Milwaukee Comedy Festival


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Following Paul Reiser’s show at the Pabst Theater, Milwaukee Comedy Festival brings more laughter to the city next week. Read more


Ruthie announces her new YouTube series, “Camp Wannakiki,” premiering Tuesday, Aug. 7. Other exciting local events include: This Is It’s 50th Anniversary weekend, Aug. 3-5; Black Arts Fest at Henry W. Maier Festival Park, Aug. 4; and the LGBT ... Read more

Dear Ruthie

The festival features some of the best professional comedy acts from across the country—including stand-up, sketch and improvisational comedy routines—in incredible Milwaukee venues. Read more

A&E Feature

Ruthie answers a letter from a reader wondering if it’s too soon to take serious steps with a boyfriend who has to finish college out of state in the fall. Exciting upcoming events include: Milwaukee Comedy Festival, Aug. 1-6; Rugby 101 wit... Read more

Dear Ruthie

Laughter will ring through the city as the Milwaukee Comedy Festival returns next week. DanceMKE brings a three-week dance competition to Downtown Milwaukee’s Peck Pavilion, while Danceworks DanceLAB presents Ignite! A Hip Hop Experience, t... Read more

Performing Arts Weekly

The Milwaukee ComedyFestival recently announced MichaelIan Black as this year’s festival headliner. The Wet Hot American Summerstar will close out the festival with a Sunday, August 6 show at Turner HallBallroom.Also announced were 40.. Read more

Happening Now

We caught up with Kirkman ahead of her headlining show at this year’s Milwaukee Comedy Festival and discussed her start in comedy, new material and her writing career. Read more

Off the Cuff

The Milwaukee Comedy Festival keeps the laughs coming during a busy week featuring Center Street Daze and NEWaukee’s Urban Island Beach Party. Read more

This Week in Milwaukee

Matt Kemple discusses the founding of the Milwaukee Comedy Festival. Read more

Off the Cuff

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

Happening Now

Former Milwaukee resident and nationally touring comedianDamon Millard will be recording his debut comedy album, “Shame, Pain, and Love”February 26th and 27th at The Underground Collaborative in Milwaukee. The albumis a milestone in Mil.. Read more

Happening Now

Image via Milwaukee Fringe Fest FacebookMilwaukee Fringe Festivalis the newest citywide art event. The festival is a two-day performance andvisual art showcase, celebrating Milwaukee’s vibrant and diverse arts scene.The no.. Read more

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The Milwaukee Comedy Festival (MCF)was last weekend, and now I’mtasked with reviewing it.  I am here totell you about the acts, and why you should go next time it comes around andwhy you should support more comedy in Milwaukee. The MCF spanned .. Read more


Two major events are starting within the next week aroundhere, the Wisconsin State Fair anthe PGA Championship atWhistling Straits in Kohler.Hopefully you're in the mood for cream puffs, corndogs,porkchop sandwiches and grilled cheese, becau.. Read more

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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... Read more

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This January Milwaukee rapper Klassik raised eyebrows when he announced his intentions of releasing four EPs ahead of a new album. Damn if he isn't a man of his word: This week Klassik released the fourth and final installment of that seasonally t.. Read more

On Music

I’m just happy that there’s a show with the title Methuselah’s Guide to Online Dating for Those With Reading Glasses. That fact that it’s also billed as a “Comediatric Musical Improvity” that is making its world premiere in Sturgeon Bay o.. Read more


On Saturday June 20th DRAFT Magazine will partner with the Wisconsin Brewers Guild, the City of Glendale, WI, and the Bayshore Town Center to host The Wisconsin Beer Lovers Festival, the premier beer and food pairing event of the summer. The event.. Read more


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