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The Joke Joint Comedy Club

801 Sibley Memorial Hwy. Lilydale, MN 55118 | West St. Paul | 651-330-9078

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The Joke Joint Comedy Club has made a name for itself by showcasing local standup comedy. The club serves reasonably priced drinks and bar food in a two-tiered comedy theater that's reminiscent of a wild west saloon. If you stop in on Sunday, you might see some of your favorite homegrown comics test their new material at the weekly open mic.


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