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09.27.2013 | | Posted at 10:30 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
The self-proclaimed least popular member of the comedy troupe Kids in the Hall, Kevin McDonald will teach a two-day comedy writing workshop at ComedySportz Milwaukee on Nov. 16 and 17. McDonald, who has appeared on more than a dozen sitcoms and a long list of movies and cartoons, has recently been touring America and Canada behind a workshop that teaches students to turn improvisational comedy int...
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
“Shepherd Express? Is that a fast herd of sheep or something,” asks Dick Chudnow, who co-founded ComedySportz with Bob Orvis in 1984. Orvis recalls those early days: “We’d go out and people hadn’t even seen
Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Laughing with Milwaukee’s all-female comedy troupe

 When one considers the personal and professional obligations of those involved, the time and effort required in the pursuit of such an endeavor and the daunting task of making complete strangers chuckle, the women
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012

Improvising laughs at ComedySportz

 In light of musical theater's popularity, it's kind of surprising that it's not made fun of more often. This is where T.I.M.: The Improvised Musical comes in. Once per month at ComedySportz in Milwaukee, a group of talented
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012
Considering the diversity of theater offerings, it's surprising that certain genres don't get more play on local stages. Science fiction may have its place on the big screen, but it's rarely explored in Milwaukee theater. Last year, Vince Figueroa...
Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012
The seventh annual Milwaukee Comedy Festival unleashes itself upon the city this week with a popular mixture of stand-up, improv and sketch comedy. This year, hosts Matt Kemple and Patrick Schmitz are bringing the fest to Next Act Theatre...
06.21.2012 | | Posted at 07:04 AM

The Third Thursday of the month . . . again . . .

By Russ Bickerstaff
  Once again, the calendar has shrugged itself into the third full week of the month. And in this particular instance, that means that we've arrived at the third Thursday of the month. And that means that The Improvised Musical makes it to the stage of Comedysportz in just a few days.   The fully-improvised musical feature format looks like a lot of fun. I haven't seen it before, but the grainy...
06.16.2012 | | Posted at 06:37 AM

Patrick Schmitz's THE COMEDY KID

By Russ Bickerstaff
    Traditional Hollywood-style comedy is not done particularly well by Hollywood. Watch nearly any traditional light comedy from the past ten years and you'll see something that is screamingly desperate to be funny. With The Comedy Kid, writer/director Patrick Schmitz manages a light comedy that doesn't seem ay all over-eager. That lack of desperatino translates into a far more comfortable an...
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Whether it takes place on the stage or the screen, acting can be an all-consuming occupation. If it is true that only an actor can truly understand another actor, perhaps this is why actors so often become romantically involved. Acting couples tend...