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Welcome to the Endearing Cult Comedy That is Count Arthur Strong

Never have I ever watched a sitcom and gone, “Golly, I sure do love the laugh track with the show!” Anyone who knows me knows that I cannot stand laugh tracks—I think they are the bane to all good comedies. But, believe it or not, the little British sitcom Count Arthur Strong is improved by it. I actually laugh during it. Yes, I audibly giggled with the laugh track. Not only that, the show is utterly adorable. I’m sure a...

Jenny Bandage vs the Unpronounceable A.K.R.O.N.Y.M. is a Family-friendly blend of Social Satire and Innocent Silliness

Last weekend, Fearless Comedy Productions presented their second original comedy production, Jenny Bandage vs the Unpronounceable A.K.R.O.N.Y.M. at the Black Forest Inn in Minneapolis. In it, the titular scientist/secret agent (played by Dawn Krosnowski) matches wits with her arch-nemesis Professor A.K.R.O.N.Y.M. (John Kunik) in a globe-spanning quest to save the world from ignorance and super villainy. In a story liberally peppered with geek jokes and social commentary, Bandage is on a mission to save her sidekick and stop her...

50 Straight Hours of Comedy Right Here in Minnesota for Die Laughing 2: Laugh Harder

A truly unique event is happening this weekend here in the Twin Cities. It is a marathon—spanning 50 solid hours—of live comedy, put on by local group Fearless Comedy Productions, and featuring some of the best, freshest, and funniest performers in the Minnesota comedy scene. This is only the second year that Fearless Comedy Productions has held their annual fundraiser, so don’t fret if you haven’t heard of it before now! I had a chance to speak with Jena Young,...

Comedy Spotlight: Kings at HUGE Theater, Minneapolis

When I walked into HUGE Improv Theater to see Hannah Wydeven’s new 9:30 Friday-night show, Kings, all I knew was that it boasted an all-star improv comedy cast and that it was playing at a nonprofit theater in Uptown that consistently sold out its shows. Wydeven, of Show X, a five-year-long-running show in the Twin Cities, has forged a reputation for herself as a force to be reckoned with onstage. It was no surprise, then, as I waited in the...

MN Theater Genius Special: The Insufferable Spiteness of Beaver

I got to see a special preview of Jon Stark‘s upcoming show The Insufferable Spiteness of Beaver. Based on the show’s promotional material, I kind of didn’t really know what to expect. Having now seen it, I’m excited to share what I experienced and why folks should (or should not) go see this performance. But I’m kind of not going to tell you what to expect. The Insufferable Spiteness of Beaver (Creaturea Complexitus) Stark is a standup comedian. The show was born...

Weirdo to Watch: Tim Wick, Geek Performer Extraordinaire

I had the honor of sitting down with local geek Tim Wick to talk about comedy, music, science fiction, and all things geek. Tim is a founding member of the Dregs, Vilification Tennis, the Geeks without God podcast, Fearless Comedy Productions, and the Pet Snake Reggie film blog. Here’s what he had to share. Duck Washington (TCG): What does the word geek mean to you? Tim Wick: We actually had a very long debate about this on a car ride to Duluth...
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