Back in 2015, we decided to help informally kick off the Milwaukee Comedy Festival by asking comedians to gently (or, in some cases, straight-up viciously) make fun of the city they love in our inaugural Roast Of Milwaukee event. Following the wonderful response to those verbal punches thrown in the direction of Milwaukee, we decided to do it again with an even bigger and better event at Club Garibaldi in 2016. Then we did there again in 2017 and 2018—which featured memorable sets from media personalities like Ted Perry, Ramie Makhlouf, Tarik Moody, and Jon Adler along the way.
Since there’s no shortage of great material about Milwaukee out there, we figured we’d do it again. On Monday, July 29, we hosted the 5th annual Roast Of Milwaukee at Club Garibaldi. With the help of 88Nine on-air personality and the night’s emcee, Dori Zori, we treated a packed house to some localized laughs from Eric Smith, Elijah Holbrook, Raegan Niemela, Mike Kobin, Gary Zajackowski, Amy Westrup, Jeff Spankowski, Drew Flagge, and a drop-in appearance from a special “celebrity” guest.
As always, the jokes weren’t just at the expense of Milwaukee. A portion of the show’s proceeds will be donated to Milwaukee Women’s Center. If you missed to show (or if you just want to hear it again), you can stream it below. Thanks to all who performed, all who attended, and to Miller High Life for sponsoring this year’s Roast. We’ll see you next year!