Date(s) - Monday, October 21 - Saturday, October 26
Now in its third year, the 10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival presented by 612Brew is a week-long marathon of live comedy held at various venues from Oct. 21 – 26. This year’s installment features over two dozen comedians from around the country performing in venues all across the Twin Cities, including: The Comedy Corner Underground, The Joke Joint Comedy Club, Spring Street Tavern’s Club Underground, HUGE Theater, Galactic Pizza, and Camp Bar in St. Paul.
The week will hold many shows that a unique to the festival, among them: The Punchline Punchout contest, The Dirty Show, 10,000 Shorts Comedy Film Contest and the newly-added Think Fast: an improvised standup comedy showcase. Some highlights this year’s roster boasts are Cy Amundson (“Conan”) Isaac Witty (“Late Show With David Letterman,” Comedy Central), Kjell Bjorgen (“Live at Gotham,” Comedy Central) and Mike Brody (Rooftop Records, Sci-Fi Network). The festival’s grand finale will feature a two-part comedy and music show headlined by local rock ‘n’ roll luminary Mark Mallman.
Locations: HUGE Theater, Galactic Pizza, Joke Joint Comedy Club, Spring Street Tavern’s Club Underground and The Comedy Corner Underground (located in the basement of the West Bank’s Corner Bar) and Camp Bar.
Times: Varies; generally 8pm, 10pm or midnight.
All full access passes are currently $32.99. On September 21st the price will increase to $38.99. Individual tickets are also for sale. A full listing of shows and performers can be found on the festival’s website, www.10000laughs.com. For all press-related inquiries, please contact the festival producer Bob Edwards at 612-548-1235 or firstname.lastname@example.org