comedy

Broccoli Theatricals

For those of us old enough to remember him, Sid Caesar was the king of live television in the 1950s. In Your Show of Shows Caesar all but defined the sketch comedy TV show. He also surrounded himself with a bevy of equally brilliant writers, many of whom who would go on to great things on their own: people like Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Larry Gelbart, and Neil Simon.

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Recently, Milwaukee Comedy's Matt Kemple and WUWM's Rachel Owens had the pleasure of sitting down, chatting and laughing with comedian Johnny Beehner. Beehner is from Milwaukee and has been working on perfecting his craft since his College years. He found himself spending most of his Thursday nights doing stand-up at The Safe House restaurant downtown.

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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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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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To devoted public radio listeners, the name Maz Jobrani might sound familiar.

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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.

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