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ComedySportz Rec League gives everyone a chance to be funny, and Cedric the Entertainer returned to Milwaukee to help Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. Read more

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Since its beginnings in 2015, Mojo Dojo Comedy has established an effervescent presence in Milwaukee’s comedy scene. Read more

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Last Saturday at Underground Collaborative, actors involved in some of Company of Strangers' productions and others from far away as Oshkosh put on an uproarious night of juried risk-taking. Read more

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On Friday, Dec. 1 ComedySportz Garage will host a long-form improv show from Good Landers, a 2-year-old all-female troupe of improvisers specializing in the “montage” format of long-form improvisation. Read more

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Three inventive experimental acts, including the Milwaukee electronic trio Sample & Fold, brought form-defying sets to the Cactus Club. Read more

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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.. Read more

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MilwaukeeComedy Festival has announced this year’s full lineup, as well as akick-off event at Lakefront Brewery on Wednesday, August 3. The festival will run from Aug. 4-7 and feature its usualmix of local and national stand up, sketch and.. Read more

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The stylish superhero comedy Deadpool has been much more successful at the box office than anyone might have expected. Opening weekend of Deadpool was so good that they’re already talking about a sequel. Hip superhero comedy seems to be em.. Read more

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A group referring to itself as “Improvised.Professional.Arts” (I.P.A.) is going to be staging a promising experiment tonight. Cool Story Bro is a program that is described as a “hybrid between improvisation, scripted theater, mu.. Read more

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Ilove the local theater community. It’s probably been a while since I’ve comeright out and said as much. Here’s another reason why: Someone is hosting aworkshop for “Intro to Musical Improv and Using Film & Theatre Genres inImprov.” To thos.. Read more

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Localcomedy groups are like local bands. There are new groups popping up all thetime. Go to a show of an entirely new band and you’re likely to see a lot ofpeople you’ve seen in... other bands.Anew improv group has sprung out of people who are.. Read more

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The seventh annual Milwaukee Comedy Festival opened at Next Act Theatre's space this past weekend. It continues through Aug. 11. The 2012 festival feels a bit more organized than previous festivals, as stand-up, sketch and improv comics, pr... Read more

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Night in and night out, the Improvised Shakespeare Company churns out completely original works. The “Improvised” bit is key. “This is the debut performance—in the history of humanity,” said the narrator. “And assuming Read more

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In recent years, Milwaukee's live comedy scene has grown from a faint pulse... Read more

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It's been a little while since the video game-inspired comedy 8-Bit Warrior hit the stage of the Alchemist Theatre. It's well past time for another video game-inspired comedy event and improv group Worst Case Scenario is ready to unveil it.On A.. Read more

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For ten years, England's Channel Four presented an improv comedy show hosted by distinguished British funnyman Clive Anderson. At some point in the early ‘90's, episodes of the Channel Four programwith the marginally witty title Whose Line Is It.. Read more

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A popular epithet among young people these days is “hater.” They really don’t like intolerance. More of us should start calling out hatred when we see it.That is especially true when one of our two major political parties has made a co Read more

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In and amidst another respectably busy weekend for theatre openings, First Stage Children’s Theatre’s Improv comedy students will be performing throughout the mid-day this coming Saturday, Performances are free of charge to attend.  The free i.. Read more

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The Los Angeles folk-rock quartet Dawes reimagined the modern, hushed Americana of acts like Fleet Foxes through the prism of ’70s singer-songwriters on their 2009 debut, White Hills , a collection of relaxed tunes set to easygoing Read more

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Jukebox the Ghost pianist Ben Thornewill didn’t have any luck goading guitarist Tommy Siegel into making a silly face he thought the audience might enjoy. The face, Siegel explained, was an exaggerated frown that he sometimes makes when lis... Read more

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