Joe Pera visits the Upper Peninsula


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MARQUETTE– A well known comedian is having a stand-up act in Marquette this weekend.

Joe Pera has a television series on Adult Swim called ‘Joe Pera Talks With You.’ His character is a soft spoken choir teacher in Marquette with a grandfather-like delivery. Each episode has a different theme like helping people decide what to eat when they go out for breakfast … and how to dance alone on the dance floor. 

“When it came time to pick a place to set the series we chose Marquette,” said Pera. “And um there’s a lot of similarities to where I grew up in Buffalo, New York but it’s also much prettier here and the surrounding area. There’s some nature around Buffalo it’s not quite as intense or pretty.”

Tonight he will be at a Sauerkraut Supper hosted by the Marquette Lions Club. This weekend he plans on looking at the U.P. fall colors and checking out a NMU choir concert.

 On Sunday at 7:30 he will join local comedians for a show at the Ore Dock Brewing Company. Tickets are $10. 

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