The Minnesota Daily

Johnny on the spot

Spencer Doar
February 28, 2013

Growing up as an only child on the north side of Chicago, John Roy was, on the surface, your average kid. He’d play baseball in parking lots and play war on the beach, using empty Schlitz cans for...

 Tom Segura insists that everything is on the table when it comes to his sets.

Tommy boy

Spencer Doar
February 21, 2013

What: Tom Segura When: 8 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday Where: Acme Comedy Co., 708 N. First St., Minneapolis Cost: $15 Ages: 18+   Tom Segura looks like a comedian...

Get the Wood out

Spencer Doar
January 31, 2013

Who: Roy Wood Jr. When: Thursday, 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.; Where: ACME Comedy Company, 708 N. First St., Minneapolis Cost: $15-30   Hailing from Birmingham, Ala., stand-up...

Ryan Hamilton headshots

All about the Hamiltons

Spencer Doar
January 24, 2013

What: Ryan Hamilton When: 8 p.m., Thursday; 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday Where: Acme Comedy Club, 708 N. First St., Minneapolis Cost: $15 Ages: 18+   Ryan Hamilton spends almost all...

W. Kamau Bell is glad he can stop talking about Mitt Romney.

For whom Bell tolls

Spencer Doar
December 12, 2012

What: First Avenue presents W. Kamau Bell’s “The Kamau Mau Uprising” with Janine Brito When: Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m., Saturday Where: The Cedar Cultural Center, 416 S. Cedar Ave.,...

How Psychostick's hats stay on while performing is a mystery for fans.

Holiday psychosis

Spencer Doar
December 11, 2012

What: Psychostick with Screaming Mechanical Brain and Ten Count Junky When: 8 p.m., Tuesday Where: 7th Street Entry, 701 N. First Ave., Minneapolis Cost: $8 advance, $10 at the door Ages: 18+   For...

Bill Squire no longer spreads the word of God, unless its funny.

Looking for knighthood

Spencer Doar
December 6, 2012

What: Bill Squire and Mike Lester When: 8 p.m., Thursday through Saturday with 10:30 p.m. shows Friday and Saturday Where: The Joke Joint, 801 Sibley Memorial Highway, St. Paul Cost: $15 Ages: 18+   With...

Ari there yet?

Ari there yet?

Spencer Doar
November 29, 2012

What: Ari Shaffir When: 8 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 7:30 p.m., Sunday Where: Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy, Mall of America Cost: $13-19 Ages:...

Rough and tumble nice guy

Spencer Doar
November 27, 2012

What:  Dave Fulton When: Nov. 27 through Dec. 1, Tuesday through Thursday shows at 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday shows at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Where: Acme Comedy Club, 708 N. 1st St., Minneapolis Cost:...

For Tommy Thompson, a boring lifestyle does not equate to a lack of material.

He’s not baptized

Spencer Doar
November 21, 2012

What: Tommy Thompson When: Wednesday at 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Where: Joke Joint Comedy Club, 801 Sibley Memorial Highway Cost: $15 Ages: 18+   The cover of Minneapolis...