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Daily Show co-creator is bringing her end-of-the-year show back to MN

Lizz Winstead has made it New Year's Eve tradition to come to Minneapolis to wrap up what has happened over the past year.

Lizz Winstead is bringing her annual end-of-the-year satire show back to Minneapolis, and it will also be available on pay-per-view.

The Minneapolis native and co-creator of The Daily Show has made it New Year's Eve tradition to come to Minneapolis to wrap up what has happened over the past year. She's expected to talk about everything from the Olympics, to Prince's death to the election, Winstead told Mpls. St. Paul Magazine.

“I have been doing political comedy for 25 years and this year was the biggest avalanche of material I have ever had to dig out from under,” Winstead said in a news release, according to the AV Club.

This year's show – Controversy 2016: A Year in Reviewis inspired by the Prince album Controversy. Winstead grew up in the 1980s and worked at First Avenue, so Prince's death had a big impact for her, she told Broadwayworld.com.

She'll be doing three shows at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis, one on Dec. 30 at 8 p.m., as well as two shows on New Year's Eve, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., according to the Facebook event. You can buy tickets to the live shows online here. They're $45 if you buy them in advance, $55 at the door or $65 for VIP.

You'll also be able to watch a taped version of the show on pay-per-view at 9 p.m. Dec. 31. You can preorder it through a $9.99 donation to her nonprofit, Lady Parts Justice, here (the link is expected to go live soon).

Her organization fights for reproductive rights through the use of comedy and digital media, shedding light on issues like abortion, the organization's website says. The name is a nod to Michigan politician Lisa Brown, who in 2012 was told to use the phrase "lady parts" instead of "vagina" during a a debate on an abortion bill in the Michigan state house, NPR News said.

For more on Winstead, check out this Q&A she recently did with Mpls. St. Paul Magazine, or get a taste of her humor by following her on Twitter.

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