Alan Talaga is a stand-up comedian, videographer and writer living in Madison, WI. Alan has performed in comedy clubs, theatres, a Civil War museum, spoke at a political protest with thousands in attendance and has attended a lifetime’s worth of terrible open-mics. Along the way, he has opened for such comedians as Paul F Tompkins, Michael Ian Black & W Kamau Bell. He is probably best known in his Madison for The Dan Potacke Show, a monthly sketch comedy show he starred in (as character Dan Potacke) and produced for 5 years. Alan is currently a contributor to the Madison newspaper Isthmus, as an opinion/feature writer and the co-writer of the weekly political cartoon.