Q&A: 'Basics of life' are stuff of Garrison Keillor's comedy

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Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2013 12:00 am

Omaha, one presumes, is much larger than the fictional Lake Wobegon, Minn., the setting of Garrison Keillor's weekly variety show “A Prairie Home Companion.” But some things are the same, including the Midwestern brand of humor that residents of both Wobegon and Omaha enjoy.

Keillor, 70, will bring his mix of comedy and storytelling to the Holland Performing Arts Center on Tuesday evening. We spoke with him about the self-deprecating humor of Midwesterners, the key ingredient to a good poem and the future of “A Prairie Home Companion.”

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