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2014 Stories by P.F. Wilson

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  • Kelly Taylor

    published April 2, 2014

    Canada's Kelly Taylor has a rags-to-headlining story. It was only nine months after he picked up a microphone and started telling jokes that he... More >>

  • Bret Ernst

    published March 26, 2014

    When Bret Ernst arrives in the Twin Cities, he'll be in the midst of getting ready for the taping of his one-hour special later this spring. "I... More >>

  • Jim McCue

    published March 19, 2014

    Jim McCue is one of the top names in the Boston comedy scene. As a thank-you to the standup community there, he founded the Boston Comedy Festival... More >>

  • Phil Hanley

    published March 19, 2014

    Phil Hanley's first foray into show business was as a commercial actor in his native Canada. "Then I took an improv class," he explains, "and that... More >>

  • Al Jackson

    published March 12, 2014

    Al Jackson has been doing standup comedy for about six years, and he's played some tough rooms. None, though, was tougher than the classroom where... More >>

  • Derek Hughes

    published March 12, 2014

    Though he started as a magician, Derek Hughes is also an adept standup comic. The Twin Cities native has found his greatest success mixing the... More >>

  • Kenny Smith

    published March 5, 2014

    "Everything is funny for a second," says comedian Kenny Smith. "Everyone should laugh at everything, even the tragic stuff, for a second. Then... More >>

  • Bryan Callen

    published March 5, 2014

    Having lived in seven different countries by the time he was 15, Bryan Callen quickly discovered that laughter is indeed a universal language. "I... More >>

  • John Caparulo

    published February 26, 2014

    John Caparulo, or "Cap," as his loyal fans call him, hails from Steubenville, Ohio, where his father first introduced him to standup comedy. "He... More >>

  • Kurt Braunohler

    published February 19, 2014

    "I watched a little standup growing up," says comedian Kurt Braunohler. "When I moved to New York at 22, I took an improv class at the Upright... More >>

  • Tommy Davidson

    published February 19, 2014

    Though he says he was a very funny kid, Tommy Davidson never realized just how funny he was. Growing up in Silver Springs, Maryland, he was... More >>

  • David Crowe

    published February 12, 2014

    "I wouldn't say I was the class clown," comedian David Crowe says of his upbringing. "I was always the guy on the microphone if an announcement... More >>

  • Jen Kober

    published February 12, 2014

    On the telephone from her native Louisiana, Jen Kober doesn't sound particularly Southern. "I think my Southern comes out when I'm onstage and... More >>

  • Chris Bliss & Josh Weinstein

    published February 5, 2014

    Chris Bliss isn't skittish about coming to Minnesota, despite the recent round of arctic temperatures. "The worst weather I ever saw was in... More >>

  • Darren Carter

    published February 5, 2014

    "I didn't know about fitting in when I was a little kid," says comedian Darren Carter. "I just have memories of making kids laugh as a child in... More >>

  • Ryan Hamilton

    published January 29, 2014

    Ryan Hamilton is a standup who works clean, but it was never a conscious decision on his part to do so. "I look at the comedians I was always... More >>

  • Joey "CoCo" Diaz

    published January 22, 2014

    "You do all these different things, and have dreams, and go to college, and all of a sudden you end up being something else that you never dreamed... More >>

  • Jon Dore

    published January 22, 2014

    There's a reason he's known as "TV's Jon Dore." It all began when the Canadian funnyman began studying television production in college. "I fell... More >>

  • Tracey Ashley

    published January 15, 2014

    "You know how entertainers always want to complain about something?" asks comedian Tracey Ashley. "I was just thinking, 'I had a great year.' I'm... More >>

  • Greg Fitzsimmons

    published January 15, 2014

    Greg Fitzsimmons is a standup comedian with radio in his blood. His father was New York disc jockey Bob Fitzsimmons. And while Greg decided to... More >>

  • Matt Fulchiron

    published January 8, 2014

    Many comedians move to Los Angeles a few years into their career. Matt Fulchiron headed west from his home state of Maryland "just for fun." He... More >>

  • Paul Myrehaug

    published January 8, 2014

    Alberta's drinking age is partially responsible for Paul Myrehaug's introduction to standup comedy. "The drinking age is 18, and I looked old... More >>

  • Ryan Dalton

    published January 1, 2014

    Being a comedian is hard work. “I’m waking up from my second nap of the day, so it’s a rough life,” says Ryan Dalton from... More >>

  • Jesse Joyce

    published January 1, 2014

    “My uncle was a comic for a few years in the ’80s,” says comedian Jesse Joyce. “That was when I was 10 or 11 years old. I... More >>

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