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Oct 16

Manitowoc Minute's Charlie Berens To Perform at Mainstage Theater at Pheasant Run December 9th

St. Charles, IL - October 16, 2018- Oh my gosh! We're doing it again folks. Da Manitowoc Minute is back on da road coming to St Charles, IL real quick once. It's a brand new show that's one part Manitowoc Minute, one part Charlie Berens and three parts Craigslist. What could possibly go wrong? Get some tickets real quick once and keep 'er movin!

Comedian, host, actor and Emmy-winning journalist Charlie Berens is a dynamic talent in the comedy world. Berens is the creator and star of the Manitowoc Minute. In 6 months he transformed the viral video series into an hour-long variety show selling out venues, sometimes within minutes. Charlie's career extends beyond the Manitowoc Minute. From creating content for Funny or Die, TBS Digital and Fox Sports 1, to hosting shows for Fox, CBS Sports Network and Variety, Berens' skill set proves invaluable in a rapidly changing media landscape. 

Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Berens has always had a love for satire. Growing up watching Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert inspired him to study journalism at the University of Wisconsin. As a junior he was hired by MTV to cover the presidential election. That began Berens' unique blend of journalism and comedy. 

After MTV, Berens hosted for the emerging comedy news platforms like OneMinuteNews and HyperVocal. He spent months on the road covering the presidential elections. In 2012, Tribune Media tapped Berens to host their late night comedic news show Nightcap. While at Nightcap, he then co-host Zuri Hall (E! News) wrote and produced sketch comedy. They would later use their experience in local news as inspiration for their scripted series Co-Anchor Confidential. In 2016 Berens sold the concept to LOL, a network partnership between Kevin Hart and Lionsgate. 

In 2014 CBS Sports Network hired Berens to host the sports gameshow You're So Money. Also in 2014, PMC (Variety, Deadline) made Berens the host of their comedy/entertainment news brand @Hollywood. From red carpets to Sundance to SXSW to Coachella, Berens has interviewed hundreds of celebrities, politicians, actors, and musicians. 

In 2016 Berens turned his attention toward acting and developing his scripted shows. He found success at the Just For Laughs Festival where his Co-Anchor Confidential pitch was selected from 500 submissions. Hart then picked the series up at the JFL Pitch Panel. 

Berens is regularly featured on Funny or Die. His comedic mashups including "If Jack Dawson Was Really From Wisconsin" have garnered more than 13 million views. Additionally, he performs stand up around the Los Angeles area, and occasionally hosts events for Samsung and Variety. 

Berens is currently on tour with the Manitowoc Minute Live. Additionally he releases a weekly Manitowoc Minute Facebook video often getting between 400,000-1 million views.

Since the Pheasant Run Resort's opening in 1963, the theater located within the property has hosted plays, musicals, and appearances by some of the biggest names in show biz. We're excited to keep this long-standing tradition alive by breathing new life into the Mainstage Theater at Pheasant Run.

Relive the music and stories you love at the Mainstage Theater at Pheasant Run. Dance away date night with great tribute bands life the Four C Notes at a fraction of the price of the real deal! Or wake up your inner child with a nostalgic stage production like Irving Berlin's White Christmas. Big shows in an intimate setting with dinner and cool drinks just steps away.

Overnight packages will be also available on all show nights, providing guests the opportunity to add room accommodations and meal vouchers to their ticket purchase.

The Theater & Dinner package includes an overnight stay, ticket to Mainstage Theater show, and a $25 food and beverage credit per adult. The Theater with Dinner & Breakfast package includes one night's accommodations, ticket to the Mainstage Theater show and one breakfast voucher per person (Monday-Saturday) or one breakfast buffet voucher per person on Sunday, plus a $25 food and beverage credit per adult.

Tickets for Manitowoc Minute are $30-$50 and are available at pheasantrun.com/mainstagetheater in advance, at the Pheasant Run Resort front desk, or at the Mainstage Theater box office one hour prior to show time, based on availability.

Start planning your Mainstage Theater experience today. Bright lights. Small City!

The Mainstage Theater at Pheasant Run is located at 4051 E. Main Street in St. Charles, Illinois. Find more information, visit pheasantrun.com/mainstagetheater or call (630) 584-6300.

About Mainstage Theater at Pheasant Run

The Mainstage Theater is located at Pheasant Run, one of the Midwest's largest resorts, located less than an hour from downtown Chicago in historic St. Charles, Illinois and within close proximity to all airports and transportation hubs. The resort features 293 spacious guest rooms, several restaurants, two swimming pools, Zanies Comedy Club, Spa Vargas, and an 18-hole golf course, Pheasant Run Resort also offers 80,000 square feet of meeting space including 33 meeting rooms, an expo center, and four distinct ballrooms. Pheasant Run is operated by Hostmark Hospitality Group hostmark.com. For general information about the resort, call 630-584-6300 or visit pheasantrun.com.

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