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Welcome to Night Vale Returns, Adds More Shows

When it comes to podcasts, some folks like crime serials, others like comedic banter, and others like a healthy dose of weird. Welcome to Night Vale satisfies those who like their community radio shows served with a heavy dose of quirk.

The show, created by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, takes on the format of a community radio program where a host, voiced by Cecil Gershwin Palmer, reports on the strange goings on in the eponymous town, checking in with its residents and chatting with a slew of guest voices. Since its debut in 2012, over 60 episodes have been recorded, and the show has gone on to attract a healthy fan base of listeners.

[jump] The live shows have been a hit as well, with audience members showing up dressed as popular characters, and evenings selling out across the U.S. and Canada.

The program will be traveling to Pantages Theatre in Minneapolis in May, and they've added a new show to accommodate demand. The Friday, May 1 show is at 8 p.m. and the just-announced Saturday, May 2 show is scheduled for 1 p.m. Tickets to both shows are $30 each and are on sale now.

For more information, visit Hennepin Theatre Trust's website.