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07.26.2010 | | Posted at 07:55 AM

The Fifth Annual Milwaukee Comedy Fest Kicks-Off Tonight With Three of the Best Sketch Groups In Town

By Russ Bickerstaff
    The Fifth Annual Milwaukee Comedy Festival opens tonight with a free sketch comedy show at the Alchemist Theatre featuring three of the best sketch groups in town. The Comedy Fest kick-off starts at 7:30 pm tonight. Milwaukee-based sketch comedy groups Broadminded, The Show and The Gentleman’s Hour will perform tonight. That’s a really impressive line-up—here’s why: Broadminded A...
06.06.2010 | | Posted at 11:21 PM

An Evening With Sketch Comedy Group Broadminded

By Russ Bickerstaff
Earlier this summer, really really far away from Milwaukee, film producer Lorne Michaels released a $10 million comedy, which appears as though it will fall about $2 million short of breaking even. One does not have to go to that kind of trouble to entertain people with a couple of hours’ worth of comedy.�Comedy is people. Put the right people onstage--four particularly interesting women, for e...
02.12.2010 | | Posted at 11:04 AM

The sketch group rehearses the night before the opening of CONFESSIONS.

By Russ Bickerstaff
Very Busy What with things being as busy as they are this weekend, it was nice to get invited to local sketch group Broadminded’s latest show. What with things being as busy as they are this weekend, I could not, however, attend either Friday or Saturday night’s performances. The group was nice enough to let me sit in on last night’s rehearsal. I’d gone there straight from a meeting with...
Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Theater Review

Local sketch comedy group Broadminded launched its second show of the year this past weekend. Stacy Babl, Anne Graff LaDisa, Melissa Kingston and Megan McGee return in a show that mixes pre-recorded video segments with live performance. Broadminded: Now In 3-D! takes comedic aim at the mass media in more than a dozen different skits. The show’s comedy is a slightly uneven mix of quality, but even though there are moments when the “broads” fail to be funny, they never fail to be fun. Overall this is a very good show. There are only a couple of skits in the mix that are completely . . .
Friday, June 20, 2008

Tonight @ the Alchemist Theater - 7:30 p.m.

The all-female sketch group Broadminded return to the Alchemist tonight at 7:30 p.m. to debut its new show, Broadminded: Now in 3-D! This time out, the “Broads” have crafted a humorous look at the mass media. Expect comedy centered around news programs, TV shows, commercials and the like, including a particularly . . .
Friday, March 14, 2008

Tonight @ the Alchemist Theatre - 7:30 PM

The all-women sketch comedy troupe Broadminded continues their latest program, “Cookie!” tonight with a 7:30 p.m. performance at the Alchemist Theatre in Bay View. Among the subjects sent up in this collection of live and pre-recorded video skits is Sesame Street's beloved cookie monster, who the women suggest may have . . .