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    Twin Cities Hit Show Offers a New Take on Morning Shows

    published Mar 26, 2015

    What happens when you lock a well-known local media personality, a former cop, and a hippie in a recording studio with no rules or restrictions? That is the question being answered every morning durin... More >>

  • Carly Aquilino

    published March 18, 2015

    Carly Aquilino's path to comedy success has been anything but normal. Instead of spending years grinding at open mics in front of nonexistent... More >>

  • John Mulaney

    published March 18, 2015

    It's been a while since John Mulaney had the chance to really work on his standup. After leaving his writing job at Saturday Night Live in... More >>


    Girl Code's Carly Aquilino: "I'm Still Trying to Figure Out a Lot of the Same Things As My Fans."

    published Mar 18, 2015

    While it's not uncommon for fans to strike up conversation with their favorite comedians after a show, they usually aren't looking for real-deal life advice. Then again, Carly Aquilino's career is any... More >>


    John Mulaney Talks SNL, New Standup Special, and Life Lessons

    published Mar 17, 2015

    A few weeks ago, basically every living A-list actor, musician, athlete, and comedian came together for the grandiose Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary. Over the next several days, stars gushe... More >>

  • Fortune Feimster

    published March 4, 2015

    If you've never seen Fortune Feimster perform live, you might want to hurry up and do it soon. The lovable Southern comedian, who gained notoriety... More >>


    Top 5 Moments in Minnesota Pro Wrestling History

    published Mar 12, 2015

    While our fair state hasn't had too many proud sports moments over the past few years, there's one fact that can't be denied: We love our pro wrestling. This weekend, John Cena, Randy Orton, and ... More >>


    Fortune Feimster: "I Don't Look or Sound Like Anyone Else Out There"

    published Mar 05, 2015

    If you want to say that you saw one of comedy's next superstars "before she was huge," you're going to want to get to the Woman's Club this weekend. Fortune Feimster, the lovable Southern comedia... More >>

  • Gabriel Iglesias

    published February 25, 2015

    Every comedian starts out in bars or clubs. If they're good enough, they'll graduate to performing in theaters. But it takes a special kind of... More >>


    Corey Adam Releases Comedy Album with No Jokes

    published Feb 26, 2015

    While every comedian dreams about releasing an album or a special of their best material, the trade-off is that it forces them to retire those jokes from their set. While this isn't a big deal for hea... More >>


    Gabriel Iglesias Talks Comedy, Cartoons, and Magic Mike XXL

    published Feb 25, 2015

    Standup comedy is currently experiencing one of its biggest booms. Every night of the week, clubs and theaters all over the Twin Cities are packed with fans new and old, and comedians are continually ... More >>

  • Take My Wife... Instead

    published February 11, 2015

    This Valentine's Day, Comedy Corner Underground will either be the most romantic or revenge-filled room in town, depending on how you approach it.... More >>


    Boy Kisses Combines Comedy, Gaming, and (Possible) Fist-Fighting

    published Feb 17, 2015

    Turner Barrowman and Collin Klug are the creators and hosts of the funniest, most poignant comedy show ever created. Just ask them."I'll fight anyone who says their show is better than ours, anyone," ... More >>


    Comedy Role-Reversal at Take My Wife... Instead This V-Day

    published Feb 12, 2015

    Between the release of the 50 Shades of Grey movie, Valentine's Day, and the fact that it's still too cold outside to think about getting out of bed, there's going to be plenty of weirdness taking pla... More >>

  • Demetri Martin

    published February 4, 2015

    While he is an accomplished actor, writer, filmmaker, and musician, Demetri Martin is most often recognized as the deadpan comedian with the giant... More >>

  • Saint Paul Winter Carnival

    published January 21, 2015

    Snow queens, frozen runners, ice sculptures, and a hidden medallion are just a few of the draws of the annual Saint Paul Winter Carnival. With a... More >>

  • City of Lakes Loppet: Urban Cross Country Ski Festival

    published January 28, 2015

    When it comes to being active in the wintertime, no one is more bad-ass than Minnesotans. There is no better example of this than the City of... More >>

  • SuperBeer Sunday

    published January 28, 2015

    The single most important holiday on the U.S. calendar is happening this Sunday: the Super Bowl. Whether you're a diehard football fan, a... More >>


    Demetri Martin: "I like Minnesota a lot."

    published Feb 04, 2015

    It's not easy to define Demetri Martin.As an entertainer who first became a comedy sensation thanks to his deadpan delivery and fantastic use of a giant pad of paper, Martin has grown significantly ov... More >>

  • KMOJ Comedy Series

    published January 21, 2015

    This month, Rick Bronson's House of Comedy will celebrate the launch of a brand-new series focused on showcasing the very best black comedians... More >>


    Brave New Workshop Gets Back to Standup Roots

    published Jan 22, 2015

    For years, the Brave New Workshop has been responsible for churning out some of the greatest comedians and productions, thanks to their dedication to nurturing funny ideas, regardless of whether they ... More >>


    KMOJ Comedy Series Brings Best Urban Comedians to House of Comedy

    published Jan 21, 2015

    When KMOJ morning show host Shed G. relocated from Atlanta to the Twin Cities, he saw a tremendous opportunity. "There are so many great up-and-coming urban comedians out there who just need some... More >>

  • The Dan Band

    published January 14, 2015

    The next time you're at a wedding and the drunkest guy on the dance floor starts doing a super-vulgar cover of "Total Eclipse of the Heart," you... More >>

  • Ground Is Lava Competition

    published January 7, 2015

    Remember when you were little, and you'd climb all over your living room furniture, trying to avoid the "lava" floor? The dudes at Fight or Flight... More >>

  • WrestlePalooza V

    published January 7, 2015

    Fists, chairs, and watermelon will be flying at First Avenue when WrestlePalooza takes over the Main Room. Presented by Twin Cities-based F1RST... More >>

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