The New Set!
Mar
30
9:30 pm21:30

The New Set!

  • Atlas Improv Co

In one giant collision of talent, humor, and childhood nightmares, we're bringing together stand-up comedy and improv. To hell with the carefully crafted perfect set, these comics are submitting themselves to your flights of fancy. Your topics will become their inspiration as they are discover and create their latest masterpiece in front of your very lovely eyes!

Submit as many topics as you please. Go on, do it! https://goo.gl/forms/TjnnDIm0sEQdHocI3

Admission free


Stand-Up Democracy!
Mar
23
8:30 pm20:30

Stand-Up Democracy!

  • The Rigby Pub & Grill

Madison's favorite comedy election is back with four candidates! Who will get an extended set and eternal comedy glory (for the evening)? Vote by text or online and see results live, or just like a working democracy use money to turn predictions upside down! This is not what democracy looks like, but it's pretty close if you ask us. As always, no cover! The Revolver open Mic will follow. 

Comics this month are: KC Phillips, Bennett Brown, Marc Reisner, and Brittany Tilander. 
Election analysis and commentary by Charlie Kojis and Adam McShane.
Dj: Rob Garza
Hosted by Esteban Touma

The Merge!
Mar
18
10:30 pm22:30

The Merge!

  • Glass Nickel East

Stand-up and improv comedy are longtime rivals, but they have more in common with each other than practitioners of either camp would like to admit. The Merge blends quick-witted stand-up comedians with Monkey Business Institute's cast of professional improvisers to create a show that gives comedy aficionados the best of both worlds.

Last Laugh at Winedown!
Mar
10
8:30 pm20:30

Last Laugh at Winedown!

  • Winedown

Join us for a final night of comedy at Winedown!

Co-hosted by Jake Snell and Stevie Crutcher!

Featuring:
Deon Green
Brittany Tilander
Martin Henn

Comedy at the Meadery!
Mar
9
7:30 pm19:30

Comedy at the Meadery!

  • Bos Meadery

It's the eighth installment of Bos Meadery's monthly Comedy at the Meadery Showcase, and this month, all donations will go to help The Trevor Project! We're very proud of the line-up we've secured this month and hope you don't miss out.

Join host Peter Jurich and some of Madison's finest stand-up comics as they tackle some of their newest and rawest material.

Your lineup for the evening will be:
Brittany Tilander
Frandu
Eleanor Wroblewski
Shawn Vasquez
Samantha Haack
and your headliner Dan Bacula

"The mission of The Trevor Project is to end suicide among gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people. The organization works to fulfill this mission through four strategies:
1. Provide crisis counseling to LGBTQ young people thinking of suicide.
2. Offer resources, supportive counseling and a sense of community to LGBTQ young people to reduce the risk that they become suicidal.
3. Educate young people and adults who interact with young people on LGTBQ-competent suicide prevention, risk detection and response.
4. Advocate for laws and policies that will reduce suicide among LGBTQ young people."

Please help us to raise money for a very worthy cause! For more information on The Trevor Project, please check out www.thetrevorproject.org. 

$5 suggested donation. See you there!

MFCC '17 - Finals
Mar
8
9:00 pm21:00

MFCC '17 - Finals

  • Comedy Club on State

Each year, The Comedy Club on State hosts a competition to find Madison's Funniest Comic. Over 70 performers sign up each year to see if they have what it takes to join elite list of past winners. Votes are cast by both audience members, and judges in this grueling six week competition. 

 

Sign up begins January 4th at the Comedy Club on State

The Big Diss Roast Battle!
Mar
7
9:00 pm21:00

The Big Diss Roast Battle!

  • The Rigby Pub & Grill

From host Marty Clarke:

Thank you to everyone who came out to Big Diss Roast Battle - Madison January. The battles were crazy, and it was a packed house. This was the last one Wednesdays @ The Fountain, thanks to The Fountain and everyone who came out. These 9 battles have been amazing.

