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03.31.2011 | | Posted at 06:56 AM

Local Improv Group In A Video Game-Inspired Show on April 1st

By Russ Bickerstaff
It’s been a little while since the video game-inspired comedy 8-Bit Warrior hit the stage of the Alchemist Theatre. It’s well past time for another video game-inspired comedy event and improv group Worst Case Scenario is ready to unveil it. On April 1ststarting at midninght, WCS presents The Console Wars—a one-night only improv tribute to the now three-decade-old institution that is the ho...
02.07.2011 | | Posted at 09:10 AM

A little improv, a Iittle sketc, a little audience participation, nearly a lot of fun.

By Russ Bickerstaff
The Comedysportz Garage feels kind of like a cross between a traditional comedy club and high school prom. It’s a large space. People sit scattered about at various tables drinking. Vintage ‘80’s pop plays through a rather nice sound system. It’s late night at Comedysportz—a show that is scheduled to start at 9:30 pm. This is the Milwaukee end of the Chicago-born Bye Bye Liver—a sket...
01.20.2011 | | Posted at 11:31 PM

Improv and a Tribute to Quenin Tarantino at ComedySportz

By Russ Bickerstaff
Safely secluded on the fringe of more commercial sections of Milwaukee, it can be alarmingly easy to overlook ComedySportz as an entertainment option. Here are a couple of late night improv shows coming-up this month that are worth remembering:  The 21st   Some of the best improv comedy in town has been instigated by a group known as Meanwhile. It�s so easy for a to mine hackneyed, old comedy t...
Monday, Nov. 16, 2009

ComedySportz

While it doesn’t host well-known, touring stand-up comedians, most of whom appear at larger venues such as the Pabst or Riverside theaters, ComedySportz remains our readers’ favorite desti
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008

Plus Winners and Jerks of the Week

Oopsie! Republican presidential nominee John McCain is sending erroneous absentee ballot applications to voters in Wisconsin, “hundreds of thousands” of them, according to the head of the state’s Republican Party. The applications look legit, but many will ultimately be sent to the wrong municipal clerk.
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008

Theater Review

When the Milwaukee Sketch and Improv Festival opens its doors Aug. 7-9, more than a dozen out-of-state comedy troupes will arrive in the city. In anticipation of this event, let's cast a glance at a couple of local groups that perform in Milwaukee throughout the year. Every Saturday night at midnight, some of the more experienced members of ComedySportz fuse into a group known as Cock 'n' Toast. The midnight show is performed much like a standard ComedySportz show, except that it is uncensored and unrestricted in its humor . . .
Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Theater Preview

Even though sketch comedy can be perilously inconsistent, there’s something vibrant about its imperfection that can add depth to a city’s theater community. The all-female sketch group Broadminded, a recent addition to the Milwaukee scene, opened a promising, monthlong show at the Alchemist Theatre on Kinnickinnic Avenue this past March. The group returns to the Alchemist on June 20 with its new show, Broadminded: Now in 3-D . . .

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