Rana May’s deadpan delivery, punk rock sensibility, and fascination with science make her comedy stand out like a shoe on a pizza. Rana was persuaded to try stand up comedy after doing “informational speeches” at backyard barbeques and in basements for a year or two. Her background is in social work, dog rescue, and used book stores, where deadpan is considered a strength.
Rana has been featured locally in the City Pages, Star Tribune, Minnesota Daily, MPR, and was picked as one of five comics to watch in 2016 by Growler Magazine. You can see her performing all over the Twin Cities producing and hosting PSSY CTRL, Donut Party! or performing as a cast member for Boy Kisses Comedy Show. She’s opened for Maria Bamford, Kyle Kinane, Jonah Ray, Mary Mack, Tim Harmston, Neil Hamburger, and others.
Rana is the winner of the House of Comedy 2014 Funniest Person with a Day Job Contest and in 2015 performed in the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Crom Comedy Festival, Chicago Comedy Exposition, Hell Yes Fest, and 10,000 Laughs.
Drew Janda was born at Fairview Southdale hospital in Edina, MN. He graduated from Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis and went to college at Columbia College Chicago. He graduated from both the Second City Comedy Studies program and the Second City Conservatory. He lived in LA for three years where he studied improv at the Groundlings theatre, began performing as a stand-up comedian, and ran a stand-up comedy showcase called “The Casual” at a record store in Los Feliz.
In 2014, he moved back to Minnesota because he ran out of money. Currently he is one of four producers of the critically-lauded Boy Kisses Comedy Showcase in Minneapolis along with fellow comics Turner Barrowman, Collin Klug, and Robert Fones. He is also a producer of the Minneapolis “10,000 Laughs” stand-up comedy festival. He can be seen performing stand-up comedy at venues across the midwest. You can see him hosting Minneapolis’s “Thursday Night Joke Fight,” a comedy roast-battle, the fifth Thursday of every month at the Comedy Corner Underground.
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Danny Sigelman is a DJ, writer, musician, and artist who has worked for Radio K, KFAI, 89.3 The Current, China Radio International, Secret Stash Records, and the Dakota Jazz Club. His fascination with music and pop culture forges his insight in reviewing live music. Danny lives in Minneapolis. Follow him on Twitter: @paper_sleeves