|By GREGG WANDSNEIDER - Special to TimeOut||
October 24, 2013
WAUKESHA - Popular
actor and comedian John McGivern will bring his unique comedic style
to the 261-seat Waukesha Civic Theatre on Nov. 5 for a benefit
performance titled “One Night with John McGivern.”
Milwaukee’s hometown funnyman, the Emmy award-winning McGivern will
talk about growing up in an Irish Catholic Family in Milwaukee, and
his mother’s Key lime pie. A graduate of St. Thomas More High
School, where he honed his speaking skills as a member of the
forensics team, McGivern has been featured nationally on Comedy
Central and locally on radio station WKLH 96.5 FM.
well-known for his Emmy-award winning work on Wisconsin Public
Television series “Around the Corner.” The first season of the
series explored 13 towns and neighborhoods around southeastern
Wisconsin, including Waukesha.
McGivern also has
released five DVDs that feature material from his one-man shows,
including “Home for the Holidays,” and “A Midsummer Night
McGivern.” He describes his one-man shows as “me on a stool
telling my stories.”
storyteller who happens to be funny,” said McGivern, who refers to
his brand of storytelling as a “universal language of experience.”
McGivern is no
stranger to the Civic Theatre, which premiered the Waukesha episode of
“Around the Corner” before it aired in February 2013.
“The people who
live in Waukesha are completely committed to it,” McGivern says
about community involvement in the Civic Theatre.
Artistic Director John Cramer is looking forward to having McGivern
present his show.
looking for ways to do some sort of unique fundraiser. John is an icon
in the Milwaukee area because of his ability to connect with an
audience through his stories,” he said.
Tickets for “One
Night with John McGivern” are $50 and can be purchased at the Civic
Theatre box office, 264 W. Main St., by calling 547-0708 or at