Comedians bring their moms to perform their stand-up.
ADAM DELONG and MARGARET DELONG
COMRADE TRIPP and RUTH SHERMAN
DREW HEHIR and JEANNINE HEHIR
KHADIJAH COOPER and JASON WILLEY
MACKENZIE BUBLITZ and JANET BUBLITZ
MAGGIE FARIS and PRISCILLA LORD
PHOEBE BOTTOMS and BONNIE BOTTOMS
WENDY MAYBURY and LYNN MAYBURY
Hosted by RANA MAY
NOTE: This is a seated show.
Rana May’s deadpan delivery, absurdism, 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. Her background is in social work, dog rescue, parking lots, 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 by Growler Magazine. You can see her performing all over the Twin Cities producing and hosting PSSY CTRL and MRDR ROOM. She’s opened for Maria Bamford, Kyle Kinane, Jonah Ray, Mary Mack, Tim Harmston, Neil Hamburger, David Bazan and way more musicians and comedians.
Rana is the winner of the House of Comedy Funniest Person with a Day Job Contest and has performed in the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Crom Comedy Festival, Chicago Comedy Exposition, All Jane Festival, Hell Yes Fest, and 10,000 Laughs and will be at the Memphis Comedy Festival and Bird City Comedy festival.
Adam DeLong says comedy always had a strong presence in his life. To escape the frequent bullying he faced as a child, DeLong turned to comedy. “Television and comedy were totally the escape until I came out of the awkward childhood/teenager shell and blossomed into the awkward early-to-mid-20s phase… yeah, that awkward is just there to stay,” DeLong says. “I started doing stand-up in the Twin Cities with the Funniest Person Competition at Acme and a few open mic nights here and there about seven or eight years ago.”
Back then, DeLong says there weren’t nearly as many comedy nights around the cities as there are now, and as a bartender at the time, he often worked nights, which is when the few open mic nights obviously took place. […] DeLong currently runs Stand Up St. Paul, which has shows at The Amsterdam Bar and Hall and the Turf Club, as well as Stand Up West Bank, which has shows every fourth Wednesday of the month on The Nomad World Pub’s stage. [Lavender, December 2018]
From St. Cloud, MN, a city as large as it is small, Comrade Tripp is in his mid-20s, lives with his parents, and is unemployed. Despite his despondent disposition, he is a child at heart, insomuch that he cannot be trusted to take care of himself and has no self-esteem whatsoever. Comrade was a finalist in Sisyphus Brewing’s Funniest Person in Minneapolis 2017 Contest and The House of Comedy’s Funniest Person with a Day Job Contest 2018.
Minneapolis-based stand up comedian, producer, audio engineer, voice-actor, actor, editor, professional friend, and University of Minnesota graduate.
Ellie is a mom. She is also a woman. She has a two-year-old son named Burt. She rarely has the time or ambition to paint her toenails. She was a long-time cast member and writer at the Brave New Workshop Comedy Theater, focusing on satirical sketch and improv comedy. She now performs stand-up comedy around Minneapolis, both solo, and sometimes with her husband, Casey.
“Just started doing stand up. Took my tragic life and turned it into a funny 5 minutes.”
Mackenzie Bublitz, from Eau Claire, WI, has been wearing cute dresses for most of her life, but she has been wearing cute dresses while simultaneously surprising audiences with her dirty stage mouth since the summer of 2014. A background in improv as well as a semi-serious junk food addiction have given Mackenzie the tools she needs to define herself as a fast-talking, self-deprecating comedian with a good head on her shoulders and a really fat neck.Mackenzie was the winner of her “night” at The Funniest Person in the Twin Cities competition at Acme Comedy Club in Minneapolis, and a three time winner of Best Comedian according to Volume One Magazine reader polls.
Meet your new best friend, Maggie Faris. Maggie is noted for her ceaselessly cheerful personality and seemingly endless series of quirky, intelligent jokes dissecting our fears and social barriers.
Maggie is a comedy competition assassin. Audiences and judges love her. She won the Minnesota Laugh off. Another competition win made Maggie the Public Address Announcer for the St. Paul Saints professional baseball team, which led to an appearance on ESPN™s Cold Pizza for her unique style and memorable announcements. She beat out Tig Notaro to win both the Funniest Clip of the Year and the Silver Nail award at the Aspen Comedy Festival. Curve magazine named Maggie Faris one of the Funniest Lesbians in America. She recently won The Advocate Magazine’s national search for the Next Funniest Queer Comedian. She was also voted “Best Comedian” by her Minnesota peers.
Maggie has also been invited to perform at Boston Womens Comedy Festival, Gilda’s Laughfest, Out Loud Comedy festival in San Francisco, Laugh Your Asheville Off, and best of the fest in the 10,000 Laughs Festival and the first Madison Comedy Festival. Maggie has opened for such greats as Jay Pharoah, Fortune Feimster, Michael Che, Maria Bamford, Daniel Tosh, Kathleen Madigan, Louis Black, and Damon Wayans.
Phoebe Bottoms is an LA-based comedian, writer and Henson-trained puppeteer. Phoebe started doing stand up in Minneapolis circa 2007 and since then has performed in a great variety of basements, dive bars and back rooms of restaurants. Phoebe has also been featured in festivals such as Bridgetown, LA Podfest, 10,000 Laughs, Akumal Comedy Festival, and the Jewish Humor Festival.
Wendy grew up all over the US as a military brat which means- she learned to make friends fast because in two weeks, we’re probably moving. This helped her develop her warm friendly style she uses to entertain audiences all over the country for the last several years as a comedian.
She signed with Stand Up Records and her first album, She’s Not from Around Here, will debut this year. She is also the producer of Day Drinking with Mom, a show that offers comedy, sympathy and some drinks to help Moms relax and enjoy the roller coaster of parenting.