How to Survive Your Next Holiday Party

It’s that time of year – holiday parties with awkward chitchat with friends of friends whose names you can’t remember.

WE ASKED DANA EHRMANN and Greg Bach – local comedians and co-founders of The Mic, a weekly open mic at the Riverwest Public House – for their tips on how to impress your friends and family at your next Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa celebration.

Dana Ehrmann and Greg Bach; Photos by Alex Anne Mastroni and Danrin Dubinsky



Prep Your Entertainment Arsenal

Have your “Game of Thrones” finale opinions, office stories and karaoke rendition of “Shallow” rehearsed and ready to break out at a moment’s notice.



Bring Something

Bring something “Don’t worry about bringing anything.” Don’t be fooled – bring a dish to pass! In fact, make sure it’s organic, farm-to-table and cage-free, or you’ll be outdone by guacamole and French onion dip.



Limit Yourself to Two Drinks

You need to have your wits about you to maintain life-of-the-party status, and you also need to be ready to drive home if the party gets lame. And if it’s Janet’s party, it’ll get real lame, real fast.

This story is part of Milwaukee Magazine‘s December issue

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Lindsey Anderson covers culture for Milwaukee Magazine. Before joining the MilMag team she worked as an editor at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and wrote freelance articles for ArtSlant and Eater.