comedy

Arts & Culture
4:10 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Comedian W. Kamau Bell is Back on the Road

W. Kamau Bell
Credit Matthias Clamer / FX

On his Twitter page, W. Kamau Bell says “I tell jokes, but I’m not kidding.”  Known by many as a political comedian, Bell is best known for his critically acclaimed, but short-lived FX comedy series Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, for which Chris Rock was the Executive Producer.

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Arts & Culture
1:02 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Comedian Tig Notaro Finds The Humor In Tragedy

Tig Notaro caught the attention of audiences everywhere with her bold comedy album "LIVE" in which she addressed her cancer diagnosis.
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Comedian Tig Notaro would not have chosen the path that vaulted her to fame and notoriety.  But she has certainly made the most of a tough situation.  Notaro's most well-known narrative was a candid recounting of a tough period of her life, which culminated in her cancer diagnosis.

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Arts & Culture
3:57 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Comedian Maz Jobrani Finds Inspiration And Fanbase Around The Globe

You may best know comedian Maz Jobrani as a panelist on the NPR show, "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!" He will perform stand up at Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee next week.
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To devoted public radio listeners, the name Maz Jobrani might sound familiar.

Arts & Culture
12:20 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Ba-Dum Psh!: Comedians Take to the Stage This Weekend at the Milwaukee Comedy Festival

The Milwaukee Comedy Festival has kicked off its 9th year.
Credit Next Act Theatre, nextact.org

    

It’s going to be a funny weekend in Milwaukee. Actually, it already is a funny night….because the 9th Annual Milwaukee Comedy Festival is just underway. 

The Festival features four days of live performances, including stand-up, improv, sketch, and musical comedy acts. It bills itself as the largest comedy event in Wisconsin, and brings in acts from across the nation, and a lot of local talent, as well.

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Arts & Culture
7:02 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Milwaukee Native's One-Man Show Takes Comedic Look at Me Generation

Will Durst in his new one-man show "BoomeRaging: From LSD to OMG"
Credit Will Durst

Political satirist, stand up comedian and Milwaukee native Will Durst is back in town with a brand new one-man show.

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Arts & Culture
1:39 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Video: Irish Comedian Goes Global - and Rags on American Culture

Irish comedian Dylan Moran was in Milwaukee for a show last fall.
Credit Dylan Moran Facebook

If you set out to name five current stand-up comedians, the name Dylan Moran probably wouldn’t make your list.

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Arts & Culture
11:29 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Weird Al Yankovic: From Poking Fun at Pop Culture Icons to Becoming One

Weird Al Yankovic, from a 2008 concert tour. He'll be in Brookfield on Tuesday.
Credit courtesy Al Yankovic

For more than three decades, whenever a pop song has reached the status of iconic, Weird Al Yankovic has been there to parody it.

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