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Stand Up Comedy at MT !

A night of comedy with Headliner Nate Abshire, Season 8 Last Comic Standing. Host James Wells, House of Comedy Contest Winner 2017.


You like comedy? So do we! Friday, December 29 we have Stand UP Comedy at Maple Tavern! A night of comedy with Headliner Nate Abshire, Season 8 Last Comic Standing. Host James Wells, House of Comedy Contest Winner 2017.



Join us Friday December 29th for a hilarious night of laughter and entertainment at Maple Tavern, in Maple Grove. Tickets are $25 in advance (online only) $30 at the door (cash only). Showtime is 8:00pm doors open at 6:45pm.





Your Headliner:

Nate Abshire started performing comedy in 2009 to spite a girl who wouldn’t return his calls. The following year, he finished runner-up in the “Funniest Person in the Twin Cities” contest.


In 2012 he ventured west and was a semifinalist in the Seattle International Comedy Competition.


In 2013 Nate performed at Laughfest in their “Best of the Midwest” contest finishing runner-up, and he was chosen to open for Mark Maron, Whitney Cummings, and The Sklar Brothers at various shows in Minneapolis. In the spring of 2014 he was tabbed to perform on the 8th season of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” in Los Angeles.


Audiences love his sardonic wit, keen writing, and playful stage presence. The girl; still won’t return his calls.


Nate currently lives in Minneapolis with his dog.



Hosted by James Wells


James Wells is a true blue collar comic. He spent over twenty years as a hot tar roofer and now tours the country as a full time comic. James has performed at the 10,000 Laughs Fest in Minneapolis. In 2017 he went to the finals of The Funniest Person in Minneapolis Contest, The Joke Joint Comedy Club Contest, and won the title of House Comedy's Funniest Person with a Day Job. Growler Magazine listed James as a comic to watch 2018.


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