2018 Festival Venues

Without our venues, 10,000 Laughs would just be a group of people standing in a field unable to hear the performers. We spend all year looking all across the Twin Cities for venues we think are uniquely fit for stand up comedy. Read on below to find out where 10,000 Laughs is going down this year.



Located at CHS Field, home of the St. Paul Saints, the Securian Club is a club house and performance space fit for royalty. We invite our media partners, sponsors and VIP holders to join us on Wednesday for the preview of the festival.

The Comedy Corner Underground

The CCU is 10,000 Laughs’ home club and headquarters, and the love (and scrappiness) is palpable. For the 2018 festival, ever so proudly known as the Mike's Hard Lemonade stage, it's an intimate venue unlike any other. Located in the basement of the Corner Bar, the CCU is comedy’s answer to punk rock. The club is artist-run and papered with posters, and shows are a rollicking good time.


Sisyphus Brewing

If the CCU is 10,000 Laughs’ home, Sisyphus is 10,000 Laughs’ lake house. Fancier, newer, and we know everyone will have an amazing time there. With a back room purpose-built for comedy, Sisyphus shows are electric and intimate.



10,000 Laughs is proud to be a part of the grand re-opening of the Parkway Theater. Newly renovated and ready to jam, the Parkway seamlessly blends old-school entertainment with new-school amenities. The velvet seats are calling your name.




Since 1990, The Red Sea has been a destination for authentic Ethiopian & Eritrean food. Our menu features a wide variety of flavorful dishes, including many vegetarian options. We're going to be rocking out on the stage with headliner Ian Karmel Friday, October 20th.


Located in the heart of Uptown, Minneapolis, the VFW is home to late nights and boozy mornings. On Saturday, we host our annual daytime show in the newly renovated back room. Come get day drunk at Late Late Breakfast, a free show where comics do what they do best: goof off.


Studio Six

Located just blocks from the Mississippi in NE Minneapolis, Studio Six is a television and film studio that is out to change the game. We are so excited to host Best of the Fest in the coolest alt comedy venue in town.

The Plus

Eau Claire, WI has become THE comedy sister-city to Minneapolis. The Plus is at its heart, attracting performers from around the country to one of the best damn comedy rooms in the Midwest.