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06.21.2012 | | Posted at 07:04 AM

The Third Thursday of the month . . . again . . .

By Russ Bickerstaff
  Once again, the calendar has shrugged itself into the third full week of the month. And in this particular instance, that means that we've arrived at the third Thursday of the month. And that means that The Improvised Musical makes it to the stage of Comedysportz in just a few days.   The fully-improvised musical feature format looks like a lot of fun. I haven't seen it before, but the grainy...
06.16.2012 | | Posted at 06:37 AM

Patrick Schmitz's THE COMEDY KID

By Russ Bickerstaff
    Traditional Hollywood-style comedy is not done particularly well by Hollywood. Watch nearly any traditional light comedy from the past ten years and you'll see something that is screamingly desperate to be funny. With The Comedy Kid, writer/director Patrick Schmitz manages a light comedy that doesn't seem ay all over-eager. That lack of desperatino translates into a far more comfortable an...
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Whether it takes place on the stage or the screen, acting can be an all-consuming occupation. If it is true that only an actor can truly understand another actor, perhaps this is why actors so often become romantically involved. Acting couples tend...
04.25.2012 | | Posted at 12:16 AM

Improv Comedy at ComedySportz to benefit World's Stage Theatre

By Russ Bickerstaff
  Looking forward a great deal to Tallgrass Gothic with the brand-new Affectivity Theatre Company. It's really nice to see new theatre companies popping-up and establishing themselves. It's even nicer to see them continue after their inaugural productions. This is not always the case.  To this end, I would like to mention a she at Comedy Sportz . . .    On Thursday, April 26th, in Comedy Spo...
01.03.2012 | | Posted at 02:13 PM

More sketch under pressure at CoemdySportz

By Russ Bickerstaff
Having been around long enough to safely be considered a “long-running,” comedy tradition, Patrick Schmitz’s Sketch 22 celebrates it EIGHTH outing this coming January the 7th. The idea is cute . . . not altogether unlike another similar longer-running program in town that has come across as being more than a little in-bred over the years . . . 10 groups of writers, 10 directors and no less...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Meanwhile At Comedysportz on the 23rd

By Russ Bickerstaff
While there is no shortage of Christmas shows running on local stages, there are very few shows actually running in very close proximity to the holiday. There are a couple of matinees on the 24th and a couple of standard evening shows on the 23rd. Roughly 24 hours before the big night of the 24th, local improv group Meanwhile will be performing a show at ComedySportz. The sho...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

More from TIM at Comedyy Sportz

By Russ Bickerstaff

This Thursday, once again Jacob D. Bach and company take the stage of ComedySportz with The a fully improvised American Musical comedy. The musical theatre format is such a rigid formula that it actually doesn't take a whole lot to be able to do it entirely improvised and still manage to produce something with the same resonance as . . . as a stage musical by Bono and the Edge. And ...
10.19.2011 | | Posted at 08:05 AM

The Improvised Musical at ComedySportz

By Russ Bickerstaff
The American musical format is such a sharply concise parody of itself that it’s exceedingly difficult to do a solid spoof of it. Forbidden Broadway has gotten a lot of mileage on the fact that it at least seems like a good idea to do comedy based on musicals, but the inherent silliness of shows like Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, Cats, A Chorus Line and so in make it exceedingly difficult to d...
08.07.2011 | | Posted at 11:17 PM

Beginning the new theatre Year With Funny—the end of the fest

By Russ Bickerstaff
SATURDAY By the third night of the festival, things started to feel a little bleary. I’d been to ComedySportz before, but not THREE DAYS IN A ROW. The laughter started to stick together between the beer and the humidity. And I was enjoying the effect quite a bit. Christy Watson opened the evening with some stand-up. The first group on the evening was Meanwhile. The Milwaukee-based improv group...