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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


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 . . .