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Scott Hansen and the Stagebender on the Laff Boat
Afton Hudson Laff Baoat
Hudson, WI
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Scott Hansen and the Stagebender on the Laff Boat
"A GUARANTEED LAUGH RIOT"  Minneapolis StarTribune

Help support Minnesota's Wounded Warriors as Scott Hansen  and The Stagebenders combine the stand-up comedian that has been chosen 5 times as the Minnesota Comedian of the Year with America's hottest comedy/improv duo on a comedy cruise on the Laff Boat

You get over a half a- ton of laughs with Minnesota's funniest comedian and the only comedy act to have won  the MTV Comedy Challenge - twice!

"The laughter is furious and the punchlines are hurled like a hailstorm. The repartee that these guys have on-stage is reminiscent of the cast of the "Carol Burnet Show" and as current as "Whose Line Is It Anyway". When the audience steps up to bat with suggestions for the improvisation, the boys dig in and get ready to take a swing. If the audience hangs a curve ball ...odds are it will get slapped down the line for a double."
St Paul Pioneer Press

Each and every show is a unique comedy experience that evolves as the performers take the stage. The two national headliners have teamed up for  a fun-filled, gut-busting comedy show that maintains  a frenetic, fast paced laugh frenzy that will bring tears to your eyes.
The hit  show combines stand-up comedy along with critically acclaimed improvisation and music into a show that is making people stand-up and take notice. The trio involves the audience in nearly every stage of the performance. As the viewers give suggestions, set the situations and share in each structures outcome, the show seems personally tailored to every audience member.

Scott Hansen and the Stagebenders has emerged into a  smash hit performing in front of capacity crowds! The show is a continuous rampage of nonstop laughter and is setting attendance records wherever and whenever it is booked. With over 40 years of combined performing experience in night clubs, colleges and over 500 major corporations,these funny guys can handle any curve ball that the audience can pitch their way. It's a nonstop, fast-paced, hurricane of comedy improvisation.


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).

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)


Gust Alexander and Kim Thomassen bill themselves with the playful moniker "The Stagebenders." They are two junior high school buddies from Minneapolis that cracked up all of their friends. They are now America's funniest comedy duo and play to sellout audiences at concerts, comedy clubs and colleges from coast to coast. They are the only national performers to ever win the "MTV Comedy Challenge" twice in a row!

Kim Thomassen and Gust Alexander  love to make people laugh. The St. Paul Pioneer Press has called them, "The Abbot and Costello for the new millennium!"  The Stagebenders' act is a nonstop, fast-paced hurricane of interactive comedy that has to be experienced to be believed. The Minneapolis StarTribune has called them, "The Prince of Banter and the Prince of Glib."

After fifteen years, their act has been honed to perfection. Once they whip their audience into a comedy frenzy, no other comic dares perform after them. The Los Angeles Times has said this about the comedy twosome: "With a honed ability to play off of each other as well as the audience, the Stagebenders have mastered the art of improvisation!"
Diehard fans include Geena Davis, The Kinks and the legendary Budd Friedman ( the Stagebenders headline regularly at "Improvs" all over the United States) who has been quoted as saying that, " The Stagebenders are my biggest find!"


Afton Hudson Laff Baoat (View)
98 Walnut Street
Hudson, WI 54016
United States


Comedy > Improv
Comedy > Stand Up

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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