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08.12.2012 | | Posted at 12:56 AM

The 7th Annual Milwaukee Comedy Festival Closes out on a Saturday night with two shows.

By Russ Bickerstaff
The Seventh Annual Milwaukee Comedy Festival came to an end last night. It was an evening of two shows. The early show on the evening consisted of standup followed by improv followed by sketch comedy. The strange trinity of three different comic is genres opening the final evening of the seventh annual comedy Festival. As had been the case with most evenings on the festival the early show was int...
08.10.2012 | | Posted at 05:04 PM

The Second Weekend of Comedyfest opens with a single show on Thursday

By Russ Bickerstaff
  Wisconsin's largest comedy event reached its second weekend last night with a single show. The 7:30 pm Thursday night evening was a nice warm-up for Festival's final shows. The Jazzy sound of Filthharmonic played through Next Act's theatre space as things got underway.     Ryan Lowe opened the show with stand-up. The Milwaukee-based comic's act feels like vintage Bobcat Goldthwait meets Stev...
08.06.2012 | | Posted at 08:11 AM

Wisconsin's Largest Comedy Event rolls into Teen Comedy

By Russ Bickerstaff
  The Milwaukee Comedy Fest opened its third day with its annual Teen Comedy Show. As teen stand-up Adam Crivello was unable to make it, the show consisted entirely of improv. With news having just hit of the brutal tragedy in Oak Creek, I really needed some levity. The Comedy Fest was able to deliver on the Teen Comedy show. . .    The Sunday afternoon crowd was  relatively large for a mat...
08.05.2012 | | Posted at 07:10 AM

Milwaukee's Largest Comedy Event Hits Its Second Day

By Russ Bickerstaff
  The Early Show The Milwaukee Comedy Fest of 2012 rolled into its second evening with its single longest evening on the fest. The first show started at 7:30 pm. The last show started at midnight. As with the previous evening, the distinctively stylish sound of house band Philtharmonic welcomed attendees.      The evening started with the surrealistic comedy of Chicago-based group The Comic...
08.04.2012 | | Posted at 07:05 AM

The Early show is a mix of stand-up sketch and imrpov

By Russ Bickerstaff
  This year's Milwaukee Comedy Fest slips into the classy Next Act Theatre Space on 255 South Water Street with a very slick professionalism that makes it feel kind of like a comedy convention. One half expects to find booths from various comedy vendors popping up in the lobby . . .  weird . . . .    The festival opened with introductory music by Flitharmonic--a jazz improv group that does som...
07.10.2012 | | Posted at 06:55 AM

Milwaukee Comedy Fest Welcomes prospective attendees

By Russ Bickerstaff
  Somewhere in the recent past, Milwaukee Comedy Fest announced that tickets were on sale for it's 2012 line-up. And somewhere in an equally ambiguous period of time ago, they actually announced what that line-up is going to be. It looks really good this year.   On Friday, August 3rd, Meanwhile will be performing . . . kind of a cool long-form improv comedy tradition that has been haunting Milw...
08.02.2010 | | Posted at 02:43 PM

The 5th Annual Milwaukee Comedy Fest Closes Water Street Theatre

By Russ Bickerstaff
The last words spoken in a performance at the Off Broadway Theatre were uttered by Anna Wolfe. She said something about being sure to eat your vegetables. The lights faded. When they came up again, Matt Kemple were back to close out the Teen comedy show and the 5th annual Milwaukee Comedy Festival.�� The last of many, many shows at the Off Broadway Theatre was Teen Comedy day at the 5th Annual M...
08.07.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The Milwaukee Comedy Festival opened last night with the kind of offbeat variety of comedy that the festival has been trying to embrace. The first two-and-a-half hour program was firmly grounded in the Midwest, with work representing Madison, Milwaukee and Chicago.   Angus Macabre and the Zombeatles—The show opened with stand-up from Madison in the form of Scottish zombie comedian Angus ...
08.06.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
As mentioned here yesterday, the 4th Annual Milwaukee Comedy Festival officially starts tonight at 7:30pm with a performance of Madison’s Zombeatles.The Festival, which continues through Sunday is considerably bigger than it has been in previous years. The single biggest day on this year’s festival (and, by extension the 4 year history of the festival) is this coming Saturday. This Saturday, (...