CHARLIE BERENS: The Midwest Survival Tour

Creator of "The Manitowoc Minute"

Thursday, September 15, 2022

7:00 P.M. Doors Open 6:00 P.M.

Reserved Seating

In Advance: $35

Day of Show: $40

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CHARLIE BERENS is an Emmy-winning journalist, comedian, host, and creator of the Manitowoc Minute. The Wisconsin native has been featured on Fox, CBS, Funny or Die, TBS Digital, Variety, MTV News and more.

     Charlie began his career working for MTV News' Choose or Lose. In 2012, Tribune Media tapped Charlie to host the comedic news show Nightcap. In 2013, he won an Emmy for "The Cost of Water" while reporting for KDAF, a television station in Dallas, TX.

     In 2014, CBS Sports Network hired Charlie to host the sports gameshow You’re So Money. Also in 2014, PMC (Variety, Deadline) made Charlie the host of their comedy/entertainment news brand @Hollywood. From red carpets to Sundance to SXSW to Coachella, Charlie has interviewed hundreds of celebrities, politicians, actors, and musicians.

     Charlie is a frequent collaborator on Funny or Die. His comedic mashups including “If Jack Dawson Was Really from Wisconsin” have garnered more than 16 million views.

     In 2017, Charlie began the viral Midwest comedic news series Manitowoc Minute. His fans flock daily to his Facebook page to view his content. He currently has over 1.9 million Facebook followers. After garnering millions of views, he’s toured the United States selling out venues within minutes.

     Most recently, Charlie’s Midwest-focused sketch comedy videos have garnered hundreds of millions of views. In addition to sketch comedy and the Manitowoc Minute, Charlie also hosts Dark Side Of on Discovery ID.

“When we’re all laughing together, it becomes easier to listen to each other. I’m not saying comedy is an answer to all the world’s problems, but it can be a step in the right direction,” says a hopeful, and often hilarious, Charlie Berens. His stand-up comedy and internet videos have made him an ambassador of an often distinctly Midwestern humor that gets people from all over the U.S. chuckling.

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