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

Dec 1, 2016 1:32 PM Concert Reviews

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

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.. more

Jul 6, 2016 4:22 PM Around MKE

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.. more

Feb 16, 2016 12:00 PM Theater

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.. more

Jul 8, 2015 11:00 AM Theater

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.. more

Nov 13, 2014 8:49 AM Theater

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.. more

Jun 6, 2014 11:54 AM Theater

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... more

Aug 9, 2012 12:00 AM Theater

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 more

May 2, 2012 12:00 AM Theater

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

Aug 24, 2011 12:00 AM A&E Feature

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.. more

Mar 31, 2011 10:56 AM Theater

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.. more

Jan 26, 2011 11:34 AM Theater

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 more

Dec 7, 2010 12:00 AM Taking Liberties 6 Comments

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.. more

Nov 15, 2010 10:09 AM Theater

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 more

Nov 13, 2010 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

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... more

Oct 13, 2010 12:00 AM Concert Reviews

As usual, September is going to be a big month for local theatre. And as usual, theatre openings in September tend to all cluster around the same weekend. The first two weekends will find a couple of new shows opening. Between the 14th and the 15.. more

Aug 24, 2010 4:08 AM Theater

The annual Arab World Fest fills Milwaukee’s lakefront with regional cuisine, music, dance performances, and authentic crafts of twenty-two Arab countries. Perhaps more than any of the other city’s ethnic festivals, Arab World Fest aims more

Aug 8, 2010 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

In a weekend featuring a number of openings, local improv group adds to the list of theatre events with The Great American Summer Spectaculr-- a show featuring special young local comic Kevin Gerrity and Megan McGee of Broadminded and Ex Fabula... more

Jun 18, 2010 12:38 PM Theater

The North Carolina punk band Antiseen’s biggest claim to fame might be backing transgressive icon G.G. Allin on his famed Murder Junkies album, but the group’s roots in the American punk scene date back to 1983, well before that 1991 more

May 17, 2010 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee 1 Comments

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