Minnesota Tonight

Come be a part of the live studio audience for Minnesota Tonight, the show keeping you up to date on your state!

Minnesota Tonight is the only late night comedy show focused on satirizing the news, politics and issues happening right here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Each taping features monologues, video segments, interviews with local luminaries, and musical guest performances, all filmed right before your eyes. And don’t worry, a fully stocked bar will keep the drinks flowing while the cameras are rolling.

For more information, click here.

Minnesota Tonight

Come be a part of the live studio audience for Minnesota Tonight, the show keeping you up to date on your state!

Minnesota Tonight is the only late night comedy show focused on satirizing the news, politics and issues happening right here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Each taping features monologues, video segments, interviews with local luminaries, and musical guest performances, all filmed right before your eyes. And don’t worry, a fully stocked bar will keep the drinks flowing while the cameras are rolling.

For more information, click here.

Minnesota Tonight

Come be a part of the live studio audience for Minnesota Tonight, the show keeping you up to date on your state!

Minnesota Tonight is the only late night comedy show focused on satirizing the news, politics and issues happening right here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Each taping features monologues, video segments, interviews with local luminaries, and musical guest performances, all filmed right before your eyes. And don’t worry, a fully stocked bar will keep the drinks flowing while the cameras are rolling.

For more information, click here.

Minnesota Tonight

Come be a part of the live studio audience for Minnesota Tonight, the show keeping you up to date on your state!

Minnesota Tonight is the only late night comedy show focused on satirizing the news, politics and issues happening right here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Each taping features monologues, video segments, interviews with local luminaries, and musical guest performances, all filmed right before your eyes. And don’t worry, a fully stocked bar will keep the drinks flowing while the cameras are rolling.

For more information, click here.

Minnesota Tonight

Come be a part of the live studio audience for Minnesota Tonight, the show keeping you up to date on your state!

Minnesota Tonight is the only late night comedy show focused on satirizing the news, politics and issues happening right here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Each taping features monologues, video segments, interviews with local luminaries, and musical guest performances, all filmed right before your eyes. And don’t worry, a fully stocked bar will keep the drinks flowing while the cameras are rolling.

For more information, click here.

Minnesota Tonight

Come be a part of the live studio audience for Minnesota Tonight, the show keeping you up to date on your state!

Minnesota Tonight is the only late night comedy show focused on satirizing the news, politics and issues happening right here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Each taping features monologues, video segments, interviews with local luminaries, and musical guest performances, all filmed right before your eyes. And don’t worry, a fully stocked bar will keep the drinks flowing while the cameras are rolling.

For more information, click here.

Minnesota Tonight

Come be a part of the live studio audience for Minnesota Tonight, the show keeping you up to date on your state!

Minnesota Tonight is the only late night comedy show focused on satirizing the news, politics and issues happening right here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Each taping features monologues, video segments, interviews with local luminaries, and musical guest performances, all filmed right before your eyes. And don’t worry, a fully stocked bar will keep the drinks flowing while the cameras are rolling.

For more information, click here.

Minnesota Tonight

Come be a part of the live studio audience for Minnesota Tonight, the show keeping you up to date on your state!

Minnesota Tonight is the only late night comedy show focused on satirizing the news, politics and issues happening right here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Each taping features monologues, video segments, interviews with local luminaries, and musical guest performances, all filmed right before your eyes. And don’t worry, a fully stocked bar will keep the drinks flowing while the cameras are rolling.

For more information, click here.

The Local Music Scene presents: Katy Vernon

Improv comedy inspired by local music. Every month, a different local musician performs their original music. Having listened closely, the comedians from local improv group The Local Music Scene then improvise comedic scenes based on the lyrics.

Musical guest:
Singer of sad songs on a happy instrument, Katy Vernon has been described as ”One of the Twin Cities’ most beloved folky singer/songwriters.” She was born and raised in London, but in the past dozen or so years has established herself as one of the Twin Cities busiest musicians. Combining catchy pop with Americana twang.

 

Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door.

To learn more, click here.

Minnesota Tonight

Come be a part of the live studio audience for Minnesota Tonight, the show keeping you up to date on your state!

Minnesota Tonight is the only late night comedy show focused on satirizing the news, politics and issues happening right here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Each taping features monologues, video segments, interviews with local luminaries, and musical guest performances, all filmed right before your eyes. And don’t worry, a fully stocked bar will keep the drinks flowing while the cameras are rolling.

For more information, click here.

Chris Maddock Live Stand Up Comedy Album Recording

Chris Maddock, a staple in the Twin Cities stand up comedy scene for 15 years, is pleased to announce two shows at The Hook and Ladder Theater on January 19.  These shows will be recorded for his second live album, entitled “Country Music Legend”, to be released on Stand Up! Records, and produced by Grammy Award winning producer, Dan Schlissel. Expect some musical surprises, as well as local favorites Colleen Doyle Justice and Gabe Noah to open the shows, which start at 8:00 and 10:30. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each show.

