Kick Off Events

Official Comedy Fest Kick Off Events!

4 official kick off events will feature local stand up and improv comedy in each show, along with ticket give-a-ways and prizes!

The Comedy Arcade Show

Comedy Arcade Show

Thursday, July 25 at 7:30pm

Showcasing premier Stand Up,  Improv and Sketch Comedy in one show! The Comedy Arcade will feature stand up from Joseph Murphy, Mario Robinson, Joe Fernandez, improv comedy from Busy Bar and sketch from Crouch Comedy!

$7 online, $10 at the door. Get Tickets

At the Underground Collaborative, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave.,
Lower Level of the Grand Ave. Mall, Downtown Milwaukee

Variety Hour Half Hour

Variety Hour Half Hour

Friday, July 26 at 8pm

With your host Nick Firer, the Variety Hour Half Hour presents a live late night talk show format complete with special guests, live music and comedy sketches! You are the studio audience for an hour of hilarity, with half an hour of the show available online for free!

$10 online, $15 at the door. Get Tickets

At the Underground Collaborative, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave.,
Lower Level of the Grand Ave. Mall, Downtown Milwaukee

Retro Comedy Night

Retro Comedy Night

Saturday, July 27 at 8pm

A new night of comedy based on old ideas! A surprise television sitcom from the ’70s, ’80s, or ’90s will be performed live on stage by some of the funniest comedians in town.

$10 online, $15 at the door. Get Tickets

At the Underground Collaborative, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave.,
Lower Level of the Grand Ave. Mall, Downtown Milwaukee

Milwaukee Comedy Showcase

Wednesday, July 31 at 7:30pm

Kick Off ShowcaseKick Off the Milwaukee Comedy Festival at Next Act theatre with a Milwaukee Comedy Showcase! The evening will feature a Meet and Greet with comedians along with FREE PIZZA from Transfer starting at 6:30pm before the show, a cash bar and the Milwaukee Comedy Showcase featuring some hilarious local comedians at 7:30pm. The show is Pay What You Can!

Hosted by Greg Bach!
Featuring stand up from Jake Kornely and Jason Hillman with Improv from Homegrown Electric Circus!

Pay What You Can!
At the Next Act Theatre,
255 S. Water St., Milwaukee