MCF Announces 2017 Performers!

PRESS RELEASE – For Immediate Release

Milwaukee Comedy Festival Announces Performers!

Live event will feature rising talents, national names.


MILWAUKEE, WIS.  – The Milwaukee Comedy Festival, Wisconsin’s largest comedy event Aug. 1-6, 2017 will feature headliner Michael Ian Black (Wet Hot American Summer, The State, VH1’s I Love the 80’s, 90’s) along with 40 national and regional comedy acts including stand up, improvisation and sketch comedy live on stage. The annual MCF is celebrating twelve years and will present twelve different shows at multiple venues in Milwaukee, WI including Lakefront Brewery, The Underground Collaborative, Shank Hall and Turner Hall.

Several special events are featured at this years festival including the unique Keg Stand Up Kick Off event at Lakefront Brewery. Debra Wilson from MadTV, Jill-Michele Melean from Reno 911 and Lahna Turner will appear at Shank Hall, and 2017 Milwaukee Comedy Festival Headliner Michael Ian Black will close out the festival at Turner Hall Ballroom.

Single Show Tickets are available for $15 presale or $20 at the door day of show. All Access Passes are available for $50 and include access to all shows in including Headliner Michael Ian Black, Kick Off and special events. Tickets are available via

for Michael Ian Black at Turner Hall Ballroom are available via the Pabst Theatre Box Office, by calling (414) 286-3663 or online at

The Milwaukee Comedy Festival was founded in 2006 and this year celebrates 12 Years of Laughs!


2017 Festival Show Line Up

Up-to-date Schedule, Performer Bios, Photos and videos are available via the official Milwaukee Comedy Festival website

Milwaukee Comedy Festival

Wednesday Aug 2  at 7pm at Lakefront Brewery

Host – Joe Riley

Seth Davis

Erin Grotheer

Mat Alano-Martin


Thursday Aug 3

7:30pm at Underground Collaborative

Host – Variety Hour Happy Hour

Elijah Holbrook

Mike Berg

Ton Johnson


Friday Aug 4

7:30pm at Underground Collaborative

Host – Vik Pandya

Audrey Jonas

Christopher Schmidt

Keith MacGill


Friday Aug 4

10pm at Underground Collaborative

Host – Josh Ballew

Mike Wiley

Sam Priest

Prateek Srivastrava


Saturday Aug 5

4pm at Underground Collaborative

Host – Matt Werner

Two, Too

Funeral Twins

Jake West


Saturday Aug 5

6pm at Underground Collaborative

Host – David Roth

Miles Hendrix

Last Action Movie


Saturday Aug 5

8pm at Shank Hall

Debra Wilson

Lahna Turner

Jilly Meleán


Saturday Aug 5

11pm at Underground Collaborative

Host – AJ Grill


Carter Deems

Davon Magwood


Sunday Aug 6

2pm at Underground Collaborative

Host – Joe Murphy

Jane Austen Book Club

Live from LaCrosse

Stacy Pawlowski


Sunday Aug 6

4pm at Underground Collaborative

Host – Josh Ballew

Sketch Marks

Dan Marse-Kapr

Matt Griffo


Sunday – 8pm

8pm at Turner Hall

Host – David Louis

John Egan

Michael Ian Black


Ticket Information

Tickets are available online for $15 or $20 at the door day of show. Tickets for Shank Hall and Turner Hall are $20. Online tickets are available through An All Access Pass is $50 and good for one admission to all 2017 Milwaukee comedy events and is available online only.

Seating is General Admission for all shows. Each show requires a separate ticket or a Festival All Access Pass to enter.

Parking Information

Free street parking is available at all venues. There is paid structure and lot parking around the Historic Turner Hall and Grand Avenue Mall. Complete directions and parking online.

Websites and Social Media

Official Website:

Facebook Page:

Twitter @MKEComedyFest

Hashtag: #MKEcomedyFest

About the Festival

The Milwaukee Comedy Festival was founded in 2006 as the Sketch and Improv Comedy Festival to support and grow the comedy scene in Milwaukee.  The Festival quickly grew into Wisconsin’s premier annual comedy event. MCF aspires to cultivate an active comedy community where performers can hone their craft, create new and exciting comedy, and foster an inviting environment for both audiences and fellow performers.