Since graduating from St. Paul Central High School in 2001 with a class-clown credit to his name, Joe Mande hasn't wasted any time making his humorous mark on grander stages. Having alternately garnered acclaim for his standup comedy on the East Coast (Time Out Magazine named him New York City's Best New Comedian in 2009) and sitcom writing skills on the West Coast (he's on the staff of NBC's Parks and Recreation, where he was nominated for a 2013 Writers' Guild Award), Mande is also known for making the rounds on hip comedy-nerd podcasts like Sklarboro Country and How Did This Get Made? Mande might not be a household name just yet, but he appears poised to follow the likes of Mitch Hedberg and Nick Swardson to St. Paul-reared comic stardom. 18+.
May 8-11, 8 p.m.; May 10-11, 10:30 p.m., 2013