Melvin Carter III, Mayor, St. Paul, Minnesota
Melvin Carter won a decisive victory in St. Paul’s mayoral against a number of strong opponents. In his first six months, he’s been faced with questions about increasing the number of police officers in the city, budgets to repair aging roads, and the third-rail of St. Paul politics, trash collection. We’ll solve all of them through improv comedy.
Show: 6:00 - 7:30
What is the show?
Described “As if C-SPAN were suddenly swarmed by the cast of SNL,” The Theater of Public Policy has garnered national media attention and fans for its unique blend of serious issues and improv comedy.
- Shows open with a lively conversation with a newsmaker or policy wonk.
- That conversation inspires a team of Minnesota’s most sharpest improvisers, who create entirely spontaneous sketches based on the interview.
- The expert guest(s) then answers questions from the audience.
- The show wraps with one last round of improv from the cast.
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