Manitowoc Minute’s Charlie Berens to perform at UW-Stevens Point


Explore – Comedian, host, actor and Emmy Award-winning journalist Charlie Berens, creator of the popular “Manitowoc Minute” video series, will bring his “Oh My Gosh Tour” to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point this fall.

The show will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, in the Dreyfus University Center Laird Room, 1015 Reserve St., Stevens Point, sponsored by Centertainment Productions. The variety show is one-part Manitowoc Minute, one-part Charlie Berens and three-parts Craigslist.

Tickets go on sale Monday, Sept. 10. A VIP ticket with a meet and greet after the show is $40. Adult tickets are $25 and UW-Stevens Point student tickets are $20. Additional service fees apply. All tickets are general admission seating.

Purchase tickets at the University Information and Ticket office in the Dreyfus University Center concourse, at or by calling 800-838-3378.

Born and raised in Elm Grove, Wis., Berens studied journalism at UW-Madison. He covered the presidential election for MTV and has hosted, written and produced several comedy news programs, sketch comedy bits and entertainment shows. His “Co-Anchor Confidential” pitch was selected at the Just For Laughs Festival and sold to LOL, a network partnership between comedian Kevin Hart and Lionsgate.

Berens turned his experiences in comedy and journalism into the “Manitowoc Minute” video series, in which he plays a character with an over-the-top Wisconsin accent. Published regularly on Facebook and YouTube since June 2017, the series features a few comedic headlines and interesting items for sale on Craigslist. It has had millions of views and is featured on the comedy video website,, along with his other comedic mashups.