Chad Daniels

Expect comedian Chad Daniels to be tan and rested when he arrives in Minneapolis this week. On the phone in Hawaii he reports, "My wife and I just got done with the Dole Pineapple Plantation. They have the biggest maze in the world. We were running around fooling some kids." Selected Artist of the Year in Comedy by City Pages in 2009, Daniels feels he's just now fully realizing his comedic voice. "I'm still getting into my groove a little, but it's been easier to write material and make it my own because now I know I have a certain style and thought process." That process acts as a filter of sorts. "There are some things I think are funny that absolutely die onstage," he says. "I still think they're funny, but you can't do your whole act for yourself. I do have some jokes that are more for me than the crowd; I definitely feel that comedy has seeped into my regular life. I'm always looking for material." Ultimately Daniels just wants to bring people around to his way of thinking. "I actually went to therapy and my doctor was like, 'You're really hard on yourself,' and I was like, 'That would explain why I'm hard on everyone else.'" 18+.
March 29-April 2, 8 p.m.; April 1-2, 10:30 p.m., 2011

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