Mark Metcalf

Milwaukee is a funny place

By - Jul 28th, 2011 04:00 am
Milwaukee Comedy Festival

Fest co-organizers Matt Kemple (left) and Patrick Schmitz.

In the six years since its inception, the Milwaukee Comedy Festival has grown from an underground showcase of local talent to a thriving four-day event, attracting comics of all stripes from our own backyard and well beyond.

While the festival garners national (and international) attention with submissions from Chicago, New York, and even Canada, at it’s core, it’s a great way to see a ton of local comedians on the same stage. August 4 – 7, Milwaukeeans can catch sketch groups like broadminded and Homegrown Electric Circus, improv troupes like Worst Case Scenario, and those brave souls – stand-up comedians like the collective Caste of Killers, all under one roof. And that’s just to name of few of the over 30 acts happening next weekend.

Today, festival organizers (and regular old funny guys themselves) Matt Kemple and Patrick Schmitz offer a preview of the festival and explore Milwaukee’s ever expanding comedy scene.


Listen now:

The 2011 Milwaukee Comedy Festival

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The Milwaukee Comedy Festival kicks off August 4 – 7 at Comedy Sportz, 420 S. 1st Street. Visit for more information and showtimes. To purchase tickets, click here or call 1-800-838-3006.


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