In an Off the Cuff interview Good Lands Guides’ Jacob Bach extolls the importance of the outdoors and reminds readers that environmental protection should not be a partisan issue. more

Jun 20, 2017 1:08 PM Off the Cuff

Back in 1978, SPI did a Dawn of the Dead board game. No kidding. I think it might have even been licensed directly through George Romero. I seem to remember hanging out in a comic book shop back in the early ’90s actually playing the thing. It’s.. more

Oct 3, 2016 11:00 AM Theater

All-woman sketch comedy group Broadminded’s Tenth Anniversary show rolls through the Tenth Street Theatre at mid-month. The same weekend they’re there, there are a couple of long-form comedy groups that will be performing at ComedySportz.Imp.. more

Jun 13, 2016 11:00 AM Theater

It’s always nice to see local arts supporting other worthy causes. In an increasingly difficult world for the arts, it can be difficult to connect-up with the community. Fundraising events for local nonprofits are a really reassuring synthes.. more

Jun 8, 2016 11:00 AM Theater

Back in the mid-’90s, there was a story on NPR about an anonymous confession line that had been set-up. In an era before the rampant proliferation of an infant internet, people could feel free to call a line and leave a message on a machine th.. more

Feb 6, 2016 12:00 PM Theater

Meta Description: Ruthie answers a question from a reader fed up with his husband’s mid-life crisis-informed fashion choices, and plugs fun events including “Yeah, Bro Podcast Live” at ComedySportz Milwaukee, Feb. 5; the Shepherd Expres... more

Feb 2, 2016 2:57 PM Hear Me Out

This year marks the Milwaukee Comedy Festival’s 10th anniversary and it’s fair to say that since its start in 2006 it has provided the helium for Milwaukee’s ballooning comedy scene. This year’s festival runs Aug. 5-9 at Next Act Theatre, w... more

Aug 4, 2015 5:38 PM A&E Feature 1 Comments

I come from a strange generation. I was exposed to D&D before I was exposed to acclaimed literature. So when I heard that William Shakespeare was referred to as The Bard, there was a part of me that was thinking in terms of him starting of.. more

Jul 29, 2015 11:00 AM Theater

Milwaukee comedy guy Patrick Schmitz clearly had a good time working on a feature-length parody of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet last year. This summer, Schmitz returns to Shakespeare once more with Hamlet...kinda sorta. As witnessed by Romeo and.. more

Apr 26, 2015 11:00 AM Theater

Back in 1996, TV writers Glen Morgan and James Wong had returned to work on "The X-Files" after a brief hiatus. Now in its fourth season, the series owed some of its initial success to the work of Morgan and Wong. The returning writers wanted to m.. more

Apr 23, 2015 11:00 AM Theater

Here is your final installment for holiday activities going on in the area!Wednesday, Dec. 31ThinkstockSplash Studio’s ‘Plastered with Plaster’Plaster, drink, paint and dance underneath black lights; check out John Kowalczyk’s newest plaster .. more

Dec 26, 2014 1:00 PM Around MKE

Justa couple of days after T.I.M. (The Improvised Musical) celebrates its thirdyear in existence at ComedySportz, Patrick Schmitz’s Sketch 22 makes itto the venue for its 13th outing. All sketch comedy (like all comedy) generateslaughter under.. more

Jul 14, 2014 6:56 AM Theater

Thereare all kinds of reasons why things seem a bit confusing these days. Theweather can’t seem to decide what season it is. The summer movie season startedin April this year. People are doing unspeakable things in the name of thefictional. An.. more

Jun 19, 2014 11:23 AM Theater

A great big smooch on the pooch to everyone who offered kind words about my debut in Shepherd Express. I’m glad you like “Hear Me Out,” and I’ll do my best not to let you down. Thanks! more

Apr 15, 2014 1:09 AM Hear Me Out

The self-proclaimed least popular member of the comedy troupe Kids in the Hall, Kevin McDonald will teach a two-day comedy writing workshop at ComedySportz Milwaukee on Nov. 16 and 17. McDonald, who has appeared on more than a dozen sitcoms and a .. more

Sep 27, 2013 2:30 PM Around MKE

“Shepherd Express? Is that a fast herd of sheep or something,” asks Dick Chudnow, who co-founded ComedySportz with Bob Orvis in 1984. Orvis recalls those early days: “We’d go out and people hadn’t even seen more

Jul 30, 2013 11:31 PM A&E Feature

When one considers the personal and professional obligations of those involved, the time and effort required in the pursuit of such an endeavor and the daunting task of making complete strangers chuckle, the women more

Apr 3, 2013 2:52 PM A&E Feature

In light of musical theater's popularity, it's kind of surprising that it's not made fun of more often. This is where T.I.M.: The Improvised Musical comes in. Once per month at ComedySportz in Milwaukee, a group of talented more

Dec 27, 2012 5:04 PM Theater

 “ParadiseLost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills” is a rarity—a documentary filmwith a demonstrable effect on events. The 1996 HBO special brought nationalawareness to the “West Memphis 3,” a trio of Arkansas teenagers convic.. more

Nov 16, 2012 1:51 PM I Hate Hollywood