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Big names announced for first Minneapolis Comedy Festival

Bob Newhart and Seth Meyers have been announced for the June festival.

The inaugural Minneapolis Comedy Festival has announced its headline acts ahead of the weeklong event this coming June.

The festival will take place across several stages in downtown Minneapolis June 24-30, with tickets going on sale this week.

Among the big names announced is rising comedy star John Crist, who will perform at Target Center on June 25.

Then, Late Night host and former Saturday Night Live writer/performer Seth Meyers will play two shows at the Pantages Theatre on June 28.

On the same night, the iconic Bob Newhart will appear at the Orpheum Theatre, while George Lopez, Cedric the Entertainer and D.L. Hughley will take to the stage at the State Theatre.

On June 29, the rap duo known as the "Tiny Meat Gang," comprising Cody Ko and Noel Miller, will be at the Pantages, before YouTube comedy and music sensations Rhett & Link will be at the Orpheum on June 30.

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Also on June 30, the team behind the 85 South podcast comedy show will be at the Pantages.

Tickets to 85 South and Rhett & Link have gone on sale today here, while tickets for Crist, Newhart and Ko & Miller will follow on Friday.

If you want to see Meyers or Lopez/Cedric/Hughley, you'll have to wait a little longer before tickets go on sale, the date for which is still unannounced.

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