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  • Nick Swardson

    published September 10, 2014

    After a very successful and very sold-out run of shows at Acme Comedy Co. this past June, Nick Swardson is returning home and coming to a much... More >>

  • Garfunkel and Oats

    published September 3, 2014

    There are very few people who can sing about weed, pregnancy, and religious loopholes for premarital sex and make them sound adorable. That's... More >>

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    Pete Lee talks Acme Comedy Co. Asia Tour

    published Sep 08, 2014

    Acme Comedy Company is heading east. Really, really east.This week, Acme Comedy Co. owner Louis Lee will spearhead the very first Acme Comedy Co. Asia Tour, featuring three comedians who are well-know... More >>

  • Funniest Person in the Twin Cities

    published August 27, 2014

    Each summer, hundreds of hilarious comedians-in-training, open mic dreamers, and drunken first-timers take the stage at Acme Comedy Co. in hopes... More >>

  • The Glo Run

    published August 27, 2014

    Attention runners (and walkers): The summer gimmick race season is nearing its end. If you don't like the mess of running through mud and colored... More >>

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    Dan Cole wins 2014 Acme Funniest Person Contest

    published Sep 03, 2014

    Every summer, dozens of hilarious undiscovered comedians, wannabe open-mic kids, and drunken train wrecks take the stage at Acme Comedy Co. in hopes of being named the "Funniest Person in the Twin Cit... More >>

  • Japanese Lantern Lighting Ceremony

    published August 13, 2014

    Bonsai, martial arts, singing, dancing, drumming, and other aspects of Japanese culture are on display this weekend, when the 16th annual Japanese... More >>

  • Minnesota Summer Parkour and Freerunning Championships

    published August 13, 2014

    While American Ninja Warrior has been all the rage on television this summer, the guys and girls of Fight or Flight Academy are bringing... More >>

  • Doug Loves Movies

    published August 13, 2014

    When it comes to Doug Benson, there are three things we know for a fact: He loves comedy, he loves weed, and he loves movies. This week, he'll be... More >>

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    Last Comic Standing recap: Finale

    published Aug 15, 2014

    It's had its highs and lows, but there's one thing that can't be denied about this season of Last Comic Standing: It's been a celebration of standup comedy.Last night's finale upheld that standard, wi... More >>

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    Three tips for internet cat video stardom

    published Aug 14, 2014

    Tonight is the night, crazy cat folks. For the third year in a row, the cutest film festival ever created will dig its adorable little claws into the Twin Cities for the Internet Cat Video Festival.&n... More >>

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    Fight or Flight Academy hosts parkour championships this Saturday

    published Aug 13, 2014

    This weekend, ninjas are invading Edina. Sort of.While they may not be wearing masks or wielding swords, full-blown ninja aerial tactics will be on display Saturday when Fight or Flight Academy presen... More >>

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    Couple has underwater wedding at Mall of America

    published Aug 08, 2014

    Yesterday, Rongini Mukherjee and Steve Strohbeen began their life together as newlyweds in the most awesome way possible. The couple was married last night underwater in the Atlantis exhibit in the Se... More >>

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    Last Comic Standing recap: Title round

    published Aug 08, 2014

    After 11 weeks, 97 other comedians, numerous challenges, and Twin Cities love, Last Comic Standing has it's final three.Next week, Rod Man, Nikki Carr, and Lachlan Patterson will compete in the two-ho... More >>

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    Last Comic Standing recap: Final 5

    published Aug 01, 2014

    This season of Last Comic Standing has been an overwhelming success for NBC. In addition to the show's having strong summer ratings and earning itself a subsequent ninth season, this past week it was ... More >>

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    Last Comic Standing recap: Roast challenge

    published Jul 25, 2014

    And then there were five. Last night, Last Comic Standing claimed its 95th victim of the season, when another comedian was sent packing in the final head-to-head elimination of the season.Before two ... More >>

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    Comedians and mini cars join forces in new Jokes2Go web series

    published Jul 24, 2014

    What happens when you take a handful of the Twin Cities' funniest comedians and combine them with one tiny car? You have Joke Joint Comedy Club's new web series, Jokes2Go.To celebrate the kickoff of i... More >>

  • Bacon Chase 5K & .05K

    published July 16, 2014

    After years of admiring each other from a distance, two of America's favorite pastimes are finally joining forces. This weekend, the Bacon Chase... More >>

  • Tiffany Norton

    published July 16, 2014

    For many comedians, standup is something they begin pursuing from an early age, tossing aside "safer" career aspirations in hopes of making it big... More >>

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    Last Comic Standing recap: Universal Tram Experience

    published Jul 18, 2014

    In a move that no one saw coming, this week's Last Comic Standing gave us a head-to-head elimination match-up that probably should have been saved for the finale. Before the epic showdown took place, ... More >>

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    Tiffany Norton talks comedy mid-life crisis

    published Jul 17, 2014

    Tiffany Norton got her standup comedy career started all the way back in 2003. Sort of."My first time trying comedy was at Knuckleheads at Mall of America, and I was horrible," she says of her stage d... More >>

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    Last Comic Standing recap: The talk-show challenge

    published Jul 11, 2014

    After taking a break for the Fourth of July, Last Comic Standing got back to the business of crowning a new champion this week, as the remaining eight contestants prepared for potential superstardom d... More >>

  • CONvergence

    published July 2, 2014

    There are lots of events throughout the year that provide fantasy and sci-fi enthusiasts with the chance to blur the lines between our world and... More >>

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    The five saddest (and most awesome) celebrity softball fails

    published Jul 10, 2014

    The eyes of the sports world are about to be on Minneapolis, with the MLB All-Star festivities kicking off this weekend. Between the Home Run Derby, the Futures Game, and the All-Star Game itself, th... More >>

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    Rifftrax's Kevin Murphy on Sharknado!, Twilight, other cinematic trainwrecks

    published Jul 09, 2014

    Get excited, bad movie fans. The boys of Mystery Science Theater 3000 are back. This Thursday night, Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett of MST3K will be riffing on Sharknado!, arguably... More >>

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