Genre Archives: Comedy

Ron White

Based on the latest local guidelines, attendees are no longer required to provide proof of negative COVID-19 test AND/OR vaccination for entry into this event Other events on our calendar may still have specific health and safety requirements based on artist requests.  Be sure to check our venue website for the latest updates and guidelines as entry requirements are subject to change. 

Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White first rose to fame as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from
the Blue Collar Comedy Tour phenomenon, but now as a chart-topping Grammy-nominated comedian and a
feature film actor, Ron White has established himself as a star in his own right. White has always been a
classic storyteller. His stories relay tales from his real life, ranging from growing up in a small town in Texas to
sharing stories of his daily life to becoming one of the most successful comedians in America. He has sold
over 14 million albums (solo and with the Blue Collar Comedy Tour), been nominated for two Grammys, and
has consistently been one of the top grossing stand up comedians on tour in America.

Ron White began performing comedy in 1986 and was quickly opening for legendary comedians Sam Kinison
and Jeff Foxworthy. While eventually making the rounds as a comedy club headliner, in 2000, White was
asked to join the Blue Collar Comedy Tour alongside Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy.
The show toured for over three years to sold-out audiences in over 270 cities and grossed more than $35
million. In 2003, Warner Brothers filmed the show, Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie for a
theatrical/TV/DVD/CD release. The film premiered as the most-watched movie in Comedy Central’s history. In
2005, the video Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again was filmed and released on TV and DVD/CD.

In November of 2003, White released his breakthrough comedy CD Drunk In Public followed by his first onehour
TV comedy special They Call Me Tater Salad. The special had the highest viewership for a Sunday
program in Comedy Central history. The DVD version reached #1 on the BillboardTM Comedy Chart. White’s
second one-hour special You Can’t Fix Stupid aired on Comedy Central to 4.5 million viewers, making it the
third largest audience in Comedy Central’s history and the #1 show on primetime basic cable. The CD
reached #1 on the BillboardTM Comedy Charts and remained there for 9 consecutive weeks. This success
also earned White his first Grammy nomination. Ron received his second Grammy nod for the show Blue
Collar Comedy Tour – One for The Road. In June 2006, Penguin Books released Ron’s first book Ron “Tater
Salad” White: I Had the Right to Remain Silent…But I Didn’t Have the Ability, which landed him on the New
York Times Best Seller List. In 2009, Ron released his 3rd album Behavioral Problems, which reached #1 on
the BillboardTM Comedy Chart. In 2013 Ron’s 4th album, A Little Unprofessional, also reached #1 on the
BillboardTM Comedy Chart. Never one to rest on his laurels, Ron White partnered with Netflix to release his
most recent effort- the highly successful comedy special, “If You’d Quit Listening, I’d Shut Up.”5As an actor, Ron White has had supporting roles in the major theatrical films Horrible Bosses and Sex and the
City 2. He also had a principal role in Jayne Mansfield’s Car (written/directed by Billy Bob Thornton), He was
a co-Executive Producer of Bridegroom, a Linda Bloodworth–Thomason documentary, which debuted at the
2013 NYC Tribeca Film Festival and won the Audience Award. In 2016, Ron White’s acting talents were
showcased alongside Luke Wilson, Carla Gugino, and Imogen Poots, in music-industry veteran Cameron
Crowe’s Showtime series, Roadies. White played road-tested tour manager Phil in a critically praised

Tig Notaro: Hello Again

Please note that the Orpheum Theater, High Noon Saloon, Majestic Madison, and The Sylvee are requiring all fans to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours OR full vaccination for entry to all events at the venue moving forward. In addition, all patrons will be required to wear masks while attending this show. More details available here.

Tig Notaro is an Emmy and Grammy nominated stand-up comedian, writer, radio contributor, and actor as well as a favorite on numerous talk shows, including “Ellen,” “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” and “Conan.” Rolling Stone named her one of the “50 best stand-up comics of all time.” Notaro currently appears in Zack Snyder’s “Army of the Dead” and “Star Trek: Discovery”; she wrote and starred in the groundbreaking TV show “One Mississippi” and hosts an advice podcast, Don’t Ask Tig as well as the documentary film podcast Tig and Cheryl: True Story.

Randy Rainbow: The Pink Glasses Tour

Please note, Randy Rainbow is requiring all fans to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours OR full COVID-19 vaccination for entry. This performance also requires all patrons wear a mask regardless of vaccination status.

