Running Aces Comedy Shows


Running Aces Casino & Racetrack's Laugh Your Ace Off Comedy Club season runs September through May every year!  Keep an eye on our website for future events including great local talent and up and coming stars!  Some of our past performers include: Louie Anderson, Josh Blue, Michael Winslow, Tommy Thompson, Darlene Westgor, Isaac Witty, David Harris, Scott Novotny, Miss Shannon, and Wild Bill Bauer!

Dinner and a Show: For reservations in Trout Air Tavern before the show please CLICK HERE

Group Sales: All group purchases must be made at one time under a single reservation name to be sat together. Seating for the show is pre-assigned based on group size. Groups of 6 or more are not guaranteed to be sat at a single table but may instead be assigned tables next to each other

Accessible Seating Areas: Special seating needs regarding handicapping can be requested by calling Guest Relations at 651-925-4600, ext 0.

Ticket prices are plus tax and service fees.  All sales final.  Tickets are non-refundable.  Questions?  Contact us at 651-925-4600 or

Comedy Season Kick Off

Saturday, September 10 at 7:30pm

Headliner: Brian Hicks - Comedy 10k Festival Winner, Top Clubs and Corporates

Featuring: Patrick Bauer - Twin Cities Laff-Off Finalis, NBC's Last Comic Standing Regional Semi-Finalist

Hosted by: Earl Elliot - Growler Magazine's 5 Comedians to Watch

October Show

Saturday, October 22 at 7:30pm

Headliner: Mike Mercury - Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion, Top Clubs & Casinos, Veteran Comic

Featuring: Ben San Del - Funniest Person in the Twin Cities Winner, NPR, Laughing Skull Comedy Festival

Host: Chloe Radcliffe - Funniest Person in the Twin Cities Finalist, Local FOX TV

Thanksgiving Week Show

Wednesday, November 23 at 7:30pm

Headliner: Mary Mack - Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, NBC's Last Comic Standing

Featuring: Angelo Vescio - Funniest Person with a Day Job Finalist, 2016 TC Urban Music Award Battle Rapper of the Year

Host: Ryan Kahl - Co-Founder and Co-Producer Clear Water Comedy

Holiday Clean Comedy

Saturday, December 10 at 7:30pm

Co-Headliners: Miss Shannan & Kevin Cahak - Nick TV's Mom's Night Out, FOX, Showtime TV

Host: Casey Nelson - Top Clubs Across the Midwest

*SOLD OUT* New Year's Eve Shows

Saturday, December 31 at 6pm & 9pm

Headliner: Bob Larson - Comedy Central, MTV, Performed in Vegas

Feature: Jason Schommer - Campus Activities Magazine "What's Hot", Opened for Louie Anderson

Host: Danielle Lang

January Comedy Show

Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 7:30pm
Headliner: Frank Roche - NBC’s America’s Got Talent, Funny or Die
Feature: Zach Coulter - ABSOLUT Funniest Comedian Contest Winner 2011, Minny’s Got Talent Contest Finalist 
Host: Marial Elizabeth - Twin Cities Comedians To Watch 2015

Valentine's Weekend Comedy Show

Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 7:30pm
Headliner: John Bush - Comedy Central, HBO, CONAN
Feature: Sherlonda Sharp - Carolina’s Top Comic
Host: Jakey Emmert - Funniest Person Contest Winner 2012

March Comedy Show

Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 7:30pm
Headliner: BT - MTV, BET, VH1 
Feature: Rana May - Funniest Person with a Day Job Winner 2015, Bridgetown Comedy Festival
Host: Rick Logan - Funniest Person Contest Winner 2008

April Comedy Show

Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 7:30pm

Headliner: Tim Harmston - Last Comic Standing, Letterman, Comedy Central
Feature: Greg Coleman - Top 5 Twin Cities Comics to watch in 2016, Minnesota Comedy Awards Best Comic 2012
Host: Mike Earley - Minnesota’s Funniest Person Winner 2015
Tickets: $20 // Call 651-925-4600 to reserve your seats now!

Mother's Day Weekend Comedy Show

Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 7:30pm
Headliner: Sonya White - CBS, CMT, Oxygen, Cartoon Network
Feature: Drew Janda - 10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival & Boy Kisses Producer
Host: Susie Saccoman - Veteran Comic, Top Venues Across the Region