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10.23.2014 | 26 hours ago | Posted at 07:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
T.I.M.: The Improvised Musical recently took a trip to New York to perform. Fresh from that road trip, the group returns this month for their Halloween show. The performance group features an assembly of talented improv comics who also happen to be really, really into musical theatre. With the aid of a talented four-piece band, they improvise an entire musical theatre piece from a single audience ...
09.26.2014 | 28 days ago | Posted at 05:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly panel with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we're questioning the wisdom of a prominently displayed billboard touting Milwaukee's arts scene with a photo of six white, middle-aged men in charge of the city's largest live-entertainment institutions. This isn't the image of the city we want to project, is it? Then we talk about one of the limitations holdi...
09.08.2014 | 46 days ago | Posted at 05:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
I’m actually kind of proud of myself for not understanding the joke at first. It’s a stand-up comedy, sketch and variety show produced by women. (Lisan Wood and Liza Marie to be precise.) And it’s called The Ragtime Variety Hour. Took me a while to get the joke. Cute. And classy at the same time while still being vulgar. Unless of course I’m superimposing my own latently childish sense of ...
08.26.2014 | 59 days ago | Posted at 08:57 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The summer theater season continued to wind down with three openings this past weekend. One of the three shows was scheduled for this past weekend only: Patrick Schmitz's The Comedy of Romeo & Juliet...Kinda Sorta. One of the most interesting names in local comedy, Patrick Schmitz is a very sharp wit that lends itself well to spoofery. His clever spoof on Rankin & Bass' Rudolph Christmas T...
08.24.2014 | 61 days ago | Posted at 04:16 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The Comedic Release is billed as “Milwaukee's only local comedy show to be recorded live and released on CD!”According to the Internet a CD is “...a small, portable, round medium made of molded polymer (close in size to the floppy disk) for electronically recording, storing, and playing back audio, video, text, and other information in digital form.” Interesting. I seem to remember those....
08.01.2014 | 84 days ago | Posted at 04:26 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Once again, this year The Milwaukee Comedy Festival  makes another appearance to signal the beginning of the end of summer with some funny. Celebrating nine years in existence, the festival makes its way to the Next Act Theatre space on 255 S. Water St. for another four-day stretch of comedy Aug. 7 - 10.Perennial favorites like sketch comedy group Broadminded and Chicago improv group Jack And...
07.14.2014 | 101 days ago | Posted at 05:26 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Exciting news for fans of comedy that doesn't always make a whole lot of sense: Comedians Tim and Eric (as in Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim) are returning to the Pabst Theater, and this time they're bringing a special guest—Dr. Steve Brule, the alter ego of acclaimed actor (and occasional cave-playing bluegrass musician) John C. Reilly. He's the host of Tim and Eric's late-night Cartoon Networ...

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