October 19th, 8pm

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The 10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival is back, and this one's a doozy! We’re kicking it off at Sisyphus Brewing with OPENING NIGHT, a showcase of some of our favorite local and national comics. Headliner Shane Torres (Conan, Comedy Central) will toast to 10,000 Laughs in Sisyphus’ made-for-comedy backroom. We sell this show out every year, so get your tickets now!

Appearing on Opening Night:
Chloe Radcliffe • Minneapolis, MN
Rick Wood • Los Angeles, CA
Wendy Maybury •Minneapolis, MN
Dylan Jenkins • 
 Portland, OR
Ian Aber • 
Atlanta GA
Erin Ingle
Seattle, WA
Joann Schinderle
Portland, OR
Milan Patel
Seattle, WA
Nathan Hoffman • Sioux Falls, SD
Kwasi Mensah • Boston, MA
Shane Torres • Los Angeles, CA

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October 19th, 10pm

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to put on a damn good comedy show. At THE SHOWCASE FORMERLY KNOWN AS, standup comics from around the country would die 4 u to laugh at their jokes. And you will! We’ve slated some of the funniest, most batdancing performers to close out the first night of 10,000 Laughs. Come act your age, not your shoe size at the Pangea World Theater in Uptown!
 

Appearing on The Showcase Formerly Known As:
Ryan Kahl • Minneapolis, MN
Carlos Delgato
Newark, NJ
Erin Grother - Chicago, IL
Sam Ike • Boston, MA
Jake Silberman • Portland, OR
David Venhuizen •
Los Angeles, CA
Paige Wesley • Los Angeles, CA
Andrew Wegleitner •Minneapolis, MN
Matt Monroe •Denver, CO
Dante Powell
Des Moines, IA

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October 20th, 8pm

No fancy jokes here, no hoodwinking you into buying tickets…just one of the best damn headliners working today. Beth Stelling (Comedy Central, Netflix) closes out BETH STELLING AND FRIENDS at The Eagles Club, where we pack hipsters and townies alike into a giant showroom that is equal parts comedy club and hometown watering hole. Drink, laugh, and be the merriest you’ve ever been at this standup comedy showcase guaranteed to be an incredible time.

Appearing on Beth Stelling and Friends:
Ryan Kahl • Minneapolis, MN

Geoff Asmus •Chicago, IL
The Puterbaugh Sisters •Chicago, IL
Jordan Casner •Minneapolis, MN

Erin Ingle •Seattle, WA
Jeremiah Coughlan •Portland, OR
Sean Jordan •Los Angeles
Mary Jo Pehl •Minneapolis, MN

Ian Aber • Atlanta GA
Best Stelling• Los Angeles, CA

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October 20th, 8:30pm

You’re not a real Minnesotan until you’ve said, “Um, Bob Dylan actually grew up in Hibbing, not Duluth.” A hard laugh’s a-gonna fall at the TANGLED UP IN JOKES standup comedy showcase, and many Tinder dates will be revisited.
 
We won’t make comics talk in a high, raspy voice, but we will make lots of jokes when two blonde people perform in a row. Don’t think twice, just buy tickets.

Appearing on Tangled Up In Jokes:
Shelly Paul •Minneapolis, MN
Shawn Nafstad•Minneapolis, MN
Kwasi Mensah 
• Boston, MA
Cooper Van Grol•Minneapolis, MN
Jake Silberman • Portland, OR
Comrade Tripp •St. Cloud, MN

Turner Barrowman • Los Angeles, CA
Kate Anderson•St. Paul, MN
Dante Powell •Des Moines, IA

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October 20th, 10:15pm

George Carlin once said there are no bad words, only bad thoughts and intentions…fuck that. We know a lot of bad fucking words, and we're not afraid to use them under certain, controlled conditions.
 
The 10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival proudly presents – well, presents, anyway – THE DIRTY SHOW, 90 minutes of bad words and dirty thoughts. If you're the type of person who's offended by so-called dirty words, you quit reading this two fucks ago. If you're still with us, then this show is for you. And by all means; bring your grandma, too! Old ladies love this shit!

Appearing on The Dirty Show:
Henry C. Fuguitt •Minneapolis, MN

Hunter Donaldson •Portland, OR
Natalie Holt •Seattle, WA
Chris Post - Boston, MA
Jodie Maruska •Minneapolis, MN
Katie Nguyen, Portland, OR
Joe Christianson
 •Minneapolis, MN
Jason Traeger •Portland, OR
Kendall Farrell •
Burlington, VT
Geoff Asmus •Chicago, IL

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October 20th, 10:15pm

The Puterbaugh Sisters and Beth Stelling produce and host ENTERTAINING JULIA, a variety show bringing music, characters, drag, merriment, booze, stand up jokes, sit down jokes, tomfoolery, silly billies and some of the nation’s best comics to 10,000 Laughs.

The Onion AV Club calls Entertaining Julia “something of a cult sensation,” and past jokers include: Beth Stelling (Go Gal producer and host), Eric Andre, Bobcat Goldthwait, Kyle Kinane, TJ Miller, Brody Stevens, Sean Patton, Hannibal Buress and Robin Williams.

Appearing on Entertaining Julia:
The Puterbaugh Sisters •Chicago, IL

Best Stelling• Los Angeles, CA
Lauren Faber
Durham, NC
Carly Ballerini •Chicago, IL
Amanda Costner •Minneapolis, MN
Dylan Jenkins • Portland, OR
Patrick Susmilch •Los Angeles, CA

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October 21st, 12am

Sure, everyone expects airplane pilots to be drunk or high, but standup comedians?? 10,000 Laughs brings you SOBER/NOT SOBER, a delightful trip (maybe literally) with comics through the world of performing under the influence.
 
