Charlie Berens Postpones Milwaukee Shows Due to COVID Surge

The shows will now happen in April.

Charlie Berens’ Jan. 21-22 shows at The Riverside Theater have been pushed back until April 8-9 of this year. The comedian and social media star announced the news on his Facebook Friday afternoon.

“We want to make sure as many people as possible can make it out to our shows,” Berens wrote. “The most recent surge in COVID-19 cases is making that tough this month, especially for those with health issues and their caretakers.”

Besides the Milwaukee shows, Berens, who currently has 1.8 million follows on Facebook and over 700,000 subscribers on YouTube, also delayed shows in Buffalo and Syracuse, New York, this month. He is currently on tour across the country, while also promoting his new book The Midwest Survival Guide: How We Talk, Love, Work, Drink, and Eat … Everything with Ranch, which went on sale on November and is officially a New York Times bestseller.

If you’re bummed about the show and still want to get a fix of Berens content, allow us to suggest picking up a copy of our January print issue. The man himself is on the cover, and inside you’ll find a deep dive into his journey from young broadcast journalist to stand-up comedian to our state’s camo-clad cultural ambassador. 

Also, I wrote that feature. My name’s Archer. Hi. I’m writing this other story right now, but I really like that cover story I did on Mr. Berens, and I’d be happy if you read it. Sorry to bother you. Thanks. 

Anyway, tickets for Berens’ show will transfer over to the new spring dates. “It’s gonna be a fun time!” Berens writes. “I’m bringing my homemade jerky and bathtub brandy for everyone. Until then, keep ‘er movin’”



Archer is the managing editor at Milwaukee Magazine. Some say he is a great warrior and prophet, a man of boundless sight in a world gone blind, a denizen of truth and goodness, a beacon of hope shining bright in this dark world. Others say he smells like cheese.