Dax Shepard added to Minneapolis Comedy Festival lineup

The Hollywood star hosts a popular podcast called 'Armchair Expert.'
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The first ever Minneapolis Comedy Festival has added another big name to its lineup: Hollywood actor Dax Shepard.

Shepard, who has starred in movies including "Idiocracy," "Zathura" and "Employee of the Month" as well as TV roles in "The Ranch" and "Bless This Mess," has been announced for the Orpheum Theatre on Saturday, June 29.

He's perhaps best known now for his popular podcast series, "Armchair Expert," and he'll be bringing a live version of his series to the stage as part of the festival.

In his own words, Shepard says he is "fascinated by the messiness of being human," noting that he finds "people who are vulnerable and honest about their struggles and shortcomings to be incredibly sexy."

He invites celebrity guests onto his show to explore their stories, using his background in improv and anthropology to unlock their "truths."

Recent guests including Norah Jones, Will Forte, Chelsea Handler, Gwyneth Paltrow, and North Dakota's own Josh Duhamel, though it's unknown at this stage who the special guest will be for his Minneapolis show.

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Minneapolis is one of four cities Shepard is visiting as part of his "Armchair Expert: Live in the Midwest" mini-tour, so it represents a coup for the organizers of the inaugural Minneapolis Comedy Festival.

The festival will take place across several stages in downtown Minneapolis June 24-30, with other acts announced including Seth Meyers, Bob Newhart, Cedric The Entertainer, Rhett & Link and John Crist.

Tickets for Shepard's show go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at https://minneapoliscomedyfestival.com/, or by going to the Orpheum Box Office.

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