Michael Schwartz

Pioneering standup comedian and National Public Radio institution Paula Poundstone, brings her wry humor to the Barrymore Theatre on Feb. 11. more

Feb 9, 2017 5:00 AM Comedy

On Donald Trump’s inauguration day, cities across the country will host comedy festivals, with proceeds benefiting the American Civil Liberties Union. The Madison installment, at the Majestic Theatre, features headliner Madison native Nate Craig. more

Jan 12, 2017 5:00 AM Comedy

“We are living in the intersection of satire and reality.” Isthmus talks to Lewis Black before his appearance at the Orpheum this Saturday. more

Sep 27, 2016 2:47 PM Comedy


Mary Langenfeld

The audience at High Noon Saloon was ecstatic, and host Michael Feldman in fine form as the team kicked off a new “Whad’Ya Know? Podcast on Sept. 3. more

Sep 8, 2016 5:00 AM Comedy


Kym Balthazar

Isthmus staff writer Dylan Brogan talks to “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah about connecting with audiences from around the world, his evolving style and how not to get shot by the police. Noah appears at the Orpheum Sept. 10. more

Sep 8, 2016 5:00 AM Comedy

His work spans music, comedy, puppetry and video. Isthmus speaks to “outsider artist” David Liebe Hart in advance of his July 25 performance at the Frequency. more

Jul 20, 2016 4:00 PM Comedy


James Heimer

Large cities like New York, Los Angeles and Chicago are the proving grounds for many young comics. But for Kevin Bozeman, it was Madison. He’s returning to record a live album at the Comedy Club, where he got his start more than 15 years ago. more

Jun 9, 2016 5:00 AM Comedy


Eric Tadsen

The best way to keep talented comedians in Madison is to give them a chance to develop their acts. And that’s happening all over town at Madison’s DIY comedy showcases, which are growing in popularity. more

May 26, 2016 5:00 AM Comedy

Michael Feldman, host of “Whad’Ya Know?,” reacts to the news that Wisconsin Public Radio is cancelling his 31-year-old comedy quiz show. He says he’s hoping for a second act. more

Mar 10, 2016 6:00 AM Comedy 2 Comments


Daniel Bergeron

David Cross has been busy in the six years since his last standup tour. Two of his most beloved projects — “Arrested Development” and “Mr. Show” — have been resurrected, and he’s now out on a 51-date tour that includes two Orpheum shows. more

Feb 11, 2016 2:30 PM Comedy


Mindy Tucker

After video of a mock debate between Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump went viral, the comedians playing the candidates launched a national tour. “Trump vs. Bernie” makes a Madison stop on Feb. 2. more

Jan 28, 2016 5:00 AM Comedy

Hari Kondabolu’s comedy heavily draws on issues of race and social justice, and he’s got actual activist cred to back it up. The Queens, N.Y., native has a master’s degree in human rights from the London School of Economics. more

Jan 14, 2016 5:00 AM Comedy


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