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There’s nothing quite like a genuine apology from a stand-up comedian. I’m sure the people performing on Sorry Not Sorry at the beginning of September are genuinely apologetic for not being sorry. Or something. In any case, its kind of strange to .. more

Sep 1, 2016 11:00 AM Theater

Milwaukee Comedy presents a sort of a kind of a semi-fusion between stand-up and improv comedy this Friday night as it presents Voyager: A Comedy Show. The idea is this: comics arrive prior to 10:00 p.m. for a later-in-the-evening comedy sho.. more

Jul 27, 2016 1:14 PM Theater

Casual variety shows make it to major venues in Milwaukee on a regular basis. There’s something really comfortable about a show that fuses narrative art with perhaps a little comedy and music. Every once in awhile a show comes along that fus.. more

Jul 26, 2016 7:14 PM Theater

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Hellcat Amazons. It’s the name of a collection of old pulp novel covers that was published a few years back. It’s also the name of an evening of comedy that suggests beauty and ferocity. A wise man once said that, “comedy is not pretty. x9.. more

Jan 4, 2016 12:00 PM Theater

Hannibal Buress discusses timely comedy, failed auditions, his leading-man ambitions and more. more

Sep 15, 2015 6:17 PM A&E Feature

Mentalist Marc Salem is performing a one-man show at the Stackner Cabaret called Mind Over Milwaukee. In this hour-and-a-half long program, Salem performs mentalist tricks involving prediction, thought, numbers, sleight of more

Jan 10, 2013 1:20 PM Theater

The hotel room is a perfect springboard for just about any kind of story. It'™s a generic spae that can be filled with just about any kind of human drama or comedy. Pink Banana stage a production of Stephen Belber'™s hotel-based one act drama Ta.. more

Sep 12, 2011 11:34 AM Theater

One of the issues tackled by Patrick Schmitz' new play theatre-centric play Back And Forth is the question of whether or not women have a more difficult time in professional comedy. (A staged reading of the play some time ago featured a talented .. more

Jan 12, 2011 11:33 AM Theater

Shorewood’s North Star American Bistro first opened under the name St. Bessie’s—a restaurant that featured a statue of a large golden bovine for its namesake. Six years ago the statue was removed and the name was changed. In more recent more

Nov 24, 2010 12:00 AM Dining Preview

The post-World War II era is often viewed in a heavily romanticized light. But for many people living in the period right after WWII, civil rights remained decades away. And the wholesome image of America’s nuclear family, popularized by mi... more

Nov 17, 2010 12:00 AM Theater

Gambling. Drink. Seduction. Money. Thievery. Sounds much like headlines from the 21st century. But, in this case, try the early 18th century, in the form of the Restoration comedy The Beaux’ Stratagem, which arrived with a history of its ow... more

Nov 17, 2010 12:00 AM Theater

Stand-up comic/storyteller Mike Birbiglia hit the historic Pabst Theatre last night. The last stop on his Painfully True Stories Tour met with a respectably large and diverse crowd. Known for his various albums, touring performances and intermit.. more

Nov 14, 2010 9:50 PM Theater

Every year “The City of Festivals” brings us a multitude of ever-evolving venues and celebrations to draw us in and entertain us. On Saturday, July 24, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., another clear winner for Milwaukee is the Brady Street Festival... more

Jul 14, 2010 12:00 AM Around MKE

The weekend had fallen together for me in a very, very strange way . . . I was scheduled to see two shows last night. If I was really going to be able to make it to both of them, things would be tight . . . My first show of the evening was the big.. more

Aug 15, 2009 4:00 AM Theater

Seattle was all the rage for a few years in the early '90s-until Kurt Cobain killed himsel Sonic Boom: The History of Northwest Rock, from "Louie Louie" to "Smells Li ,Books more

Apr 21, 2009 12:00 AM Books

The hottest band from Wales since… uh… well, let’s just call them a hot band from Wales, the punky indie-pop septet Los Campesinos! puts a youthful, energetic spin on the ’90s indie-rock of bands like Pavement and Guided b,Today more

Apr 3, 2009 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

“Ladies Love Country Boys,” Trace Adkins argued in one of his many big singles Dangerous Man ,Today in Milwaukee more

Oct 17, 2008 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee 1 Comments

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