Stand-up

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Milwaukee comedian creates "Moby Dick" movie...with puppets

Published Aug. 12, 2013

Milwaukee comedian Ryan Lowe created an 118-minute adaptation of Herman Melville's "Moby Dick" with over 30 handmade puppets. The film features original music and voice-over work by dozens of well-known Milwaukee artists and comedians, and recently premiered at the Rosebud Theater in Wauwatosa.

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Morgan provides laughs and a few uncomfortable moments

Published May 6, 2013

As a stand-up comedian, Tracy Morgan has gained a reputation as someone whose shows are fraught with controversy. This perception became reality during Morgan's show at The Pabst Theater on Sunday night.

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Maron on a roll at The Pabst

Published May 5, 2013

After a week in which he released a new book and had his new comedy series premiere on IFC, Marc Maron capped it off with an extended stand-up performance at The Pabst Theatre on Saturday night.

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A show about us: Dobie Maxwell's comical Cream City send-up

Published April 7, 2013

Dobie Maxwell is coming home to Milwaukee for a month-long run at Potawatomi Bingo Casino's Northern Lights Theater, presenting "Schlitz Happened! An Old Milwaukee Blatz From The Pabst." Maxwell hopes to make the show a hilarious love letter to the city he says had a lot to do with the man - and comedian - he is today.

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Aisha Tyler talks "Archer" in Milwaukee and more

Published April 4, 2013

I'm super excited for Saturday's "Archer Live," the in-person incarnation of the hit FX show that blows me away every week. I'll just throw it out there: "Archer," the animated spy comedy is not only the funniest show on TV now, but it ranks among the funniest shows of all time. Filthy, witty and beautifully drawn, it packs an amazing amount of comedy into every episode. In advance of the show, I spoke to Aisha Tyler (Lana Kane) by phone.

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"The Comedy Arcade" mixing it up at the Underground Collaborative

Published March 21, 2013

For a lot of folks in the Milwaukee comedy scene, there are two schools of funny: improv and stand-up. And ne'er the twain shall meet. Steve Breese is hoping to change that. The young comedian and producer is bringing his newest show, "The Comedy Arcade," to the Underground Collaborative in The Shops of Grand Avenue one Thursday night every month, with co-producer Matt Kemple. The inaugural show is tonight at 7:30 p.m.

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A conversation with Ralphie May

Published March 13, 2013

Ralphie May is performing at The Pabst Theater this Saturday, March 16. OnMilwaukee.com caught up with him on the road to talk candidly about his family, his comedy and why he doesn't want to be part of the "in crowd."

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Schumer's star eclipsed by opening act

Published March 10, 2013

Usually at any concert the opening act is designed to serve as a solid appetizer to get the audience settled in for the headline performer. This was not the case at The Pabst Theater on Saturday night as Amy Schumer's opener Bridget Everett was a supernova that made Schumer's set feel like a post-dinner piece of hard candy.

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Burr brings the funny to The Pabst

Published March 9, 2013

It's a pretty rare accomplishment for a stand-up comedian to receive a standing ovation from half the audience before telling a single joke, but Bill Burr managed to get such a response before starting his sold out late show at the Pabst Theater Friday night. Constantly touring, Burr has proved to be one of the most prolific stand-up comedians currently working.

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Nick Offerman offers a night of storytelling and song

Published Feb. 24, 2013

On Saturday night, "Parks and Recreation's" Nick Offerman (the actor behind the show's amazing character Ron Swanson) appeared at the Pabst Theater in front of a full house not exactly sure what they were about to get. Luckily, their instincts to come were rewarded with a terrific night of storytelling and song.

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Ferguson's comedy is better on TV

Published Feb. 23, 2013

While he may have been performing in a primetime spot, the host of "The Late Late Show" Craig Ferguson was certainly not any cleaner at his Friday night performance at the Pabst Theater.

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George Lopez tells it like it is

Published Sept. 20, 2012

George Lopez is returning to his stand-up roots with his "That's the America I Live In" tour, which comes to the Riverside Theater this Friday. He sat down with OnMilwaukee.com to talk about his comedy, the upcoming election, and - of course - his good friend Sandra Bullock.

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Poundstone plays to offbeat perfection at The Pabst

Published Sept. 8, 2012

Many comedians try to hone the perfect set and spend countless hours crafting segues so that their material flows from joke to joke. In her Friday night show at The Pabst Theater, Paula Poundstone performed with minimal transitions, creating an unpredictable, scatterbrained night of comedy.