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Andy Kaufman’s debut album

Joseph Kleinschmidt
July 24, 2013

Drag City recently released the first and only album by Andy Kaufman this month. Entitled Andy and his Grandmother, the infamous “song-and-dance-man” recorded the album’s material on...

Frances Dilorinzo caught the comedy bug in college, releasing her inner goofball through a required speech class.

Frances Dilorinzo: A real housewife of Orange County

Spencer Doar
June 4, 2013

As Frances Dilorinzo spins around, the audience realizes that she cleverly tucked her hands into her shirt and her sleeves into her pants pockets, giving the illusion of gigantic breasts.  It’s...

From comedian Andy Haynes's set on

Growing Haynes

Joseph Kleinschmidt
June 3, 2013

Andy Haynes no longer sleeps on an inflatable bed—now he’s making enough money to afford an actual mattress. When the stand-up used to live with fellow comic Rory Scovel in L.A., he slept on...

Not a one-liner guy

Spencer Doar
May 9, 2013

The first time you probably stumbled across Joe Mande was viewing his Tumblr, “Look at this fucking hipster.” One depressing book deal later and Mande was done with that chapter of his life. Now,...

Anderson equates coming home to Minnesota as similar to going back to the place where you hit your first home run.

Louie Anderson: Making a splash

Spencer Doar
May 2, 2013

What: Louie Anderson When: 6:30 and 9 p.m., Saturday Where: Maple Tavern, 9375 N. Deerwood Lane, Maple Grove, Minn. Cost: $35 Ages: 16+   With his gap teeth, ponderous appearance and nasally whine,...

The Wong way

Spencer Doar
May 2, 2013

What: Cory Wong When: 7 p.m., Tuesdays Where: The Artists’ Quarter, 408 St. Peter St., St. Paul Cost: Free   The first ever solo guitar track in the Rock Band video game franchise was Cory Wong’s...

The Midwestern vaudevillian

Spencer Doar
April 25, 2013

What: John Bush When: 8 p.m., Thursday; 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday Where: Joke Joint Comedy Club, 801 Sibley Memorial Highway, St. Paul Cost: $10 for the 10:30 p.m. Friday show; $15 for...

A merging of the minds

Spencer Doar
March 14, 2013

What: Bliss & Weinstein When: 8 p.m., Thursday; 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Friday and SaturdayWhere: Acme Comedy Club, 708 N. First St., Minneapolis Cost: $15 Ages: 18+   Playing a series of one-nighters...

Q&A: John Mulaney

Spencer Doar
March 14, 2013

What: John Mulaney When: 7 p.m. (sold out) and 10 p.m., Saturday Where: Varsity Theater, 1308 Fourth St. SE, Minneapolis. Cost: $20 Ages: 7 p.m. 18+, 10 p.m. all ages   John Mulaney always wanted...

Horny for laughs

Spencer Doar
March 7, 2013

  What: Orny Adams            When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday Where: Rick Bronson’s...