408 E Ring Rd, Mall of America
Bloomington, MN 55425
Category: Bars and Clubs
Folks in the Midwest don't get nearly enough of Gary Gulman. The Boston native, now based in New York, spends most of his time on the East Coast. "I just don't think enough people know me outside of the East Coast," he explains. "There's just not that much demand for me. But I'm trying to get more famous, so hopefully that will change." The hilarious Gulman first came to national attention via the second and third seasons of Last Comic Standing. His latest special, In This Economy, is now available on Netflix, of which Gulman is a huge supporter. "My last DVD came out on disc, but like most people now I can't be bothered with that. Going to the mailbox, opening up the envelope, putting it in the player — the DVD has become too much for us." Gulman started doing standup after college when he realized that he didn't want to be an accountant after all. "I will say I was the funny guy in the office," he says. "Which isn't saying much, considering I was working with accountants. I really irritated everyone there. A few people got it and found me entertaining, but a lot of people found me distracting and annoying, which is really par for the course for me." Still, that reaction is better than the opposite: folks asking you to do your act on the spot. "I get very aggravated by that. I rarely tell people I'm a comedian. It's a real issue. They consider it rude if you don't want to do your job for them in a coach seat on an airplane." Do him, and yourself, a favor and see his act in a comedy club. 18+; 21+ later shows.
Sept. 18-20, 7:30 p.m.; Fri., Sept. 20, 9:45 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 21, 9:30 p.m.; Sept. 21-22, 7 p.m., 2013