Acme Comedy Co. is wrapping up another summer of hilarious and occasionally cringe-worthy amateur standups competing for $1,000 cash and the prestigious title of funniest person. The most famed comedy contest in the Twin Cities is now in its 26th year, and has served as a launching pad for some of the biggest local and national names in comedy. Nick Swardson, Pete Lee, and Andy Erikson have all participated in the amateur battle royale, and all three have achieved stardom far beyond Acme’s stage. Last year’s winner, Nate Nickel, has gone on to become a regular emcee for the club, and it’s not uncommon to see past winners and runners-up featuring and even headlining at the club year-round. While there has been a boom in comedy throughout the Twin Cities, this contest remains the gold-standard for funny and funny-ish comedians looking to make their mark locally. The finals will take place before the evening’s headliner, Bryan Miller, meaning you’ll only be getting the best of the best from this year’s crop of talent. Don’t miss your chance to see the next massive comedy star, or at least see someone make enough money telling jokes to pay off some credit card debt. 18+.