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

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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

Brave New Workshop (sketch and improv comedy), Downtown Minneapolis

Mixed Blood Theatre, Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis


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