Josh Heath


Caroline Bader

The Adult Swim duo Tim and Eric swings by the Orpheum on Feb. 23 with their inappropriate and bizarre humor on their Mandatory Attendance Tour™. Read more



Jeffery Garland

After 30 years of touring, Brian Regan is all over television. But he’s not one to forget his stand-up roots, and he hits the Orpheum on Jan. 25. Read more


With a talented crew and very little money, local filmmakers are creating a short sci fi movie using a salvaged set and practical special effects. Read more

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Matt Misisco

Shaggy, likeable and bitingly satirical, Judah Friedlander wants your vote. He’s at the Majestic on Dec. 8 as a stop on his “Future President” tour. Read more


With Gallery Night coming right up, it’s just the beginning of an exciting fall for arts and culture in our fair city. Read more

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Mikki Gomez

Nick Offerman, the comedian, carpenter, and breakout star from “Parks and Recreation” brings his special brand of optimism to the Orpheum Theater on Sept. 13 when he stops by on his “All Rise” tour. Read more

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Sam Jones

Comedy writer Josh Heath chats with Patton Oswalt on…just about everything. Oswalt brings his stand-up act to the Orpheum on July 10. Read more


Josh Heath sits down with Frandu, the comedian/poet/performance artist who has carved out a niche for himself on the Madison scene. Frandu is battling cancer, and not sure how long he has left. Read more



Nick Larson

Doug Benson, America’s highest comedian and podcaster, visits Comedy on State to record an episode of “Doug Loves Movies.” Read more


It’s pretty rare to find a feature-length indie film that’s interesting, cohesive or competent. But “Lake Michigan Monster,” showing April 7 at the Wisconsin Film Festival, is inventive and weird. Read more


Josh Heath chats at length with the creators of “The Flop House” podcast. Catch them in a rare live appearance at Wisconsin Union Theater on Jan. 26. Read more


UW grad Michael M. McGuire attempts to add to the Midwestern mythos with “Aquarians,” a low-budget dramedy set in the wintery wasteland of Marinette and Menominee counties. Read more

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When it comes to the arts, Madison keeps upping the ante. Our arts writers help you narrow it down with their picks for the most promising events in theater, comedy, dance, visual art and classical music. Read more

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Marcus Price

Hannibal Buress, whose star is rising in Hollywood, takes a step back to focus on his first love: stand-up. Isthmus talks to Buress about making TV specials and being himself on stage. Read more


This year’s crop of films for Madison’s 48 Hour Film Project is one of the best. Josh Heath reports from the screening, in advance of the awards on Aug. 19. Read more



Anneliese Nappa

This interview with Australian absurdist comedians Aunty Donny goes way off the rails. Why didn’t we see that one coming? Read more


Madison’s all-weather busking fiend Art Paul Schlosser gets help from an all-star lineup of Madison musicians to create a new album, “We Duet Right.” Read more


Local and national comedians get to strut their stuff at the inaugural Madison Comedy Week, May 27-June 3 at 22 different Madison venues. Read more


Hari Kondabolu brings a personal approach to hot-button issues like race and colonialism. He’s at the Comedy Club on State April 19-21. Read more


Isthmus critic Josh Heath reviews two films screening at this year’s Wisconsin Film Festival: the documentary “Brewmaster” and the Bulgarian “Western.” Read more