The Milwaukee Comedy Festival features a variety of comedy including live stand up, sketch comedy and improvisation in 9 different shows August 7-10, 2014.
Thursday, August 7th, 2014
We’re starting this thing off right: See many of Milwaukee’s best and brightest improvisors perform together in this one of a kind show!
Variety Hour Happy Hour
Bringing together talent from across Milwaukee, Variety Hour Happy Hour features comedy sketches, live music, special guests and live game shows on stage! It’s the most unique show in town.
As a Religious Studies degree holder who works with kids full time I have a deeply idiosyncratic comedy style. I pair real-life situations with absurdist twists while maybe divulging a few too many details about my personal life and emotional make-up along the way. Often I’ll be quoting the Bible and Qur’an onstage and actively using it to flirt with audience members. All this coupled with an overwhelming bubbly and falsely confident persona.
Matt Griffo (Musical)
This show will make your mom uncomfortable. Comedy songs about racism, love, and zombies with short stories in between will make you remember why life is hilarious and great. Matt Griffo is a Chicago based musician & comedian – he plays original comedic songs on piano and ukulele. He’s taught at The Second City, Chicago and has been performing at festivals across the country since 2008, Griffo has opened for Reggie Watts and is the composer for the Chicago smash hit: Jersey Shore The Musical. See more at mattgriffo.com
broadminded is Milwaukee’s only all-female sketch comedy group and has been performing together since 2006. Members Stacy Babl, Anne Graff LaDisa, Melissa Kingston, and Megan McGee, four women of various backgrounds and comedic training, write, direct and perform all of broadminded’s sketches and video performances. “The Broads” find comedic inspiration in everyday situations like work, relationships, and parenting as well as things that are always funny, like sexual innuendos, valley girls, awkward family moments and mustaches. Matthew Reddin of thirdcoastdaily.com describes broadminded sketches as, “… true-to-life humor, unvarnished, sans pretension.”