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Why did the Sklar Brothers choose Madison for their What Are We Talking About? comedy special?

In February, the Sklar Brothers came to Madison to film a special called What Are We Talking About? It is now available on DVD and Netflix, and the Majestic Theatre looks beautiful in it. National comedians have been recording in Madison for years. >More
 Comedian Maria Bamford finally comes to Madison

For a relatively small city, Madison has seen more than its share of the greats of standup comedy over the last few years -- Patton Oswalt, Mike Birbiglia, Aziz Ansari and Marc Maron, just to name a few. When I talk with local comedy fans, there's one comic missing from that list, someone people have wanted to see in Madison for years: Maria Bamford. >More
 A victory lap for the Sklar Brothers

"When you record a special, that should be your victory lap," Randy Sklar explained in a recent episode of Sklarbro Country, the biweekly podcast he hosts with his bespectacled twin brother, Jason. "You've done the work to get [the material] there. The show itself should be pure fun: you and your fans enjoying it." >More
 Drunk Wisconsin: Is it time to admit we have a problem?

My name is Wisconsin, and I have a drinking problem. >More
 The most memorable Madison comedy shows of 2013

Lots of national comedy acts visited Madison in 2013, making it a great year for folks who enjoy everything from political satire to personal anecdotes. Here are five of my favorites, plus a few honorable mentions. >More
 Laugh your way into 2014 with Vine videos by Chris Lay

Five seconds long and set on repeat, Vine videos are full of comedy potential. One of several prolific viners around Madison, comedian Chris Lay has embraced the medium enthusiastically, finding humor in snapshots of the mundane. >More
 Hunger Games parody The Hungry, Hungry Games fills bellies with laughs at Overture

The Hungry, Hungry Games comes from the masterminds behind Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody, complete with rap battles, a twisted romance and mutant bears. It honors Suzanne Collins' 2008 novel, The Hunger Games -- and the 2012 movie it inspired -- by satirizing it. The show was staged at the Capitol Theater on Friday and Saturday. >More
 RuPaul's Drag Race: Battle of the Seasons is a funny, fabulous celebration of gender play

Madison got all kinds of fabulous last Thursday when RuPaul's Drag Race: Battle of the Seasons sashayed into the Barrymore for the night. If you're familiar with the Logo television show, you'll know it features drag queens competing to be America's "next drag superstar." Sort of an America's Next Top Model where RuPaul replaces Tyra and the "ladies" are tucked as well as tweezed. >More
 Ditching the D-list: Kathy Griffin breaks a world record for televised standup

Though Kathy Griffin made a name for herself on the Bravo reality show Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D List, she's anything but a D-lister. The actress and comedian has won two Emmys, had a book on the bestsellers list, acted in more than 40 films, and even hung out with Ke$ha's mom. >More
 How Scott Walker wins the White House!

Thank you all for coming. Today, we form... the Committee to Elect President Scott Walker. >More
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