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08.01.2010 | | Posted at 10:07 AM

The 8pm Show On Saturday Was An Interesting Mix of Comic Styles

By Russ Bickerstaff
Relative to years past, this year’s Milwaukee Comedy Festival feels a bit more streamlined. The fifth annual festival of sketch, improv and stand-up makes it to the stage of the Off-Broadway Theatre with a stylish precision that had been lacking in the past. Satyrday's 7:30pm show was nearly sold-out with only a few seats available. A comedy crowd packed the Off-Broadway Theatre with a kind of...
07.03.2010 | | Posted at 12:33 PM

Looking Ahead To A Busy July In Local Theatre

By Russ Bickerstaff
This is only my third weekend all year without an shows to go to. As such, I would feel a bit out of place were it not for my wife’s birthday and the whole independence day thing. July may start off slow in local theatre, but there’s actually a lot going on. Here’s a look:   July 8th—Bad Example Productions Debuts with the opening of a play be Ray Bradbury based on his novel Fahrenheit 4...
Tuesday, April 27, 2010

April 24, 2010

Demetri Martin delivered a classic musical, educational and freaking hysterical set at The Pabst Theater on April 24. The shaggy-haired, man boy busted out the large sketch pad and a tiny guitar, as well as some sweet piano accompaniment to give everyone a little insight into the mind of a lunatic...
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...

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