What happens when you take a handful of the Twin Cities' funniest comedians and combine them with one tiny car? You have Joke Joint Comedy Club's new web series, Jokes2Go.
To celebrate the kickoff of its "Best Comedian Ever!" contest, which begins tonight, Joke Joint has partnered with presenting sponsor car2go to create a series of videos featuring 13 of the 64 contest participants, driving around the Twin Cities in their very own car2go (not all at the same time, obviously).
The video is similar to the popular Jerry Seinfeld web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, and the beauty it is in watching the real-life interactions between two incredibly funny people in the coziest of mobile venues.
The first installment was released Tuesday, and features Maggie Faris and Laura Thorne cruising around town discussing birthmarks, Wausau comedy crowds, and the difference between smart cars and Hybrids.
As for the upcoming contest itself, it will take place every Thursday for the next eight weeks at Joke Joint, and will feature eight comedians competing each week. The top two from each night will advance and compete in the semi-finals September 18 and 25. The finalists will then perform one last time on October 2, with the winner receiving $1,000 cash and 400 free minutes of drive time from car2go.
Things are starting off with a bang for the contest's opening night, as Twin Cities comedy mainstays Alvin Irby, Mike Lester, Phil Kolas, Gus Lynch, Dave Johnson, Tiffany Norton, and Raleigh Weld will join Faris, along with headliner Michael Thorne.
Car2go, which just expanded its service into St. Paul this past weekend, has set up Joke Joint as a drop site for its service during the eight-week competition, and will be offering free member registration and 30 minutes of drive-time credit.
Each week Joke Joint will release a new episode of Jokes2Go on YouTube, proving once again that everything is funnier when you stick it inside of a tiny rental car.
IF YOU GO:
"Best Comedian Ever!" Contest
Joke Joint Comedy Club
Thursdays, July 24-October 2
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