Comedy Festival at Target Center in October!

Posted on 20th September, by ParkandShop

The Twin Cities Comedy Festival hits the Target Center onfol_minneapolis_65x374-43d1fa2136 October 7th, and the lineup is outstanding. The show starts at 8 pm, and tickets are $49 – $128. You can opt out of the expensive Target Center ramps and find $6 downtown Minneapolis parking at the Park and Shop ramps nearby. They are connected through the skyway. The discount is valid after 4 pm every day except Sundays when it is $6 parking all day.

The lineup:

Mike Epps

You may know Epps from comedies like Next Friday, How High, Dr. Doolittle 2, Survivors Remorse, or the upcoming ABC show Uncle Buck. He’s also on his own national comedy tour – Mike Epps: Don’t Take It Personal – and selling out nationwide. Epps also has the prestigious role playing Richard Pryor in the biopic that started filming this year.


Speaking of Richard Pryor, Sommore has won the prestigious Richard Pryor Award for “Comic Of The Year.” She gained a lot of popularity doing the Queens of Comedy tour as well as other TV specials like Showtime at the Apollo and Def Comedy Jam. She’s appeared in movies as well, like Soul Plane, Friday After Next, and Something New.

Gary Owen

Whether you know him as “Bearcat” (College), Zach (House of Payne), or a guest of the Tom Joyner Morning Show, Gary Owen is a beloved hit everywhere. His one-hour comedy special True Story is a best-selling DVD. The same year he did that, he also starred in two other Showtime specials: Shaquille O’Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam – Live from Orlando and Mike Epps Presents: Live From Club Nokia.

Arnez J

Bursting onto the comedy scene in 1992, Arnez J has had a steady stream of successful TV appearances, including Louie Anderson’s Comedy Showcase, Def Comedy Jam, The Keenan Ivory Wayans Show, and Comedy Central’s Make Me Laugh.

Don “DC” Curry

DC has a whole slew of credits under his career belt that include recurring roles, guest appearances, featured performances, headline act in his own special, and a series regular role (Grace Under Fire). His most recognizable character, however, was Uncle Elroy in Next Friday and Friday After Next.