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Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013
 Mentalist Marc Salem is performing a one-man show at the Stackner Cabaret called Mind Over Milwaukee. In this hour-and-a-half long program, Salem performs mentalist tricks involving prediction, thought, numbers, sleight of
01.12.2011 | | Posted at 06:33 AM

SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKS Comedy Tour Heads for Whitewater At Month’s End

By Russ Bickerstaff
One of the issues tackled by Patrick Schmitz’ new play theatre-centric play Back And Forth�is the question of whether or not women have a more difficult time in professional comedy. (A staged reading of the play some time ago featured a talented female comic on her way up from a second or third tier stage performance town.) It’s been said that a woman has to be twice as funny as a man to be e...
11.14.2010 | | Posted at 04:50 PM

Stand-Up Spoken Word Storyteller Shuffles Through Town on Tour

By Russ Bickerstaff
Stand-up comic/storyteller Mike Birbiglia hit the historic Pabst Theatre last night. The last stop on his Painfully True Stories Tour met with a respectably large and diverse crowd. Known for his various albums, touring performances and intermittent appearances on This American Life, Birbiglia made it to the stage with a warm reception. Seeing Mike Birbiglia live is pretty much what one might ...
08.15.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The weekend had fallen together for me in a very, very strange way . . . I was scheduled to see two shows last night. If I was really going to be able to make it to both of them, things would be tight . . . My first show of the evening was the big public premiere of Insurgent Theatre's Ulysses’ Crewmen. . . the drama by Ben Turk featuring himself and Kate Pleuss. A full review of the show runs i...