Randy Rainbow: The Pink Glasses Tour at Orpheum Theatre on October 23, 2021 is rescheduled to Friday, April 1, 2022 . All previously purchased tickets will be honored for the new date. For any further ticket inquiries please reach out to point of purchase.


You can show an original vaccination card, a copy of your vaccination card, or a picture of your vaccination card that will be matched with your ID. Your records from the WI Immunization Registry are also acceptable.


Masks are not required but are encouraged.  Vaccination or testing requirements are still in place for this show.


A PCR or antigen COVID-19 test will be accepted – please be sure to bring proof of your negative test result, dated and time-stamped.


At-home covid test results will only be accepted if the test works in conjunction with an app or website to display timestamped results with your name.


Proof of full vaccination requires the last vaccination dose to be administered at least two weeks prior to the event date. If your dose is from a vaccine series that requires two doses, full vaccination status requirement would be met only 14 days after the second dose. For those guests who have only received the first of two doses, proof of a negative COVID-19 diagnostic test will be required and taken within 72 hours prior to the event date.


For events that require proof of a negative COVID-19 diagnostic test, most events are requiring the test to be taken within 72 hours prior to the event date. Check the event details page for Health Check requirements for your specific event.


At entry, Event Staff will validate your negative COVID-19 diagnostic test results OR vaccine proof.  Test results must be dated and time-stamped to be accepted.


Yes. All venue staff and vendors will be required to follow the same onsite Health Check requirements as fans. We are all in this together and working by the same guidelines.


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America’s favorite musical satirist, Randy Rainbow, is taking his act on the road! On The Pink Glasses Tour, the two-time Emmy-nominated singer, writer, and comedian will take on the hottest topics and skewer politicos of the day as only he can, as he brings his most viral video song parodies to life onstage. Featuring live accompaniment by some of Broadway’s finest musicians, the show will also include personal stories, an audience Q&A, and brand new original songs written by Rainbow with Marc Shaiman (Hairspray, Mary Poppins Returns) and Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Beauty and the Beast).

SmartLess Tour Live with Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, & Will Arnett

This performance will require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination for entry. A negative COVID-19 test result will not be accepted. In accordance with current Dane County Public Health guidelines, this performance will also require masks regardless of vaccination status. More details available here.

Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, & Will Arnett celebrate the first anniversary of their highly successful podcast,
“SmartLess,” announcing that they will be bringing their show and their friends on the road with SMARTLESS
TOUR LIVE. The limited run will kick off on February 2nd in Toronto’s Massey Hall followed by stops in Boston,
Brooklyn, Chicago and Madison (WI) before wrapping up in Los Angeles at the Orpheum Theatre on February

Will said, “I wish nothing but the best for Sean and Jason on this.” To which Jason and Sean said, “Wait, what?”

“SmartLess,” with Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, & Will Arnett is a podcast that connects and unites people from
all walks of life to learn about shared experiences through thoughtful dialogue and organic hilarity. A nice
surprise: in each episode of SmartLess, one of the hosts reveals his mystery guest to the other two. What ensues
is a genuinely improvised and authentic conversation filled with laughter and newfound knowledge to feed the
SmartLess mind. The passion project of three friends has turned into a wildly successful podcast, named one of
the Best Shows of 2020 by Apple as well as consistently ranking Top 5 Comedy Shows and Top 10 on overall
shows on iTunes. As of August 1st, new episodes will be released exclusively for one week on Amazon Music and
Wondery+ before they are widely available on all other platforms.

Guests have included Vice President Kamala Harris, George Clooney, Jennifer Aniston, Adam Sandler, Ricky
Gervais, Bryan Cranston, Paul McCartney, Tina Fey, Awkwafina, W. Kamau Bell, Stacey Abrams, Billie Eilish and
Megan Rapinoe.


Facebook: @SmartLess

IG: @smartless

Twitter: @smartless

Spotify Page:

Charlie Berens

Please note that the Orpheum Theater, High Noon Saloon, Majestic Madison, and The Sylvee  are requiring all fans to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours OR full vaccination for entry to all events at the venue moving forward. In accordance with current Dane County Public Health guidelines, this performance will also require masks regardless of vaccination status. Additional policies may apply on a show-by-show basis. More details available here.

CHARLIE BERENS is an Emmy-winning journalist, comedian, host, and creator of the Manitowoc Minute. The Wisconsin native has been featured on Fox, CBS, Funny or Die, TBS Digital, Variety, MTV News and more.

