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The Stagebenders at Maple Tavern
Maple Tavern
Maple Grove, MN
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The Stagebenders at Maple Tavern
The Stagebenders
Kim Thomassen and Gust Alexander
November 15  2013- 7:30PM
Maple Tavern
9375 Deerwood Lane N, MN
Ticket Price: $20.00 in advance - $25 at the door
Comedy Couple Special - @ tickets for $25.00!!!
Make a dinner reservation by calling 763-425-2700

600 pounds of Las Vegas showgirl wrapped into two chubby, bald guys to appear at the Comedy Gallery!  Las Vegas Magazine

The Stagebenders, as seen on The Tonight Show and Comedy Central and twice winners of the MTV Comedy Challenge brings their award winning , patented comedy-improvisation to the Maple Tavern in Maple Grove for one hilarious night on November 15, 2013 at 7:30PM.

Gust Alexander and Kim Thomassen bill themselves with the playful moniker "The Stagebenders"  because the take the rules of performance improvisation and bend them to get bog laughs at comedy clubs from coast  to coast. The two junior high school buddies from Minneapolis. that cracked up all of their friends, can also physically bend the stage,

They are now America's funniest comedy duo and play to sellout audiences at concerts, comedy clubs and colleges. They are the only national performers to ever win the "MTV Comedy Challenge" twice in a row!

The Stagebenders

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!"

This dynamic duo has television and film appearances that include The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, ABC's America's Funniest People, MTV's The Jenny McCarthy Show, the Paramount feature film TREKKIES 2, and the Coen Brothers' The Naked Man. They have been featured in national publications such as Esquire and - believe it or not - Mechanical Engineering.

Along with headlining at Harrah's Las Vegas every Thanksgiving and Christmas, the
Stagebenders have performed countless shows for a variety of Fortune 500 companies,
including AT&T, MCI, Honeywell and Frito Lay.

Their current project is a feature film which stars the duo called "The God Complex" and The Stagebenders TV Show, a scripted, half-hour sitcom. If the TV show leaves the audience anywhere near as frenzied as their stage show, even Abbott and Costello wouldn't want to follow them!


Maple Tavern (View)
9375 Deerwood Lane
Maple Grove, MN 55369
United States


Comedy > Improv
Comedy > Stand Up

Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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