Bob Larson

March 21th & 22th

Born in Duluth, Minnesota, Bob has been headlining comedy clubs across the country since 1986. Born with a sense of humor, it was only a matter of time before the thought of show business entered his mind – about 32 years.

In the meantime, Bob had a varied work experience. He definitely had a blue-collar background. He worked hard for his money and his work ethic shows in his comic performances. He worked his way through college as a lumberjack, and a stock-boy. After college, he was a millwright mechanic for 8 years at a coal dock on Lake Superior. He also was a bartender, exterminator, security guard at a ski lodge, heavy equipment mechanic, owner of his own card shop (where he designed and produced the inventory), worked in concrete and masonry construction and was part-owner of the Minnesota Comedy Club in Maplewood, Minnesota.

Larson’s 6′ 2″ frame eventually found him competing for toughman titles in the U.S. and Canada. He made international finals twice! Bob devoted 16 years of his life to the practice of Wing Chun Kung Fu. 12 of these years he taught this martial art. He traveled to the China towns of Toronto and New York; also to Japan and Hong Kong to fight their champions in their underground arenas. At one time, Bob was rated 6th in the world!

With his varied work experience and his passion for the martial arts, challenges and confrontations are welcome in Bob’s world. That’s why, with his years of experience in comedy and his gift of wit, the ability to think quick on his feet, and a great sense of humor, Hecklefest™ and Bob go hand in hand.

With special guest Brad Cruise

Brad Cruise
is originally from the Twin Cities and now makes his home in Stillwater, MN. He got his start performing as a teen in a mime troupe. He spent several years studying improv comedy and now regularly performs at comedy clubs in Minnesota and Wisconsin and has performed in Washington, DC and in London, England. Comedy clubs where Brad has performed include the Joke Joint in Lilydale, Big Laughs in New Hope, Scott Hansen’s Comedy Gallery in Arden Hills, Comedy Corner Underground in Minneapolis, Joe Roberts’ Comedy Club in St. Croix Falls and Laughter in the Loft in Coon Rapids. He has also performed at Running Aces Casino and Black Bear Casino.