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05.02.2011 | | Posted at 07:26 AM

Dr. Who Meets Nancy Drew in a new comedy at the Alchemist in Bay View

By Russ Bickerstaff
I didn’t know exactly what to expect when I went to the Alchemist Theatre to see Natalie Ryan and the Brain Thieves. I knew it was a sci-fi comedy by Vince Figueroa (who also wrote 8-Bit Warrior) and Beth Lewinski (of Meanwhile and various other projects.) Turns out it’s a huge amount of fun. Natalie Ryan builds a comedy off a solid Dr. Who plot foundation. Anna Wolfe plays the title c...
02.07.2011 | | Posted at 09:10 AM

A little improv, a Iittle sketc, a little audience participation, nearly a lot of fun.

By Russ Bickerstaff
The Comedysportz Garage feels kind of like a cross between a traditional comedy club and high school prom. It’s a large space. People sit scattered about at various tables drinking. Vintage ‘80’s pop plays through a rather nice sound system. It’s late night at Comedysportz—a show that is scheduled to start at 9:30 pm. This is the Milwaukee end of the Chicago-born Bye Bye Liver—a sket...
07.16.2010 | | Posted at 08:37 AM

One Hour of Light Sketch Comedy and a Little More at the Alchemist Theatre

By Russ Bickerstaff
  Milwaukee native Nicholas Cialdini studied philosophy at Marquette. Now he’s writing comedy. Last night at the Alchemist Theatre, he opened production of Boomtown--a one-hour sketch comedy show. The single hour with no intermission passes quickly by with more than a few genuine laughs and more than a little sophistication. Subtitled “The Baby Boomer's Guide to Squandering a Century,” one...

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