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Celebrate love and laughter this Valentine's Day

The Holiday Inn in Alexandria is hosting a Valentine's Day standup comedy show featuring Holly Henson.

The show will take place Saturday, February 13 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 the day of the show.

To purchase tickets, contact the Holiday Inn at (320) 763-6577.

Twin Cities comedienne Holly Henson gave up trying to become famous, settling for telling the truth, instead.

She has appeared on Comedy Central, The USA Network and PBS.

Henson was pursuing an acting career in Los Angeles when she "met a Minnesota guy," which is how she wound up living in Ham Lake for the past 15 years.

"So when I talk about hunting and fishing, it's all true! I've lived it. I've smelled it. I've tried washing it out," said Henson.

Two years ago, Henson relied on the healing power of humor when diagnosed with advanced breast cancer. Throughout 10 months of chemotherapy, she focused on the positives, like: meeting great people, reducing stress and saving money on haircuts.

She also lost 30 pounds. "But the bad part was, I was finally thin, but everyone pretended not to notice!" she joked.

Henson makes fun of everyday life, but also enjoys putting a comic spin on tough subjects, like cancer, war, politics and religion - because, she claims, "I don't have a career, I have a mission - to share the ultimate form of wisdom: laughter."

For more information about Henson, visit her website at