Grant Winkels has been a performer for his whole life. After years of partying and gigging as a musician, he finally convinced himself that he was funny. He’s been convincing audiences ever since. Examining his shortcomings past, present and future, Grant pretends to be light-hearted, but his exasperation always creeps in. He hosts the weekly open mic at Sisyphus Brewing and co-hosts Stand Up Sundays at Fair State Brewing in northeast Minneapolis with Courtney Baka. Grant is also a producer on the annual 10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival in Minneapolis.
Grant co-hosts the podcast, We Cool?, where he and friends, Tommy Bayer and Ryan Kahl, read anonymous apologies submitted by listeners. He has appeared in the 10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival and Sno Jam Comedy Festival and performs all over the Midwest opening for comedians such as Mike Recine, Matt Braunger, Brad Williams, Kate Quigley, Steve Rannazzisi and Mary Mack. Grant can be seen performing in the Twin Cities at the Comedy Corner Underground, Sisyphus Brewing, Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy and Laugh Camp Comedy Club. He was a Semi-Finalist in the Funniest Person in Minneapolis Contest and has performed in The Fearless Comedy Die Laughing Festival in Minneapolis.