Charlie began his career working for MTV News’ Choose or Lose. In 2012, Tribune Media tapped Charlie to host the comedic news show Nightcap. In 2013, he won an Emmy for “The Cost of Water” while reporting for KDAF, a television station in Dallas, TX.

In 2014, CBS Sports Network hired Charlie to host the sports gameshow You’re So Money. Also in 2014, PMC (Variety, Deadline) made Charlie the host of their comedy/entertainment news brand @Hollywood. From red carpets to Sundance to SXSW to Coachella, Charlie has interviewed hundreds of celebrities, politicians, actors, and musicians.

Charlie is a frequent collaborator on Funny or Die. His comedic mashups including “If Jack Dawson Was Really from Wisconsin” have garnered more than 13 million views.

In 2017, Charlie began the viral Midwest comedic news series Manitowoc Minute. His fans flock daily to his Facebook page to view his content. He currently has over 550,000 Facebook followers. After garnering millions of views, he’s toured the United States selling out venues within minutes.

Most recently, Charlie’s Midwest-focused sketch comedy videos have garnered hundreds of millions of views. In addition to sketch comedy and the Manitowoc Minute, Charlie also hosts Dark Side Of on Discovery ID.

Brian Regan

Please note that the Orpheum Theater, High Noon Saloon, Majestic Madison, and The Sylvee  are requiring all fans to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours OR full vaccination for entry to all events at the venue moving forward. Additional policies may apply on a show-by-show basis. More details available here.

The Brian Regan live experience proves hilarious, yet intimate for everyone in the crowd, even at large venues. Stand-up comedian Brian Regan entertains audiences with self-deprecating humor and minimal off-color jokes. He enjoys shedding light on the absurdities of everyday situations, such as preparing Pop Tarts for breakfast. He utilizes ample physical comedy by entertaining fans with unusual facial expressions. He balances this emphasis on the physical out with sophisticated writing. No two shows are exactly alike; Regan regularly incorporates new jokes, many inspired by the latest foibles in politics. Rather than focus exclusively on well-known routines, he uses live shows as an opportunity to test out new jokes and physical gags, thereby keeping his material fresh for both new and longtime fans. Sometimes, however, he includes better-known bits upon fan request, often as part of his encore. His show follows no discernible plot, but transitions from one topic to the next make sense and feel natural. With perfect timing, fresh material and relatable subjects, Regan’s performances are sure to entertain audiences of all ages.

Pints & Punchlines: Rose Comedy Club

Pints & Punchlines comedy showcase is back! This monthly comedy showcase features hosts Rob Harris and Michael Yetman with some of the area’s finest comedians. We have special guests from STL and Chicago this month! From the hardened veterans to fresh faces, performers come ready to show their best material as audiences get a chance to learn about Columbia’s best kept secret!



Madison Gas and Electric (MGE), Festival Foods, Pepsi, Galaxie, Schwinn, Wisconsin Brewing Company, The Great Dane, Dentistry for Madison: Dr. Jay Hazen, Wisconsin Lottery, Dane County Regional Airport (DCRA), Thompson Investment Management, Park Bank, Union Cab, Isthmus, WPR, WORT, Capital Times, WOLX, Hilton Madison Monona Terrace

Cameron Esposito & Rhea Butcher: Back To Back

Cameron Esposito is a Los Angeles-based standup comic, actor and writer.

In addition to her work as a nationally touring headliner, Cameron has appeared on NBC, CBS, Comedy Central, TBS, IFC, E!, Cartoon Network and HBO Canada. Cameron has appeared in films featured at the Sundance and SXSW Film Festivals.

Named a Comic to Watch by The New York Times, Variety, The Guardian, LA Weekly, Time Out Los Angeles, Jezebel, Los Angeles Magazine and Cosmopolitan Magazine, Cameron hosts her own standup show, Put Your Hands Together, every Tuesday night at the famed Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles.

Cameron’s sophomore album, SAME SEX SYMBOL debuted at #1 on the iTunes comedy charts and was named a Best of 2014 comedy album by The AV Club, Consequence of Sound, Laugh Button and Paste Magazine. Cameron’s debut standup special MARRIAGE MATERIALwas released in 2016 and her first book is forthcoming from Hachette/Grand Central Publishing. Cameron is co-creator and co-star of TAKE MY WIFE, a television series which has gotten rave reviews from The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Vulture and Indiewire and is available now on Seeso.


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