Kanan Gill brings Is This It tour to Minneapolis on Friday, April 8 at the historic Pantages Theatre

 Hennepin Theatre Trust announces that Kanan Gill will bring his Is This It comedy stand-up show to select cities in the U.S. and Canada in 2022 including a stop in Minneapolis on Friday, April 8 at 7 p.m. at the historic Pantages Theatre (710 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis).

Friday April 8 7 p.m. Pantages Theatre $55

All pricing includes a Building and Restoration Fee of $4.

Kanan Gill’s meteoric rise to the top echelon of Indian comedy has been nothing short of spectacular, though five minutes into his comedy will clear any doubts of the praise that comes his way.

Kanan announced himself to the Indian comedy scene in 2014 with “Pretentious Movie Reviews,” a YouTube series where he and fellow comic Biswa Kalyan Rath panned Bollywood movies. Solo stand-up material followed, touring globally across North America, Australia, the UK, Europe, Singapore, Hong Kong and of course India, which then culminated in two critically-acclaimed stand-up specials – 2017’s Keep It Real on Amazon Prime Video, and 2020’s Yours SincerelyKanan Gill on Netflix.

Along the way, he has performed sketch comedy in his own “How Insensitive!” YouTube series and acted in the mockumentary ‘Better Life Foundation’ by Them Boxer Shorts.

Apart from his stand-up specials, he has a library of work on Amazon Prime Video: he co-stars in the sketch comedy special “Sketchy Behaviour” with Kenny Sebastian, is a judge and mentor on India’s biggest stand-up comedy hunt series called “Comicstaan” and also appears on the improvised comedy special, “The Improvisers: Something From Nothing,” which is a titular group that he is a part of, along with Abish Mathew, Kenny Sebastian and Kaneez Surka.

Praised for his razor-sharp observations and delivery, Kanan remains one of the country’s most-loved comedians.


Thursday, March 31, 2022                      Tysons, VA                     Capital One Hall

Saturday, April 2, 2022                            New York, NY               The Town Hall

Sunday, April 3, 2022                               Toronto, ON                 The Danforth Music Hall

Friday, April 8, 2022                              Minneapolis, MN       Pantages Theatre

Saturday, April 9, 2022                            Chicago, IL                    Vic Theatre

Sunday, April 10, 2022                             Houston, TX                  Zilkha Hall

Friday, April 15, 2022                               Seattle, WA                   The Moore Theatre

Saturday, April 16, 2022                          Vancouver, BC            Massey Theatre

Hennepin Theatre Trust drives cultural and economic vitality in Minnesota through leadership of the dynamic Hennepin Theatre District in downtown Minneapolis and educational programming that reaches every area of the state. Its historic theatres — Orpheum, State and Pantages — and event center at 900 Hennepin Avenue light up Hennepin Avenue with top-tier entertainment, including the best of Broadway and a wide variety of arts programming. Hennepin Theatre Trust is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Learn more at HennepinTheatreTrust.org.

Outback Presents is the leading independent, full-service promoter of live entertainment. From their home base in Nashville, TN, Outback Presents specializes in producing music and comedy shows, tours and festivals across North America and connecting their diverse roster of artists with their fans. For more information, visit www.outbackpresents.com.

Vaccine policy and safety protocols in our theatres

Vaccine-eligible guests aged 12 and over attending any performance at the historic Orpheum, State and Pantages theatres will be required to provide proof of vaccination. Children 11 and younger will not need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test. Additionally, all guests are required to wear a face mask securely covering their mouths and noses in the venue (except while actively eating or drinking in designated areas). Individuals 12 or older who require an accommodation for the vaccine requirement due to a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief that prevents vaccination may present proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours in advance of the event or a negative antigen test taken within 24 hours in advance of the event.

The Trust also recommends guests not attend an event if they are feeling unwell, experiencing symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19. To schedule a free COVID-19 vaccination, please visit https://vaccineconnector.mn.gov/en-US/ for the latest scheduling information.

For full details, visit HennepinTheatreTrust.org.