Brave New Workshop

Brave New Workshop

Promiscuous Hostility and Laughs in the Land of Loons

eBook - 2015
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In 1958, former circus aerialist Dudley Riggs opened a Minneapolis coffeehouse with a stage for performers and created an American comedic institution. What started as a way to draw customers on slow nights became the Brave New Workshop, a comedy theater sinking its satirical talons deep into the culture of Minneapolis-St. Paul for over half a century. This theater helped launch the careers of many talented performers, including satirist-turned-senator Al Franken and his Saturday Night Live partner in comedy, Tom Davis, as well as comedian Louie Anderson, Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead, screenwriter Pat Proft of the Naked Gun films and many others. Author Rob Hubbard tells the story of the hilarity, irreverence and imagination of the Brave New Workshop - a funhouse mirror to the world around it.
Publisher: [United States] : The History Press : Made available through hoopla, 2015
ISBN: 9781625852168
1625852169
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Franken, Al
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