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Comedians Bring the Funny During The CW Happy Hour

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Share some laughs with some of the best stand-ups in the biz during The CW Happy Hour, Tuesdays at 8pm on CW18.

I think we can all agree that some good laughs are much needed for everyone out there right now. The good news? The CW Happy Hour is out to deliver just that every Tuesday night!

A new addition to the original primetime summer programming slate, The CW Happy Hour features seven weeks of one-hour comedy specials featuring some of the hottest stand-up acts in the business. The comedy begins Tuesday, June 9th at 8pm with funnyman (and Milwaukee Favorite) Jim Gaffigan after an all-new chapter of DC’s Stargirl and will continue Tuesdays at 8pm for the following six weeks.

Grab some snacks and your favorite seat and get ready to laugh, Brew City! Here's what you can expect from The CW Happy Hour, Tuesdays at 8pm on Milwaukee's CW18*...

Tuesday, June 9
JIM GAFFIGAN: NOBLE APE

Comedy powerhouse Jim Gaffigan has made a career out of finding the extraordinary in the ordinary with his hilarious yet biting observational style. In his sixth comedy special, Gaffigan steers away from the conventional as he is faced with the medical crisis that hit his family. Using humor to deal with the unthinkable, Gaffigan proves that indeed, laughter is medicine. JIM GAFFIGAN: NOBLE APE is directed by Jeannie Gaffigan.

Tuesday, June 16
MARINA FRANKLIN: SINGLE BLACK FEMALE

Marina Franklin returns to her Chicago roots to celebrate and unpack what it means to be ‘woke’ in these confusing and tumultuous times. Franklin offers us a hilarious yet honest glimpse into the challenges of navigating America’s complex blah blah blahoh yeah, and dating. MARINA FRANKLIN: SINGLE BLACK FEMALE is directed by Brian Volk-Weiss.

Tuesday, June 23
LOUIE ANDERSON: BIG UNDERWEAR

Named by Comedy Central as one of 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time, iconic comedian Louie Anderson, a three-time Emmy Award winner, and one of the country’s most recognized and adored comics, brings you his sixth comedy special, “Big Underwear.” LOUIE ANDERSON: BIG UNDERWEAR is directed by Brian Volk-Weiss.

Tuesday, June 30*
BARRY BREWER: CHICAGO I’M HOME

Taped in front of two sold out crowds at the Studebaker Theater in his hometown of Chicago, this stand-up comedy special is the culmination of Brewer’s real-life experiences interwoven with over fifteen years as a stand-up comic. BARRY BREWER: CHICAGO I’M HOME is directed by Barry Brewer. The special is executive produced by Brian Volk-Weiss, Barry Brewer and Jasmine Monet Brewer.

Tuesday, July 7*
TOM PAPA: FREAKED OUT

Comedian Tom Papa returns to Cleveland, Ohio at his fast-paced comedic best while relating the everyman struggles of family life, falling behind to the super rich and his hilarious cure for angry young men. TOM PAPA: FREAKED OUT is directed by Jay Chapman.

Tuesday, July 14
ALICE WETTERLUND: MY MAMA IS A HUMAN AND SO AM I

Follow comedian/actor Alice Wetterlund as she reveals her personal struggles with peeping toms, cat-rearing, alcoholism and the secret alien conspiracy behind new country music in her breakout comedy special, “My Mama Is A Human and So Am I.” Wetterlund shines in this tour de force hour long special taped at the Gothic Theater in Denver, CO. ALICE WETTERLUND: MY MAMA IS A HUMAN AND SO AM I is directed by Brian Volk-Weiss.

Tuesday, July 21*
BRYAN CALLEN: COMPLICATED APES

Bryan Callen records his third special in Chicago’s historic Thalia Hall and reconsiders our debate on all-things equality. He rails against our tendencies to turn each other into nouns, and instead suggests that the best way to navigate our current culture war is to think of our fellow humans, not as a fixed label, but as verbs. BRYAN CALLEN: COMPLICATED APES is directed by Brian Volk-Weiss.

*NOTE: THIS STORY WAS UPDATED ON 06.18.20 TO REFLECT SCHEDULE ORDER CHANGES

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