Scott Hansen and Jeff Gerbino Benefit for Maple Grove Arts Center
Scott Hansen and Jeff Gerbino promise an evening of laughs to support the Maple Grove Arts Center
Gold Circle tickets ($25 advance - $30 day of show) include reserved VIP seating, a reception meet and greet with the performers which includes appetizers and a limited edition, signed poster
General Admission tickets are just $15 in advance and $20 day of the show.
"I think Scott Hansen is very funny! And he is funny all of the time!" Jay Leno Twin Cities Reader
Scott Hansen is the unprecedented, 5-time winner of the Minnesota Comedian of the Year award. This is not an easy accomplishment in a state that is the home of comic stars Louie Anderson, Dave Mordal, Tom Arnold and Al Franken!
The award winning comedian has made millions laugh with successful national TV appearances on HBO, Showtime, A&E and E!. Scott has developed and created two pilots and a series for Comedy Central including " Access America" which starred Fred Willard, Digest America and "Seriously Weird Magazine", which starred Joel Hodgson (Mystery Science Theatre 3000).
On regional television, Scott has produced, written, directed and hosted "Comedy Gallery:The TV Show" on KMSP-TV (FOX). The show was a ratings hit as it consistently beat "David Letterman" and the "Tonight Show" in it's weekly Friday night time slot. Scott has been the director, producer and head writer of the award winning, live. comedy specials "April Fools Live' and "Halloween Live" which were hosted by Harry Anderson, Jennie Jones and Roseanne Barr.
Scott's 20 plus years of laugh-filled, performances have set attendance records at comedy clubs, colleges,and corporate events nationwide. His national reputation has earned him a spot appearing in concert with superstars Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld and Drew Carey.
Scott has been a guest host or regular feature on nearly every Minnesota news, talk,entertainment or sports TV program. He has done the weather and guest hosted sports shows on all network stations.
During the 1991 World Series Scott was a guest host for a daily segment for CBS Sports where he debuted his original song, "The Twins Twirl". The video was shown nation wide and the recording played on every Twin Cities radio station. Scott has been heard from nationally on over 500 radio interviews. He has made radio listeners laugh on every possible format ranging from talk to country, from metal to Christian. Scott is currently featured on XM and Sirius Satellite Radio and is a regular fixture on the KQRS Morning Show.
Creatively, Scott has written comedy material that has been performed on the "Tonight Show" or "David Letterman" by Jay Leno, Louie Anderson and Roseanne Barr. As an actor Scott starred in the short thriller "Warped " which was directed by Roger Nygaard ( "Trekkies", "Mind of the Married Man" ) which won the Houston International Film Festival and in the feature film "Crossing the Bridge directed by Mike Binder ( The Upside of Anger)
Scott is critically acclaimed and has been praised in the local print media with numerous front-page, feature stories, including the covers of City Pages,The Minneapolis StarTribune. The St Paul Dispatch, Mpls/St Paul Magazine, The Twin Cities Reader, The Minnesota Daily and many more. Scott Hansen has been dubbed the, "King of Twin Cities Comedy" by Bob Protzman, the staff writer for of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
"Jeff Gerbino is very funny! But not as funny as I am." Al Franken
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In this age of specialization, even comedians need to be cross-functional. In Jeff Gerbino's case, he starts with over twenty years of comedy experience and combines it with global concert appearances, national television credits ,and appearances on Good Morning America, Arts and Entertainment and Comedy Central.
As the winner of the Twin Cities Laff-Off and first runner-up in the Los Angeles Professional Comedian Contest, Jeff has proven that he can get laughs anywhere and anytime.
Historically, the late 1970's were BC for comedian Jeff Gerbino. It was Before Cable, Before Comedy clubs, Before Children. It was the time where Jeff decided to make a move. Jeff Gerbino moved from his boyhood home in Long Island, New York to Minneapolis, MN. The reasons for the move were common among young men of the '70's: love of a woman and love of comedy.
Minnesota served as fertile ground for the New Yorker. Between trips to visit his fiancée in Melrose, Minnesota and various day jobs, Jeff Gerbino straddled careers and his art at a time when comedy was just a glow in a few young comedians eyes. With a $1 cover charge, and a hand drawn logo, Jeff championed the newborn comedy industry with a handful of smart-alecs that included Louie Anderson, Scott Hansen and a blue collar bar named Mickey Finns
The St. Paul Pioneer Press called Jeff the "founding father" of the Twin Cities comedy scene as Mickey Finn's quickly became "the place to be" on Friday and Saturday nights. Comics such as Louie Anderson, Jeff Cesario, Stephanie Hodge, Joel Hodgson and Scott Hansen all got their starts there.
In the 1980's, after developing his trademark combination of political impersonations and current event material, Jeff headed to Los Angeles. Jeff was a finalist in the Los Angeles Comedy Contest hosted by Jay Leno and was chosen as one of Hollywood's hottest new comedy stars by the L.A. Weekly.
Jeff quickly became a nationally touring headliner at clubs all over the US. He made numerous appearances on national TV including CBS Morning Show, HBO's Comic Relief, A&E's Comedy On The Road and PBS's Almanac.
With a wife and two young children in tow, Jeff headed back to the Twin Cities where he now lives. In Minnesota, Jeff has hosted his own radio and television shows while performing at clubs and developing a strong corporate act including his famous consultant imposter along with motivational comedy speeches.
Jeff Gerbino enjoys politics. He leans to the left but he knows that both sides are funny.The comic has written politically for both sides of the coin. In the last gubernatorial campaign, he was a contributor to speeches for Minnesota's Republican governor Tim Pawlenty and the Democrat candidate Mike Hatch . U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar has also used Jeff's jokes and Almanac has used Jeff to open their show via monologue on numerous occasions
Osseo American Legion
260 4th Avenue
Osseo, MN MN
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|