Show 1 tickets: Doors open at 7:30pm :: Comedy at 8pm

Show 2 tickets:  Doors open at 10pm :: Comedy at 10:30pm

 

7th Annual Brew Ha-Ha

The 7th Annual Brew Ha-Ha returns to the Dow Event Center in Saginaw, Michiga on Friday, January 12, and Saturday, January 13, with doors opening at 5pm. Supporting Michigan craft beer and comedians, the Brew Ha-Ha offers two comedy shows each night, 150 styles of beer, cider and meads, and over 40 breweries to sample from. Tickets available online and the Dow Event Center Box Office.

Days:
January 12, 5-11pm
January 13, 5-11pm

Ticket Pricing:
General Admission Adult $25 – Includes entry at 5pm into the beer tasting, two comedy shows, 6 beer sample tickets, souvenir pint glass.

General Admission Designated Driver $15 – Includes entry at 5pm into the event, two comedy shows.

VIP Event – $49 – Early entry into beer tasting starting at 4pm. Brewer’s event runs 5pm-6pm where you get Q&A with Brewery experts and get to sample 6 unique beers the general tasting event doesn’t have. Ticket also includes all the same as the Adult ticket: continuous entry into the beer tasting, two comedy shows, 6 beer sample tickets, souvenir pint glass.

Sample Tickets – Additional sample tickets will be available for purchase for $1 each.

21+ older age required for all ticket holders to enter the event.

Comedy Show Line-up:
1st Show: Tom McCarthy & Dave Landau
2nd Show: Sale Demilio & Keith Bender

Trailblazers 2017: Joe Mande

Comedian Joe Mande // Photo courtesy Joe Mande

Comedian Joe Mande // Photo courtesy Joe Mande

Whether you realize it or not, chances are Joe Mande has made you laugh. You might recognize his face if you’re familiar with his stand-up (and if you aren’t, you should be) or acting, but the place where he’s really made a splash is behind the scenes as a writer for some of TV’s biggest comedies.

From “Parks and Recreation” and “Modern Family,” to more recently working on “Master of None,” “The Good Place,” and the Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally comedy special “Summer of 69: No Apostrophe” this past spring, Mande has written jokes for some of the funniest people in the entertainment industry today. And while he’s proven himself to be funny in the writer’s room, he’s also had time to work on his own stand-up material, including his latest Netflix special, “Joe Mande’s Award-Winning Comedy Special,” that was released back in the summer.

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“I eat, breathe, shit, and fuck comedy,” Mande says in the intro to his special. While that may be true today, the 34-year-old comedian got his first taste, smell, and feel of comedy in front of a far smaller audience at the old Knuckleheads Comedy Club inside the Mall of America back when he was a student at St. Paul Central High School.

While Mande spends the majority of his time these days out West, Mande hasn’t lost sight of his Minnesota roots. In late 2016, he did a show at the Turf Club where all proceeds went to the St. Paul Central High School Foundation’s Philando Castile Scholarship Fund, as Mande was a former classmate of Castile’s.

In terms of his influence on the local comedy scene and the landscape of comedy in 2018 is concerned, Mande is the perfect example of how you can be opinionated, smart, and socially conscious while still making it big in the “mainstream” of comedy. This has allowed others to follow in his footsteps, both as writers and performers, and is one of the reasons why L.A. and New York have started eying our state for new voices to make people laugh and think across all mediums.


Trailblazers are the people, ideas, businesses, and organizations doing necessary, important, and groundbreaking work in the realms of food, drink, and culture. See the rest of The Growler’s 2017 Trailblazers here.

The Local Music Scene presents: Jocelyn Walsh

Every month, a different local musician performs their original music. Having listened closely, the comedians from local improv group The Local Music Scene then improvise comedic scenes based on the lyrics.

Musical guest:
Jocelyn Walsh is a singer/songwriter who has performed throughout Rochester, St. Cloud, and Twin Cities, and who recently returned to the Twin Cities after a few-year stint in Seattle, Washington. Her songs range from story folk to bluesy musings on anxiety and mental illness to drunken ramblings turned satirical melodramas about loves lost. While Jocelyn’s presence in the Minneapolis music scene has been somewhat muted by her questionable decision to write a dissertation while working full-time in the schools, she is slowly making her way back into her favorite music scene in her favorite metro area.

The Local Music Scene is: Sarah Arnold, Laura Berger, Breanna Cecile, Liz Council, Jeff Gyllen, Nathan Kelly, Kelsey McGregor, Erik Ostrom, Shea Roberts, Will Roberts, and Philip Simondet.

They are an improv group that has trained and performed at various local improv theaters, including The Brave New Workshop, ComedySportz Twin Cities, HUGE Theater and Jesters.

Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door.

The Local Music Scene presents: Becky Wilkinson Hauser and Erik Ostrom

Every month, a different local musician performs their original music. Having listened closely, the comedians from local improv group The Local Music Scene then improvise comedic scenes based on the lyrics.

Musical guest:
Becky Wilkinson Hauser (long-form improviser, storyteller, and actor) and Erik Ostrom (songwriter, composer, musician) started a band when they found themselves singing in a room together one winter in Minneapolis. Their soft, soothing stories and soundscapes offer warmth and comfort in a world that can be bleak and cold.

The Local Music Scene is: Sarah Arnold, Laura Berger, Breanna Cecile, Liz Council, Jeff Gyllen, Nathan Kelly, Kelsey Dilts McGregor, Erik Ostrom, Shea Roberts, Will Roberts, and Philip Simondet.

Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door.