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  • Derek Hughes

    published December 30, 2009

    Hometown favorite Derek Hughes will help Acme Comedy Company ring in the new year with his unique blend of comedy and magic. The St. Paul native... More >>

  • Home for the Holidays Showcase

    published December 23, 2009

    Acme is keeping it all in the family this week with the Home for the Holidays Showcase, featuring locally grown comics Andy Erikson, Paul Lakamp,... More >>

  • Open Mic Showcase

    published December 23, 2009

    Yes, there's the occasional three-minute disaster, if you're one of those sadistic audience members who shows up hoping the lions eat the... More >>

  • The $4.99 Show

    published December 9, 2009

    Comedy and rock 'n' roll collide—or at least bump up against one another on the same bill—at the semi-regular $4.99 Show at the Triple... More >>

  • Tim Pulnik

    published December 9, 2009

    "Doing standup the first time is like having sex for the first time," says comedian Tim Pulnik. "Afterwards you're thinking, 'Did I just do that?'... More >>

  • Gallagher

    published December 9, 2009

    Yes, that Gallagher, he of '80s comedy fame whose TV specials were ubiquitous in the bad old days of Reagan. The one-named comedian is best known... More >>

  • Tommy Thompson, Joe Cocozzello

    published November 25, 2009

    The Joke Joint in Bloomington is a great place to catch top Minnesota comics breaking onto the national touring circuit, and this weekend's... More >>

  • Tom Rhodes

    published November 18, 2009

    "I was drawn to standup because of my dad; it was something he greatly admired," explains comedian Tom Rhodes, adding, "Also, I thought the... More >>

  • The Monday Night Comedy Show

    published November 11, 2009

    The most eclectic comedy production in the Twin Cities returns after a summer hiatus, and creator/host/diabolical mastermind Andy Brynildson says... More >>

  • Bobcat Goldthwait

    published November 11, 2009

    Bobcat Goldthwait is perhaps best known as the screechy-voiced actor from the Police Academy series—or he was, anyway. But... More >>

  • Old Crow Medicine Show

    published November 4, 2009

    The old-time string band rolls back into town for a show at the State just weeks after their last appearance in the Twin Cities, playing for fan... More >>

  • Tonight We Abide: The 2nd Annual Big Lebowski Party

    published October 28, 2009

    This Halloween, play a trick and kidnap yourself down to the Bryant-Lake Bowl, where you can grab a treat (a White Russian, or what have you) and... More >>

  • Norm Macdonald

    published October 21, 2009

    Norm Macdonald has found success in several comedy formats, transitioning from standup to Saturday Night Live, then moving on to an... More >>

  • Captured! By Robots

    published October 14, 2009

    JBOT, the humanoid formerly known as Jay Vance, has had a tough run of it lately. Two years ago, the last time he was scheduled to play the Twin... More >>

  • MCBA FallCon Comic Book Celebration

    published October 7, 2009

    Rock out with your cape out this weekend at the Midwest Comic Book Association's annual FallCon Comic Book Celebration. The 21st installment of... More >>

  • Oktoberfest

    published September 30, 2009

    Germans are about as renowned for their sense of humor as they are for their mellifluous language, but the Black Forest Inn's cheeky twists on a... More >>

  • David Cross

    published September 30, 2009

    David Cross isn't just funny, he's funny doing everything. He's made memorable contributions to comedy in nearly all its forms, from sketch to... More >>

  • Ralph Nader

    published September 30, 2009

    Ralph Nader—attorney, activist, author, and frequent presidential candidate—became a national figure with the publication of his 1965... More >>

  • Talking Volumes: James Ellroy

    published September 30, 2009

    The Talking Volumes series starts its 10th anniversary season with a bang when Minnesota Public Radio's Kerri Miller hosts author James Ellroy,... More >>

  • UP

    published September 23, 2009

    An elderly widower, distraught and aimless after the loss of his adventure-loving wife, ties thousands of balloons to his home and floats it... More >>

  • Nick Thune

    published September 16, 2009

    Seattle native Nick Thune got his early training for standup working in front of the toughest crowds imaginable: high school and junior high... More >>

  • Alice in Chains

    published September 16, 2009

    Of all the bands clustered under the too-wide umbrella of grunge music in the early '90s, Alice in Chains have aged better than most, probably in... More >>

  • Greg Giraldo

    published September 9, 2009

    Greg Giraldo is perhaps the most popular and ubiquitous performer on Comedy Central to never find success with his own show. But although his own... More >>

  • Lebowski

    published September 9, 2009

    In 1998, St. Louis Park natives and filmmaking phenoms Joel and Ethan Coen released The Big Lebowski, a stoner noir comedy about bowling,... More >>

  • Lebowski Fest

    published September 9, 2009

    In 1998, St. Louis Park natives and filmmaking phenoms Joel and Ethan Coen released The Big Lebowski, a stoner noir comedy about bowling,... More >>

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