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Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012
The seventh annual Milwaukee Comedy Festival unleashes itself upon the city this week with a popular mixture of stand-up, improv and sketch comedy. This year, hosts Matt Kemple and Patrick Schmitz are bringing the fest to Next Act Theatre...
02.22.2012 | | Posted at 05:41 PM

The Milwaukee Comedy Fest runs August 3rd – 11th

By Russ Bickerstaff
The Milwaukee Comedy Festival recently announced dates for its first ever appearance at the new Next Act Theatre Building on 255 South Water Street. The Fest runs August 3rd – 11th at the new space . . . the fourth building the bulk of the festival has inhabited if memory serves . . . early fests took place at the Times Cinema . . . it then moved to the Off-Boradway Theatre before shifting ove...
08.07.2011 | | Posted at 11:17 PM

Beginning the new theatre Year With Funny—the end of the fest

By Russ Bickerstaff
SATURDAY By the third night of the festival, things started to feel a little bleary. I’d been to ComedySportz before, but not THREE DAYS IN A ROW. The laughter started to stick together between the beer and the humidity. And I was enjoying the effect quite a bit. Christy Watson opened the evening with some stand-up. The first group on the evening was Meanwhile. The Milwaukee-based improv group...
Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011

Laughs provide best medicine for summer blahs

Six years ago Matt Kemple decided to perform a comedy experiment. There was a lot going on in Milwaukee's comedy scene, but few people seemed to know about it...
03.18.2011 | | Posted at 05:54 AM

The pseudo-semi-sort-quasi-long running comedy festival is looking for acts for 2011

By Russ Bickerstaff
The Matt Kemple-founded Milwaukee Comedy Festival has been around for quite some time now. Roughly half a decade, in fact. The Festival is looking for entrants for it 2011 program, due to hit Comedsportz Milwaukee this coming August 4th � 7th. Wisconsin�s largest single comedy event has announced its national search for sketch and imrpov teams, music comedy and video sketches. The festival is no...
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...
Saturday, July 31, 2010

Tonight @ Off Broadway Theatre, 7:30 p.m., 10 p.m.

The fifth annual Milwaukee Comedy Festival continues tonight with an assortment of stand-up and sketch comedy at the Off Broadway Theatre. Among the performers are Milwaukee’s Alex Grindeland, The Gentlemen’s Hour and Broadminded, as well...
Friday, July 30, 2010

Tonight @ Off Broadway Theatre, 7:30 p.m., 10 p.m.

The fifth annual Milwaukee Comedy Festival continues tonight with an assortment of stand-up and sketch comedy at the Off Broadway Theatre. Among the performers are Milwaukee’s Dobbie Maxwell and Meanwhile, Chicago’s Butch LaRue and...
Thursday, July 29, 2010

Tonight @ Off Broadway Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

The fifth annual Milwaukee Comedy Festival continues tonight with an assortment of stand-up and sketch comedy at the Off Broadway Theatre. Among the performers are the Milwaukee troupes Homegrown Electric Circus and Sketch 22, and Chicago’s...

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