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Life of a comedian

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Sometimes you just need a good laugh, and who better to turn to than a comedian?

The popular TV series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” on Amazon Prime has brought new attention to just how hard it is to pursue a career in standup comedy.

Two standup comics from the Twin Cities share what led them to the stage, their triumphs and struggles, and those performances that got zero laughs.

Guests:

Brandi Brown is a Twin Cities comic and writer who regularly emcees at Acme Comedy Company in Minneapolis. She’s also the co-host of the podcast "Bill Corbett's Funhouse."

Bryan Miller is a comedian, originally from Illinois, who quit his job as a newspaper editor to move to Minneapolis to try standup comedy in 2008. He performs across Minnesota, including at the Acme Comedy Comedy in Minneapolis.

Use the audio player above to listen to the program.

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