Comedian, host, actor and Emmy-winning journalist Charlie Berens is a dynamic talent in the comedy world – and he is coming to Ironwood. Berens is the creator and star of the Manitowoc Minute. It took him just six months to transform the viral video series into an hour-long variety show, selling out venues, sometimes within minutes. Charlie’s career extends beyond the Manitowoc Minute.
Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Berens has always had a love for satire. He grew up watching Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert which inspired him to study journalism at the University of Wisconsin. As a junior he was hired by MTV to cover the presidential election, beginning Berens’ unique blend of journalism and comedy.
In 2014 CBS Sports Network hired Berens to host the sports gameshow You’re So Money. Also in 2014, PMC (Variety, Deadline) made Berens the host of their comedy/entertainment news brand @Hollywood. From red carpets to Sundance to SXSW to Coachella, Berens has interviewed hundreds of celebrities, politicians, actors, and musicians.
In 2016 Berens turned his attention toward acting and developing his scripted shows. He found success at the Just For Laughs Festival where his “Co-Anchor Confidential” pitch was selected from 500 submissions.
Berens is regularly featured on TBS Digital’s Funny or Die. His comedic mash-ups including “If Jack Dawson Was Really From Wisconsin” have garnered more than 13 million views. He releases a weekly Manitowoc Minute Facebook video that gets between 400,000 and one million views.
A limited numberof “Meet n Greet” tickets are available at just $40. That price includes a resrved seat, AND an invitation to meet with Charlie before his show.
“Keep ‘er Movin’!”