Twin Cities improv troupe gets praise in national magazine

HUGE Theater has been entertaining audiences since 2005.
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The Twin Cities is home to one of the country's "great improv scenes," according to national magazine-turned-website Paste.

The magazine picked out 9 U.S. cities that are worth a visit for their improv comedy, with Minneapolis-St. Paul among those named.

And one Minneapolis troupe in particular drew praise from the magazine: Minneapolis' HUGE Theater.

The troupe has been entertaining audiences since 2005, and the nonprofit is perhaps best-known for its 28-hour Improvathon that is runs as part of Give To The Max Day.

Founded by improvisers Butch Roy, Jill Bernard, Joe Bozic, Mike Fotis, and Nels Lennes, HUGE gets a shoutout for its vast community of improvisers that total in the many hundreds.

Paste also points out that it's been paying performers since 2013.

"It’s not just creating a great community for the Twin Cities, it’s taking the lead in expanding our expectations for how an improv theater can responsibly serve the artists who make it great," Paste notes.

You can find HUGE Theater at 3037 Lyndale Ave S., where it stages improv shows and runs improv classes. You can find out more about it here.

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