Comedy Shows

Laugh your Ace off every month at Running Aces Casino, Hotel & Racetrack. Featuring a hilarious mix of national headliners you know and love—and introducing a host of local up and comers—our popular comedy club delivers all the side-splitting live entertainment you crave!

Upcoming Shows

Comedy shows will resume after our 2022 live racing season has ended.


General Admission

In Advance

Tickets will be available online until 11:59 pm the day before the show.

Day of Show

If the show has not sold out, day-of tickets will be available online from midnight until 4 pm the day of the show. 

Dinner & Show

Enjoy dinner before the show!

Dinner will have a set menu with 3 main course choices along with a side, a salad, and dessert. Food options are not available in the comedy showroom. 


Stay, Laugh & Eat

Package for 2!

Stay, Laugh & Eat package includes a standard hotel room for the night of the show, dinner for 2 in the restaurant before the show, and 2 comedy show tickets. 

Prices vary for each show.


Ticket prices are plus tax and service fees. All sales final. Tickets are non-refundable. Sales tax and service fees will be applied at checkout after entering your billing/shipping address. All transactions will process as North Metro Harness Initiative LLC. Gratuity is not included with dining packages. 

Having dinner before the show!

Dinner reservations will be 90 minutes before the show starts. 

The restaurant will only be open to those that have booked the Dinner & Show or the Stay, Laugh & Eat package. Guests must be sat 90 minutes before the show starts to guarantee enough time to eat before the show. Gratuity is not included with dining packages. 

Running Aces’ Laugh Your Ace Off Comedy Club offers the best comedy shows in Minnesota! Perfect for date night, group outings, or just a break from the mundane work week—no matter who’s on stage—we guarantee hilarious antics and unforgettable one liners. Our comedy club season runs from fall to spring and has featured top performances, such as Louie Anderson, Josh Blue, Michael Winslow, Tommy Thompson, Darlene Westgor, and Isaac Witty—to name a few. We’ve also welcomed special guest comedians who’ve appeared on HBO, Showtime, Comedy Central, and more!

Prior to each comedy show, guests have the option of dining in the restaurant with one of the ticket packages.  Drinks will be served in the comedy show room, but there will not be any food service.  If you or a friend require special seating arrangements, including wheelchair accessibility, please call our guest relations office at 651-925-4600, ext 0, for seating assistance.  We closely monitor all health and safety regulations. Policies may change based on state guidelines.

Purchase tickets online for each show.  Tickets are non-refundable  Ticket prices are plus tax and service fees. All sales final. Tickets are non-refundable unless the show is canceled for any reason. Sales tax will be applied at checkout after entering your billing/shipping address. Gratuity is not included with dining packages. 

Dinner in the restaurant will only be available to comedy show guests that purchase the “Dinner & Show” or the “Stay, Laugh & Eat” package. Once the package is purchased your name will be on our reservation list for dining at Trout Air Tavern.  Dinner will be a set menu where you can choose your main course. 

Seats are assigned when guest’s arrive for the event and check in with their party. As a bonus for our guests dining with us before the show; their seats will be assigned first. Seating after that is on a first claimed, first assigned basis from the front of the room to the back. Dining package guests need to check-in between 5:00-5:30pm to guarantee enough time to eat before the show.  Doors open for the general admission tickets 45 minutes before the show starts (6:15pm for the 7pm shows and 8:15pm for the 9pm shows). 

Special seating needs regarding handicapping can be requested by calling Guest Relations at 651-925-4600, ext 0.


Ticket prices are plus tax and service fees. All sales final. Tickets are non-refundable.


Questions? Contact us at 651-925-4600 or

Never been to a comedy show in Minnesota before? There’s a first time for everything! Below are some quick audience tips to ensure you and everyone around you enjoys the show with little interruption in between.

Turn Off Your Smartphone: From taking photos with the flash on to having your phone going off in the middle of a set, there’s a lot of interruptions that can be easily avoided by simplify shutting off your phone. Sometimes, the light from a smartphone can be distracting to the performer and/or your neighbor, so be sure to keep it off, relax, and enjoy the show!

Be Kind; Don’t Heckle: Our comedy club features some of the best local and national talent the comedy industry has to offer. We guarantee laughs, non-stop fun, and humorous entertainment. We only ask that guests remember to be considerate of the performer and the audience members around you. Be polite and reframe from heckling or shouting out commentary during a live show.

Shhhhhhhh: Sound often carries, and if you or your friends is trying to carry on a conversation in the middle of the comedian’s set, this can be distracting for everyone. Try to keep conversation short and let the performancer do the talking.

Now that you’ve mastered how to enjoy a comedy show at Running Aces, be sure to grab your tickets while they last! While attending a show, don’t forget to stick around for more fun and entertainment. Visit our weekly entertainment schedule to see what’s new and exciting at Running Aces!