Spit Take—the vital performing arts series from co-founders Megan O’Meara and Jeffrey Niblack that delivers the country’s best comedians, actors and performance artists to audiences in Minneapolis and St. Paul—has been busy these past few months commissioning new work from three up-and-coming performers. And with Spit Take’s track record of booking the next best in the country, this will be everyone’s chance to check out new hour-long pieces from one of Los Angeles’ best new performance artists, Christina Catherine Martinez, experimental comic Devohn Bland and His Keyboard, and multimedia storyteller Monica Coleslaw before they each blow up nationally. We strongly recommend grabbing seats to each of the shows at the Bryant Lake Bowl to get the comedy fest feel and mingle with the comedians and comedy fans. May 20-21st, Various Times. $15 each show.