Thursday March 14Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Content Guideline: RRR
7:00p Dr. Grins at The BOBÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â $15.00 (General Admission)
7:00p 3rd Floor at The BOB
Come see some of the hottest Midwest comedians around competing for a $2,500 cash prize!
Steve Heisler is a writer for Funny Or Die, The AV Club and Variety. He is a producer with the Just For Laughs comedy festival and runs The Jukebox, Brooklyn’s best karaoke-inspired comedy show (read: only). He’s a baller, shot-caller, brawler.
Julie Seabaughâ€™s formidable background in comedy journalism has given way to extensive experience in the realms of comedy PR, booking, management and production. Currently, as Comedy Doer at BrownPaperTickets.com, Julie is the founder and editor of TheSpitTake.com, which released the book 2012 Best of The Spit Take: A Compilation of Professional Comedy Criticism (Paradisiac) in February.
|Â||Alex Stone: Alex Stone is a mind constantly in motion. In addition to the deeply personal material that has become the cornerstone of his act, his prolific nature and originality have earned him the attention of respected veterans like Drew Hastings, who invited Stone to open for him on his Irked and Miffed theatre tour, as well as an appearance on IFC. Stone’s other accolades include having been named Funniest Person in Cincinnati and Funniest Person in Columbus. He also wears a hat. Enjoy!|
|Emily Galati: Emily Galati is not your typical comedian. She offers up intelligent and hilarious material, with impeccable timing and a charm rarely seen on the comedy stage. Galati has been a semi-finalist in NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity and finalist in the Bob and Tom Comedy Contest.|
|Â||Fred Potter: Voted as class clown in high school, Potter has developed his own style of comedy that audiences can truly enjoy as entertainment. His show is filled with quick wit everyone can relate to whether impressions, music or family related situations. He has opened for Bernie Mac, Tommy Chong, Cedric the Entertainer and Sinbad, just to name a few. He has also appeared on B.E.T.|
|Â||Kris Shaw: Shaw is a fan favorite who tours comedy clubs, colleges and events all across the United States and Canada. He has entertained troops in Iraq, Kuwait, Japan, Korea, Saudi Arabia and Africa. Shaw also appears in national television commercials and had a recurring extra role on the CBS drama Close to Home.|
|Â||Nate Abshire: Abshire started performing to spite a girl who wouldn’t return his calls, and he has never looked back. Audiences love his sardonic wit, keen writing, and playful stage presence. Based in Minneapolis, he performs in clubs throughout the Twin Cities and the greater Midwest. The girl still won’t return his calls.|
|Â||Ryan Dalton: Dalton’s comedy has led him to regular appearances in the country’s best comedy clubs. Dalton is a regular on the nationally syndicated radio show, The Bob & Tom Show. His 1st comedy album, You Were Funny Too is on rotation on Sirius XM’s RawDog comedy channel. He made his television debut on the third season of Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham.|
|Â||Scott Long: Long shares hilarious stories from his humble beginnings in Iowa – through his current station as a parent of twins – everything in between. He’s toured non-stop through it all and has won over audiences across the country. Long has also appeared on NBC, FOX-TV, ESPN, XM radio, and the Bob & Tom Show. He is in the midst of his 10th season writing the comedy sketches for the Emmy-nominated NFL on FOXÂ Pregame Show.|
|Steve Gillespie: Gillespie first began honing his craft at the Acme Comedy Club, and has quickly emerged as a fast-rising talent in one of the strongest and most competitive comedy scenes in the country. Metromix magazine named Gillespie one of the top comedians in the Twin Cities. He has appeared in some of the best comedy clubs all over the country – including opening appearances for Dave Atel, Harland Williams, Jim Breuer, Gilbert Gottfried, and Doug Benson.|
|Tim Harmston: Harmston began his stand-up career in 2002, at an open mic night, at Minnesota’s Mall of America (the second largest mall in the world). His wry sense of humor Âwhich is by turns whimsical, satirical, and abstractÂ and amiable stage persona helped quickly establish him on the Minneapolis comedy scene. Harmston’s TV appearances include NBC’s Last Comic Standing and Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham. In July 2011, he made his first appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman.|
|Â||Tommy Thompson: Funny man Thompson has a brand of comedy that is as unique as he is. His emphatic delivery and high energy makes him fun to see time and again. He dishes out the laughs with a distinct style that will make you leave his show feeling exhausted. With Thompson’s story telling perspective you will laugh nonstop. He is too funny not to! This young comedian has all the skills to entertain any crowd.|