Those rascals at Milwaukee’s Caste of Killers Comedy Collective are at it again. By that, we mean they’re presenting another monthly showcase of standup comedians at the Karma Bar & Grill.
The Milwaukee Stand Up Comedy Showcase begins at 8:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 17, at 600 E. Ogden Ave.
Our good friend Steve Breese is the scheduled host.
- Goodrich Gevaart
- Jeffry Schultz
- Nate Bjork
- Greg Bach
It’s only $5 ($1 to see each comedian) if you pay in advance (by clicking here). Or you can play the role of big spender and pay $10 at the door, leaving less money available to buy your friends drinks – which is the best way to pose as a big spender.
As Carrie Antlfinger reports, the federal government shutdown may be flattening some of Milwaukee’s favorite brews. But we’ve got just the medicine.
Free beer! That’s good for what ales you.
The October Comedy Arcade show includes a free cold one with every $7 advance ticket you buy online right here.*
Procrastinators and last-second showgoers pay $10 at the door and have to bring their own beverages.
But here’s the best part: All comers get the Milwaukee comedy stylings of these standup artists:
- Steve Breese
- Greg Bach
- Chastity Washington
The show starts at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12, in the Arcade Theatre, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., lower level.
*21+ limit one per ticket holder!
Summer may be a blur, but as Labor Day approaches reflect on all the comedy that Milwaukee has hosted since Memorial Day. “More than ever” is the right answer.
Not only are there more open mics and original productions around town than there were a year ago, but regular monthly shows such as the Variety Hour Happy Hour and the Comedy Arcade Show have joined the mix.
The last Comedy Arcade Show of the summer is at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 29, at 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., lower level. The show features standup comedy from Steve Breese,
Nick Ledesma and Dave Labedz.
You’ll also witness the improvised humor of Lee Rowley and Vince Figueroa performing as Busy Bar.
Click here to order discount tickets in advance or pay $10 at the door. If you’re of age and thirsty, ask for a free beer. It’s also BYOB.
And now for something completely different: An improv troupe will be performing at an open mic for standup comedians.
Look for it at 9 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 6 – Tuesday Night Comedy – The Down & Over Pub, 2535 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., in Milwaukee’s Bay View. It’s an open mic. Performers need to sign up at 8:30 p.m. Steve Breese is the emcee. And there’s a special appearance by Tall Boys improv. And it’s free.
Tall Boys includes James Boland, Erik Koconis, Robby McGhee and Lee Rowley. They’ll be having a show of their own at 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 9, at the Alchemist Theatre, 2569 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Bay View. Admission is $5, but there’s a free Tall Boy beer for the first 10 people in the door.
And for poetic justice, the Tall Boys improv show will include standup comedy from Greg Bach, Steve Breese and Scott Boremen.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel informed us of the history of comedy at Summerfest.
Lewis Black makes a case for comedy’s inclusion in “The World’s Largest Music Festival” by saying in a promotional video:
“This is a lot of music, and music needs to be leavened with funny. Music tends to be a little pretentious, but a comic knows what a good fart is, doesn’t he? And a good fart joke.”
And though Friday, July 5, is the big night for comedy at the Big Gig, it’s also a time to catch more local talent in a more intimate venue. I’m referring to the Caste of Killers Comedy Collective‘s Milwaukee Comedy Stand-Up Showcase. That’s what.
It starts at 8 p.m. at the Karma Bar & Grill, 600 E. Ogden Ave. Tickets are only $5 ($10 for the cushy couch seats), and you can order them by clicking here.
The lineup includes:
- Jeff Lampton
- R. Michael Gull
- Kyle Warras
- Duncan Carson
- Dave Labedz
- Steve Breese
Milwaukee’s big enough to support a lot of laughter.