8BITLOGO.jpg

2017 Festival

10,000 Laughs, October 19-21

Come laugh with us. Or at us. Whichever, honestly.

10,000 Laughs is an independently-produced, artist-run comedy festival with heart. And a big mole, which we should maybe get checked out. We founded the fest in 2011 to share our love of standup with the Twin Cities, and six years later, we're bringing talent from around the country to thousands of festival-goers in Minneapolis (that's you!).

The three-day festival puts indie comedy in the spotlight with thirteen shows, six venues, and sixty screamingly funny comics - from national headliners to total unknowns. Come laugh, drink, and listen to out-of-town comedians say, "Hey, Minnesota isn't that bad!"



headliner.torres.jpg

Shane Torres is a New York based standup comedian, writer, and actor originally from Fort Worth, TX.  Having made his late night debut on Conan in 2016, you may have also seen him on Last Comic Standing or on IFC’s Comedy Bang Bang. He was featured at the Montreal Just For Laugh’s festival as a New Faces in 2013 and was one of Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch in 2012.

Shane’s Comedy Central half hour and album will be released in fall 2017.

Beth Stelling is a stand-up comedian, writer and actress based in Los Angeles, who Time Out Magazine named a Comic to Watch in 2016.  Beth made her late night television debut on Conan in 2012 and performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live in 2015. Beth has appeared on various television shows as herself including @Midnight, Chelsea Lately, Last Call with Carson Daly, and The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail.  Beth can be seen acting in Season 2 of Red Oaks on Amazon, and the upcoming Season 3 of Another Period on Comedy Central.
 

Dan St. Germain has a Half Hour Special on Comedy Central and has appeared on Jimmy Fallon, Conan, Best Week Ever, @Midnight, Not Safe with Nikki Glaser, This is Not Happening, We Love the 2000s, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, The Electric Company, Guy Code, Video by Trial, Adam Ruins Everything, and has developed shows for both Fox and Comedy Central.

Adam Quesnell

Minneapolis, MN

Andrew Wegleitner

Minneapolis, MN

Carlos Delgado

Los Angeles, CA

Chris Post

Boston, MA

Courtney Baka

Minneapolis, MN

Dave Losso

Chicago, IL

Dylan Jenkins

Portland, OR

Geoffrey Asmus

Chicago, IL

Ian Aber

Atlanta, GA

Jeremiah Coughlan

Portland OR

Joe Christianson

Minneapolis, MN

Katie Nguyen

Portland, OR

Lauren Faber

Durham, NC

Milan Patel

Seattle, WA

Paige Wesley

Los Angeles, CA

Rana May

Minneapolis, MN

Sam Ike

Boston, MA

Shawn Nafstad

Minneapolis, MN

Wendy Maybury

Minneapolis, MN

Amanda Costner

Minneapolis, MN

Beth Stelling

Los Angeles, CA

Carly Ballerini

Chicago, IL

Comrade Tripp

St. Cloud, MN

Dan St. Germain

Los Angeles, CA

David Harris

Minneapolis,  MN

Erin Grotheer

Chicago, IL

Henry Fuguitt

Minneapolis, MN

Jake Silberman

Portland, OR

JoAnn Schinderle

Portland, OR

Jordan Casner

Minneapolis, MN

Kendall Farrell

Burlington, VT

Mary Jo Pehl

Minneapolis, MN

Natalie Holt

Seattle, WA

Patrick Susmilch

Los Angeles, CA

Rick Wood

Los Angeles, CA

Sean Jordan

Los Angeles, CA

Shelly Paul

Minneapolis, MN

Andrew Cahak

Minneapolis, MN

Bryan Miller

Minneapolis, MN

Chloe Radcliffe

Minneapolis, MN

Cooper Van Grol

Minneapolis, MN

Dante Powell

Des Moines, IA

David Sitrick

Minneapolis, MN

Erin Ingle

Seattle, WA

Hunter Donaldson

Portland, OR

Jeff Pfoser

Minneapolis, MN

Jason Traeger

Portland, OR

Jodie Maruska

Minneapolis, MN

Kate Anderson

St. Paul, MN

Kwasi Mensah

Boston, MA

Matt Monroe

Denver, CO

Nathan Hoffman

Sioux Falls, SD

The Puterbaugh Sisters

Los Angeles , CA

Ryan Kahl

Minneapolis, MN

Shane Torres

New York, NY

Turner Barrowman

Los Angeles, CA

 
bob


Bob Edwards

The founder and lead producer,  Bob is known for not liking long bios. He has 3 kids, a wife, and a dog he loves very much. 

 
Chloe_Team_1

Chloe Radcliffe

Chloe Radcliffe is a standup comic and writer out of Minneapolis. She has performed at the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival and the Women In Comedy Festival. Chloe produces Real Shit, a comedy storytelling show, and the ROSA open mic at Dulono's Pizza in Uptown Mpls. This is her first year producing the 10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival and somehow no one has noticed all the things she's fucking up..

 
hen-boy

Henry Fuguitt

Henry Fuguitt is a stand up living in Minneapolis originally from Madison, Wisconsin. The 10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival is the only half decent thing he has ever done with his life. This is his third year producing the festival.

 
IMG_0150.JPG

Ryan Kahl

Ryan Kahl is a stand-up comedian based out of Minneapolis. He is a cofounder and coproducer of Clear Water Comedy, a comedy collective in his hometown of Eau Claire, WI. He also coproduces Standup Sundays at Fair State Brewing Cooperative; a comedy showcase in Minneapolis. This will be his first year helping to produce the 10,000 Laughs Festival.

 

shelly paul

Shelly Paul was born and raised in Minnesota, and started doing stand-up in Minneapolis. On average she spends 12-40 minutes every day sitting in her car. Not driving- just sitting there. This is her second year producing for 10,000 Laughs.