included in that array of autumn events is the state’s largest and longest-running comedy festival.

Originating long before the city had anything resembling a sustainable comedy community, Milwaukee Comedy Festival has grown and evolved along with Milwaukee’s stand-up scene. In fact, the annual comedic undertaking has been an invaluable means of pushing local comedy to exciting, new territory. Along the way, Milwaukee Comedy Festival has also brought in noted national talents to headline some of its shows. This year’s festival—which will be taking place October 2-9—is no different, as Laurie Kilmartin will close out the 17th annual Milwaukee Comedy Festival.

The accomplished comedian, longtime Conan staff writer, and best-selling author will headline the fest’s last show, which is scheduled to take place at Shank Hall on Sunday, October 9. Tickets to this 7 p.m. show will go on sale Tuesday, July 5. Stay tuned for more information on other Milwaukee Comedy Festival performers and events (including the return of our Roast Of Milwaukee event!) as the fest approaches.

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Before co-founding Milwaukee Record, Tyler Maas wrote for virtually every Milwaukee publication (except Wassup! Magazine). He lives in Bay View and enjoys both stuff and things.