I'm happy to announce: The Big Diss Roast Battle - Madison is MOVING to The Rigby Pub & Grill (119 E Main St.) TUESDAY, March 7th @ 9pm. The show grows every month, and we're excited to bring the Big Diss to the Rigby. We're blowing out this show with surprises, and crazy battles, BE THERE!!!

Movie Hell!
Mar
2
7:00 pm19:00

Movie Hell!

  • Bos Meadery

New location! Same great show! Come see Cody Lemke torture the panel of the damned with another film that might have better been forgotten. Prizes brought to you by the good folks at Four Star Video Cooperative. Stop in today!

MFCC '17 - Semi Finals
Mar
1
9:00 pm21:00

MFCC '17 - Semi Finals

  • Comedy Club on State

Each year, The Comedy Club on State hosts a competition to find Madison's Funniest Comic. Over 70 performers sign up each year to see if they have what it takes to join elite list of past winners. Votes are cast by both audience members, and judges in this grueling six week competition. 

 

Sign up begins January 4th at the Comedy Club on State

Stand Up, Fall Down!
Feb
26
9:30 pm21:30

Stand Up, Fall Down!

  • The Great Dane

Come check out a new comedy drinking game show! Hosted by Spencer Graham. No cover. Come watch six hilarious comedians tell jokes while playing drinking games. 21 + over.

This month's comedians are:

Nick Hart
Marc Reisner
Ken Barns
Mike Jonjak
Eleanor Wroblewski
Bennett Brown

Some Dumb Show: Planned Parenthood Benefit!
Feb
25
9:00 pm21:00

Some Dumb Show: Planned Parenthood Benefit!

  • 1129 Mound Street Madison, WI, 53715 United States

SOME DUMB SHOW 3 - BENEFIT SHOW BABY!!! Come to the freshest show in Madison featuring the most nutritious comedians from Madison & Chicago. It's 5 dollars at the door and everything's going to Planned Parenthood. Come through and support our crumbling public institutions while you laugh!

With Stand Up From
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ANTHONY SIRAGUSE
JOEY BEDNARSKI
CARLY BALLERINI
JOSH EJNES
RACHEL MCCARTNEY

