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  • CONvergence

    published July 2, 2014

    There are lots of events throughout the year that provide fantasy and sci-fi enthusiasts with the chance to blur the lines between our world and... More >>

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    The five saddest (and most awesome) celebrity softball fails

    published Jul 10, 2014

    The eyes of the sports world are about to be on Minneapolis, with the MLB All-Star festivities kicking off this weekend. Between the Home Run Derby, the Futures Game, and the All-Star Game itself, th... More >>

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    Rifftrax's Kevin Murphy on Sharknado!, Twilight, other cinematic trainwrecks

    published Jul 09, 2014

    Get excited, bad movie fans. The boys of Mystery Science Theater 3000 are back. This Thursday night, Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett of MST3K will be riffing on Sharknado!, arguably... More >>

  • Freedom From Pants Ride VIII

    published July 2, 2014

    There are plenty of ways to celebrate your independence this Fourth of July weekend, but nothing is more patriotic than riding your bike without... More >>

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    The 5 most grotesque eating challenges to boost your patriotic spirit

    published Jul 03, 2014

    In just a few short hours, everyone and their mom will be sporting their finest Old Navy American flag t-shirt and taking pictures of fireworks that they will never look at again. Independence Day has... More >>

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    Last Comic Standing recap: Sketch challenge

    published Jun 27, 2014

    This week, Last Comic Standing put the reality back in reality television.With the field narrowed down to the final 10 contestants, the theme of this week's episode was sketch comedy. See also:Last C... More >>

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    Standup meets video at Clips 'n Bits Show

    published Jun 26, 2014

    There are tons of really funny comedians in the Twin Cities. There's also a ton of really funny videos on the internet. It was only a matter of time before someone put those two things together. This ... More >>

  • The Great Bull Run

    published June 18, 2014

    Every year, it seems like race organizers up the ante when it comes to new, innovative, and sometimes bat-shit crazy fun runs. There have been... More >>

  • Steve Byrne & the Cast of Sullivan and Son

    published June 18, 2014

    Summer television is usually pretty awful, packed with reruns and low-rent reality shows. It's kind of like TV takes a summer vacation from being... More >>

  • Wits: Kumail Nanjiani

    published June 18, 2014

    We're only halfway through 2014, but it's official: Kumail Nanjiani is having a good year. While many may recognize him from shows like... More >>

  • Kumail Nanjiani

    published June 18, 2014

    We're only halfway through 2014, but it's official: Kumail Nanjiani is having a good year. While many may recognize him from shows like... More >>

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    Last Comic Standing recap: Semi-Final Day 2

    published Jun 20, 2014

    And then there were 10.Last night, the last group of semi-finalists squared off for their chance to join the other five comedians chosen for the finals. Celebrity mentor Wanda Sykes was on hand once ... More >>

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    John Moe discusses his new book, Wits' 50th, and Star Wars

    published Jun 19, 2014

    No one really knows how John Moe's brain works. But it's pretty fun to watch.The Wits host has gained a passionate national following thanks to his unique sense of humor, seemingly endless supply of p... More >>

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    Steve Byrne talks Sullivan and Son Comedy Tour: "We're like a four-headed monster"

    published Jun 19, 2014

    Let's be honest: Summer television is awful.It's packed with reruns, reality shows, and garbage that most self-respecting people with half a brain wouldn't be caught dead watching (big shout-out to Th... More >>

  • Wrestlepalooza IV

    published June 11, 2014

    Wrestlepalooza is back for its fourth installment this weekend at First Avenue with its cast of face-smashing, high-flying wrestlers, including... More >>

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    Three tips for surviving the Great Bull Run

    published Jun 18, 2014

    This whole "extreme running" thing used to be cute.Before now, it was all color runs, bacon chases, and the occasional zombie. But this weekend, things are going to get REAL.This Saturday, Elk River E... More >>

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    Kumail Nanjiani discusses the best dick joke in history

    published Jun 17, 2014

    This is shaping up to be a very good year for Kumail Nanjiani. As one of the stars of the breakout hit TV show Silicon Valley, the comedian has opened the eyes of new fans that may not have been famil... More >>

  • WWE Monday Night RAW

    published June 4, 2014

    When former WWE legend and Minnesota native Curt "Mr. Perfect" Hennig appeared on the second episode of Monday Night Raw back in 1993, his... More >>

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    Last Comic Standing recap: Semi-final day 1

    published Jun 13, 2014

    After three weeks of competition, last night's Last Comic Standing kicked off the semi-finals with 14 of the 28 remaining contestants performing for the judges, including the two remaining Twin Cities... More >>

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    Wrestlepalooza burlesque performer Sweetpea: "It's about the sizzle, not the steak"

    published Jun 12, 2014

    What happens when you take the best independent wrestling talent, the sexiest burlesque performers, and live punk rock, then jam them inside of First Avenue? You get the fourth installment of Wrestlep... More >>

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    KDWB's Steve "Steve-O" LaTart battles comedians over heckling

    published Jun 12, 2014

    This past Tuesday, the House of Comedy wrapped up its fifth annual Funniest Person With A Day Job contest, with some of the very best Twin Cities comedians competing for the $1,000 grand prize. Ultima... More >>

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    Eddie Izzard talks Force Majeure, Monty Python, marathon running

    published Jun 11, 2014

    To hell with the Dos Equis guy; Eddie Izzard really is the most interesting man in the world.The British actor and comedian has performed for sold-out theaters and arenas all over the globe, oftentime... More >>

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    WWE Superstar Curtis Axel carries the legacy of Minnesota pro wrestling

    published Jun 09, 2014

    From the early days of the AWA, the legacy of pro wrestling in Minnesota is well documented. Now third-generation wrestler Curtis Axel is carrying that torch as a WWE Superstar. If he looks familiar, ... More >>

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    Last Comic Standing recap: Invitationals 4

    published Jun 06, 2014

    FINALLY. For the past two weeks, we've been on the edge of our seats, anxiously waiting to see the Twin Cities comedy scene represented on NBC's Last Comic Standing. We've had a few quick glimpses, li... More >>

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    Nick Swardson delivers at Acme homecoming

    published Jun 04, 2014

    So there's this guy named Nick Swardson. He's been in some movies and stuff. And he's from Minnesota. Maybe you've heard of him? Last night the comedian/actor,  who has appeared in umpteen movies... More >>

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