Scott Hansen New Years Eve Comedy Show
Comedy is in Scott Hansen's blood.
Scott's parents were both raised during the Great Depression. From what they told him, it wasn't all that great.
Scott's mom, Doris, was raised in the welfare projects of Milwaukee. The Ciecielski family (changed to Ceel)
was made up an alcoholic, abusive, Polish father, an even more alcoholic and more abusive Polish grandfather,
five children and an absolute saint of a mother and wife. Whip this up, Martha Stewart! Here's the ingredients to
the recipe called Scott's Mom. Start with a big empty bowl of world depression, sprinkle in some unemployment
and carefully measure two world wars. Now, set the oven at 400...... and stick your head in! (Don't worry, the
story gets funnier. They had a wood stove. They were Polish!)
Doris' mother was a direct descendant of Mark Twain. When Scott told her of his intention to be a comic, Doris
was certain that this was an opportunity to express her long depressed creativity. She began submitting comedy
material to Scott. All of it was funny, bright, witty and filthy. The frogs of Calaveras County would turn red.
Scott's father, Don,was raised on a farm by a proud German mother and a stoic Danish father. They made sure
the large family survived hardship by working hard and hating people different than they were. The family of Ira
and Adelia Hansen. Life, depression, family, farming. No time for jokes!
How it happened is not known. but Scott's father, Don, was a joke menace. Maybe he was revolting the way
skinhead kids do from rich families. Perhaps the lackluster genome skips a generation. Don had a sense of
humor that was as constant as Old Faithful and as powerful and subtle as a hand grenade. It was common for
him to discharge firearm's on the front porch on Christmas Eve or display a prize farm animal in the living room
on New Years Eve. And it was worse if he had a few beers!.
The problem of a laugh loving family arose quickly for Scott. He was sent home early on his first day in Catholic
school because of it. When his teacher, Sister Kristella, asked him to sing his favorite song, Scott boldly broke
into "Roll Me Over In The Clover", the signature of X-rated comedienne Rusty Warren. The theme was played nightly on Scott's fathers Hi Fi . The family was forced to move.
Scott got the funny bug. The DNA made it's dent. But, growing up, Scott did not have any copious dreams of
fame. He just enjoyed making people laugh. Comedy seemed natural for him. The only goal in Scott's mind was trying to find a way to make people laugh ......at his ideas.
So, when the comedy industry was an embryo in America, Scott jumped at the opportunity to try the ideas that had made his friends and teachers laugh . As much as he hated the public eye, Scott had to give it a try. Scott got on stage.
Nervously, he remembered the jokes. He got a few laughs. But most of all he remembered the lessons learned from a humble, caring family : be willing to laugh at yourself.
Since that show, Scott has been chosen five times as the Minnesota Comedian of the Year first. He has made many successful national TV appearances. He has earned respect as one of the best joke writers for Louie Anderson, Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld, Tim Allen, Roseanne Barr and Tom Arnold.
But, still, Scotts' attitude hasn't changed. It isn't the pie in the sky. It's the pie in the face. It's the laughs. It's still the laughs.
Don Hansen VFW
17438 Baltimore Street NE
Ham Lake, MN 55304
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|