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Acme Comedy Co.

708 N. 1st St. Minneapolis, MN 55401 | Minneapolis (Downtown) | 612-338-6393

Location Description:

Located in the Warehouse District, this house of humor sits just outside of the downtown scene. Comedians take the stage Mondays through Saturdays twice each evening. Jokes aren't the only thing you get at Acme -- the adjacent restaurant Sticks includes a full menu, and the cocktail specials in the bar are comprised of namesake carafe blends like the Three Stooges or the Bob Hope. The tap beers are diverse enough to satisfy brew lovers looking to try something new, and wine enthusiasts can enjoy an equally extensive selection. Dinner and show specials are available, along with a newly added happy hour, giving plenty of opportunity to bring some laughter into your evening escape.


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Details

  • Cuisine(s): American
  • Hours: Fri-Sat 8pm-10:30pm
  • Price: $$$
  • Serving: Dinner, Late Night
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Parking: Lot Available, No Parking, Street
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards, cash
  • Attire: Business Casual
  • Features: Wheelchair Accessible

Upcoming Events

  • Brian McKim

    8:00 p.m. daily until November 1
    10:30 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until November 1
  • Open Mic Night

    7:30 p.m. every Mon.
  • Tommy Johnagin

    8:00 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat. from November 6 until November 8
    10:30 p.m. every Fri., Sat. from November 7 until November 8

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    You're forgiven if you don't recognize Jon Dore from his many years in television, as much of that work was done in his native Canada. However, in the past few years Dore has been popping up...
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    Tim Slagle's sets have always leaned toward political satire. Indeed, many comedy fans might remember him from The Mudslingers Ball on KSTP back in 2000, which he chaired with Will Durst,...
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    Good comedians are funny in different ways at different times. Great comedians are funny in different ways all at once. Maria Bamford is one of the greats. The Duluth native has made more...
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    If you've heard the Professor Blastoff podcast he co-hosts with fellow comics Tig Nataro and Kyle Dunnigan, you might think David Huntsberger to be somewhat of a science geek. "People...

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