Holy smoke, another Conclave!

The pope is giving up his office for Lent. So cardinals will be flocking to Vatican City to elect his successor. But there’s a more immediate conclave closer to home that’s drawing both the high- and low-minded – and it’s open to the public. Milwaukee’s Comedy Conclave meets (as it does the last Sunday of […]

Comedy Conclave online

Having read here about the Comedy Conclave, I hurried back from a wedding in the Twin Cities April 29 to catch former Twin Cities comedian Erik Koconis orchestrate a fascinating discussion on the role of fear in comedy. “Fear is the fuel of being funny,” Erik said amid a handful of fellow comics at a […]

The Comedy Conclave

The Comedy Conclave: A Discussion Group For Comics, About Comedy. When: The last Sunday of every month, beginning at 6pm, going until the open mic starts. Where: Rounding Third Bar and Grill, 63rd and Bluemound. A wonderful thing happened a couple of weeks ago. Erik Koconis suggested that entertainers of the comedic sort might enjoy […]

Talking funny

Keep checking back in this space for updates on the latest open mics for standup comedy in the Milwaukee area. Usually, those open mics are free. And they serve up a good mix of relatively new comics discovering their voice and established pros working out new material. Don’t believe us? Check out the Comedy Show […]

Keep your Sundays free

So, normally the last Sunday of the month is when you’d be looking for Milwaukee’s Comedy Conclave, a lively insiders discussion orchestrated by Erik Koconis of what’s funny and how to make audiences laugh. The Conclave website says the April gathering is scheduled for 6 p.m., Sunday, May 5, at Rounding Third Bar & Grill, 6317 […]

Inside Jokes

If you ever wanted to have a drink with people who make you laugh, to pick their brains and find out what they think is funny and how and why they choose the material they deliver, then block off the last Sunday of the month. That’s when Erik Koconis orchestrates the Comedy Conclave. The veteran […]

Hot time in Racine town

When the winter in Milwaukee gets this cold, none of us needs a nudge to migrate south. Maybe Racine isn’t far enough, but this week it has plenty of comedy to warm you from within. The event is Comedy Xtravaganza. It’s showcasing some of our favorite laugh mongers, including (with help from Facebook):  Erik Koconis […]

Make 'em laugh

It’s that time of the month, and Erik Koconis is gathering a group of funny folk for the Comedy Conclave. That’s where practitioners and aficionados of comedy chat about what makes people laugh. Much of their insight is based on first-hand knowledge of laughing. It’s informal, informative and free. It starts at 6 p.m., Sunday, […]

Some things for nothing

So I know how much you like spending money on entertainment. If you wanted it for nothing, you could stay home and watch TV. I get that. But I feel compelled to point out the occasional freebies in the Milwaukee comedy community – like all the open mics, where you can witness the rise and […]

Month ending in laughter

One good thing about the end of the month is the last Wednesday night. That’s when the Caste of Killers Comedy Collective emcees an open mic showcase at Milwaukee’s Comedy Cafe. From Facebook: “Some of the best up-and-coming comedians along with long time local favorites hit the stage and spread the laughter. Admission is free […]

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