Originally from Minneapolis, Gillespie chose stand-up comedy as a way to sate his boredom. He first began honing his craft at the Acme Comedy Club, and has since emerged as a fast-rising and talented comedian in one of the strongest and most competitive comedy scenes in the country. Gillespie was even named one of the top comedians in the Twin Cities by Metromix. He has appeared in multiple well-known comedy clubs throughout the country, opening for other big-name comedians as well as performing at several comedy festivals including the Boston Comedy Festival. Joining Gillespie is Derek Henkels, another local comedian who employs standup comedy with one-liners and humorous direct punchlines. Stop by the Comedy Corner Underground and end your work week with a few laughs. 8 p.m. $9 adv. $10 at the door. —RO

Comedy Corner Underground, Corner Bar, 1501 Washington Ave. S., Mpls., 612-339-4333, comedycornerunderground.com