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2010 Stories by Bryan Miller

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  • Jessi Campbell

    published July 14, 2010

    Jessi Campbell may be the first Arizona native to ever hope to buy a winter home in Minnesota. "The people are so nice, and it gets cold. I love... More >>

  • Marc Maron

    published July 7, 2010

    “I don’t know how to have casual conversation with any real success,” says comedian Marc Maron, and he isn’t kidding. Onstage... More >>

  • Josh Ritter

    published July 7, 2010

    Singer/songwriter Josh Ritter, best known for his folky, Dylanesque tunes, added a full band and a broader scope on 2007's excellent The... More >>

  • Chris Porter

    published June 30, 2010

    Growing up in Kansas City, Chris Porter never even considered the possibility of being a comedian. "It seemed like being a king, like something... More >>

  • Kjell Bjorgen

    published June 23, 2010

    Kjell Bjorgen is back. The local funnyman, one of the most respected comics in the Twin Cities' rich scene, took a multi-year sabbatical from... More >>

  • Isaac Witty

    published June 23, 2010

    Tulsa native and Twin Cities transplant Isaac Witty keeps it clean. The son of Christian sketch-comedy performers, Witty started doing standup at... More >>

  • Aziz Ansari: Dangerously Delicious

    published June 9, 2010

    Aziz Ansari is in the moment. In the last year the co-star of MTV's short-lived sketch show Human Giant has become, if not a household... More >>

  • Bobcat Goldthwait

    published June 3, 2010

    Bobcat Goldthwait, notable '80s goofball turned indie filmmaker and keen-eyed satirist, was stepping back into standup when he made his debut at... More >>

  • Bill Squire

    published May 26, 2010

    Many comics first get the urge to try standup in contests, talent shows, and over the occasional drunken dare at an open-mic night. Bill Squire... More >>

  • Chris Bliss & Josh Weinstein

    published May 26, 2010

    You won't see a show like the one running this week at Acme anywhere else in the country—literally. Longtime friends Chris Bliss and Josh... More >>

  • Stevie Ray's Improv in the Park

    published May 26, 2010

    The Twin Cities' bustling arts and theater scene inevitably hits a mid-year lull as audiences shun basement clubs and opera houses alike to soak... More >>

  • Wits: Chickens and Other Dilemmas

    published May 19, 2010

    The penultimate installment of the four-part radio series Wits addresses the absurd and cryptic theme "Chickens and Other Dilemmas." Your... More >>

  • Hannibal Buress

    published May 19, 2010

    It was a last-minute dropout that opened up a slot for Hannibal Buress to do a five-minute standup set on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon... More >>

  • Conan O'Brien

    published May 12, 2010

    In the last year Conan O'Brien has gone from second-shift talk-show host to king of the comedy world to media victim to cause... More >>

  • Craig Ferguson

    published April 28, 2010

    Here's the most underreported story in late-night comedy news: While Letterman fended off scandal, Conan and Leno squabbled, and Kimmel threw... More >>

  • Wits: Hard Work and for What?

    published April 28, 2010

    Grueling labor is as American as apple pie. (What, you thought Mom made those pastries without breaking a sweat?) But is busting your hump really... More >>

  • Pen Pals Lecture Series: Michael Chabon

    published April 21, 2010

    Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Chabon began his career writing more conventional literary stories, including his debut novel, The Mysteries of... More >>

  • Doug Benson

    published April 14, 2010

    Super High Me star and stoner icon Doug Benson will be in town for a special two-show Tuesday at Acme that will be recorded and released... More >>

  • Maria Bamford

    published April 14, 2010

    The term "indie comedy" is as amorphous and imprecisely applied as "post-modern" in literature or "alternative" in music. (Alternative to what?... More >>

  • Kevin Nealon

    published April 7, 2010

    Kevin Nealon is best known for his tenure on Saturday Night Live in the late '80s and early '90s, during the show's second golden age,... More >>

  • Darryl Lenox

    published March 31, 2010

    Standout standup Darryl Lenox will help kick off a new chapter in Twin Cities comedy with the first big event at the recently opened second... More >>

  • David Crowe

    published March 17, 2010

    David Crowe has a lot to talk about. It's been a little more than a year since he last played Acme, and in that time "I met a woman from South... More >>

  • Dwight Slade

    published March 10, 2010

    Comedian Dwight Slade has appeared in two shorts and a feature film since his performance at Acme last winter. The movie work, as well as his time... More >>

  • Comedy Standing Up

    published March 10, 2010

    Filmmaker Matt Olson and host Bill Young, co-producers of the inventive (now late, lamented) Pee Your Pants Monthly, are teaming up with four Twin... More >>

  • Christopher Titus

    published February 17, 2010

    Like fellow storyteller Mike Birbiglia, Christopher Titus often blurs the line between standup comic and raconteur. Both performers sometimes... More >>

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