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  • Royal Mutt: the Shady Acres Premiere

    published December 29, 2010

    For every television show that makes it to air, there are scores of pilot episodes created and produced that never see the light of... More >>

  • Mike Brody

    published December 22, 2010

    Comedian Mike Brody found his career path in the most roundabout way possible: "Basically I figured out what to do in my life by doing everything... More >>

  • 2010: The Winners and the Losers. Mostly the Losers

    published December 22, 2010

    >"Every time I come back here there's a recount," cracks erstwhile Minnesotan Lizz Winstead. The co-creator and former head writer and... More >>

  • Daniel Kinno

    published December 8, 2010

    Belarus-born Daniel Kinno discovered comedy as a teenager, shortly after moving from Europe following the fall of the Soviet Union. "They had... More >>

  • Tommy Thompson, Joe Cocozzello

    published November 24, 2010

    The Joke Joint will celebrate its first Thanksgiving in its swanky new digs in Lilydale with an encore presentation of last year's holiday show,... More >>

  • Michael Thorne

    published November 24, 2010

    Thanksgivings are different now for Michael Thorne. The Twin Cities standup veteran, who has performed with luminaries like Bill Hicks as well as... More >>

  • Jimmy Shubert

    published November 17, 2010

    "The rest of showbiz looks at standup like a stepchild of the arts. You're a clown in the plainclothes division. But standup is the toughest thing... More >>

  • Vince Vaughn’s Comedy Roadshow

    published November 17, 2010

    A half-decade ago, Swingers breakout star and comic actor Vince Vaughn hosted a 30-day standup tour that was filmed for the 2006... More >>

  • Last Comic Standing

    published November 17, 2010

    For several years the NBC reality show Last Comic Standing was itself something of a joke. Rather than judging comedians based on writing... More >>

  • Rory Scovel

    published November 3, 2010

    Comedy dynamo Rory Scovel is on the move. The quick-thinking but chilled-out standup, who can spin one-line jokes and simple crowd interactions... More >>

  • Emo Philips

    published November 3, 2010

    Few comics of this era—or any era—are as wonderfully distinctive as Emo Philips. The lanky funnyman for years sported a Prince... More >>

  • Doug Stanhope

    published November 3, 2010

    No other comedian inspires a cult following like Doug Stanhope. He corrals his fans into often-unconventional venues (mostly shunning club work... More >>

  • The Dandy Warhols

    published October 27, 2010

    Even if you think you haven't heard of the Dandy Warhols, you have. The rock outfit from Portland, Oregon, have been a staple of movie and TV... More >>

  • Tonight We Abide: The 3rd Annual Big Lebowski Halloween Party

    published October 27, 2010

    Halloween is a dark time, darker than a black steer's tookus on a moonless prairie night. Fortunately, the Achievers over at the Bryant-Lake Bowl... More >>

  • Live and Local

    published October 13, 2010

    Co-producers Nicholas Anthony and Jeremy Bjornberg are teaming up with Summit Brewing Co. for a night of homegrown music and comedy with Live and... More >>

  • Bill Burr

    published October 13, 2010

    Amiable iconoclast Bill Burr's career has taken off in the past few years, thanks not just to a slew of stellar shows, but a notoriously awful... More >>

  • Jamie Kilstein

    published October 6, 2010

    "I had a manager sign me and then tell me I should talk about politics less," recalls comedian Jamie Kilstein. "I remember thinking 'Why did you... More >>

  • Louis CK

    published September 22, 2010

    Louis CK may well be the best comedian on the planet right now. His resumé includes a slew of high-profile gigs writing (for The Late... More >>

  • Costaki Economopoulos

    published September 15, 2010

    "I'm from Atlanta, so a lot of my early road gigs were one-nighters at shitty bars in Alabama," explains comedian Costaki Economopoulos. Grinding... More >>

  • Tig Notaro

    published September 8, 2010

    This weekend, comedian Tig Notaro is playing the spacious Music Box Theatre, but she's also interested in smaller venues—like your house.... More >>

  • Aimee Mann

    published September 1, 2010

    Songwriter and pop chanteuse Aimee Mann has had two brushes with mainstream success—an MTV Video Music Award for "Voices Carry" with her... More >>

  • Bengt Washburn

    published September 1, 2010

    Utah-born comedian Bengt Washburn has lived in Germany for a year and a half now, and he says he's still barely any closer to learning the... More >>

  • Weird Al Yankovic

    published August 25, 2010

    Let's face it: You owned a bunch of Weird Al albums in junior high and knew all the words, but then felt, well, weird about it when you started... More >>

  • Cy Amundson

    published August 4, 2010

    When City Pages caught up with comedian Cy Amundson, he was nursing a series of bruises and raspberries incurred during a headfirst slide... More >>

  • Shane Mauss

    published July 21, 2010

    Shane Mauss is a busy man. It's been a little less than a year since his last weeklong run at Acme, and in that time he's debuted his first... More >>

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