Looking for some funny in the Milwaukee area? This list of comedy clubs, comedy groups and comedy friendly venues in the Milwaukee area will help you get your funny fix.
Milwaukee Comedy Clubs
Where: 615 E. Brady St.
When: Wednesday through Saturday nights
Cost: Free - $12
An East Side staple, the Comedy Cafe features a great line-up of talent. Shows include a Wednesday night Open Mic, and Thursday, Friday and Saturday traditional stand-up comedy shows, with different drink specials each night.
Where: 420 S 1st St
When: Friday nights, Saturday afternoon and evenings, some Thursday and Sunday nights
Cost: $8 - $12 per ticket
Contact: (414) 272-8888
ComedySportz specializes in a "clean" comedy experience, so no worries about offensive material here! ComedySportz specializes in improv comedy, in which two teams of "actletes" make up scenes and play games on the spot based on audience suggestions.
A ComedySportz match features two teams of comedy actletes competing for laughs and points, with a referee keeping things moving and calling fouls. An average of seven to twelve games are played during a match, drawn from a repetoire of over a hundred improv games. Every show is different, with different players, different games, and different audiences supplying new suggestions.
Jokerz Comedy Club
Where: 11400 West Silver Spring Rd., Miwaukee
When: Friday and Saturday nights
Contact: (414) 758-5101
Jokerz Comedy Club is a northwest side club featuring a cool comedy hall and a full dinner menu to go along with the show, including a selection of appetizers, burgers, wraps, salads and steaks. This venue features traditional stand-up comedians. Look for shows, including well-known national talent, on Friday and Saturday nights.
Broad Minded is an all female comedy group that are self-descibed "femme fatales" of comedy: their comedy kills even the most critical of audience members. Their shows consist of a mixture of live sketches and video performance.
Kick Me Comedy
The Kick Me Comedy group is available to perform at special events, specializing in stand up, comedy characters, and even variety show arts like juggling and walking on stilts.
The M.U.T.E.S. (Marvelous Unspeaking Troupe of Entertaining Scoundrels)
Probably the most unusual of all Milwaukee comedy groups, the M.U.T.E.S. specialize in silent film sketch comedy. Taking inspiration from the actors and films of the silent era, perform both on stage and as roving entertainers at festivals.
More Comedy in Milwaukee
See and up-to-date calendar of comedy events at MilwaukeeComedy.com
See Live Comedians at these Milwaukee venues:
Milwaukee Theater,500 W. Kilbourn Ave.
Pabst Theater, 144 E. Wells St.
Riverside Theater, 116 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Miramar Theater, 2844 N. Oakland Ave.
Alchemist Theatre, 2569 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.
Carte Blanche Studios, 1024 S. 5th St.
The Safe House, 779 N. Front St.