708 N. 1st St.
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Region: Minneapolis (Downtown)
It's one of the most interesting standup shows you'll ever see, and only comedy fans in the Twin Cities get to enjoy it. "I believe it's the 10th time we're doing it," says comedian and writer Josh "J. Elvis" Weinstein of his set of shows at Acme with renowned juggler turned comic Chris Bliss. "It's always improvisational," Weinstein explains, "because we don't really plan anything together. We just both go up there and each bring our own material." The two describe the unique format as tag-team standup comedy. Both are onstage at the same time, and each is free to comment on what the other is saying. It's a show the longtime friends look forward to, as it's the only chance they get to work together. Weinstein is currently putting the finishing touches on a documentary about glam rocker/actor Michael DesBarres, and continues to tour with the MST3K live show Cinematic Titanic. "It's going to be our last year, I think, so we're filling up the schedule as much as we can," Weinstein says, citing the geographical separation of the cast, as well as scheduling conflicts, as the chief reasons the show is heading to the dry dock. Chris Bliss meanwhile, continues to work with his nonprofit, My Bill of Rights (mybillofrights.org), an organization dedicated to getting a Bill of Rights display in every state Capitol. He also had a widely seen TED talk last year about how comedy is used in communication. 18+. (Pictured: Chris Bliss)
March 12-16, 8 p.m.; March 15-16, 10:30 p.m., 2013