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Cy Amundson, a comedian originally from Alexandria, will be performing at Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center. He has been featured on “Conan,” Adam Devine’s “House Party,” “Family Guy,” “American Dad” and Comedy Central’s “This is Not Happening.” (contributed)1 / 2
Comedian Cy Amundson, who has appeared on Conan, Adam Devine’s “House Party” and Comedy Central’s “This is Not Happening,” will perform at Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center on Saturday, March 11. Amundson is originally from Alexandria. (Contributed)2 / 2

Most people would find hitting multiple deer in one night to be a disaster. But for comedian Cy Amundson, the situation has the makings of a good joke.

"I recently hit four deer on one nine-mile stretch of road, which was insanity," he said. "But then the next day I was like, 'Well, that's going to be the funniest joke I've ever written.'"

Amundson is originally from Alexandria and will be performing a comedy show at Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center on Saturday, March 11.

For the past five years, Amundson has lived in Los Angeles. His work has been featured on "Conan," Adam Devine's "House Party," "Family Guy," "American Dad" and Comedy Central's "This is Not Happening."

Though now on the West Coast, Amundson got his start at Acme Comedy Club in Minneapolis.

"Acme Comedy Club is a lot like college for comedy," he said. "Every Monday they'd have open mic and every Monday I was working, watching, getting better, failing miserably."

Amundson says that though sometimes it may be difficult to pursue a dream as a career, he has learned how to separate the two.

"I think often with entertainment careers, they're so closely tied to your dreams," Amundson said. "So when your job isn't going well, your dreams aren't going well, and when your dreams aren't going well, your life isn't going well. So early on I learned to separate. I put a lot of effort into it. I care about it a lot, but I separate it."

Opening for Amundson will be Bryan Miller, a comedian from Minneapolis who has been on the Late Show with Craig Ferguson. The show's host will be Rox Tarrant, a comedienne from Alexandria.

"We're all very different," Amundson said. "I think it will be a good mix of comedy."

According to Amundson, the show is not suitable for those younger than age 16. A social hour will take place before the show, at 7 p.m. The show will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be reserved by calling (218) 943-2251. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

Beth Leipholtz

Beth is a reporter at the Echo Press. She graduated from the College of Saint Benedict in May 2015 with a degree in Communication and Hispanic Studies. Journalism has always been her passion, but she also enjoys blogging and graphic design. In her spare time, she's most likely at Crossfit or at home with her boyfriend and three dogs.

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