Manitowoc Minute’s Charlie Berens: Oh My Gosh!? and The Special Consensus
Address: 3926 Hwy. 42
Phone: (920) 868-2728
A uniquely Sconnie offering for Fall Fest! Comedian, actor, and Emmy-winning journalist Charlie Berens is a dynamic talent in the world of American comedy—and he’s from Wisconsin. Berens is the creator and star of “Manitowoc Minute,” a viral online video series lampooning the Wisconsin culture he knows and loves so well. Berens is regularly featured on “Funny or Die,” and his comedic mashups including “If Jack Dawson Was Really From Wisconsin” have garnered more than 13 million views. The Special Consensus is a modern classic bluegrass band led by Greg Cahill, banjo legend and recipient of the prestigious Distinguished Achievement Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA). Special Consensus (whose mandolin player, Nick Dumas, lives in Sturgeon Bay) has received five IBMA awards and two Grammy nominations, including one in 2019. Spirited and fun, Special Consensus is endlessly innovative and thoroughly rooted in tradition.
Charlie Berens (Manitowoc Minute): “Funny as heck…It takes one to know one, and oh my gosh, does Charlie Berens know us.” – Green Bay Press-Gazette
Special Consensus: “Yes, Special Consensus may be Chicago’s very own veteran bluegrass band, but talent like this is the property of the world.” – Chicago Tribune