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11.02.2014 | 91 days ago | Posted at 03:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Stacy Babl, Anne Graff LaDisa, Melissa Kingston and Megan McGee have been doing comedy together for a long time. The all-woman sketch comedy group has a inventive, strikingly clever edge to it. In its best moments, the group can strike multiple levels of comedy at the same time satisfying people who want sophisticated humor and those in the mood for something a bit less complicated. It’s remarka...
08.01.2014 | | 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...
03.21.2014 | | Posted at 02:00 PM
By Kristina Byas
The ladies of Broadminded will introduce their latest sketched comedy show in April. Produced by Milwaukee Comedy, Inc., Do It Yourself will explore the perils of do-it-yourself projects, with the cast playing on home improvement projects gone wrong. The cast features Broadminded's Stacy Babl, Anne Graff LaDisa, Melissa Kingston and Megan McGee. DIY will be held at the Tenth Street Theatre on Apri...
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, Aug. 9, 2012
The seventh annual Milwaukee Comedy Festival opened at Next Act Theatre's space this past weekend. It continues through Aug. 11. The 2012 festival feels a bit more organized than previous festivals, as stand-up, sketch and improv comics, primarily from...
01.10.2012 | | Posted at 07:43 AM

Broadminded’s Next Show is in February

By Russ Bickerstaff
  Like all good sketch comedy, A Broadminded show is always at least a little bit like a buffet. True, you’re not actually choosing what to consume, but in a weird way, you are (consciously or not) choosing what to laugh at from a pretty diverse offering of stuff, some of which has quite a bit of savory depth to it. Broadminded is taking the analogy kind of literally with its latest show Bro...
08.06.2011 | | Posted at 05:29 PM

Beginning the new theatre Year With Funny—the second two programs

By Russ Bickerstaff
In Day two of the 2011 Milwaukee Comedyfest, the mood rolled into a different rhythm with three different programs featuring a Stand-up comic followed by a sketch comedy group followed by an improv group and ended with another sketch group. THE FIRST SHOW I couldn't help but notice that my new favorite spot in ComedySportz's main stage was co-occupied by a rather large synthesizer. Didn'€™t kno...
06.18.2011 | | Posted at 09:13 PM

Oe of Milwaukee's Best Sketch Comedy groups tackles one of the most overworked sources of comic material

By Russ Bickerstaff
Sketch comedy group Broadminded continues to show a penchant for bright, crisply witty comedy with its latest outing Blood Is Thicker Than Liquor. The group that has, in the past, covered some pretty interesting ground looks for novel comedy in one of the most common sources of material in all of comedy: family. An hack stand-up can get a few laughs making fun of their family. Improv groups can ...
05.21.2011 | | Posted at 03:46 PM

All-Woman Sketch Comedy Group presents BLOOD IS THICKER THAN LIQUOR in June.

By Russ Bickerstaff
Anne, Stacy, Melissa and Megan return to the Alchemist Theatre next month for their latest sketch comedy show Blood Is Thicker Than Liquor. It’s family comedy which might not actually be . . . y’know . . . “family comedy.” Family is such a tedious topic for hack comedy, but when it’s handled well, it can be brilliantly insightful. The four-woman sketch comedy group Broadminded does so...
02.02.2011 | | Posted at 06:15 AM

All-Woman Sketch Comedy Group Turns Five

By Russ Bickerstaff
Sketch Comedy groups come and go quite frequently. Members flit in and out quite of more established groups just as frequently. It�s a bit like any local music scene. Bands come and go and only a few manage to stick it out for the long haul. That�s perhaps the biggest accomplishment for local sketch comedy group Broadminded. Consisting of Anne Graff LaDisa, Stacy Babl, Melissa Kingston and Megan...