The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah will be in town this November as he continues touring nationally. The comedian has risen the ranks of television like few before him maintaining like-ability across age groups and for his takes on American society through his South African lens. BOTH of his shows are now currently sold out, so if you snoozed you’ll have to try Craigslist, FB, Twitter, or deal with scalpers.
Location: 910 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis When: Fri-Sun, March 10th-12th // varying times
Legendary comedian Chris Rock will be live at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Minneapolis. Rock has been quiet since hosting the Oscars last year, but his “Total Blackout” tour has proven successful despite the absence. His 3 night stint will no doubt be a riot, Chris Rock is arguably one of the best stand up comedians of all time. Click the link below for information regarding tickets.
Locations: 708 N 1st Avenue, Minneapolis (Acme) // 1601 University Avenue W, Saint Paul (Turf Club) When: Thursday, March 10th @ 5PM (Acme) // Friday, March 11th @ 7:30PM (Turf Club)
Hannibal Buress recently announced a pair of surprise shows here in the Twin Cities. The star comedian/actor often enjoys time in the cities and recently released his Netflix special filmed in Minneapolis. He’ll be at Acme tonight followed by a show at Saint Paul’s Turf Club Friday evening. Unfortunately, both of these events sold out super quick, if you’re dying to go you’re best bet is Craigslist.
Filmmaker Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, The Equalizer) is currently working on principle photography for his upcoming remake of the classic 1960 western The Magnificent Seven. The original film was directed by legendary director John Sturges (The Great Escape, Joe Kidd) and featured an all-star cast that included Yul Brynner (The Ten Commandments), Eli Wallach (The Good The Bad and the Ugly), Steve McQueen (Bullitt), Charles Bronson (Death Wish), Robert Vaughn (Julius Caesar), Brad Dexter (Run Silent Run Deep), and James Coburn (Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid). Composer Elmer Bernstein received an Oscar-nomination for Best Musical Score (Drama/Comedy) for his work on the picture, and the film was selected for the National Film Registry by the National Film Preservation Board in 2013. Continue reading →
Location: 701 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Wednesday, July 22nd @ 8PM
Open Mike Eagle’s “Great Lakes of The Internet” tour will stop at the 7th Street Entry tonight. A Chicago native and veteran of Minneapolis, Open Mike might just have a few tricks up his sleeve for these last few dates. This one will also feature performances from Crescent Moon, Andrew Broder, Sayth, and a stand up set from Minneapolis’ own Brandi Brown. The event is 18+ and tickets are only $8 in advance ($10 @ door), not bad for the diverse amount of talent that will be on display. Click the link below to grab tickets now and keep an eye out for Chicago’s lineup.
You’ve probably started to see TV-spots for the upcoming comedy Pixels with Adam Sandler (Happy Gilmore, Big Daddy) and Kevin James (The King of Queens, Grown-Ups) on your flat-screens. We first caught wind of this project about a year ago when it was announced that Michelle Monaghan (Eagle Eye, True Detective) and Peter Dinklage (The Station Agent, Game of Thrones) would also be joining the cast, and with the movie still scheduled to open in theaters this July 24th, the crew is now full-swing in post production. Harry Potter and Home Alone director Chris Columbus is leading the project with a script from Timothy Dowling (Just Go With It, This Means War) and Tim Herlihy (Mr. Deeds, Grown-Ups 2), written from a short by Patrick Jean. If you’ve seen the TV-spots then you get the premise: video-game heros like Donkey Kong and Pac Man come to Earth as an alien species and begin to go “Godzilla” on the human race. Pretty hilarious idea; so much so that I think it may actually be worth seeing in theaters. Enjoy!
It is that time of the year where drivers really start to show their color. Literally, since the weather has taken a dive for the worst and winter draws near, accidents are becoming more prevalent (with or without the snow). This bid my Louis CK could not be more spot on on drivers. Enjoy it while you can before the snow comes, because it will only get worse.
Location: 701 N 1st Avenue, Minneapolis
When: Nov 11th-14th
Dave Chappelle will be holding 2 a day performances next week at Minneapolis’ legendary club First Avenue. The comedian is noted for having good times in Minneapolis so I’m sure those in attendance can expect good shows. Most of the shows are very close to selling out if not already, so if you’re interested in seeing the man, the myth; head on over to First Ave and grab your tix.
Location: 1265 N Snelling Avenue, St. Paul When: Aug 22nd-Sept 2nd: 6AM-Midnight (after Labor Day)
Minnesota’s annual State Fair is right around the corner and by the looks of the musical line up and the new foods; it’s going to continue the great tradition that is the Minnesota State Fair. For those that don’t know, Minnesota’s state fair is far from the average; sitting right behind Texas at 3rd on the top 50 Fairs List. Every year you’re sure to find one of your favorite artists performing or a crazy food (usually on a stick) that you’ve never even heard of. This year the Grandstand will be hosting music from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Chance The Rapper, Talib Kweli, Tim McGraw, P.O.S, The Chalice and even comedy from the likes of Kevin Nealon & Dennis Miller. If that wasn’t enough, some of the confirmed new foods that will be featured include bacon-wrapped grilled shrimp on a stick, grilled glazed donuts, porketta pig wings, bbq tacos, candied bacon cannolis and Hawaiian Dogs just to name a few. The fair is definitely one of, if not Minnesota’s biggest event and is always a good time for all ages whether you’re there to ride rides, eat, drink or all of the above. For more information on Park & Rides, Parking, and full food and music line ups click the link below and check out the official website.
The good guys over at Funny or Die have orchestrated a pretty dope comedy tour that will be making it’s rounds around the nation later this fall. The myth, the man, the legend Dave Chappelle will be headlining the festival and he’ll be joined on stage by Flight of The Concords and Demetri Martin among others. It’s been awhile since Dave Chappelle has graced us with his presence so we’re definitely excited to get a chance to see him. The Illinois stop will be on August 31st in Tinley Park but it seems that the guys at Funny or Die have decided to skip Minneapolis for some reason. Check out the tour dates below to see if they’ll be stopping through your town and make sure to stay tuned for more as the tour gets underway.
Tour Dates: Aug 23 – Austin, TX – Austin 360 Amphitheater Aug 24 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Aug. 25 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion Aug. 30 – Pittsburgh, PA – First Niagara Pavilion Aug. 31 – Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheater Sept. 1 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre Sept. 6 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center Sept. 7 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center Sept. 8 – Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center Sept. 13 – Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre Sept.15 – Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Sept. 20 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre Sept. 22 – Phoenix, AZ – Desert Sky Pavilion