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The Merge

September 20 2019, 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm @ Glass Nickel Pizza (Basement Level) 2916 Atwood Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin, 53704

Stand-up and improv comedy have more in common than you think. “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. This ninety minute show is held in the basement level at Glass Nickel Pizza Company, 2916 Atwood Avenue, Madison where a full menu and bar are available before and during the show.

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Laughing Liberally Milwaukee

September 14 2019, 8:00 pmSeptember 15 2019, 12:00 am @ Comedy Sportz 420 South 1st Street
Milwaukee, WI, 53204

Laughing Liberally Milwaukee is a progressive political comedy show featuring some of Milwaukee’s best progressive comedians.

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Comedy at The Cabaret

September 12 2019, 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ North Street Cabaret 610 North Street
Madison, WI, 53704

A monthly Stand-up Comedy Showcase held at North Street Cabaret.

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Yes Ma’am

September 6 2019, 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Glass Nickel Pizza (Basement Level) 2916 Atwood Avenue
Madison, WI, 53704

A lightning-fast game of Gifts provides the inspiration for free-form scene work in “Yes Ma’am”, the exciting improv lab show created by the women of Monkey Business!

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The Merge

August 16 2019, 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm @ Glass Nickel Pizza (Basement Level) 2916 Atwood Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin, 53704

Stand-up and improv comedy have more in common than you think. “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. This ninety minute show is held in the basement level at Glass Nickel Pizza Company, 2916 Atwood Avenue, Madison where a full menu and bar are available before and during the show.

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Milwaukee Comedy Festival

August 3 2019, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm @ The Underground Collaborative 161 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI, 53203

Featuring Vanessa Tortalano, Garden Boys, Andy & Alosha

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Yes Ma’am

August 2 2019, 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Glass Nickel Pizza (Basement Level) 2916 Atwood Avenue
Madison, WI, 53704

A lightning-fast game of Gifts provides the inspiration for free-form scene work in “Yes Ma’am”, the exciting improv lab show created by the women of Monkey Business!

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The Merge

July 19 2019, 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm @ Glass Nickel Pizza (Basement Level) 2916 Atwood Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin, 53704

Stand-up and improv comedy have more in common than you think. “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.

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Bedeviled Comedy Festival

July 13 2019, 4:30 pmJuly 14 2019, 12:00 am @ North Shore Restaurant & Bar E11614 Tranquility Lane
Baraboo, WI, 53913

Comics from throughout the Midwest camp out in the Baraboo bluffs for one hot weekend of comedy. Midwest Indie Comedy has partnered with North Shore Restaurant & Bar to host a two day comedy festival featuring over 25 different comics on 7 unique shows. The fun reaches its zenith on Saturday July 13th starting at 5pm!

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Yes Ma’am

July 5 2019, 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Glass Nickel Pizza (Basement Level) 2916 Atwood Avenue
Madison, WI, 53704

A lightning-fast game of Gifts provides the inspiration for free-form scene work in “Yes Ma’am”, the exciting improv lab show created by the women of Monkey Business!

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Madison Comedy Week: The Merge

June 21 2019, 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm @ Glass Nickel Pizza (Basement Level) 2916 Atwood Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin, 53704

Stand-up and improv comedy have more in common than you think. “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. This ninety minute show is held in the basement level at Glass Nickel Pizza Company, 2916 Atwood Avenue, Madison where a full menu and bar are available before and during the show.

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Madison Comedy Week Showcase

June 19 2019, 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm @ Comedy on State 202 State Street
Madison, WI, 53703

I’m hosting the first half of the Madison Comedy Week Showcase! Join me at Comedy on State and watch some of the best comedians from around the country showcase their stuff. $5 Cover

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PrideFest Milwaukee – Subjective: A Comedic Showing

June 8 2019, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm @ PrideFest Milwaukee – Rainbow Stage 200 N Harbor Drive
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53202

Are you ready for some edgy, obnoxious, loud-and-proud queer comedy? Join us Saturday, June 8, when Subjective: A Comedic Showing comes to PrideFest Milwaukee 2019!

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PrideFest Milwaukee Wom!nz Spot Lounge Stage

June 8 2019, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm @ Pride Fest Milwaukee Wom!nz Spot Lounge Stage 200 N Harbor Drive
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53202

Comedy Showcase featuring performances by: – Hosting and performing: Sasha Rosser – Headliner: Vanessa Pants – Cal Smith – Jenny Durbent – Dana Ehrmann – Vickie Lynn

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LunART Festival: Holding Court – All Women Comedy Show

June 7 2019, 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm @ Robinia Courtyard 829 E Washington Ave
Madison, WI, 53703

This lineup of amazing comedians is gonna be a stunner! Featuring local comics from the Midwest who are blazing a trail of funny that will leave you gasping in their wake. Come to the Robinia courtyard where these Queens will be “Holding Court.” Featuring Vanessa Tortolano, Chastity Washington, Vickie Lynn, Samara Suomi & Cynthia Marie!

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A Lill Annoyance Stand-Up Show

May 25 2019, 9:15 pm – 10:15 pm @ The Annoyance Theater – Small Theatre 851 W. Belmont Avenue
Chicago, Illinois, 60657

A 1 hr li’l Stand-Up Comedy Showcase hosted by Lill Allison at The Annoyance in the li’l theater!!!

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Comedy Sauce Chicago

May 24 2019, 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm @ Bughouse Theater 1910 West Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois, 60613

A blend of Chicago’s best Stand-up and Improv at this intimate BYOB theater close to the Irving Park Brown Line!

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Camp Trippalindee

May 23 2019, 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ Camp Trippalindee 601 Langdon Street (7th Floor)
Madison, WI, 53703

Say hello to summer with a night of queer comedy and drag up at Camp Trippalindee, featuring: Dina Nina Martinez, founder of Lady Laughs Comedy Festival, Shawna Lutzow, local activist and comedy performer and Vanessa Tortolano, Monkey Business Improv cast member and co-founder of NessAlla Kombucha. Followed by performances from drag kings Cyrus K. Stratton and Dominic S. Morris. *No cover and drink specials all night long! Giving marginalized folks the platform to perform in a safe space is part of our Graduate culture. This event is dedicated to performances by queer people, women and people of color.

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