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 […]

Oh, the humility!

Comedy is serious stuff to those who practice it. Each month, Erik Koconis – Milwaukee standup, actor and guru – orchestrates entertaining discussions about the art of humor at a gathering called the Comedy Conclave. The conclave is a free forum on the last Sunday of the month prior to the longstanding Sunday evening open […]

Talking Funny

The longstanding Sunday evening open mic at Rounding Third Bar & Grill is enhanced at the end of each month by the Comedy Conclave. That’s when standup veteran and comedy guru Erik Koconis (right) hosts a roundtable discussion of what makes audiences laugh and how comics can make the most of their time on stage. […]

Laugh and learn

As part of its mission of upholding the Milwaukee comedy community, the Milwaukee Comedy Festival not only showcases local talent but offers classes and workshops. The seventh annual festival, Aug. 3-11, brings together laugh makers from near and far to entertain Milwaukee comedygoers. It also offers comedy practitioners opportunities to work together and learn from […]

Knowing funny

Comedy fans and students of the humor sciences should be aware of the monthly Comedy Conclave meeting at 6 p.m., Sunday, June 24, at Rounding Third Bar and Grill, on N. 63rd St. and W. Bluemound Road.That’s where comic and comic guru Erik Koconis (right) leads an informal discussion on some of the theoretical and […]

Milking the end of weekend

Here’s a trivial question: What do you do most Sunday evenings? Like most working stiffs, you’re probably starting to dread Monday morning. Instead, you could be partaking in creative diversions such as Trivia Stew and the open mic at Rounding Third. Trivia Stew is a weekly team trivia show by Milwaukee’s Wing-Ding Productions from 7:30 p.m. […]

Get some Koconis

Erik Koconis is a veteran Milwaukee stand-up who not only practices comedy, he exchanges it. Catch Erik along with Christy Hall Watson, Ryan Lowe and others at 8 p.m., Thursday, April 26. It’s a variety show fundraiser for WriteCamp. They’ll be at the Stonefly Brewery, 735 E. Center St., in Milwaukee’s radical Riverwest neighborhood. Admission […]