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08.01.2014 | 118 days ago | Posted at 04:26 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Once again, this year The Milwaukee Comedy Festival  makes another appearance to signal the beginning of the end of summer with some funny. Celebrating nine years in existence, the festival makes its way to the Next Act Theatre space on 255 S. Water St. for another four-day stretch of comedy Aug. 7 - 10.Perennial favorites like sketch comedy group Broadminded and Chicago improv group Jack And...
07.14.2014 | 136 days ago | Posted at 05:26 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Exciting news for fans of comedy that doesn't always make a whole lot of sense: Comedians Tim and Eric (as in Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim) are returning to the Pabst Theater, and this time they're bringing a special guest—Dr. Steve Brule, the alter ego of acclaimed actor (and occasional cave-playing bluegrass musician) John C. Reilly. He's the host of Tim and Eric's late-night Cartoon Networ...
07.14.2014 | 136 days ago | Posted at 02:56 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Just a couple of days after T.I.M. (The Improvised Musical) celebrates its third year in existence at ComedySportz, Patrick Schmitz’s Sketch 22 makes it to the venue for its 13th outing. All sketch comedy (like all comedy) generates laughter under pressure. There’s always a deadline and timing is everything. What’s interesting about Sketch 22 is that the pressure of a deadline is accelerated...
07.01.2014 | | Posted at 04:41 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Seasoned stand-up comic/playwright/spoken word artist Chastity Washington has been performing for a couple of decades. The Chicago-based talent returns to Milwaukee early this month with a performance in the intimacy of the studio theater space a Theatre Unchained.Judging from what’s available of Washington’s stand-up online, she’s a pretty versatile performer. Here she is performing some of...
06.19.2014 | | Posted at 07:23 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
There are all kinds of reasons why things seem a bit confusing these days. The weather can’t seem to decide what season it is. The summer movie season started in April this year. People are doing unspeakable things in the name of the fictional. And The Improvised Musical is occurring on the fourth Thursday of the month.I know it’s confusing. This week IS the third week in June. I checked a cal...
06.18.2014 | | Posted at 09:20 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Two comics are coming to town. They’re touring the country this summer. They’re the millennial  generation’s current version of “that guy who was in that show that one time.” You may have seen Josh Fadem as that kid who played Liz Lemon’s Agent on three episodes of 30 Rock between 2009 and 2012. (Yeah. That guy.) Johnny Pemberton plays the doubtlessly crucial character “Delroy�...
06.06.2014 | | Posted at 07:54 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Local comedy groups are like local bands. There are new groups popping up all the time. Go to a show of an entirely new band and you’re likely to see a lot of people you’ve seen in... other bands.A new improv group has sprung out of people who are better known for work in other projects. Jacob D. Bach, who appears in Skylight’s Hair—one of the men behind T.I.M.-The Improvised Musical joins...
03.21.2014 | | Posted at 02:00 PM
By Kristina Byas
The ladies of Broadminded will introduce their latest sketched comedy show in April. Produced by Milwaukee Comedy, Inc., Do It Yourself will explore the perils of do-it-yourself projects, with the cast playing on home improvement projects gone wrong. The cast features Broadminded's Stacy Babl, Anne Graff LaDisa, Melissa Kingston and Megan McGee. DIY will be held at the Tenth Street Theatre on Apri...
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