Funny Thing about Minnesota...: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of the Twin Cities Comedy Scene

Patrick Strait (Author)

Product Details

$24.95  $22.95
Minnesota Historical Society Press
Publish Date
February 02, 2021
5.9 X 8.9 X 0.8 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author

Patrick Strait moved to Minneapolis in 2007, and a year later he began writing for City Pages, where he was (at that time) the only writer regularly covering local comedy, including profiles about up-and-coming comedians, unique events, major club shows, and start-up open-mic nights. He has served as the regular comedy-beat reporter for City Pages, The Growler, and Thrillist, writing more than fifty stories a year about all aspects of stand-up comedy in the Twin Cities. Beyond the major clubs (Acme, House of Comedy, Joke Joint), he covers trends such as the growth of and breakthrough of Black and other comedians of color, an increased focus on diversity, and the cooperative nature of the local comedy scene that has helped it to continue to grow and thrive. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two children.