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Ryan Kahl, Grant Winkels, Abenezer Merdassa

Fargo’s Downtown Comedy Club
Comedy in the Cellar
Located below Front Street Taproom

Triple Feature Showcase
June 10 & 11
Doors 8:30, Shows at 9 pm

All Tickets General Admission
Cash Bar in the Cellar


– no table talk is allowed during shows
– we do not receive food delivery in the Cellar
– free Rhombus Guys delivery is available in the taproom upstairs before and after the show



Grant Winkels has been a performer for his whole life. After years of partying and gigging as a musician, he finally convinced himself that he was funny. He’s been an influential audience ever since. Examining his shortcomings past, present, and future, Grant pretends to be light-hearted, but his exasperation always creeps in. He hosts the weekly open mic at Sisyphus Brewing and co-hosts Stand Up Sundays at Fair State Brewing in northeast Minneapolis with Courtney Baka. Grant is also a producer on Minneapolis’s annual 10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival.

Grant co-hosts the podcast, We Cool? He and friends Tommy Bayer and Ryan Kahl read anonymous apologies submitted by listeners. He has appeared in the 10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival and Sno Jam Comedy Festival. He performs all over the Midwest, opening for comedians like Mike Recine, Matt Braunger, Brad Williams, Kate Quigley, Steve Rannazzisi, and Mary Mack. Grant can be seen performing in the Twin Cities at the Comedy Corner Underground, Sisyphus Brewing, Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy, and Laugh Camp Comedy Club. He was a Semi-Finalist in the Funniest Person in Minneapolis Contest and has performed in The Fearless Comedy Die Laughing Festival in Minneapolis.

Ryan Kahl is a stand-up comedian based out of Minneapolis, MN. Ryan has performed in The 10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival, Limestone Comedy Festival, and Cream City Comedy Festival, was a finalist in the 2017 Funniest Person in Minneapolis Contest and was a 2018 Growler Magazine Comic To Watch. In addition to being a successful stand-up comedian, Ryan has found success in sketch comedy with his group Lipstick Mustache and cohosts the We Cool? The podcast and was a producer for The 10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival from 2018-to 2020. He is whimsical, fast-paced, and takes a fairly conventional approach to joke-telling that feels anything but traditional.

Abenezer Merdassa began his comedy journey 2018. Since then, he has performed all over the twin cities and beyond. A finalist at Acme’s funniest person contest in 2019, conducted at the 10,000 laughs comedy festival and won funniest person in Minneapolis in 2021.