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11.02.2014 | 85 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...
Monday, March 17, 2014

Cheech Marin talks about the comedy duo's past, present and future

After a 15-year run of hit comedy albums and movies, Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong parted on hard terms in the mid-’80s. The duo’s 2008 reunion hasn’t completely erased those old tensions, but
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
05.27.2012 | | Posted at 05:43 AM

Over Our Head Players return to sketch comedy in June

By Russ Bickerstaff
    Over Our Head Players continues its reasonably long-running sketch comedy program with a series of performances in June. Theatre/Schmeatre continues its Second City-inspired mix of topical and irreverent short, unrelated original sketches.    And "In homage to the format of Saturday Night Live," each show features performances from area musicians. There's a different musical act every per...
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...
01.23.2011 | | Posted at 11:52 AM

It’s just another year with Over Our Head Plaers’ SNOWDANCE 10-MINUTE COMEDY FESTIVAL

By Russ Bickerstaff
Racine’s Over Our Head Players�has been running its annual Snowdance 10 minute sketch comedy festival for a number of years now—long enough to have garnered some major attention for the festival from aspiring funny people. This year’s competition received a festival record 260 scripts from� 36 different states and a couple of countries outside the U.S. The players have chosen 11 of the ski...
03.14.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Tyler Kroll of The Gentlemen’s Hour recently told me that the offbeat Milwaukee-based sketch comedy group will be appearing on local television. And you don’t even need cable or dish TV to be able to see them. When he told me where and when to watch, I had to laugh.   See—I remember growing up in the Green Bay TV market in the early ‘80’s. And I remember being five or six ye...