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Stage Benders
Saturday, April 06, 2013 7:30 PM
Penguin's Comedy Club - Cedar Rapids, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • 21 & over
  • Two drink minimum

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  • Tim Thomerson

    Tim Thomerson

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  • Door Time: 6:00 PM
  • Show Type: Stand Up
  • Restrictions: 21 & over
    Two drink minimum
Penguins Comedy Club located inside The Vault presents Stage Benders.
April 5 and 6.
Shows at 7:30 PM.

Often compared to a contemporary Abbott and Costello, Kim Thomassen and Gust Alexander were two junior high school buddies from Minneapolis who liked to make each other laugh.

Today, under the playful moniker "The Stagebenders." Thomassen and Alexander are America's top comedy duo, playing to sell-out crowds and rave reviews.

The Stagebenders' act is a nonstop, fast-paced hurricane of interactive comedy that has to be experienced to be believed. Once they whip their audience into a comedy frenzy, no other comic dares perform after them.

Die-hard fans include Geena Davis, The Kinks and the legendary Budd Friedman ( the Stagebenders headline regularly at "Improvs" all over the United States ). TV and film appearances include The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, ABC's America's Funniest People, MTV's The Jenny McCarthy ShowTREKKIES 2, and the Coen Brothers' The Naked Man. They have been featured in national publications such as Esquire and - believe it or not - Mechanical Engineering.

In addition to headlining at Harrah's Las Vegas every Thanksgiving and Christmas, the Stagebenders have performed countless shows for a variety of Fortune 500 companies, including AT&T, MCI, Honeywell and Frito Lay.

After fifteen years, their act has been honed to perfection. Their current project is The Stagebenders TV Show, a scripted, half-hour sitcom. If it leaves the audience anywhere near as frenzied as their stage show, even Abbott and Costello wouldn't want to follow them.

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