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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Scott Hansen brings 'Last Laugh Retirement Tour' to Crookston Eagles Saturday

  • Show begins at 8;30 p.m.
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  •     The Eagles Club in Crookston on Saturday presents Scott Hansen, the five-time winner of the Minnesota Comedian of the Year Award.
        Hansen’s show, the “Last Laugh Retirement Tour” begins at 8:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. The VIP reserved section ticket package includes two reserved seats and a Hansen CD for $30 in advance, $40 at the door.
        Hansen began a one-year retirement tour on Dec. 31, 2012. This year will be his final year of public standup comedy performances. The tour started with sold-out shows at the Maple Tavern in Maple Grove and has been winding thru Minnesota with selective dates and locations.  As seen nationally on HBO, Showtime and Comedy Central, Hansen will bring his unique "hit and run" style of comedy the Crookston Eagles.
        Hansen has achieved fame and notoriety for his sharp audience interaction and patented “hit and run” style of comedy. His comedic depiction of the "Minnesota situation" provides unique fodder and perspective that has made over a million of his fellow Minnesotans laugh. He has become the voice of local comedy, the conscience of Minnesota and an icon that fills clubs and concerts statewide.
        When the stand-up comedy industry was an embryo in America, Hansen jumped at the opportunity to write, produce, direct, present and develop the ideas that had been making his friends (and enemies) laugh since he was a toddler.
        As much as he despised the scrutinizing public eye, Hansen knew of no other forum that could allow him to be totally free and enabling to his comic creativity. In 1977, in a small bar named Mickey Finns, Hansen gave comedy a try because, “Making people laugh made me feel good about myself. It’s about the laughs,” he said.
       

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