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 […]

Allen Edge has character

Allen Edge is a Milwaukee treasure. He is a nationally touring comedian, a character actor appearing in such feature films as “Barbershop 2: Back in Business” and “Meet the Browns,” and he calls Milwaukee home. We’ve seen him participate in Milwaukee open mics and Erik Koconis‘s Comedy Conclave, which tells you: Allen Edge is a professional […]

Allen Edge is out there

Allen Edge is a Milwaukee treasurer. He's a nationally touring comedian, a character actor appearing in such feature films as "Barbershop 2: Back in Business" and "Meet the Browns," and he calls Milwaukee home. We've seen him participate in Milwaukee open mics and Erik Koconis's Comedy Conclave, which tells you: Allen Edge is a professional who […]

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, […]

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