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Paul F. Tompkins could be the best-dressed comic in this hemisphere.

Paul F. Tompkins: uncovering the story

by Joe Kellen
Published May 28, 2014
Comedian Paul F. Tompkins has spent his whole life telling stories, only to discover he’s unwittingly crafted his own.
Eugene Mirmans comedy is both crispy AND nutritional!

Pretty good comedy: Eugene Mirman prepares to tour U.S

by Joe Kellen
Published May 8, 2014
Comedian Eugene Mirman’s “Pretty Good Friends” tour is aptly named — those are the only kind of folks he wants to work with.
Comedian Lizz Winstead adds politically charged sass to her Minnesota nice.

Lizz Winstead: Political and present

by Joe Kellen
Published April 24, 2014
Comedian Lizz Winstead combines her politics with punchy and probing observational humor to create her stage persona.
Todd Barry - 25th Anniversary In Comedy Show - The Bell House, Brooklyn - December 19, 2012

Todd Barry wings it

Published April 15, 2014
Todd Barry’s sardonic wit and low-energy charm lends itself to fully improvised sets on the final stretch of his “Crowd Work Tour.”
Comedian Tommy Ryman performs at Acme Comedy Companys open mic night Monday in Minneapolis. The University of Minnesota theater graduate regularly performs at Acme and is a regular feature act for headlining comedians.

The rise of Tommy Ryman

by Emily Eveland
Published February 20, 2014
The University of Minnesota theater grad turned standup comic steadily climbs to the top

Review–Patton Oswalt: “Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time”

by Joe Kellen
Published January 18, 2014

So, Patton Oswalt's dip into the EpixHD pond may have left him with skin rash, but at least those of us devious enough to click “GET A FREE TRIAL!” were able to enjoy the compelling waters...

Super Ryan Gosling, Furie, Thundercloud and Plague Doctor hard at work.

“So-Called Superheroes” combat petty crime

by Emily Eveland
Published December 5, 2013
Aspiring University of Minnesota filmmakers release “So-Called Superheroes,” a seven-episode web series
Amir Blumenfeld, Jake Hurwitz and Streeter Seidell show each other some love

‘F**k you, Mr. Hurwitz’

by Emily Eveland
Published November 21, 2013
A CollegeHumor masquerade ball, starring Jake Hurwitz, Amir Blumenfeld and Streeter Seidell

Rise of the congenial machines

by Emily Eveland
Published November 12, 2013
Robots and their human makers flock to St. Paul for the third annual Robotics Alley Conference & Expo.

Culture Compass: Hamburger Smog Harvest in a Satanic Sweater

by Thom Q. Johnson
Published October 10, 2013
Vaguely fall-themed cultural choices for you and yours

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