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Comedy show coming to Holmes Thursday

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Comedy show coming to Holmes Thursday
Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

What happens when you take a guy from Alabama and you move him up to Minnesota and let him experience his first winter? A lot of laughs and a unique look at living in the Midwest.

C.  Willi Myles moved to Minnesota from the south to attend college. After graduating from St. Cloud State and a brief pro football career, he became a coach for his alma mater and got the comedy bug while traveling around the country scouting talent and meeting interesting people.

After two years hosting shows at a local comedy club, he was spotted by the owner of a record label and was signed to a two-year deal to open up for concerts throughout the Midwest. Since that time, his comedy resume reads like a who's who. He has performed and toured with Bill Cosby, Sinbad, Dennis Miller and more.

Come to the Historic Holmes Theatre this Thursday, Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m., and let Willi take you to church, family reunions, weddings and funerals -- you will swear you were right there with him for the whole hilarious ride!

Tickets for the show are $20 for adults, $10 for students, and can be purchased at the Holmes Theatre Box Office, 826 Summit Ave., by phone at 218-844-SHOW (7469) or online at

Myles' show begins a busy weekend of Polar Fest events in Detroit Lakes. On Friday, the Ice Tee Golf Tournament tees off at 1 p.m., and Daddy's Little Sweetheart Dance gets underway at 6 p.m.

Saturday's events include the Freeze Your Buns Run at 9 a.m., Youth Fishing Derby at 10:30 a.m., the fabled Polar Plunge at 1 p.m., Winter Fireworks Display at 7 p.m., and the "Welcome to Polaritaville" Dance at the conclusion of the fireworks.

On Sunday -- also known as Valentine's Day -- there will be an open house at the Becker County Musem, 1-4 p.m.; Live at the Lodge 7:30-10:30 p.m.; and cross country skiing by candlelight at Dunton Locks County Park, 7-9 p.m.

The Vern Turner Memorial Bonspiel will be held at the Lakes Curling Club, Friday through Sunday.

A full schedule of Polar Fest events is available at the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce website,