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  • FEATURED STORY

    Bill Young Memorial Show This Monday at Club Underground

    published Dec 18, 2014

    For the second time in the past two weeks, the Twin Cities comedy community has lost an incredible performer and friend.This past weekend, comedian Bill Young passed away in his sleep at the age of 32... More >>

  • Gilbert Gottfried

    published December 10, 2014

    Gilbert Gottfried has had a lot of jobs in his lifetime. Standup comedian, actor, duck-voice; he's done it all. This January, he'll be trying out... More >>

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    Gilbert Gottfried Talks Celebrity Apprentice, Orgies with Batman, and Sex with Alan Thicke

    published Dec 11, 2014

    You may not be familiar with his standup, and you might not be able to remember his movies. But there's no mistaking his voice.Gilbert Gottfried's career spans four decades and includes countless tele... More >>

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    Comedian Gus Lynch's Greatest Hits

    published Dec 08, 2014

    Gus Lynch passed away last week after falling from the Coba Mayan ruins while on vacation with his family in Mexico. He left behind a local legacy cut far too short. Over the past several years, there... More >>

  • The Ugly Sweater Run

    published November 26, 2014

    Anyone can throw on an ugly sweater for the sake of getting bombed at the office holiday party, but it takes serious dedication to sport one for... More >>

  • Wits: Keegan-Michael Key

    published November 19, 2014

    Wits host John Moe recently called Keegan-Michael Key "one of the most important voices in comedy today." While that's a tall order for any actor... More >>

  • FEATURED STORY

    Keegan-Michael Key: "I Think That Key & Peele in Its Current Form Has Kind of Run Its Course"

    published Nov 20, 2014

    In the post-Chappelle's Show era of sketch comedy, it's hard to argue that there has been a more influential TV show than Key & Peele. Currently in its fourth season, the Peabody Award-winnin... More >>

  • Last Comic Standing Live

    published November 12, 2014

    This past summer, the top 100 comedians in the country competed for $250,000, an NBC development deal, and the title of Last Comic Standing. This... More >>

  • W. Kamau Bell

    published November 12, 2014

    "Sometimes at shows people will ask my opinion on certain things happening in the world at the moment. It's almost like a mini town hall meeting,"... More >>

  • Todd Bridges

    published November 5, 2014

    There are plenty of comedians who have good road stories, but few have lived a more insane life than Todd Bridges. Best known for his role as big... More >>

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    W. Kamau Bell: "I Need to Prove I'm Funny"

    published Nov 12, 2014

    It was one year ago this week that W. Kamau Bell's late-night talk show, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, aired its final episode on FXX. Since that day, Bell says there's one question fans ask him ... More >>

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    Todd Bridges: "I managed to pick myself back up and become successful"

    published Nov 06, 2014

    Over the past decade, celebrities behaving badly has become somewhat of a cliché in Hollywood, and the more disastrous the train wreck, the more fame that seems to follow. That hasn't always been the... More >>

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    Courtney McClean Gets Punny at Pundamonium

    published Oct 24, 2014

    The 10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival is winding down, but it's going out in the most punny way possible. A unique new addition to this year's festival is Saturday night's Pundamonium, featuring some... More >>

  • FEATURED STORY

    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 >>

  • FEATURED STORY

    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 >>

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