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Anthony Atamanuik, left, and James Adomian, right, as Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.

Arguing for laughs

Austen Macalus
February 4, 2016

If you’re disappointed after missing Bernie Sanders speak at the RiverCentre in St. Paul last week or saddened by the absence of Donald Trump at the last Republican debate, here’s a pick-me-up.     On...

Local comedian Adam Quesnell performs at Sisyphus Brewing on Saturday night. Quesnell will be performing two nights at the Comedy Corner Underground this weekend.

Starting the year off right at home

Austen Macalus
February 2, 2016

Even though he just quit his day job, comedian Adam Quesnell couldn’t be happier.     As he presented his future plans — getting married, settling down in Minneapolis, planning his...

University of Minnesota alumnus and stand-up comedian Cy Amundson will be performing new material at the Acme Comedy Company this weekend.

Homegrown humor

Danylo Loutchko
January 21, 2016

The worst Cy Amundson ever bombed doing stand-up comedy was at a gig for a University of Minnesota fraternity formal.     “I had to do it at Santorini restaurant. They showed up an hour...

‘Are you ready to be totally offended?’

Isabella Romano
October 22, 2015

Rob Hubbard, author of “Brave New Workshop: Promiscuous Hostility and Laughs in the Land of Loons,” has been following Brave New Workshop since the 1970s when he was introduced to one of their...

Wyatt Cenac

Welcome back, Wyatt Cenac

Chance Wellnitz
October 13, 2015

Wyatt Cenac admits he’s a skeptical person. He often suspects things are too good to be true and will “wait for the other shoe to drop” — except when it comes to aliens on TV.   “I’ve...

Remebering Harris Wittels

Jared Hemming
February 24, 2015

  (Harris Wittels)   On Thursday, “Parks and Recreation” writer Harris Wittels died of an apparent drug overdose, after years of using his self-described ‘drug guy’ sensibility...

Saturday Night Undead

Jared Hemming
February 23, 2015

Avoiding the pitfalls of countless pop culture journalists over the past 40 years, I’ve refrained from headlining this article about the sketch-comedy classic “Saturday Night Live” with...

Comedian Rana May poses at the Comedy Corner on Saturday. May is hosting an open mic and occasional variety showcase, called

Killing it with laughs: Rana May’s off-kilter comedy

Jared Hemming
February 12, 2015

Twin Cities comedian Rana May found her standup voice in a unique way: subverting literary reading loftiness. While starting out, May performed readings in her mock-expert character at places like Minneapolis’s...

Comedy review: Demetri Martin at the State Theatre

Jared Hemming
February 10, 2015

Taking the stage to an ironic, overlong hair-metal drum solo, comedian Demetri Martin ditched all histrionics and stuck to his recent promise of just jokes for his “Persistence of Jokes” tour...

Comedian and palindrome-lover Demetri Martin is performing his new special,

Persistent comedy: a Q&A with comedian Demetri Martin

Jared Hemming
February 5, 2015

Despite his thirst for knowledge, standup comedian Demetri Martin knows to keep himself humble. “A know-it-all is a person who knows everything except how for how annoying he is,” Martin quips...