Entertainment

Never say there's nothing to do in Northeast Wisconsin! Our region is full of talented entertainers! From local bands and comedians to artists, theater and more - you'll find the stories about our regions most entertaining people and places here at WhooNEW!

4 Worst Depictions of Wisconsin in Movie History

Let’s be honest folks, the silver screen is not always kind to Wisconsin. Sure, there are more than a few movies that do Wisconsin proud, but on the whole we’re portrayed as terrible hicks or ignored completely. But don’t take my word for it. These four movies are, for better or worse, the least realistic representations […]

Fast-Rising Wisconsin Band PHOX Reflects on a Big Year with More to Come in 2015

Six friends from Baraboo, Wisconsin are making waves in the independent music scene playing a fresh sound that’s made them a sought after band. Since releasing their self-titled debut with Partisan Records last summer, PHOX has shown up all over the place. That includes performances at South by Southwest, on Conan, VH1 and a European tour. […]

Fire in Frost – Discover the Debut Novel from Wisconsin Author Alicia Rades

Putting up with rejection has always been a big part of being a writer. Stephen King got so many rejection letters from publishers before he found success that he nailed them to the wall with a railroad spike. William Golding’s Lord of the Flies was rejected 20 different times. Even Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling […]

Meet the Insanely Creative Ryan Lowe – A Comedian With Lots of Ways to Make You Laugh

They say there’s more than one way to skin a cat – and the old saying is true of comedy in addition to cat-skinning. Some comics deliver one-liners and make wisecracks. Others tell long stories about their lives before delivering a punchline. Improv troupes work together, but most stand-ups work alone. Some comedians use props, […]

Green Bay Singer-Songwriter Kurt Gunn Isn’t Giving Up on Original Music

Can I let you in on a little secret? If you haven’t seen Kurt Gunn perform (and you probably haven’t) you’re missing out. Although he’s a respected veteran of the local music scene, for this performer, many nights the crowd is thin. Well, ‘crowd’ might not be the right word. Chuckling, Kurt tells me “When I […]

Female Favre Fans Face Off in New Comedy Short

One of Hollywood’s biggest Packers fans is back with a new video that spoofs on the intense football rivalries of the NFC North. Catherine Urbanek first showed us what it’s like when a Green Bay Packers fan tries to date a Chicago Bears fan in Too Much Clay Matthews – part of her web series […]

Local Comedians Get Ready to Roast Santa Claus

There are some good things about being on Santa’s “Naughty List.” The biggest being – that you really have nothing to lose. That’s why a group of stand-up comics from Northeast Wisconsin are getting together for a Roast of Santa Claus at the Green Room Lounge in De Pere. From Dean Martin’s Friar’s Club roasts […]

How the “Dirty Rotten Toy Drive” Uses Music to Help Make Christmas Bright

Before he trimmed his beard, local singer-songwriter Christopher Gold could’ve almost passed as a young version of Santa Claus…with a few extra tattoos and piercings. He lives in Appleton, not the North Pole. And he carries a guitar instead of a sack full of presents. But over the past several years, Gold has found his […]

10 Reasons Why Aaron Rodgers Should Host Saturday Night Live

We know Aaron Rodgers can perform on the football field. But how good would he be at performing in the most famous live show in television history? He can lead the Green Bay Packers in a comeback victory with less than a minute to play in the 4th quarter. But can he change costumes and […]

Royalty Free – Why This Green Bay Native Should Be Rich & Famous for His Music

If you were a composer, and your music was used in close to 1,500 different movies and more than 1-million YouTube videos, you might expect to be rolling in dough with your name in lights. But Green Bay native, Kevin MacLeod, isn’t exactly living in a Malibu beach house with a gigantic, state-of-the-art recording studio. […]