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    Maz Jobrani: From Axis of Evil to Persian Pink Panther

    published Oct 23, 2014

    In the mid-2000s, Maz Jobrani was one-fourth of comedy's "Axis of Evil." If you aren't familiar, the Axis was a group of comedians from the Middle East who got together and toured the world, joking ab... More >>

  • Chris D'Elia

    published October 15, 2014

    You may recognize Chris D'Elia from his roles in the NBC sitcoms Whitney and this summer's breakout hit Undateable. But what you... More >>

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    SuicideGirls' Sunny Suicide Talks Blackheart Burlesque Tour

    published Oct 21, 2014

    Since 2001, SuicideGirls has been offering sexy, alternative female entertainment. Over the years, what started out more or less as a website for folks to check out punk-rock girls with plenty of tatt... More >>

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    Valley Meadows Takes Over the Twin Cities (Comedy) Rap Scene

    published Oct 20, 2014

    In a town where the hip-hop scene is so incredible, there can only be one (or two) true kingpins. Those two dudes are Valley Meadows.Wait! Pull back, angry hip-hop-loving commenter! We meant comedy ra... More >>

  • Chad Daniels

    published October 8, 2014

    "If you want to know what a day in my life is like, come and see my standup," says Chad Daniels. The 39-year-old father of two is one of the most... More >>

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    5 Must-See Shows at 10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival

    published Oct 15, 2014

    With 13 shows taking place over the next week at 10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival, you're going to need to plan ahead. Here are five must-see shows.Monday night comedy show Oct. 20, Club Underground, 8 ... More >>

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    10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival: Six Days of Punchlines, Booze, and Herding Cats

    published Oct 15, 2014

    Bob Edwards is burned out on comedy. For the past several hours, he and a handful of equally exhausted comedians have been sitting in his living room, wading through a seemingly endless stream of awf... More >>

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    Justin Bieber's Favorite Comedian Chris D'Elia Talks Standup, Acting, Fashion

    published Oct 14, 2014

    There are lots of comedians who have famous fans. But Chris D'Elia might have the most famous of them all. This past summer, the boy prince of pop music himself, Justin Bieber, tweeted "@chrisde... More >>

  • Best Comedian Ever Finals

    published October 8, 2014

    There are a lot of great comedians in the Twin Cities, but there can only be one Best Comedian Ever. This Thursday, we'll find out who has earned... More >>

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    Gus Lynch Wins Joke Joint Comedy Club's Best Comedian Ever Contest

    published Oct 10, 2014

    There are lots of funny comedians in the Twin Cities. But there can only be one "Best Comedian Ever." Last night, Gus Lynch staked his claim to the title during Joke Joint Comedy Club's Best Comedian ... More >>

  • Brooks Wheelan

    published October 1, 2014

    If you're a fan of Saturday Night Live, then you might recognize Brooks Wheelan as one of this season's painfully underutilized new cast... More >>

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    Chad Daniels on Traveling Through Asia, His Kids, Acme Homecoming

    published Oct 07, 2014

    A lot of comedians will embellish details of their lives for the sake of a joke. Others will create an entirely different reality when they're onstage. And then there's Chad Daniels."If you want to kn... More >>

  • The truTV Impractical Jokers Tour

    published September 24, 2014

    For three seasons, the guys from Impractical Jokers have pushed the envelope when it comes to torturing one another with pranks and... More >>

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    Brooks Wheelan Talks SNL, Biomechanical Engineering

    published Sep 30, 2014

    Brooks Wheelan will be performing at Acme Comedy Co. for the very first time this week. However, it'll actually be his second trip to the club."I grew up in Iowa, and drove to Minneapolis when I was 1... More >>

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    Impractical Jokers Brings Stunts, Stories, and a Giant Bus to Minneapolis

    published Sep 23, 2014

    For the past three and a half years, Q, Murr, Joe, and Sal from the hit show Impractical Jokers have put each other through pretty much every embarrassing stunt and painfully awkward punishment they c... More >>

  • 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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