Check out these upcoming events, happening at The UC!
The UC offers a variety of events from comedy shows to theatre and dance performances. Check out upcoming events at The UC below. Have an event, meeting, rehearsal or something else you want to do at The UC? See the Rent Space page
Voices Found Theatre presents Oedipus Rex
January 12 – 20, 2018
The once glorious Thebes lies on the verge of destruction. A plague has swept through the city and the feverish, shambling citizens turn their hopes to one man, Oedipus. What follows is a dizzying and delirious journey. The physical and spiritual combine as gods and men hurdle towards the discovery of a single, undeniable truth.
Oedipus Rex, an ancient Greek classic, is one of the oldest pieces of tragic theater in existence. This production seeks to combine elements of the original Greek style with modern devised movement to create a compelling, thrilling, and insightful piece of theater.
January 12 7:30PM
January 13 7:30PM
January 14 2:00PM
January 18 7:30PM
January 19 7:30PM
January 20 7:30PM
Two Comics, One Stage, All Funny! Insult and Battery – a laugh filled battle of wits where stand up comics joke bash each other on stage for your amusement! 8 comics will roast one another in 4 different rounds to emerge as the winner and perform a headlining spot to defend their title.Special guest judges and more surprises makes this an unique night of fun.
Tickets are only $7 presale/ $10 at the door.
Rich D’Amore v Niles Nelson
Nick Davis v Raf Oner
Elijah Holbrook v Nate Ford
Jake Snell v Mike Jonjak
The show will end with a stand up set from the nights winners! Don’t miss this awesome night!
Deadpan and hilarious, Todd Barry brings his renowned Crowd Work tour to Milwaukee Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 7:30pm and 9:30p. The New York Times referred to Todd Barry as a “master of standup” and “…few comics are more consistently funny.” You have seen him on Comedy Central, HBO, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel, Chappelle’s Show, Sex and the City, and even Sesame Street! A night of laughs you don’t want to miss!
New York City-based comedian and actor Todd Barry is widely recognized for his roles as the bongo-playing “Third Conchord” on HBO’s Flight of the Conchords and Mickey Rourke’s deli boss in 2009 Oscar winner The Wrestler, and renowned throughout the entertainment industry for his nuanced, measured, and thoroughly original approach to stand-up. Drawing audience members in with his deadpan self-deprecation and ability to pile punchline upon punchline, his decidedly low-key stage persona belies a deeply intelligent, often biting, occasionally absurdist worldview, one lauded by discerning fans who seek a fresh yet honest update to traditional observation and social commentary.
Boasting multiple stand-up appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and two Comedy Central Presents specials, and his latest one hour Comedy Central special Super Crazy. Todd’s resume also includes such hit TV shows as Louie, Delocated, Bored to Death, Tim and Eric, Chappelle’s Show, Sex and the City, and even Sesame Street. Among his additional feature-film highlights are Todd Phillips’s Road Trip, Louis CK’s Pootie Tang, and Mitch Hedberg’s Los Enchiladas.
Why do we hurt ourselves to gain someone else’s love?
Is the question Rajiv Joseph asks in the oddly hilarious “Gruesome Playground Injuries.” And lost love, pain, and regret are feelings all humans share. Kayleen and Doug go through 30 years together as their lives intersect at the most bizarre intervals, leading the two childhood friends to compare scars and the physical calamities that keep drawing them together.
Gruesome Playground Injuries by Rajiv Joseph
Directed by Jaimelyn Gray
Featuring Solana Ramírez-García and Rob Schreiner
“Rajiv Joseph is an artist of original talent.” —NY Times.
“Irresistibly odd and exciting…This darkly humorous drama is Rajiv Joseph’s most satisfying work.” —NY Daily News.