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Patrick Strait

5 Twin Cities Comics to Watch in 2024

These next-gen comics are working rural crowds, starting their own standup nights, and absolutely not quitting.

January 17, 2024

Expelliarmus, Transphobia! Quidditch Is Now Quadball.

How Major League and U.S. Quadball leagues are transforming into the world’s most inclusive sport, even though its creator is not.

December 14, 2023

Minnesota Has a Russian-Speaking Comedy Scene?! 

Yes! And it’s bringing big laughs (Громкий смех!) and support for Ukraine to the 10,000 Laughs Festival.

October 11, 2023

So What’s Fancy Ray up to Now?

“There are two types of people in this world: People who love Fancy Ray; and people who don’t realize that they love Fancy Ray!”

September 20, 2023

Tia Hannes Wins Acme’s Funniest Person Contest but Still Needs a Haircut

She's the third woman to win the contest in the last four years. Hell yeah.

September 7, 2023

I Visited the Charles Schulz Exhibit with ‘Peanuts’ Superfan Lyle Larue

'Schulz once said in an interview that he never let Charlie kick the ball. Wrong.'

Inside MN’s Only Traditional Lucha Libre Wrestling Event

“There’s a difference between putting on a mask and wrestling, and putting on a mask and doing lucha libre.”

This Weekend, Standup Ellie Hino Faces One of the Toughest Crowds: Children

Watch out, hecklers: Her seven-year-old son, Burt, has a clawed cat.