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Milwaukee Comedy Festival Announces Performers!

Live event will feature rising talents, national names.

By - Jun 21st, 2017 11:33 am
Milwaukee Comedy Festival Announces Performers!

Milwaukee Comedy Festival Announces Performers!

MILWAUKEE, WIS.  – The Milwaukee Comedy Festival, Wisconsin’s largest comedy event Aug. 1-6, 2017 will feature headliner Michael Ian Black (Wet Hot American Summer, The State, VH1’s I Love the 80’s, 90’s) along with 40 national and regional comedy acts including stand up, improvisation and sketch comedy live on stage. The annual MCF is celebrating twelve years and will present twelve different shows at multiple venues in Milwaukee, WI including Lakefront Brewery, The Underground Collaborative, Shank Hall and Turner Hall Ballroom.

Several special events are featured at this years festival including the unique Keg Stand Up Kick Off event at Lakefront Brewery. Debra Wilson from MadTV, Jill-Michele Melean from Reno 911 and Lahna Turner will appear at Shank Hall, and 2017 Milwaukee Comedy Festival Headliner Michael Ian Black will close out the festival at Turner Hall Ballroom.

Single Show Tickets are available for $15 presale or $20 at the door day of show.  All Access Passes are available for $50 and include access to all shows in including Headliner Michael Ian Black, Kick Off and special events. Tickets are available via

Tickets for Michael Ian Black at Turner Hall Ballroom are available via the Pabst Theatre Box Office, by calling (414) 286-3663 or online at

The Milwaukee Comedy Festival was founded in 2006 and this year celebrates 12 Years of Laughs!

More information is available at

2017 Festival Show Line Up

Up-to-date Schedule, Performer Bios, Photos and videos are available via the official Milwaukee Comedy Festival website

Wednesday Aug 2
7pm at Lakefront Brewery
Host – Joe Riley
Seth Davis
Erin Grotheer
Mat Alano-Martin

Thursday Aug 3
7:30pm at Underground Collaborative
Host – Variety Hour Happy Hour (Sketch)
Elijah Holbrook
Mike Berg
Ton Johnson

Friday Aug 4
7:30pm at Underground Collaborative
Host – Vik Pandya
Audrey Jonas
Christopher Schmidt
Keith MacGill

Friday Aug 4
10pm at Underground Collaborative
Host – Josh Ballew
Mike Wiley
Sam Priest
Prateek Srivastava

Saturday Aug 5
4pm at Underground Collaborative
Host – Matt Werner
Two, Too (Improv)
Funeral Twins
Jake West

Schedule is Subject to Change

Saturday Aug 5
6pm at Underground Collaborative
Host – David Roth
Miles Hendrix
Last Action Movie (Improv)

Saturday Aug 5
8pm at Shank Hall
Debra Wilson
Lahna Turner
Jilly Meleán

Saturday Aug 5
11pm at Underground Collaborative
Host – AJ Grill
Sidekick (Sketch)
Carter Deems
Davon Magwood

Sunday Aug 6
2pm at Underground Collaborative
Host – Joe Murphy
Improvised Jane Austen (Improv)
Live from LaCrosse (Sketch)
Stacy Pawlowski

Sunday Aug 6
4pm at Underground Collaborative
Host – Josh Ballew
Sketch Marks
Dan Marse-Kapr
Matt Griffo (Musical Comedy)

Sunday – 8pm
8pm at Turner Hall
Host – David Louis
John Egan
Michael Ian Black

About the Festival
The Milwaukee Comedy Festival was founded in 2006 as the Sketch and Improv Comedy Festival to support and grow the comedy scene in Milwaukee.  The Festival quickly grew into Wisconsin’s premier annual comedy event.  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.

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