Meet the Milwaukeean Opening for Joe Rogan at Fiserv Forum

When she left Milwaukee, she was struggling to find gigs. Now Lara Beitz is opening for Joe Rogan at the Fiserv Forum.

“Milwaukee’s my hometown and where I started stand-up and this will be my first time back since moving to LA,” Lara Beitz’s recent social media post reads. “They wouldn’t even book me at the comedy club when I left and now I get to do the Fiserv Forum with Joe Rogan.”

After three years of comedy in Milwaukee playing showcases and the Milwaukee Comedy Festival, Beitz did another three years in Chicago, and in 2016 she moved to Los Angeles.

“I got to the point where I felt like the best way to continue to grow my career would be to move to a coast and I picked LA for the sunshine and the mountains,” Beitz says. “Things move slower here than in NYC and it’s more my speed.”



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It’s there that Beitz’s hard work started to pay off and she started doing sets at LA’s comedy clubs like the Hollywood Improv, Laugh Factory, and the World Famous Comedy Store, and appearances on shows like Showtime’s “The Comedy Store” and Comedy Central’s “Lights Out with David Spade”.

At one of her club performances, comedian and podcasting star Joe Rogan caught her act and was impressed with both her comedic talent and her work ethic, and posted on his Instagram that she was “the real deal.” Rogan followed up by asking Beitz to be a guest on “The Joe Rogan Experience” and that led to a gig opening for Rogan on the first two stops on his “Sacred Clown” tour, which brings her back to Milwaukee this Saturday to the Fiserv Forum.

Not a bad way to return home.

You can listen to Lara Beitz on The Joe Rogan Experience here: #1629 – Lara Beitz – The Joe Rogan Experience | Podcast on Spotify