No joke: Black-owned St. Paul club gets boost from nation's king of comedy

Three black guys from north Minneapolis walk into a largely vacant office building on a drab industrial corner of St. Paul. They don't have much cash, but they think they're funny, and they're pretty sure other people think they're funny, too.....

https://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/31/kevin-hart-backs-baddies-black-owned-comedy-club-stpaul

https://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/31/kevin-hart-backs-baddies-black-owned-comedy-club-stpaul


New St. Paul venue Baddies Comedy Co. showcases urban, black talent

From established clubs like Acme Comedy Co., House of Comedy, and Joke Joint, to open mics and independent shows in restaurants, bars, and even gaming stores, fans have the opportunity to see the best local and national comedy almost any night of the week.


http://www.citypages.com/arts/new-st-paul-venue-baddies-comedy-co-showcases-urban-black-talent/420003694

Laughing with the Lord: Church comedy finds the light in Minnesota

My first stand-up show at a church was at my home church Shiloh Temple [in North Minneapolis],” he explains of his entry into the untapped world of Christian comedy. “I hosted a show that they had, and it was so much fun and the material came natural because I grew up in church.”


https://growlermag.com/laughing-with-the-lord-church-comedy-finds-the-light-in-minnesota/