Best Comedy Club Minneapolis 2014 - Acme Comedy Co.
Listen to any podcast involving a touring comedian and at some point they'll mention a stop in Minneapolis — which will inevitably be followed by a remark about how much they love doing gigs here. And while there's a traditionally strong comedy fandom in the Cities that manifests whether the standup show is at the Varsity or the Pantages or (in the case of Dave Chappelle) First Avenue, nine times out of 10 that praise is aimed at Acme. Never content to rest on their laurels, Acme has been trying out ideas and stretching their legs to positive effect, including the sweatbox/workshop "Crash & Burn" challenge that pushes headliners to come up with and field-test entire sets from scratch over the course of a week. Some clubs push drinks — Acme pushes talent.