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Make You Laugh

David Louis

What do you get when a New York co­me­dian crosses sev­eral thou­sand streets to per­form in Mil­wau­kee? The city’s best comedic trans­plant, David Louis. Be­fore open­ing for Com­edy Fest headliner Michael Ian Black in Au­gust, Louis earned his stripes in the city’s stand-up scene at venues around town.

Bust a Move

Cedric Gard­ner

In 2007, Cedric Gard­ner two-stepped his way into the “So You Think You Can Dance” fi­nals. Now, he prefers to keep time backstage, work­ing for the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Mil­wau­kee. Ear­lier this year, some of his stu­dents even ap­peared in a backto-school mu­sic video for Old Navy.

Make You Cry

Roberto Harrison

Fair warn­ing: You may get a lit­tle teary-eyed when you read Mil­wau­kee poet lau­re­ate Roberto Harrison’s thought­ful free verse about pol­i­tics and per­sonal iden­tity. You can check out one of his books at your lo­cal li­brary. Just be sure to pick up a box of tis­sues on the way home, too.

Design Your Dream Home

Jenni Ra­do­se­vich

We were flip­pin’ stoked to hear that de­signer Jenni Ra­do­se­vich starred in an HGTV pi­lot. Net­work ex­ecs, un­for­tu­nately, didn’t pick “My Flip­pin’ Friends” up for more episodes, but you can see clips from the pi­lot, and more of Ra­do­se­vich’s drool-wor­thy DIY work, at ispy­

Steal the Show

Mon­tell “In­finiti” Ross

It’s fit­ting that Mon­tell Ross goes by “In­finiti,” be­cause UW-Mil­wau­kee’s 2017 drag show was an in­fin­itely en­ter­tain­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, thanks largely to his host­ing ef­forts. Ross, a fan of both se­quins and feath­ers, also daz­zles at LaCage NiteClub every Satur­day. Or should we say every SaturYAY?

Win a VMA

Cody LaPlant

We’re ready for our close-up, Mr. LaPlant. The direc­tor wowed us with this year’s “Aya,” a mu­sic video he made for Chicago rap­per Kweku Collins’ new EP, Grey. The cin­e­matog­ra­phy in the video – lit­er­ally and fig­u­ra­tively – smol­ders, and we can’t wait to see what LaPlant does next.

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