Stand up comedy showcase in Duluth showcasing regional talent

By KBJR News 1

April 12, 2014 Updated Apr 21, 2014 at 1:42 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Northlanders looking for a little pick–me–up after Saturday's chilly weather could find it at Teatro Zuccone in Duluth, where the fourth Damage Boardshop Comedy showcase was in full swing.

The night of laughs featured five amateur Minnesotan comedians from Duluth and the Twin Cities.

The showcases feature traditional pre–written sets, unlike Teatro Zuccone's weekly improv shows.

The event is community driven, with sponsorship from Duluth's Damage Boardshop, and music courtesy of local DJ collective, the Crunchy Bunch.

Event organizers say the diverse group of performers ensures that there's a little something for everyone.

"These are people that have day jobs," said Kaio Kealoha, Publicity Director for Darkhorse Stand Up, "these are people that have been in contests where it's funniest comedian with a day job so you get a really eclectic group of people with different styles of jokes, and it really satisfies everybody who comes."

Plans are currently underway to incorporate an internship program into the future showcases.

Al Skomars