New Kids on the Corner
Get in line.
That's the advice we could give newbies hoping to make it in the cutthroat world of stand-up comedy.
But instead of crushing their dreams, we actually encourage them.
New Kids on the Corner, our monthly showcase of new talent, traces its origins to the mid-1980s, when host Corey Adam, having guided R&B/Pop quintet New Edition to their early success, auditioned hundreds of teenage boys around Boston in hopes of creating a white counterpart act.
Okay, that might not be accurateblame Wikipediaexcept for the part about the teenage boys.
The truth is, of the hordes of would-be comics who who show up for our weekly open mics, only the most diligent are granted precious stage time. Of those, only a select few earn a regular spot in the lineup. Of those, an even selecter few are handpicked, nurtured and unveiled once a month in a little extravaganza we like to think represents the future of comedy.
Throw in a special guest headliner, and you have a cultural event on par with an Indiana Jones sequel or the release of the newest Air Jordans.
Five years from now, some of these people are going to be big, and you're going to want to be able to say you called it. From the beginning. This is your chance.
The Comedy Corner Underground (In basement of Corner Bar) (View)
1501 Washington Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55418