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2015 Stories by Patrick Strait

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  • FEATURED STORY

    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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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    The Dan Band Brings Girl Songs, Acrobatics, and Zima to Mill City Nights

    published Jan 13, 2015

    For most people, drunkenly slurring their way through a karaoke song ends with an embarrassing camera-phone video and a brutal hangover. For Dan Finnerty, it launched him to stardom."I was drunk and d... More >>

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