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Best Local Comedy Podcast

'Profession Confession' with Gabe Noah

What’s the grossest thing you’ve ever experienced as a stripper? How does someone begin the process of robbing a bank? Do gang members have family picnics? These are just a few of the questions that local comedian Gabe Noah has asked guests on his hilarious, captivating, and sometimes cringe-worthy podcast. Since launching Profession Confession last spring, Noah has built a national audience of comedy fans and curious listeners by airing first-hand accounts of some of the seediest, scariest, and strangest career and lifestyle choices ever. Each episode Noah, one of the most consistently funny comedians in Minneapolis, sits down with a different guest, sometimes speaking under terms of anonymity. Drug traffickers, porn stars, crime-scene cleaners, and a dominatrix have all shared their stories. He’s often joined by his comedy pals, who ask all those questions you’re dying to know the answers to.

Best Comedy Club Acme Comedy Co.

Best Book (Nonfiction) 'First Avenue: Minnesota’s Mainroom'

Best Museum Paisley Park

Best Theater Troupe Sheep Theater

Best Fashion Designer Winsome Goods

Best Public Art United Crushers

Best Choreographer Marcus Jarrell Willis for TU Dance

Best Theater Penumbra Theatre

Best Mural CTUL Building

Best Actress Maeve Moynihan

Best Play 'Annie'

Best Dance Company Ragamala Dance Company

Best Art Gallery The White Page

Best Book (Fiction) 'Gone to Dust'

Best Fashion Event Fashion Week MN

Best Museum Exhibition 'Eyewitness Views: Making History in 18th-Century Europe'

Best Gallery Exhibition Julie Buffalohead

Best Movie Theater Trylon Cinema

Best Art Event Spearwave

Best Local Standup Ali Sultan

Best Open Mic (Comedy) The Comedy Corner Underground

Best Author Bao Phi

Best Director Laura Leffler

Best Actor Zack Myers

Best Dance Performance Morgan Thorson’s 'Still Life'

Best Bookstore (Used) Uncle Hugo’s

Best Place to Buy Art Supplies Northwest Graphic Supply Co.

Best Bookstore (New) Moon Palace Books