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Sanford Center books famed comedy theater for April show

BEMIDJI – A Chicago-based sketch comedy theatre, Laughing Matters, will perform April 26 at the Sanford Center.

The show features sketches, songs and improvisations from The Second City, a 52-year-old comedy troupe.

“From the company that launched the careers of Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more, comes the next generation of the comedy world’s best and brightest in an evening of hilarious sketch comedy and Second City’s trademark improvisation,” reads a news release issued for the event.

Tickets for the show, ranging from $20 to $24, went on sale Monday.

Tickets can be purchased at the Ford Pickup Windows at the Sanford Center ticket office, any Ticketmaster retail location, Lueken’s Village Foods, charge by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at

The event is presented by Coca-Cola of Bemidji and sponsored by Paul Bunyan Communications and Coyote Country 102.5 FM.