The Guthrie Theater presents

Tales From the Charred Underbelly of the Yule Log

written and performed by


About the show

Kevin Kling returns to the Guthrie in his celebrated one-man show Tales From the Charred Underbelly of the Yule Log. Best known for his popular commentaries on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” and his storytelling stage shows, Kling delivers hilarious, often tender stories that have delighted audiences around the country. With Yule Log, Kling spins hilarious yarns of family traditions and holiday merriment. Wry tales, both old and new, of Midwestern Americana take surprising turns from the bizarre to the insightful.

Tales From the Charred Underbelly of the Yule Log features The Brass Messengers, Simone Perrin and Dan Chouinard.

The performance will be followed by a book signing at the Guthrie Store on Level One. Stop by to meet Kevin Kling in person and explore his selection of books and CDs.      

Ticket Prices

All tickets are $28

Run Time

The performance begins at 7:30 p.m.. Run time TBA.


Wurtele Thrust Stage

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