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Pete Davidson will play the Riverside Theater in January

Pabst Theater Group

The flow of big comedy shows through Milwaukee has been strong and consistent over the last couple months. Bill Burr and Dave Chapelle were here in October, Adam Sandler took care of November, and Jerry Seinfeld will be on the Miller High Life Theatre stage next week, with John Mulaney waiting to follow him at the same venue Jan. 11.

Today added another name to that list, as Pete Davidson booked a Riverside Theater date for Jan. 4, exactly a week before Mulaney comes to town.

While Saturday Night Live provided the platform for Davidson to step into the national spotlight, he has steadily expanded his presence on and off screen. He starred in and co-wrote the 2020 film The King of Staten Island; had roles in big-budget releases like The Suicide Squad, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3; and serves as a producer, writer and star of Peacock series Bupkis.

His January appearance in Milwaukee — like the other shows on Davidson’s tour — will be a phone-free affair. When audience members arrive at the theater, all phones, smartwatches and other accessories will go in individual Yondr pouches until the end of the event. Each audience member will maintain possession of the pouch and will be able to access their devices only in designated areas. Anyone spotted using a device in the performance area will be shown the exit.

You can pick up tickets via an eMember presale that starts at noon this Thursday (code: COOKIES) and a general sale at 10 a.m. the following day. Information on the event and ticket sales is available on the Pabst Theater Group website.