I was down right honored to be asked to speak at Creative Mornings, and what better topic then WEIRD! Creative Mornings is a global idea, with a chapter right here in Milwaukee run by Paul and Kate. This months topic is WEIRD. Producing live events and working with creative people of all types is certainly a weird job. I try to embrace my weirdness and all it entails!
The concept is simple: breakfast and a short talk one Friday morning a month, and every month is free of charge and open to anyone. Attendees gather in cities around the world to enjoy fresh coffee, friendly people, and an international array of breakfast foods. Volunteer hosts and their team members organize local chapters that not only celebrate a city’s creative talent, but also promote an open space to connect with like-minded individuals.
On Friday, August 26th, we’re returning with Matt Kemple, founder of Milwaukee Comedy and the Milwaukee Comedy Festival (in case you missed it at the beginning of August, they just celebrated their 11th year), and co-founder of the upcoming Milwaukee Fringe Festival, a multiday event celebrating theater, dance, music and visual art. When he’s not lining up creative and hilarious events, you can find him in The Underground Collaborative, a space complete with art galleries, recording booth, dance studios, and a theater, meant to be a resource for creatives in many disciplines. Below we caught up with Matt to get to know him better.
Check out this fun and short interview before I present on August 26th!