Tagged comedy

This Week in Geek (6/26/17–7/2/17)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, June 26th through Sunday, July 2nd. Spin with Cyn: Complicated Fun Party What: Nightlife, Books When: Monday, June 26th at 6:00 p.m. Where: Grumpy’s Northeast Help Cyn Collins celebrate the release of Complicated Fun: The Birth of Minneapolis Punk and Indie Rock, 1974–1984, a book devoted to the Twin Cities music scene, by enjoying DJ sets from...

Minneapolis’s LGBT Redneck Amanda Costner Talks Surf Ninjas, Garth Brooks, and Redneck Repurposing

On a recent Saturday night, I found myself in the basement of Spring Street Tavern at Comedy Club Underground, waiting for the show to start. Amanda Costner, also known as LGBT Redneck, was hosting a live comedy show to celebrate the release of her first album. Free album download cards were scattered across the tables, and the crowd was markedly different from what you might expect at a comedy show: predominantly female and over 20. Amanda’s friends promptly kicked...

MST3K Revival Head Writer Elliott Kalan Talks Making the Leap from Superfan to Creator

In the not too distant future (April 14, 2017, by all accounts) and somewhere in time and space (Netflix), cheesy-movie juggernaut Mystery Science Theater 3000 will return to the small screen. MST3K, created right here in Minnesota by Joel Hodgson, has amassed legions of fans—myself included—since it first premiered in 1988, and anticipation is high for the revival. I reached out to Elliott Kalan, head writer for the new series, to talk about the show. Kalan was previously known...

This Week in Geek (4/10/17–4/16/17)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, April 10th through Sunday, April 16th. YogaQuest Continues: Steven Universe What: Sports & Fitness When: Tuesday, April 11th at 7:00 p.m. Where: YQdio Come and experience YogaQuest, a blend of yoga and fanfiction storytelling led by certified yoga instructors. Experience a yoga workout experience and a story at the same time. This week’s theme is a fan...

This Week in Geek (3/27/17–4/2/17)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, March 27th through Sunday, April 2nd. Story Forge What: Gaming, Writing When: Monday, March 27th at 6:00 p.m. Where: GlitchHQ This monthly event by local tech nonprofit Glitch focuses on teaching the art of storytelling in games. This event focuses on the special challenges of writing for interactive fiction and provides a space where game storytellers can...

This Week in Geek (1/23/16–1/29/16)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, January 23rd through Sunday, January 29th. The Monday Will Always Raise a Glass to Kate Urquhart What: Comedy, Nightlife When: Monday, January 23rd at 7:30 p.m. Where: The Monday Night Comedy Show The Monday Night Comedy Show presents a night of long sets from a selection of eight local comics from the longest running comedy showcase in...

This Week in Geek (12/26/16–1/1/17)

. Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, December 26th through Sunday, January 1st. It Came upon a Monday clear. The MNCS Holiday Implosion! What: Theater & Comedy When: Monday, December 26th at 7:30 p.m. Where: 355 Monroe Street NE, Minneapolis, MN, 55413 The Monday Night Comedy Show is putting on a holiday extravaganza, with comedy, Sinter Klaus, presents for all attendees, and a...

This Week in Geek (12/12/16–12/18/16)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, December 12th through Sunday, December 18th. Books and Bars: Fates and Furies What: Books, Meetup When: Tuesday, December 5th at 6:15 p.m. Where: Indeed Tap Room Books and Bars is an “open public book club show” hosted and moderated by Minnesota Public Radio senior producer Jeff Kamin that provides attendees with “a unique atmosphere for a lively...

Vilification Tennis Takes on the War on Christmas

Yule Regret This: The Vilification Tennis War on Christmas, the insult-battle group’s November 26 holiday special at the Bryant-Lake Bowl, was disturbingly comical. If you haven’t heard of Vilification Tennis—who have appeared at CONvergence, Transvestite Soup’s Rocky Horror Picture Show, and other events in addition to their own dedicated performances—you owe it yourself to catch one of their shows. Their usual fare is not the family-friendly version you may have seen at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. At Yule Regret This,...

This Week in Geek (08/29/16–09/04/16)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, August 29th through Sunday, September 4th. Joe Zieja Autographing at Uncle Hugo’s What: Signing, Books When: Monday, August 29th at 5:00 p.m. Where: Uncle Hugo’s Science Fiction Bookstore Author and voice actor Joe Zieja will be signing copies of his novel Mechanical Failure at Uncle Hugo’s Science Fiction Bookstore tonight. Shadow Horse Theatre 2016 Fundraiser: Murder Mysteries...
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