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Friday, May 9, 2008

Tonight @ the Riverside Theater - 8 p.m.

Tonight and tomorrow night at 8 p.m., the Riverside Theater hosts Dave & Carole’s Comedy Palooza, the WKLH morning hosts’ benefit for the Children’s Hospital. Guest performers include Kathleen Madigan, a talent scout for NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and a Sirius Radio show host, and Stephen Lynch, a musical comedian . . .
Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Tonight @ the UWM Union Theatre - 7 p.m.

Physical comedy and pointed propaganda collide in Heave Ho!, a 1934 Polish comedy that is the UWM Union Theatre’s final installment in its “Modernity and Tradition: Film in Interwar Central Europe” series. In the film, which screenings for free tonight at 7 p.m., Czech burlesque entertainers Voskovec and Werich pair . . .
Friday, May 2, 2008

Tonight @ the Riverside Theater - 8 p.m.

One of the most genial names in comedy returns to Milwaukee tonight as Cedric the Entertainer takes a break from his respectable film career to return to his roots as one of stand-up comedy’s nice guys. The most family-friendly personality from Spike Lee’s 2000 comedy concert film The Original Kings of . . .
Saturday, April 26, 2008

Tonight @ Jokerz Comedy Club - 7 and 10:30 p.m.

Remember that guy on “King of Queens” who looked suspiciously like Kevin James and played his cousin? There’s a reason for the resemblance: That actor, Gary Valentine, is actually James’ brother. Valentine has used the family ties to support a career in acting (in addition to “Queens,” he shared the screen with james in . . .
Friday, April 25, 2008

Tonight @ Jokerz Comedy Club - 7 and 10:30 p.m.

Remember that guy on “King of Queens” who looked suspiciously like Kevin James and played his cousin? There’s a reason for the resemblance: That actor, Gary Valentine, is actually James’ brother. Valentine has used the family ties to support a career in acting (in addition to “Queens,” he shared the screen with James in . . .
Friday, April 18, 2008

Tonight @ the Boulevard Theatre - 8:00 p.m.

For the Boulevard Theatre’s latest production, four Milwaukee actors in their late-20s and early-30s have tackled the challenge of, well, playing four Milwaukeeans in their late-20s and early-30s. It might not be a challenge on par with playing Hamlet, but the cast brings great charisma and comic timing to the company’s . . .
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Tonight @ the Miramar Theatre - 8:00 PM

Is there anything the male genitals can’t do? The touring troupe Puppetry of the Penis sets out to explore the potential of the male member, contorting it into silly shapes like wristwatches, hot dogs, windsurfers and the Eiffel Tower. This week the guys bring their elastic wangs to the Miramar Theatre for a series of performances . . .
Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Theater Review

The Boulevard Theatre closes its season with the premiere of local playwright Chad M. Rossi’s Eureka!, a coming-of-age love story/buddy-comedy set in Milwaukee. Cesar Gamino and Jason Krukowski play Wayne and Clyde: a couple of guys in their late-20s sharing an apartment. Clyde’s a dreamer who wants to reform society. Wayne has a stable job and dates a dominant, conservative woman named Nancy (Rachael Lau). Clyde feels threatened by this until he finds his own love interest in the free-spirited Teri (Rachel Lewandowski).
Sunday, April 13, 2008

Tonight @ the BBC - 9:00 PM

There’s an air of sadness in the comedy of Doug Stanhope, the comedian who inherited “The Man Show” secondhand from its more-famous creators, Adam Carolla and Jimmy Kimmel. The alcoholism he jokes of is not the fun kind, but rather a more troubling, “I just gambled the house away” form of alcoholism. His . . .
Saturday, April 12, 2008

Tonight @ the Pabst Theater - 7:00 & 10:00 PM

Like that other race-baiting white woman, Sarah Silverman, Lisa Lampanelli relies on her unassuming, non-threatening appearance to cushion the blow of edgy observations that would make Don Imus blush. The insult comic’s stock has been rising of late, thanks to her own comedy specials and her riotous Comedy . . .

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