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Judah Friedlander Headlining Milwaukee Comedy Festival

Announcing a fourth headlining act for 2019 annual event

By - May 3rd, 2019 12:04 pm

MILWAUKEE, WIS.  – The Milwaukee Comedy Festival, Wisconsin’s largest multi-day comedy event, announces comedian Judah Friedlander, the fourth headlining act for 2019. The Festival, presenting top national and regional acts will take place July 31- August 4, 2019 at multiple venues in Milwaukee. Comedian Judah Friedlander (30 Rock, Netflix, Comedy Central, Late Night, The Daily Show) will headline Friday, August 2nd, 2019 at Shank Hall (1434 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202), and present all new material as part of Judah Friedlander 2019 Tour: Future President. This will be Mr. Friedlander’s first time performing in Milwaukee.

Comics Todd Barry, Beth Stelling and Ari Shaffir will also headline in the 2019 Festival. Additional performing acts in the 2019 Milwaukee Comedy Festival will be announced in the coming weeks.

Milwaukee Comedy Festival

Milwaukee Comedy Festival

The Milwaukee Comedy Festival, celebrating 14 years of laughs, features live stand up, improvisation and sketch comedy. Performers from across the country will be featured in more than a dozen different live shows and special events at multiple venues including The Underground Collaborative, Lakefront Brewery, Turner Hall Ballroom, Shank Hall and others.

Ticket Information

Tickets for Judah Friedlander are $20 and will be on sale beginning Monday, May 6th at noon via Tickets are available online in advance via or at the venue box office 30 minutes prior to show time.

More information on the 2019 Milwaukee Comedy Festival is available at or by emailing

Judah Friedlander

Judah Friedlander

About Judah Friedlander

Judah Friedlander 2019 Tour: Future President (All New Material)

Hilarious, profound satire with endless one liners & seamless crowd work. Judah Friedlander is a singular performer. His Future President stand-up show is American satire at its most creative, incisive, and funny. You have not seen a show like this before. Judah satirizes American Exceptionalism, the systemic power structures that control America, and how America deals with all of its human rights issues. Judah finds and creates comedy from places you never knew it existed.

In Judah’s uproariously engaging and unpredictable show, he will tell you why he should be the future President of the United States, and will invite you to ask him questions about his Presidential platform. With Judah’s amazing and unique crowd work, no two shows are the same.

Last year, Judah Friedlander’s critically acclaimed 84 minute stand-up performance film America Is the Greatest Country In the United States (Netflix, 2017) was named best comedy special of the year by many critics, comics, and fans. This year in 2019, Judah is on tour with all new material.

Come see the Future President of the United States.

About the Festival

The Milwaukee Comedy Festival is Wisconsin’s largest multi-day comedy event, celebrating 14 years presenting the best local, regional, and national comedic talent. The festival has featured top-notch stand-up, improv, and sketch comedy from across the country. Founded in 2006 as the Sketch and Improv Comedy Festival to support and grow the comedy scene in the city, the Milwaukee Comedy Festival quickly grew into Wisconsin’s premier annual comedy event attracting thousands of comedy fans every year.  MCF aspires to cultivate an active comedy community where performers can hone their craft, create new and exciting comedy, and foster an inviting environment for both audiences and fellow performers.

Over the years, more than 18,000 people have laughed with the Milwaukee Comedy Festival. Audiences have traveled from all parts of Wisconsin to attend the fest, and as far away as Los Angeles to Boston for the city’s biggest comedy event of the year.  Since 2006, the festival has featured thousands of performers from across the country including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle, Philadelphia, Denver and Austin as well as Canada including Toronto, Alberta and Vancouver. Our alumni have appeared in movies and television including Comedy Central, Netflix, HBO, Saturday Night Live, MAD TV, BET, Conan, Late Nite and many more.
More information on the 2019 Milwaukee Comedy Festival is available at or by emailing

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