Hosted by Aaron Klinger

~~~~~chill kickback included~~~~~~
come kickback like ur in a lazy-e-boi

Madison Comedy Roundtable!
Feb
25
5:00 pm17:00

Madison Comedy Roundtable!

  • 122 State Street Madison, WI, 53703 United States

Miles Kristan will moderate four local comedians, Anthony Siraguse, Heather Lynn, David Fisher, and Mark Roth, in a political discussion. This event will be filmed and posted online at a later date.

There are five topics up for discussion this time.
-The Election
-The Two Party System
-Social Justice Warriors
-Safe Spaces
-The War on Drugs

After these topics have reached their conclusion, Miles will reach into the audience and ask for a few topics of their own, time permitting.

This is a free event, however we would like to suggest a 5 dollar donation. All profits go to help Madison Helping Hands, a local charity for our homeless population. This event is held upstairs at 122 State Street.

MFCC '17 - Round 2
Feb
22
9:00 pm21:00

MFCC '17 - Round 2

  • Comedy Club on State

Each year, The Comedy Club on State hosts a competition to find Madison's Funniest Comic. Over 70 performers sign up each year to see if they have what it takes to join elite list of past winners. Votes are cast by both audience members, and judges in this grueling six week competition. 

 

Sign up begins January 4th at the Comedy Club on State

Stand-Up Democracy!
Feb
16
8:30 pm20:30

Stand-Up Democracy!

Come celebrate Black History Month with three of Wisconsin's finest comedians! Who will you elect to get an extended set? Vote live for your favorite delegate in this 5th installment of Stand Up Democracy! NO COVER!

Deon Green, Madison Funniest Comic finalist 2016, Big C, aka Da Homeless Comic, and Milwaukee's own Ton Johnson are all running on a laugh-out-loud platform. And as usual, Adam McShane and Charlie Kojis will jump in with their set analysis in the post-show review.
Follow Stand-Up Democracy on facebook to stay in the loop for early voting and upcoming shows.

MFCC '17 - Round 1
Feb
15
9:00 pm21:00

MFCC '17 - Round 1

  • Comedy Club on State

Each year, The Comedy Club on State hosts a competition to find Madison's Funniest Comic. Over 70 performers sign up each year to see if they have what it takes to join elite list of past winners. Votes are cast by both audience members, and judges in this grueling six week competition. 

 

Sign up begins January 4th at the Comedy Club on State

Les Cougars Valentine's Day Show
Feb
14
7:30 pm19:30

Les Cougars Valentine's Day Show

  • The High Noon Saloon

Come be part of our annual Les Cougars Valentine's Day show that has become a local yearly hit, and the place to be to celebrate all that is love!! This V-Day we will paying a lovely homage to all of our favorite icons who sadly passed in 2016. 

We will be honoring greats such as Bowie, Prince, George Michael, Pete Burns, Leonard Cohen, etc., and even doing some skits in memoriam of all the great actors that have passed as well.

If you haven't been to a Les Cougars Valentine's Day show yet, you do not want to miss out! This is the PERFECT date night, girls night out, and everything in between. So please join us and spread the love this Valentine's Day!

There will be VIP tables available:

Table of 2 -$40 (This includes a private table with a bottle of champagne, a box of chocolates, and 2 passes to the show)
Table of 4-$65 (This includes a private table with 2 bottles of champagne, a box of chocolates, and 4 passes to the show)
Table of 6- $90 (This includes a private table with with 3 bottles of champagne, a box of chocolates, and 6 passes to the show)

VIP reservations will be up and running by January 5th. Please go towww.lescougarspurr.com.

Show starts PROMPTLY at 8:00 PM
$8 COVER

Comedy at Bos Meadery!
Feb
9
7:30 pm19:30

Comedy at Bos Meadery!

  • Bos Meadery

It's the seventh installment of Bos Meadery's monthly Comedy at the Meadery Showcase, and this month, all donations will go to help the Immigrant Defense Project! We're very proud of the line-up we've secured this month and hope you don't miss out.

Join host Peter Jurich and some of Madison's finest stand-up comics as they tackle some of their newest and rawest material.

Your lineup for the evening will be:
Michael Schram
Melissa Smith
Mike Jonjak
Vanessa Tortolano
and your headliner Dan Bacula

"The mission of Immigrant Defense Project is to secure fairness and justice for immigrants in the United States.

