“Acme is always going to be Acme,” says Brody. “It’s always going to be steady and it’s always going to be great.”
Paul, a regular performer at Acme, fully agrees with Brody’s assessment, claiming the Minneapolis scene is met with nothing but praise when she tours. "[Comedians] all want to talk about how great this market is for comedy. It’s really a shining jewel.”
More recently, network television has noticed the strength of the Twin Cities’ comedy scene, as well, sending producers from late-night talk shows and reality TV to scout new potential breakout stars. Ken Reed, co-owner of the Joke Joint Comedy Club in St. Paul, credits NBC’s Last Comic Standing contestant (and local finalist) Andy Erikson as part of the reason for the increased demand for comedy in the area.