Thursday, May 15, 2014

Retro Comedy Night At The UC

By Russ Bickerstaff
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The Underground Collaborative hosts its next Retro Comedy Night this coming Saturday night. The continuing program features stand-up, improv and sketch inspired by “ideas from the ‘70s and ‘80s.

The show features stand-up comedy from Sammy Arechar and “a classic sitcom episode performed live on stage by Amanda Carson, Gretchen Mahkorn, Jared Stepp, Marcus Beyer, Jacob Woelfel, Kelsey Whitford, Erik Koconis, Vince Figueroa and Liz Whitford.

Okay...so it’s a really good cast. I love Carson and Mahkorn and Whitford and Figueroa and so on...all very solidly impressive comic talents with a diversity of different kind of stage experience. And then it occurred to me that it was also a very BIG cast—NINE people. Granted, some of those are going to be marginal roles, but wow. Familiar as I am with sitcoms from the '70s and '80s and familiar as I am with some of those actors, I find myself trying to cast them in a retro sitcom...


This month’s Retro Comedy Night takes place at The Underground Collaborative on Saturday, May 17. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. For ticket reservations, visit Milwaukee Comedy online.


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