We work to transform a racially biased criminal legal system that violates basic human rights and an immigration system that tears hundreds of thousands of immigrants with convictions each year from their homes, their families, and their communities."

Please help us to raise money for a very worthy cause! For more information on the IDP, go to: http://www.immdefense.org/

$5 suggested donation.

MFCC '17 - Preliminary Round 2
Feb
8
9:00 pm21:00

MFCC '17 - Preliminary Round 2

  • Comedy Club on State

Each year, The Comedy Club on State hosts a competition to find Madison's Funniest Comic. Over 70 performers sign up each year to see if they have what it takes to join elite list of past winners. Votes are cast by both audience members, and judges in this grueling six week competition. 

 

Sign up begins January 4th at the Comedy Club on State

Madison's Funniest Comic '17 - Preliminary Round 1
Feb
1
9:00 pm21:00

Madison's Funniest Comic '17 - Preliminary Round 1

  • Comedy Club on State

Each year, The Comedy Club on State hosts a competition to find Madison's Funniest Comic. Over 70 performers sign up each year to see if they have what it takes to join elite list of past winners. Votes are cast by both audience members, and judges in this grueling six week competition. 

 

Sign up begins January 4th at the Comedy Club on State

Jan
30
7:30 pm19:30

Kristin Ryan and J.T. Habersaat Live at the Argus!

  • Argus Bar & Grill

Free Stand Up Show- 7:30 start
*Donations greatly appreciated! 
Mic to follow

Madison's own Anthony Siraguse hosts stand up from:
Kristin Ryan (Chicago-Bloody Mary Podcast)
JT Habersaat (Austin)

JT has acted as direct support for comedic powerhouses such as Doug Stanhope, Brian Posehn, Andy Dick, Kyle Kinane, Joe Sib, Jeanine Garofalo and many more, and remains one of a handful of comics ever invited to share the stage with Black Flag's Henry Rollins. Habersaat is also a consistent performer alongside many of Stanhope's Unbookables crew, including Kristine Levine, Andy Andrist, Henry Phillips and Norm Wilkerson. 

In addition, JT remains a requested support act for many bands, recently performing with such notable peers as Teenage Bottlerocket, Sloppy Seconds, The Murder Junkies, Krum Bums, The Adolescents, Lower Class Brats, Chuck Ragan, Tim Barry, M.O.D., Riverboat Gamblers, Dead To Me, Off With Their Heads and D.C. hardcore legends Scream. 

JT has performed at just about every major festival, including Fun Fun Fun Fest, Hell Yes! Comedy Fest New Orleans, Akumal Comedy Festival Mexico and The Fest Gainesville. He is also one of six comics ever invited to perform on the nation-spanning Vans Warped Tour. JT has appeared on Comedy Central's Upright Citizen's Brigade as well as acted opposite Ron Jeremy in Troma Films' Toxic Avenger 4: Citizen Toxie. 

JT is currently signed to Grammy-winning label Stand Up! Records. His debut album Hostile Corporate Takeover was released in 2013 to much critical acclaim, boasting tri-colored vinyl and cover art courtesy of legendary Black Flag / Sonic Youth artist Raymond Pettibon.

Habersaat released his first book The Altercation Archives in May 2012, and also contributed a chapter to Chuck Ragan's (Hot Water Music) new literary collection The Road Most Traveled. JT's first authored stage play 'Starting From Scratch' was performed at the 2013 Short Short Fringe Festival. 

Most recently, JT appeared in the zombie apocalypse short 17 Minutes in Texas (winner of the 'Best Comedy Short' at the 2014 Houston Comedy Film Festival), co-headlined the 'Inflammable Material' comedy showcase at the 2014 Punk Rock Bowling Fest Las Vegas, performed headlining sets at both Fun Fun Fun Fest 2014 and Hell Yes Fest 2014, and was tapped to headline Doug Stanhope's '2014 Superbowl Comedy Kickoff' in Bisbee, Arizona. 

JT started TheRoadPodcast.com in August 2014. He loves bourbon, dogs and silence.

Stand Up / Fall Down at Downtown Great Dane!
Jan
29
9:30 pm21:30

Stand Up / Fall Down at Downtown Great Dane!

  • The Great Dane

This is the first ever Stand Up / Fall Down is this SUNDAY! It is going to be a blast of a show!

Martin Henn, Cynthia Marie, Siyang Sun and Cody Lemke will fight through three challenges to win the first ever Stand Up / Fall Down Championship! We will also be entertained by the amazing wordsmith Kevin Schwartz and Jared Wing with be put through the first ever. Drunk Stand Up Game. 

Come see what all of this even means, at the Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co. at 123 E. Doty St. The show will start at 9:30 p.m. but seats fill up quick and seating starts at 9:00 p.m.

When you cheers always Stand Up and never get so drunk you Fall Down.

