Milwaukee Museum publishes Manitowoc Minute Charlie Berens bobblehead


What do you get from a Wisconsinite that has it all?

Kwik Trip or Culver’s gift cards, beer, Packers tickets.

Or here’s a new one: a Charlie Berens action figure.

The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in Milwaukee on Friday released a limited-edition bobblehead from the creator and host of the popular comedy news show “Manitowoc Minute,” according to a press release.

“Charlie Berens is a state treasure with his ability to keep people informed,” said Phil Sklar, co-founder and CEO of the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum. the right way to tickle their funny bones. ”

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Berens, who grew up in Elm Grove and New Berlin with 11 siblings, studied journalism and environmental geography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, according to a previous article in the Journal Sentinel.

After graduating in 2009, he worked as a production assistant, journalist, host and producer. In 2013, he won an Emmy while reporting in Dallas.

Berens began to develop his character of “Manitowoc Minute” when he started doing stand-up in 2017, he said in a previous interview with Journal Sentinel. The character was inspired by his time in the local news.

The “Manitowoc Minute” was successful in clubs, so he decided to start making videos of it. Berens’ YouTube channel now has over 599,000 subscribers and his videos have garnered millions of views.

Charlie Berens stars in his comedy video series, "The Manitowoc Minute."

The bobblehead – produced in conjunction with Berens – sports his signature camouflage jacket, black boots and a baseball cap with the word “OPE” on it, according to the press release. It stands on a base in the shape of Wisconsin with Berens Movin’s “Keep ‘er” slogan on it.

Each bobblehead is individually numbered to 2021, according to the press release. They are available on the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum online store, bit.ly/berensbobblehead, and costs $ 25 each (plus a flat rate shipping fee of $ 8 per order).

Berens, who lives in Milwaukee, is currently on tour, with two sold-out shows at Eau Claire this weekend. He’ll be doing three shows in Milwaukee in January, one of which is already sold out.

In November, Berens published a book called “The Midwest’s Survival Guide: How We Talk, Love, Work, Drink, and Eat … Everything with the Ranch.”

Contact Hannah Kirby at [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at @HannahHopeKirby.


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