Volume One Special Coverage: Pulling Together While Staying Apart


Don’t Forget Ta Keep ’Er Movin’

Manitowoc Minute star Berens returns to the Valley

Luc Anthony, photos by Luong Huynh

Catch Charlie Berens’ show real quick once.
Catch Charlie Berens’ show real quick once.

Over the past few months, your social media feed may have been populated by what looks like a local news brief set in eastern Wisconsin. If you took the bait and clicked “play” you discovered the satiric genius of “Manitowoc Minute.” This is the brainchild of comedian Charlie Berens, the Emmy-winner scheduled for a stand-up show at the UW-Stout Memorial Student Center on Thursday, April 12, from 8-10pm.

Lest you think Berens merely adopted a thick Wisconsin accent, came up with some genius takes on the happenings of the moment, and stumbled into virality, you should know that he has a notable comedic curriculum vitae. The Milwaukee native has performed humorous journalism for the likes of Funny Or Die, MTV, Chicago-based Tribune Media, and CBS Sports Network, with millions of fans following his assorted works throughout the 2010s. One of his ideas has been picked up by a project involving Kevin Hart.

Get yourself tickets to see Berens’s show – if you still can: He sold out his UW-Eau Claire gig in early March in just a couple of hours. If you were at that show, tell the friend of yours who has heard about the “Manitowoc Minute,” but never set aside the whopping two-plus minutes it takes to view an episode, to watch some segments and then attend Berens’ Menomonie performance. Keep ’er movin’, and, as always, go Packers.  And ... well, if you have watched the “Manitowoc Minute,” you know the rest.

Manitowoc Minute’s Charlie Berens: Keep ’er Movin’ • Thursday, April 12, 8pm • UW-Stout Memorial Student Center, Menomonie • $15 (UW-Stout students), $25 (public) +$15 for meet & greet • tickets.uwstout.edu

Lasker Jewelers
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Pulling Together Partners

The following organizations are currently supporting Volume One’s work in the community during the pandemic:

Lasker Jewelers

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire

Downtown Eau Claire Inc DECI

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Pablo Group

Wisconsin Independent Network

Middle West Management

Bon Iver

Royal Credit Union

Silver Spring

Evergreen Surgical

Charter Bank

The Murty Henriksen Family

The Larry and Marie Past Family

The Dan and Kerry Kincaid Family

Anton and Rae Schilling-Smets

Brady and Jeanne Foust

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