Comics perform a short set sober, leave the showroom, and return later to perform the same set completely, off-their-ass not-sober. How will they get not-sober? We have no idea...

Our lawyers told us that we have to say The 10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival does not condone the use of illegal drugs, or unsafe use of legal substances, because they think fun is dumb. Roll on in for the most highly rated show of the festival to see performers blow it out of the park. 

Appearing on Sober/Not Sober:
Shelly Paul •Minneapolis, MN
Carlos Delgato •Newark, NJ
Rana May •Minneapolis, MN
Dave Losso •Chicago, IL

Matt Monroe •Denver, CO
Shane Torres - Los Angeles, CA
 

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October 21st • 2pm • Free

You've had bougie brunch, now check out 10,000 Laughs brunch: comedy and alcohol at two in the afternoon. Courtney Baka and Andrew Cahak bring you a special 10,000 Laughs showing of FRESH HELL, their monthly comedy showcase that blends traditional stand up and Ka-Blingo, which is legally NOT bingo, but is exactly as much (or more) fun than bingo!

Roll out of bed at noon on Saturday and post pictures of hungover comedians on Instagram. #brunch #afternoonbrunch

Appearing on Fresh Hell:
Andrew Cahak •Minneapolis, MN
Courtney Baka • Minneapolis, MN

Carlos Delgato •Newark, NJ
Adam Quesnell - Minneapolis, MN
Rick Wood • Los Angeles, CA

Erin Ingle •Seattle, WA
Mary Jo Pehl •Minneapolis, MN
Dave Losso •Chicago, IL
Ian Aber • Atlanta GA
Shane Torres - Los Angeles, CA

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October 21st • 8:30pm • $15

With a tip of our top hat and a tap from our cane, 10,000 Laughs welcomes you to VAUDEVILLE REMIX. It's a like an old-fashioned vaudeville variety show…but…remixed for today! Your Midwest Emmy-winning host David Harris will soft-shoe and chit-chat his way through some of the best standup comics, a musical act, and even a Yo-Yo Artist, on the Brave New Workshop's Experimental Thinking Stage. Even in the era of smartphones and self-driving cars, there's still no business like show business.

Appearing on Vaudeville Remix:

Bryan Miller •Minneapolis, MN
JoAnn Schinderle • Minneapolis, MN/Portland, OR

John Narum •Minneapolis, MN/Fargo, ND
Niki Becker •Minneapolis, MN
David Harris•Minneapolis, MN


*Partnering with the 10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival*

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October 21st • 8pm • $15

Bitch, this ain't no casserole. HOT DISH is a stand-up showcase that will fill you up before the long winter – save room for hearty portions from comedians from all over the country. Headliner Shane Torres (Conan, Comedy Central) is the perfectly melted, slightly crunchy cheese that ties the dish together…this twice-baked comedy extravaganza will have you coming back for seconds, and just maybe thirds.

Appearing on Hot Dish
Shelly Paul •Minneapolis, MN
Erin Grother •Chicago, IL
Lauren Faber •Durham, NC
Carly Ballerini •Chicago, IL

Chris Post • Boston, MA
Jeremiah Coughlan •Portland, OR
Kwasi Mensah • Boston, MA
Paige Wesley • Los Angeles, CA
The Puterbaugh Sisters •Chicago, IL
Shane Torres •Los Angeles, CA

 

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October 21st • 10pm • $15

This is the show that’s so good, we had to repeat ourselves. This is the show that’s so good, we had to repeat ourselves.
 
Come close out the festival at SHOWCASE SHOWCASE, a standup comedy showcase (how did you guess??) filled with incredible comics from around the country and closed out by headliner Dan St. Germain (Comedy Central, Fallon). Come close out the festival at SHOWCASE SHOWCASE, a standup comedy showcase (how did you guess??) filled with incredible comics from around the country and closed out by headliner Dan St. Germain (Comedy Central, Fallon).
 
Plus, free popcorn. Plus, free popcorn.

Appearing on Showcase Showcase
Chloe Radcliffe • Minneapolis, MN
Natalie Holt •Seattle, WA
Rana May •Minneapolis, MN
Joann Schinderle - Portland, OR
David Vanhuizen • Los Angeles, CA

Milan Patel• Seattle, WA
Hunter Donaldson •Portland, OR
Patrick Susmilch •Los Angeles, CA
Jason Traeger •Portland, OR
Dan St. Germain •Los Angeles, CA

 

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October 21st • 8pm • $15

We take ourselves very seriously and we want everyone to know it. Why else would we quote Ridley Scott in our Bumble profile? SERIOUSLY, WE’RE JOKING features some of the best damn comics on the festival, and we promise you’ll walk away decidedly amused. All joking aside, headliner Dan St. Germain (Comedy Central, Fallon) will close the show with some truly funny comedy. We’re not kidding. ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?

Appearing on Seriously, We're Joking:
Henry C. Fuguitt •Minneapolis, MN
Rick Wood • Los Angeles, CA
Sam Ike • Boston, MA

Nathan Hoffman • Sioux Falls, SD
Katie Nguyen, Portland, OR
Sean Jordan •Los Angeles
Dave Losso •Chicago, IL
Kendall Farrell •Burlington, VT
Beth Stelling •Los Angeles, CA
Dan St. Germain •Los Angeles, CA

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October 21st • 10pm • $15

Grandma always said to save the best for last, and damnit Grandma, that’s exactly what we’ve done! BEST OF THE FEST features, you guessed it, the most beloved performers from 10,000 Laughs, as determined throughout the festival.
 
This show will knock your socks right off with headliner Beth Stelling (Comedy Central, Netflix) and an as-yet-undetermined lineup of incredible comics from around the country. We’re in as much suspense as you are...so get your tickets now, because this show has sold out for five years running!

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