Following up with the funnies

What local comedians should we be following?

"Live Comedy" sign over Comedy on State, in front of Orpheus Theatre sign.

Live comedy, breathe comedy. | Photo by @comedyonstate

Earlier this week, City Editor Jonathan wrote about Madison’s famous comedians and asked readers what local comedians we should be paying attention to now.

Readers’ picks:

Hannah Berner
This former UW-Madison tennis star is now a comedy star. Variety named her one of the “Top Ten Comics to Watch in 2023.”

Charlie Kojis, recommended by Amy K.
Performing stand-up since 2014, he’s opened for the likes of Tig Notaro, Nate Bargatze, and Michael Che. He jokes about polio, cold weather, and cast iron pans.

Pete Lee, recommended by Vicki A. and Zach B.
“From Janesville…close enough!,” Vicki said of Lee, who has been on “The Tonight Show” and hosts his own segment on Nickelodeon’s “Nicktoons”.

Will Santino, recommended by Laura M.
He’s gotten his cartoons published in The New Yorker, and has since branched out to video sketches and developing stand-up material.