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  • Pete Lee

    published December 25, 2013

    It's been a big year for Pete Lee. The (formerly) local comedian joined the cast of VH1's Best Week Ever this past January, in April he... More >>

  • Rob Schneider, Tim Meadows, Chris Kattan

    published December 25, 2013

    Saturday Night Live alumni apparently travel in threes. This past summer, the Minnesota State Fair hosted a three-pack of comedy legends... More >>

  • Chris Franjola

    published December 25, 2013

    Most comedians work their whole careers to score a few precious minutes of television time to showcase their act. Chris Franjola isn't one of... More >>

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    Rob Schneider on standup, TV, and his New Year's Eve plans

    published Dec 31, 2013

    SNL alumni apparently travel in threes. This past summer, the Minnesota State Fair hosted a three-pack of comedy legends when former Saturday Night Live cast members Dana Carvey, Dennis Miller, and Ke... More >>

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    Pete Lee talks Biz Markee, embarassing his wife

    published Dec 30, 2013

    It's been a big year for Pete Lee. The (formerly) local comedian joined the cast of VH1's Best Week Ever this past January, in April he performed on the Late Show With David Letterman for the very fir... More >>

  • A Very Die Hard Christmas

    published December 11, 2013

    There are a lot of awful Christmas stories out there. They seem to focus way too much on the spirit of the holiday, forgetting all about how every... More >>

  • Bryan Miller

    published December 18, 2013

    Last month, Bryan Miller was hoping to go to one of the 400 Dave Chappelle shows at First Avenue and Pantages Theatre. Unfortunately, they sold... More >>

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    Chris Franjola talks comedy, Netflix, spoils the end of Sons of Anarchy

    published Dec 23, 2013

    If you're a fan of cable, you know Chris Franjola.The comedian has been a regular fixture on E!'s Chelsea Lately, and this past season hosted the post-show for Sons of Anarchy, Anarchy Afterwards. Wha... More >>

  • Year in Review 2013: Comedy
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    Year in Review 2013: Comedy

    published Dec 19, 2013

    Any Twin Cities comedian or comedy fan can tell you how awesome our scene is. We've known it for years, and wear it like a badge of honor. The thing that makes our scene so great is the amount of vari... More >>

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    Bryan Miller talks Dave Chappelle, battling bathroom doors

    published Dec 18, 2013

    Bryan Miller has had an interesting year. The local comic has had his share of ups (opening for Dave Chappelle during his legendary week-long residency at First Avenue) and downs (getting stuck in a h... More >>

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    A Very Die Hard Christmas brings bloodshed, gun fights, and puppets to Bryant-Lake Bowl

    published Dec 12, 2013

    Admit it: Most Christmas movies are bullshit. They're all focused on "love" and "togetherness," but they lack some of the most important elements of any holiday classic, like explosions and bloodshed.... More >>

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    The greatest (and final) Holidazzle drinking game ever

    published Dec 04, 2013

    Well shit. We heard the news a couple of months ago, but now it's starting to feel real. This season is the Holidazzle's final march down Nicollet Mall. For 22 years, families from all over the Twin C... More >>

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    Lisa Landry packs socks, jokes, tequila before Mystic Casino shows

    published Nov 18, 2013

    Lisa Landry isn't afraid of the cold. The comic resides in L.A., but will make the trek to Minnesota this Friday and Saturday for four shows at the Mystic Comedy Club at Mystic Lake Casino. "I'm pac... More >>

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    10 best and most underappreciated mustaches of Movember

    published Nov 08, 2013

    It's getting colder outside. Dudes' faces are getting furrier. It must be Movember.Every November, guys pay homage to the greatest and grossest facial hair ever created, the mustache, in order to rais... More >>

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    Aisha Tyler talks standup, Archer, winning Halloween before Friday's Wits

    published Oct 31, 2013

    Aisha Tyler can do anything. Five days a week, she's one-fifth of the CBS daytime gab-fest, The Talk. Beginning in January, she'll begin her fifth season as the voice of super-spy Lana Kane on Ar... More >>

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    10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival brings a week of shows celebrating all things funny

    published Oct 21, 2013

    When Bob Edwards started the 10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival back in 2011, it consisted of three shows held at the Comedy Corner Underground. This week, the festival will host 12 shows across six diffe... More >>

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    Ten Twin Cities ladies you've probably dated

    published Oct 17, 2013

    Last week, the New York Times told the world everything it needed to know about the dating scene in Minnesota. While they totally hit it out of the park, the reality is that your chances of finding lo... More >>

  • John Oliver

    published October 9, 2013

    This summer, John Oliver had both a monstrous opportunity and a seemingly insurmountable challenge. With Jon Stewart stepping away from The... More >>

  • Craig Ferguson

    published October 9, 2013

    This February, the late-night talk show game is getting ready for another shake-up. Fallon is taking Leno's spot, Seth Myers is taking over for... More >>

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    Top 3 pitfalls of pet Halloween costumes

    published Oct 11, 2013

    Three bags of fun-sized Snickers bars? Check. Slutty Iron Man costume? Check. DVR set to record every showing of Hocus Pocus? Check. Seems like you've got everything need for the best Halloween ever. ... More >>

  • Whitney Cummings

    published October 2, 2013

    Ever since her break-out performance on the Comedy Central roast of Joan Rivers back in 2009, Whitney Cummings has become one of the most... More >>

  • Adam Carolla

    published September 25, 2013

    Live podcasts are all the rage these days. It seems like every standup, writer, and even remotely entertaining personality is all about taking... More >>

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    Whitney Cummings goes from Emotional Ninja to lone wolf

    published Oct 01, 2013

    In 2010, Whitney Cummings was killing it. She was coming off of two crushing performances on the Comedy Central Roasts; had recently released her debut comedy album, Emotional Ninja; and filmed a one-... More >>

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    SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody brings sex, sass, and Batman to Mill City Nights

    published Sep 25, 2013

    If you wander down North Fifth Street any evening this week, you're likely to be greeted with the sweet smells of chardonnay, perfume, and sass coming out of Mill City Nights.SPANK! The Fifty Shades P... More >>

  • RuPaul's Drag Race: The Battle of the Seasons

    published September 11, 2013

    For the past five years, drag queens from all over the world have done glam-battle with each other on RuPaul's Drag Race, competing to... More >>

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