Three comedians will attempt to “clean up their acts” during their show July 27 in Ham Lake, because if they don’t, it will cost them.

Comedians Pete Borchers, Tim Cavanagh and Scott Hansen will give $5 to Anoka, Carver, Dakota and Scott County food shelves every time they do an “off-color” joke or say a naughty word onstage.

“It’s an opportunity for us to give back to those in need in a really fun way,” Cavanagh said.

In addition, $10 of every ticket sold will go to the benefiting food shelves.

Scott Hansen, who’s from Blaine, came up with the idea to add the donation jar.

“The first time I tried this show concept it was at the Comedy Gallery in St. Paul,” Hansen said. “It was fun to watch the audience’s reactions. Some wanted to see if the comedians could keep it clean, and others were hoping see if the comics would really dig into their pockets for the $5 bills.”

Hansen is a five-time winner of the Minnesota Comedian of the Year award and has appeared on HBO, Showtime, A&E and E!.

Hansen has developed and created two pilots and a series for Comedy Central and written comedy material that has been performed on the “Tonight Show” and “David Letterman” by the likes of Jay Leno, Louie Anderson and Roseanne Barr.

Hansen has performed with Borchers and Cavanagh for over 30 years.

Cavanagh, who’s from Chicago, is a happy-go-lucky comedian and singer. His comedy is a mix of music, jokes, prizes and audience interaction that play to all audiences.

Cavanagh has appeared on Comedy Central, Showtime, WGN America and was featured on an ABC-TV prime time comedy special and has shared the stage with such comedy greats as Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen DeGeneres, Drew Carey and Jay Leno.

Borchers, of Bloomington, is an average Minnesota guy who likes to talk about the Vikings and cabin life. His observational style is sometimes smart and sometimes silly.

Borchers has performed across Minnesota and Wisconsin as part the Minnesota Numb Nuts and was the winner of both the Clean Comedy Contest and the Laff with Louie contest. He recently made his TV stand-up debut as a special guest of Louie Anderson on Twin Cities Live.

“Our show is going to have really funny comedy that you won’t want to miss,” Cavanagh said.

The “Clean Up Your Acts” comedy show is at 8:30 p.m., Saturday, July 27, at Ham Lakes Lanes located at 16465 Hwy. 65 NE.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. The minimum age for the show is 14 years old.

Prizes will be given out during the show.

To purchase tickets online, visit bit.Ly/2YlL7OM.

 

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