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Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre

824 Hennepin Avenue South

Now in our 55th year of crafting audacious, hilarious, and thought-provoking original comedy, improv and satire in Minneapolis, the Brave New Workshop (BNW) Comedy Theatre is a Twin Cities comedy institution, and a truly unique place to laugh, learn, think, and play. The BNW has been writing, performing and producing original sketch comedy, music and comedy improvisation longer than any other theatre in the United States.


Missy Isles

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
This place is just awesome! My husband and I have been to 6 shows, and there's a reason we keep returning! A very energetic and talented cast, topical themes. Makes for a great night of entertainment! Some jokes are definitely blue, so no one under age 16 is recommended to attend. Very fun atmosphere!!

Kaylene Kickhafer

Monday, July 16, 2018
Excellent actors. Very political with liberal slant, be warned. Staff excellent as well! Stay for improv at end.

Justin Kwong

Monday, March 12, 2018
Celebrating 60 years of the Brave New Workshop in 2018! Great live sketch comedy with local roots! The venue in the heart of downtown Minneapolis is a big improvement over the old space, but it's still a little tight in places. Not unexpected for a comedy club, but some of the seating can really do a number on your knees after a two-hour show. The crowds don't seem to mind, though. I've never been to a show that wasn't sold-out or close to it. There's decently priced parking close by, but you can't get to it from the Skyway. A few minutes in the cold, however, is a small price to pay.

Jeff Buckley

Sunday, May 20, 2018
I've been to several shows here and they never disappoint. Hilarious skits on current events. Good setting with a mix of table seating and stadium seating areas.

Jeremy Libby

Thursday, July 5, 2018
Freaking awesome. Highly entertaining, laughed our @$$3$ off! Don't be a wet blanket. Go to this. Right meow.

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