Movie Hell!
Jan
27
8:00 pm20:00

Movie Hell!

  • The Fountain of Madison

Alcohol! Demons! Prizes! Laughs!
Come support Madison Local Comedy as our guest, James Corlett tortures our hosts with the film of his choice!

Join the event on Facebook!

The Big Diss Roast Battle!
Jan
25
11:00 pm23:00

The Big Diss Roast Battle!

  • The Fountain of Madison

*Airhorn* *Airhorn* The Big Diss Roast Battle - Madison is BACK!!! and BIGGER THAN EVER!!! The Premier 1-on-1 insults competition is back, and it's gunna get DIRTY!! Wed. Jan 25th after the Big Deuce Open Mic @ The Comedy Club on State (9pm), hussle across the street to the Fountain Bar (122 State St.) to watch comedians verbally abuse eachother until a winner is chosen bv the audience. PLUS, one lucky/drunk audience member will be chosen for our world famous "Crowd Roast" where all our roast masters will tear you apart for all your friends to see. We have a STACKED lineup of battles this month, DO NOT MISS IT!!

Battles:
Jared Steffen(4-2) vs. Stevie Leigh Crutcher (5-2)
Eleanor Wroblewski0-0)* vs. Peter Jurich(2-1)
Christopher Schmidt(1-0) vs. Martin Henn(1-0)
James Corlett(1-0) vs. Patrick Henry(0-0)*
Spencer Brooks Graham (1-1) vs. Michael Bomhack Schram (2-4)
TBA

Headlining Battle:
Deon Green(3-0) vs. KC Phillips (3-0)

PLUS the "Crowd Roast" at the end. So stick around. 

Host: Roast Master MC Marty Clarke
DJ: DJ Sauce aka. Nick Welker

This Month is gunna be NUTS!!! Don't miss it! This may be the last Big Diss Roast Battle at the Fountain Bar, BE THERE!!!!

The Big Deuce
Jan
25
9:00 pm21:00

The Big Deuce

  • Comedy Club on State

The Big Deuce is THE must see comedy mic in Madison. Comics perform to large crowds at one of the few Comedy Central Certified clubs. Each week, 20 - 25 comics are given stage time.  Your chances of getting up increase if you are from out of town, bring audience members, or have been cut in past weeks. Out of town comics are encouraged to call or email ahead to help solidify a spot. Sign up at the Comedy Club on State by 8pm. Show at 9.

Whoa Show Anniversary Show
Jan
22
7:00 pm19:00

Whoa Show Anniversary Show

  • Broom Street Theatre

The Whoa Show is celebrating 50 years* of outstanding entertainment in this retrospective, 2017 special. Come and enjoy well-aged, high quality stand-up, sketch, and video comedy and music. 
Join the event on Facebook!


Tickets are $7.00
The show starts at 7:00 PM


*Was it really 50 years, or was it just one? A comedy show never reveals her age.

What a Joke: Madison
Jan
20
6:00 pm18:00

What a Joke: Madison

  • Majestic Theatre

On inauguration weekend, comedians across the country will take the stage for the What A Joke Comedy Festival. This unique, nationwide festival is taking place simultaneously in 28 US cities - plus Oxford, England. Proceeds from the shows will go to benefit the American Civil Liberties Union. Because the ACLU is going to have a lot of work to do over the next four years. 

You can’t throw a nationwide protest and not have Madison involved. What A Joke - Madison will take place on Friday, January 20th at the Majestic Theatre. Headlining the Madison native Nate Craig, who has appeared on Last Comic Standing, Funny or Die, Comedy Central, and MTV’s Ridiculousness. 

Nate Craig will be joined by Reena Calm, one of the fastest rising comedians out of Chicago who is regularly touring across the country. In addition, we’ll also see performances by three local comic talents - Esteban Touma, Cynthia Marie and Anthony Siraguse.

Ticket sales begin on Friday, December 16th. Advance tickets are $16.00, as in 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, where every president from John Adams to Barack Obama has lived. But that’s only because those suckers weren’t wealthy enough to afford an eponymous tower in NYC. Day of show tickets are $18.00, as in 1800, the year of another contentious election. However, in 1800, the person who won was the writer of the Declaration of Independence, not a reality tv star.

Join the event on Facebook!

Stand-Up Democracy
Jan
19
8:30 pm20:30

Stand-Up Democracy

  • The Rigby Pub


Our 2017 starts with a top-notch line-up! Who will you elect to get an extended set? SUD cabinet nominees are local treasure Nick Ledesma, Madison's Funniest Comic 2013 David Fisher, and the return of Chicago's bad boy Toler Wolfe. Pre-election show commentary by Charlie Kojis and Adam McShane. It's a stacked show in celebration of the upcoming Madison's Funniest Comic competition. No cover, and as always an open mic will follow!

Join the event on Facebook!