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

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

by Jared Hemming
Published February 12, 2015
Comedian Rana May hosts “Kill It,” a standup and variety showcase highlighting Twin Cities alt-comedy.

Comedy review: Demetri Martin at the State Theatre

by Jared Hemming
Published 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, The Persistence of Jokes, at the State Theatre on Saturday.

Persistent comedy: a Q&A with comedian Demetri Martin

by Jared Hemming
Published February 5, 2015
The stand-up is performing his new hour, “The Persistence of Jokes,” at the State Theatre in Minneapolis on Saturday.

Mac DeMarco cleaved on “The Eric Andre Show”

by Jared Hemming
Published December 7, 2014

On a recent episode of Adult Swim’s “The Eric Andre Show,” indie rock sweetheart Mac DeMarco became indie rock victim Attacked DeMarco when a gaggle of Asian warriors forced DeMarco’s...

Your average joke: Tommy Johnagin’s Midwestern comedic edge

by Jared Hemming
Published November 4, 2014
The stand-up comedian began performing as a teenager in Illinois and went pro by age 21.

Garfunkel and Oates to play Varsity Theatre

by Jackie Renzetti
Published September 4, 2014
The comedic musical duo shares college wisdom in light of their show on campus.
Arj Barker maintains a big presence on stage while exuding calmness.

A San Franciscan in Australia

by Joe Kellen
Published July 23, 2014
Even though his output is prolific, comedian Arj Barker doesn’t want to be a “joke machine."
Corbett, Nelson and Murphy are just three guys havin a good time. (Havin a good time.)

RiffTrax takes Minneapolis out for a night at the movies

by Joe Kellen
Published July 9, 2014
RiffTrax commentary is an amalgamation of sarcasm, horrible movies and pop culture.
Kumail Nanjianis cunning wit comes from great work ethic.

Kumail Nanjiani to play Mill City Nights

by Joe Kellen
Published June 18, 2014
Comedy wasn't first nature for Kumail Nanjiani.
Eddie Izzard is a political and comedic force to be reckoned with.

London’s Mayor Izzard?

by Spencer Doar
Published June 11, 2014
Eddie Izzard battles extremism the only way he knows how — via comedy in English, French and German.

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