PowerPoint Karaoke at the MN Fringe Festival!

That’s right! We somehow landed a whopping five shows during the illustrious Minnesota Fringe Festival, the largest non-juried festival in the United States.

Come see improv comedians bravely attempt to give a PowerPoint presentation for a deck of slides that they have never seen before. You know what that means? That means you can come to every single one of our five Fringe shows, and have a completely different experience each time: different slides and different performers each night!

This madness is going down at:

Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis

August 2 at 7:00 PM
August 3 at 4:00 PM
August 5 at 5:30 PM
August 8 at 5:30 PM
August 9 at 7:00 PM

Tickets are $12 (plus a one-time purchase of a  MN Fringe button), or you can attend more cheaply by buying a Fringe pass. Find out more and buy tickets ahead of time on the Minnesota Fringe Festival web site.

If you do the Facebook thing, we now have a Facebook page where we have created individual events for each of our shows. We’ll probably also post some other fun stuff in the upcoming weeks, so like us there and play along!

I look forward to slinging slides at you in August!

CONvergence Is Imminent!

cvg2014logoEvery year, my life is consumed from April through July 4th weekend by CONvergence, a 7,000-person nerd hivemind that converges (heh) upon Bloomington, Minnesota every year. There will be panels and music and movies and things to eat and things to buy and things to drink and parties and Rollergirls and British dudes with cricket bats in the parking lot.

CONvergence is near and dear to my heart, so I usually spend most of my CONvergence weekend actually working on CONvergence itself. These days, I’m usually just a panelist, prone to sitting 20 panels or so each year. This year, I’m taking it easy: only 15 panels! And half of them are on the same day! This means I might actually have time on the other days to, you know, hang around and have fun with people.

If you want to catch any of my CONvergence events and say hello (and you should!), here’s where you can find me:

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FRIDAY: PowerPoint Karaoke with The Mustache Rangers!

mustacherangersDo you like PowerPoint Karaoke? Of course you do!

Do you like the comedic outer-space adventurers, The Mustache Rangers? Of course you do!

Wouldn’t it be awesome to see both lives shows at the same time?


This Friday night, you can go to HUGE Theater and see The Mustache Rangers give a 40-minute motivational speech based on PowerPoint Karaoke slides that they have never seen before! We don’t know what’s going to happen, but I’m pretty sure there will be aliens, mustaches, and derring-do involved!


PowerPoint KaraokeMustache Rangers with PowerPoint Karaoke

When: 9:30 PM, Friday June 20th
How much: $10 gets you into all three shows that night at HUGE. Come early to see even more live improv comedy!
Where: HUGE Theater, 3037 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

A Reel Education LIVE on June 29th with The Conversation!


A Reel Education is pleased to return to The Trylon Microcinema on June 29th! This time, we will be presenting the The Conversation, the 1974 psychological thriller starring Gene Hackman. One of Francis Ford Coppola’s finest films, The Conversation is a complex piece steeped in Watergate-era paranoia.

The Trylon Microcinema is a wonderful, intimate non-profit theater in South Minneapolis, whose focus is on rare, classic, and unusual films. They also serve organic popcorn with real butter, so you know these folks are serious about the film experience.

Tickets are $8. (Five-show Trylon discount cards are also available for $25!)

Join us! And spread the word!

A Reel Education LIVE featuring The Conversation

Sunday, June 29th

Film starts at 7:15 PM. Podcast will be recorded immediately after the film.

The Trylon Microcinema
3258 Minnehaha Av
Minneapolis, MN

PowerPoint Karaoke and Judging a Book at Die Laughing!

PowerPoint KaraokeThis weekend, Fearless Comedy is holding their annual fundraiser by creating an insane 50-hour marathon of live comedy. The event is called Die Laughing, the event is being held for donation dollars, and you can totally find out what’s going on minute-by-minute BY CLICKING THIS LINK RIGHT HERE.

The super-cool thing about all this (aside from the fact that it’s 50 hours of live comedy) is that PowerPoint Karaoke is going to be part of it! Equally cool is that Judging a Book by Its Cover will also be doing a segment!

PowerPoint Karaoke

What it is: Four improv comedians must each give a PowerPoint presentation with slides they have never seen before. I’ll be slinging the slides, baby!
When: 4:00 PM, Saturday April 5th
Where: The Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Mall of America, 3800 American Blvd E, Bloomington, MN 55425

Judging a Book by Its Cover

What it is: Comedy duos are presented with crazy book covers, and then have five minutes to tell you the plot of the book. I bring the books, my cohorts bring the funny!
When: 2:00 PM, Sunday April 6th
Where: The Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Mall of America, 3800 American Blvd E, Bloomington, MN 55425