The Twin Cities is known for its thriving and influential improv comedy, so it's probably worth paying attention when the scene's big guns come together for a "once in a lifetime show."
That is indeed happening – and soon – but it's not just about putting on a spectacle of live entertainment.
"It is natural for people to lose interest a short time after a disaster, especially when more recent events can take our attention," a news release received by GoMN says. "However there are still people left without food, power, or homes."
The engagement promises "a gathering of improv talent spanning the past fifty years of Twin Cities comedy and theater," including the "best veterans of Stevie Ray's Improv Company, the Brave New Workshop, and beyond."
"You will never see this group of performers on the same stage again," the release says.
The Chanhassen Dinner Theater says there will be "over 20 masters of improv," but no specific performers have been named yet.
Organizers report the event will also have "Laugh-a-Minute" sponsors, "who pledge money for every laugh a performer gets on stage."
Tickets are $40, or $55 if you want dinner along with the show. Proceeds will go to the Salvation Army.