The Milwaukee Comedy Festival - Wisconsin's largest comedy event - celebrates its 10-year anniversary this year. The annual festival runs from Thursday, Aug. 6 through Saturday, Aug. 9 and features performers from across the United States and Canada.
Host Frankie Fairmane leads off-the-cuff interviews with Milwaukee comedians as they cram as much funny and self-promotion into 10 minutes as humanly possible. Like a stand-up set, there's a "one-minute warning" for the comedians to wrap-up the conversation. Hold onto your butts, because none of this will be educational, but boy, will you laugh!
More than 25 comedy groups and 15 stand-up acts are scheduled to participate in the 2011 Milwaukee Comedy Festival, scheduled for Aug. 4-7 at ComedySportz, 420 S. 1st St.
Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes of a play or other stage production? Patrick Schmitz tackles the subject in his latest show, "Back and Forth."
Veteran Milwaukee-area comedian and actor Patrick Schmitz grew up watching "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" every December. It left him amused and curious. In "Rudolph the Pissed-off Reindeer," Schmitz puts a new spin on the timeless holiday tale of acceptance.