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12.27.2007 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
This column by Jayson Stark amasses a large number of strange, but true facts from this past baseball season. Some of the feats are truly remarkable.Worth the read....
Thursday, April 22, 2010

Rick Katschke builds an audience

With an audio podcast called “Host and Guest,” a monthly improv show at the Alchemist Theatre and a recent book release, Rick Katschke seems like he would need to be older than 24. But this funny youngster is already deepening his niche in the Milwaukee comedy scene. What started as a joke quickly exploded into a full-blown dream come true...
04.13.2010 | | Posted at 07:30 AM

Patrick Schmitz’s Latest Isotope

By Russ Bickerstaff
  It’s a very, very busy week ahead. There’s a big, fluffy musical coming to the Marcus Center. There's a one-weekend only staging of The Vagina Monologues. Dale Gutzman has a new show opening just down the street from it that sounds considerably darker. Milwaukee Chamber has a comedy that’s probably considerably darker than that opening at the Broadway Theatre center. The Sunset Playhouse ...
Monday, Feb. 22, 2010

Comedy Review

Not since 1992 has Milwaukee had the pleasure of hosting comedian Patton Oswalt. His recent performance at the Pabst Theater on February 20 was far from his visit to Sir Laughs-A-Lot, a “comedy club” under the stairs of a hotel. Never heard of Patton Oswalt? Not for long...
03.24.2010 | | Posted at 07:44 PM

More Comedy

By Russ Bickerstaff
  As I write this, local funny guys Patrick Schmitz and Dave Bogan are only a little over an hour away from their next Game Show Night at the Alchemist Theatre. The strange mix of comedy and game show-like social dynamics sounds like fun. And if you’re only just now hearing about this, it may be too late. The Facebook invitation has already registered some 23 confirmed guests. When one consi...
03.07.2010 | | Posted at 02:47 PM

Milwaukee end of Chicago group begins an indefinite engagement at Mi-Key’s.

By Russ Bickerstaff
Chicago-based group The Pub Theatre recently announced that it has expanded the Milwaukee run of its comedy show Bye Bye Liver.  The program of comic sketches celebrating alcohol was originally scheduled for a limited run. Response has been positive enough that Milwaukee’s Bye Bye Liver has been rescheduled to have no definite ending. Starting March 12th, opening curtain for the show is being...
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...
01.31.2010 | | Posted at 01:17 PM

The Alchemist Theatre Presents Improv During Super Bowl

By Russ Bickerstaff
Admit it. The Super Bowl is intensely boring. Beyond the flashy ads and slickly polished production design of one of the most-watched sports games in the world, the game itself is usually quite boring. The NFC Championship game is the real end of the post-season. The Super Bowl is perfunctory--the final number at the end of the long, complex equation that is an NFL season. A couple of hours after ...
01.13.2010 | | Posted at 06:19 PM

Mark Lundholm Comes To UW-Whitewater

By Russ Bickerstaff
Judging from what’s available online, Mark Lundholm fits somewhere between genres as a spoken word performer. The man who has appeared on Showtime and Comedy Central carries himself somewhere between a traditional stand-up comic and a motivational speaker. There’s also a hint of something else—a genuine love of the language that seeps its way into his diction and word choice that fits more p...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Peace, Love and a 30-Year Mortgage at the Sunset Playhouse

By Russ Bickerstaff
The somewhat reasonably funny comedian Dylan Bolin finds himself in Elm Grove in February. His one-man show Peace, Love and a 30-Year Mortgage makes it to the stage of the Sunset Playhouse February 4 – 6. Bolin brings the show to Elm Grove having staged it at In Tandem’s 10th Street Theatre this past November. The show, which focuses on Bolin’s travels from growing-up an Indiana hippie to being a mortgage-paying Milwaukeean, strays a bit from traditional stand-up comedy

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