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Milwaukee Comedy Festival Celebrates Ten Years of Funny

Brian Posehn
Brian Posehn headlines the 10th Milwaukee Comedy Festival on Sunday, Aug. 9th.

In Milwaukee, it's easy to get overwhelmed when choosing which summer festivals to attend. The Milwaukee Comedy Festival is celebrating "Ten Years of Funny!" August 6-8 .

Billed as Wisconsin's largest comedy event, the annual festival features performers from across the United States and Canada, and takes place at the Next Act Theatre, and for the first time at the Historic Turner Hall.

The festival begins August 5th with a kick-off event at Lakefront Brewery, and runs through this Sunday's headliner, Brian Posehn of The Comedians of Comedy and Fantastic Four.

Festival founder and producer Matt Kemple and festival communications director and comedian Greg Bach join WUWM's Rachel Owens to talk about the history and spirit of the festival, as well as some of the exciting new additions this year, including the Extra Laughs show series:

Rachel joined WUWM as an announcer in January of 2014. Prior to coming to WUWM, Rachel worked for nearly six years at Wisconsin Public Radio and Television in a number of roles, including announcer/board operator, voice talent, producer, on-air producer, radio operations center technician and audience services representative.