Give Me The Mike

Exploring Minnesota and Beyond.

The best comedy clubs in Minnesota

Admission is free on Monday nights at one of the top comedy clubs.

Give Me The Mike’s Best of Minnesota guides are presented by HomeLight

I was on KSTP-TV’s Twin Cities Live with a roundup of the best places for standup and improv comedy in Minnesota.


Top comedy clubs in Minnesota

Acme Comedy Company

  • North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis
  • Monday is Open Mic Night — admission is free!
  • Plan a bit of time to find parking on the street; download the Minneapolis parking app so you can pay from your phone and get alerts when your meter is about to expire

HUGE Improv Theater

  • Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis
  • Improv comedy 6 nights a week (closed Tuesdays)
  • Tickets are usually $10, with some shows ‘pay what you like’

Cinema Grill

  • New Hope
  • Check the schedule in advance as they don’t always have a show
  • Big names go through the community of New Hope — Todd Bridges, Ben Bailey (“Cash Cab”)

Stevie Ray’s Comedy Cabaret

  • Inside the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, Chanhassen
  • Shows Friday and Saturday nights
  • Similar format to “Whose Line is it Anyway?”
  • If you’re celebrating a birthday or anniversary, make sure to let the troupe know!

Honorable mention

Check out my other roundups of what’s ‘Worth the Trip’

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