Stand-Up at Acme Comedy Company, with Top National Headliners
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The Danger Committee has brought its trademark blend of spine-tingling thrills and hilarious comedy to NBC's America's Got Talent and to venues around the world. At Danger 101, you'll learn how the trio of mayhem maestros came together and brought their knife throwing, stun-gun juggling, yo-yo magic and other death-defyingly stupid routines to life. Learn how knife thrower Reynaldo teamed with a pair of jugglers despite the fact he loathed juggling. Get the inside scoop on a proposed alternate character who never materialized: Dr. Ernst Von Schmelling. Educate yourself like never before via an entire history of the yo-yo. It all adds up to an evening of definite comedy and possible tragedy with The Danger Committee. Learn More
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Featured review from Cheryl
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There were three comedians: Mike, a really green, really awful first "warm-up"; a second "feature" act, Amber, from North Dakota who was very funny and very professional. She worked the crowd with ease and respect (unlike the first act!). The "headliner" Ryan Hamilton was as good or better than any of his YouTube videos. Polished, comfortable, funny, and very good with the audience. Never missed a beat utilizing the crowd "vibe," infused the routine with a nice pace of stories, pauses, and one liners ("I have time for one more question") that felt even and appropriate.
Acme Comedy Club is okay as far as decor, ambiance, etc. Didn't have any food or drinks, but the waitstaff seemed attentive. At the beginning of the show, the audience is told to turn off cell phones and to not talk during the show as it's distracting to the performers. There was an obviously wasted guy across from me who was told twice to keep it down but was never asked to leave. Even his friends were telling him to shut up. He should have been booted.
July 24-25, 2012: Matt Fugate
From his start as a third-grader reciting Bill Cosby routines at recess, to performing today at comedy clubs around the nation, Matt Fugate excels at delighting audiences with his original, real and above all, funny comedy. In addition to laying out the tales of his life in unflinching and hilarious detail, Matt also takes time to explore the humor in everything from how eggs are graded to the meaning of life.
Matt’s talents extend to writing and performing a one-man show for the Twin Cities Fringe Festival, co-creating the spoof Web site AlliedChemical.com, and writing a humor column for _EFFECT Magazine. _ Matt has appeared on the Bob and Tom radio and television shows, and cuts from his CD, Big World of Me, have been added to the playlists of both Sirius Satellite Radio and KHAHA.com.
August 7-9, 2012: Pete Lee
Pete Lee is a total momma’s boy. He is about as tough as fire on a floating candle. If Pete were your best friend, you would never stop making fun of him for being a total sally. Pete mixes cutting punchlines with an underdog perspective to absolutely roast himself on stage. HIs likable style and self-deprecating humor have made him one of the hottest acts today. He made his television debut on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend. Since then, he has been a standout at the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival. His comedy CD Gasmoney plays in regular rotation on XM and Sirius Satellite Radio. He is a regular on the Bob and Tom radio show, and he filmed his own Comedy Central Presents Special last August. If you haven’t heard of him yet, prepare to tell other people!
*August 14-16, 2012: Costaki Economopoulos
Costaki began his career in the local bars and pizza joint near the University of Georgia while he finished his graduate thesis. His style is quick, smart and topical without being pretentious or divisive and has been described as pointed, hip, sharp, insightful, socially relevant, and gut-laugh funny. With incredible range, Costaki moves easily from a show with teenage Mormons in Utah to a rowdy late show with rednecks in Pensacola. A fellow comic once referred to Costaki as a “casually brilliant joke philosopher.” * His take on such heavy subjects as the war on terrorism, religion, and gun control will leave you thinking and laughing. Costaki’s light swagger, playful squint, and wry smile tell you that perhaps there’s more to this multi-layered joke than you first recognized. Costaki has performed at the Montreal Comedy Festival, the Seattle Comedy Festival, and was just one of ten finalists in Comedy Central’s_ Laugh Riots_ national talent search. After performing on The Bob and Tom Show, Tom Griswold belted, “Costaki Economopoulos is Greek for funny!”
August 21-23, 2012: Tim Harmston
Tim Harmston began his standup career in 2002 at an open mic night at Minnesota’s Mall of America, but his interest in comedy developed years prior while sitting around the campfire in his home state of Wisconsin cracking jokes with his father and uncles. His wry sense of humor—which is by turns whimsical, satirical, and abstract—and amiable stage persona helped quickly establish him on the Minneapolis comedy scene. Just a year after his open mic debut he won Acme Comedy Company’s Funniest Person in the Twin Cities 2003 contest. Since then he’s won a Rusty Nail award at the 2008 Rooftop Comedy Festival in Aspen, CO, performed at the 2009 Great American Comedy Festival at the Johnny Carson Theater, and at some of the finest clubs in the country from LA to NYC. TV appearances include NBC’s Last Comic Standing and Comedy Central’s_ Live at Gotham_. Tim’s act is a unique blend of stories, observations, and one-liners. He unpredictably veers from the dark and demented to the delightfully absurd with the greatest of ease, pleasing audiences without patronizing them. Tim also writes and directs his own short films, music videos, and commercials. He currently resides in Minneapolis, MN.
*August 28-30, 2012: Brent Weinbach
Brent Weinbach’s stand-up comedy is weird. He does a lot of characters, he’s physical, and his humor is absurd. Here are some other words to describe Weinbach: deadpan, silly, obscure, unconventional, smart, stupid, post-modern, grass roots, Berlin, 1980’s, tennis, bike riding, Virgo, Rygar, etc. The list goes on and on. Brent began his comedy career in the underground San Francisco scene, but now tours all over the United States at clubs, colleges, festivals, theaters, music venues, living rooms, tennis, bike riding, Virgo, etc. He also has a t-shirt with his name and his face on it. * Brent was a winner and recipient of the Andy Kaufman Award at the HBO Comedy Festival, has toured with the Comedians of Comedy, appeared at the Coachella and Bumbershoot festivals as well as Just For Laughs in Montreal, and was the creator and star of the Super Deluxe web series Weinbach in Wonderland.