While hyping Chris Kluwe's appearance on his show last night, Stephen Colbert ticked off the Vikings punter's eclectic interests -- football, World of Warcraft, and gay marriage among them.SEE ALSO:-- Chris Kluwe is one of GQ's "Honorary Gays of the Year"
-- Chris Kluwe is Salon's Sexiest Man of 201 ... More >>
Delta Rae is a six-person indie folk-rock outfit that has recently sprung up from North Carolina and is steadily swooping up converted fans with a cult-like ferocity. It's not hard for them: with four lead singers and vocal harmonies that would inspire jealousy in baby cherubs -- not to mention the ... More >>
Well, Tartan senior Mike Stone's much-ballyhooed Porn Prom may have come and gone with a whimper, but at least he and adult-film star Megan Piper got a Daily Show segment's worth of publicity out of it. Last week, the Daily Show ran a surprisingly sympathetic segment about the prom of Stone's dreams ... More >>
Being the tallest man in America isn't as fun as you might imagine.'If I were that tall,' you might be thinking, 'I'd surely make a fortune playing basketball.' But it's impossible to play basketball when your feet, clad with ill-fitting shoes, are unable to support 7'8" worth of girth.That's the ... More >>
Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to update our Prince rolodexes.You may remember earlier this year when Prince's offshoot band the Family re-emerged after 25 years off the map as the rebranded fDeluxe, leaving some to wonder if the band had to change their names for legal reasons. (Wait ... More >>
Tim Pawlenty, Stephen Colbert: A comedy duo? Three weeks after pulling out of his presidential campaign, Tim Pawlenty made a triumphant return to the national stage. Fox News, you presume? Hardly. In a bold move, Pawlenty sat down with Stephen Colbert last night, joining the man who'd so artfully ... More >>
Photo by Erik HesstUnE-yArDs at the Cedar earlier this yearThe Late Night With Jimmy Fallon show, which is musically hosted by groundbreaking live hip-hop crew the Roots, has made a habit out of bending the rules of typical late-show musical performances and allowing artists to perform whatever - ... More >>
Michele wants a new job, and doesn't care if you lose yours.In Michele Bachmann's ideal world, there is no porn, and there are no jobs.In an interview with CNBC this morning, Bachmann was asked if her poll numbers might improve as the unemployment rate went up."Well, that could be. Again, I hope ... More >>
Bachmann mixes up her Waynes.When Michele Bachmann confused John Wayne, legendary Western actor, with John Wayne Gacy, legendary Midwestern murderer, the internet was flooded with "psychopathic clown" jokes.
Last night, Stephen Colbert took his own big bite out of the low-hanging fruit.
Bon Iver may be invading every inch of our Twitter feed right now, but Justin Vernon and his band weren't the only area artists to appear on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon this week. On Monday night, Minneapolis-based R&B group Mint Condition brought their smooth jams and dapper fashion sense t ... More >>
Will Brock Lesnar be the same after surgery?Brock Lesnar has finally gone under the knife for his chronic diverticulitis.
The former UFC heavyweight champion thought he had the disease beat with medication and diet adjustments after it derailed him last year. But it became clear a few weeks ... More >>
Brock Lesnar puts Jimmy Fallon in a death clutch.U of M wrestling standout and former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night.Lesnar was on the SNL alum's program to promote the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter that Brock's coaching, along ... More >>
Jaypeg21How much weight you got in that thing?For more than a year now, Minnesota has enjoyed the distinction of being the only state in the nation where you can get charged for possession of bong water.Now some state legislators, tired of being the butt of national jokes, are trying to change th ... More >>
Jon Stewart in full flight.Jon Stewart said last night on "The Daily Show" that he wanted to "move past Tucson" in his interview with Tim Pawlenty and talk about political rhetoric in general.
Why, he asked Pawlenty, do Republicans treat Barack Obama as though he is something fundamentally diff ... More >>
Photos by Kevin O'MearaAs we told you about yesterday, MPLS.TV had a special opportunity to hang with Gayngs as they prepared for their tour this week, and we're excited to present a bonus edition of our City of Music series today. The band departs from Eau Claire today for their first show in Mi ... More >>
Be still, my teenage angst-heavy heart. News hit yesterday afternoon that A Perfect Circle, Maynard James Keenan of Tool's side project with former Smashing Pumpkin James Iha and omnipresent session drummer Josh Freese (Devo, Weezer, the Vandals, etc), among others, will re-emerge for a short tou ... More >>
One of these two is a complete idiot.Even if you don't watch the video, which you totally should, you must at least check out Stewart's rejoinder at the 6:18 mark to Bachmann's claim that "no one was saying that this [oil] fund shouldn't be set up":"You were saying that! Congresswoman Michele Ba ... More >>
Minnesotans got over it a long time ago, but Tim Pawlenty keeps reminding us he's breaking up with us, that he's moving on, that he's got a whole nation to woo.Of course, before he can woo the country, our home-grown presidential hopeful has to overcome the problem that nobody knows who he is.
Further proof that the Hold Steady are awesome: During a 3-minute segment on last night's Colbert Report, Craig Finn managed to squeeze in serious discussions of Catholicism, influences, and rock 'n' roll-as-religion between Colbert's jokes about them looking more like graphic designers than rock st ... More >>
Time for another "ism"When it comes to delivering the crazy-town incendiary rhetoric, Michele Bachmann doesn't quit. She spent much of the spring spouting the now totally debunked assertion that President Barack Obama had nationalized 51 percent of the U.S. economy.Our pick for Best Villain h ... More >>
It's tricky to pick out a good band leader/sidekick for your late-night comedy show. On the one hand, it's important not to get a simpering sycophant like Kevin Eubanks, who recently quit the Tonight Show 18 years too late for our taste:
... And Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity and Fox News in general, bullshitters all. The gleeful evisceration of Bachmann and Palin comes five minutes into the video clip below, as they invoke the name of Ronald Reagan during their Minneapolis love-fest to smear Obama for being a pie- ... More >>
The party of family values got caught red-faced this week when conservative news site The Daily Caller broke the story that a GOP operative tried to pass off patronage at a Los Angeles bondage strip club as a meal line item in her expense report.
Righteous indignation followed (naturally). T ... More >>