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  • About this month's featured guest in our monthly podcast on the craft of comedy: After dropping out of assassin school (okay, after graduating from journalism school), Elizabeth Ess started doing standup comedy. She's brought her fun, punchy & sometimes dark humor all over the Midwest and the West Coast. She was featured on Comcast's Trial By Laughter in its fourth season and TPT's TV Takeover. She's performed at the San Diego Comedy Festival, Laughfest, and events hosted by TPT (Twin Cities…
  • About this month's featured guest in our monthly podcast on the craft of comedy: Chris Knutson is a Minneapolis-based comedian and writer. In 2006, he began contributing at The Monday Night Comedy Show as a writer and performer. Chris started developing his stand up routine shortly after in 2009 and, in 2010, won Acme Comedy Club's Funniest Person Contest. He is best known for being one half of the critically acclaimed musical comedy group Valley Meadows. In 2012, laughspin.com nominated Valley …
  • About this episode's featured artist: Lauren Anderson grew up in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in theatre from Minnesota State University, Mankato.  Afterward, Lauren returned home to Minneapolis to study improvisation at the Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre -- the oldest satirical comedy theater in the country.  Lauren began teaching improv for the Brave New Workshop (BNW) in 2002, while working for CLIMB Theatre-- an issue-based children's thea…
  • About this episode's featured artist: Lauren Anderson grew up in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in theatre from Minnesota State University, Mankato.  Afterward, Lauren returned home to Minneapolis to study improvisation at the Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre -- the oldest satirical comedy theater in the country.  Lauren began teaching improv for the Brave New Workshop (BNW) in 2002, while working for CLIMB Theatre-- an issue-based children's thea…
  • About this episode's featured artist: “After I did that show, this is the least anxious I’ve felt in a really long time.” Comedy writer and performer Mike Fotis talks about working in multiple comedy platforms. He talks about the differences and similarities amongst improv, sketch, storytelling, and writing for the radio. Mike also talks about the experience of sharing very personal stories on stage and trying to do things that aren’t comedic after building an audience that expects only …
  • About this month's featured guest in our monthly podcast on the craft of comedy: “I think the phrase ‘finding your voice’ is just a terrible thing to hear.” Standup comic Geoff Tate has toured the country as part of the Comedy Central Live Presents' Mike Birbiglia's Secret Public Journal Live, he appeared at The Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival, he's been on The Bob and Tom Show several times and appeared on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham. Find him online, www.hotdogsandgatorade.com, an…
  • About this month's featured guest in our monthly podcast on the craft of comedy: Comedian Jackie Kashian's latest stand-up special, "This Will Make an Excellent Horcrux" (now out through Al Madrigal and Bill Burr's All Things Comedy), is deeply personal while also touching on a wide array of topics, from being a terrified stand-up in Iraq to grammar jokes and literary references to a what it’s like being a video game designer's wife. Kashian is a nationally touring comic who has been working…
  • About this month's featured guest in our monthly podcast on the craft of comedy: Comedy writer and performer James Moore talks about starting ComedySportz in High School and realizing that he had found a place he fit. Now, 20 years later he breaks down how stand-up comedy lets him think and create on his own and improvisation forces him to be the best, most social version of himself. A native of Richfield, MN, James Moore has been doing stand-up for over ten years. He’s a regular featured perf…
  • About this month's featured guest in our monthly podcast on the craft of comedy: Comic Jenn Schaal talks about how difficult it can be to feel like you’re often forced to compete with your friends when building a stand-up comedy career. She shares how her desire to support and hold up others can bump up against creating opportunities for herself. Jenn also talks about finding ways to get re-excited about writing new material and creating unscheduled time for her brain to work. Plus, Jenn sha…
  • From two critically acclaimed comics and improvisers comes a brand new live chat show. Pulling together long-form interview segments inspired by shows like The Dick Cavett Show, interactive audience games and sketches, great local comedy and musical guests, That’s Fun is a new monthly chat show which promises emotional depth, conversation, and comedic play.  The debut of That’s Fun on December 10th will feature an interview with playwright and @SunsetGun Productions founder Candy Simmons , …