The Badger Within: Comedian Charlie Berens On Loving, Lampooning Wisconsin

By Karl Christenson and Maureen McCollum | December 28, 2018

  • Charlie Berens at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo courtesy of Charlie Berens)

Charlie Berens at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo courtesy of Charlie Berens)

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Geez Louise, comedian Charlie Berens has had a big year. As host of the Manitowoc Minute, he’s performing sold out shows across Wisconsin and his online comedy news show is continuing to rack up tens of thousands of views. WPR’s Maureen McCollum recently caught up with Berens to talk more about 2018.

BONUS: To hear the full conversation with Charlie Berens, check it out on WPR’s BETA. There, you can hear him talk about the top stories of the year, like climate change and the Packers’ downfall. 

Karl Christenson

Karl Christenson

Karl Christenson is a producer at Wisconsin Public Radio. He enjoys taking his family on cross-country holiday road trips to theme parks and eating bologna sandwiches and parking in the last spot so he can get out of there first.
Maureen McCollum

Maureen McCollum

Maureen McCollum is the host and producer for “Wisconsin Life” on Wisconsin Public Radio and the “WPR Reports: Uprooted” podcast. Her work has appeared on NPR and has been honored with national and regional awards. She loves live music, the bluffs along the Mississippi River and eating too much cheese.
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