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Rep. Tom Emmer returns to MinnRoast 2019 (but he probably won’t be dancing)

Rep. Tom Emmer doesn’t dance, don’t ask him. But he does tell a mean joke.

Rep. Tom Emmer doesn’t dance, don’t ask him. But he does tell a mean joke. Last year the Republican representative’s seated monologue combined wry humor with the occasional surprise fart joke. Among mayors crooning and senators rhyming, Emmer’s understated routine was a true delight. What does he have planned for this year? You’ll have to purchase a ticket to find out.

MinnRoast is the highlight of Minnesota’s political calendar. Every year politicians, journalists, actors, and singers converge at the State Theatre to gently skewer Minnesota politics and each other. Acts are wide-ranging in this variety show  from monologues and video sketches to songs and parodies.

Emmer joins a packed cast including: Gov. Tim Walz, Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith, KARE11’s Jana Shortal, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, the entire Minnesota delegation to the U.S. House, actress Sally Wingert, choral group, OutLoud!, and more!

Buy your tickets online through Ticketmaster or in-person at the State Theatre box office.

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