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11.13.2014 | 73 days ago | Posted at 03:49 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
I love the local theater community. It’s probably been a while since I’ve come right out and said as much. Here’s another reason why: Someone is hosting a workshop for “Intro to Musical Improv and Using Film & Theatre Genres in Improv.” To those of us on the outside, a class like this sounds impossibly arcane and...downright weird. Local musical theatre/improv guru Jacob D. Bach (one...
06.06.2014 | | Posted at 07:54 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Local comedy groups are like local bands. There are new groups popping up all the time. Go to a show of an entirely new band and you’re likely to see a lot of people you’ve seen in... other bands.A new improv group has sprung out of people who are better known for work in other projects. Jacob D. Bach, who appears in Skylight’s Hair—one of the men behind T.I.M.-The Improvised Musical joins...
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...
03.31.2011 | | Posted at 06:56 AM

Local Improv Group In A Video Game-Inspired Show on April 1st

By Russ Bickerstaff
It’s been a little while since the video game-inspired comedy 8-Bit Warrior hit the stage of the Alchemist Theatre. It’s well past time for another video game-inspired comedy event and improv group Worst Case Scenario is ready to unveil it. On April 1ststarting at midninght, WCS presents The Console Wars—a one-night only improv tribute to the now three-decade-old institution that is the ho...
01.26.2011 | | Posted at 06:34 AM

Two from WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYAY? and DOGS GONE WILD Come to the Pabst This Weekend

By Russ Bickerstaff
For ten years, England’s Channel Four presented an improv comedy show hosted by distinguished British funnyman Clive Anderson. At some point in the early ‘90’s, episodes of the Channel Four program—with the marginally witty title Whose Line Is It Anyway? aired in the states on the basic cable network Comedy Central—then in its infancy. The show had enough charm to interest ABC in doing...
11.15.2010 | | Posted at 05:09 AM

Kid’s Improv Comedy From First Stage At The Milwaukee Youth Arts Center on Saturday

By Russ Bickerstaff
In and amidst another respectably busy weekend for theatre openings, First Stage Children’s Theatre’s Improv comedy students will be performing throughout the mid-day this coming Saturday, Performances are free of charge to attend.    The free improv comedy show starts at 11:45 am with the 7th grade students. 8th grades students begin at 1pm. High School Students perform at 2:15pm. The ad...