It's been almost exactly a year since Pete Correale favored the Twin Cities with his comedy stylings. So what's new with him? "I'd like to say a whole lot," he says from his home in New York City, "except there's not. I went out to L.A. and got so close to doing another sitcom, but at the last minute USA Network passed. So I go back and hit the clubs and plug away again." In the film Wall Street,Michael Douglas says, "There ought to be a picture of you in the dictionary under 'persistence,' kid" to Charlie Sheen's character. "You gotta keep plugging away," Correale says. "Nothing's going to happen if you don't try." Slowly but surely, people are catching on. Fans are telling friends about Correale's everyman persona and his hilarious bits. He's really just a guy trying to get through, and move up in, life. "I just sound like a guy that you could see being hung over and getting the call that he's gotta save the world and only has six bullets, and half a bottle of whiskey. Let's do this!" 18+; 21+ later shows.
Jan. 19-23, 8 p.m.; Jan. 21-22, 10:30 p.m., 2011