Best of

the Twin Cities

Best Comedy Club

Acme Comedy Co.

There’s a reason Acme Comedy Co. has endured, and it’s because it consistently books quality performers, be they celebrity comics or up-and-comers. Since 1991, the club has become legendary on the comedy scene; acclaimed national and local acts like Maria Bamford, Dana Gould, Hannibal Buress, and Ali Wong have graced its trademark marquee-lit, red-curtained stage. With an underground cave atmosphere, no drink minimum, and a dress code so lax it’s literally “you need to wear clothes,” Acme is a great place to go when you want to hide in a crowd, forget your troubles, and have a few good laughs.
Readers’ Choice: Acme Comedy Co.


Best Open Mic (Comedy) (2015) Acme Comedy Co.

Best Comedy Club (2015) Acme Comedy Co.

Best Comedy Club (2014) Acme Comedy Co.

Best Comedy Club (2012) Acme Comedy Co.

BEST OPEN-MIC FOR COMEDY (2006) Acme Comedy Co.

BEST COMEDY CLUB (2010) Acme Comedy Co.

BEST OPEN MIC (2010) Acme's Caught in the Act

Best Comedy Club (2019) Acme Comedy Co.

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