Neal Justin | Star Tribune
Columnist/Reporter | Media

Neal Justin covers the entertainment world, primarily TV and radio. He also reviews stand-up comedy. Justin is the founder of JCamp, a non-profit program for high-school journalists, and works on many fronts to further diversity in newsrooms. 

Justin is currently president of UNITY, co-chair of the Star Tribune News Guild and teaches at Minnesota State University. He is a former governing board member of the Asian American Journalists Association and Minnesota chapter president for AAJA.


Minnesota comics chase stardom in L.A.: 'I knew it was going to be an ego check'

Every year, standups who conquered Minnesota move West to face the ultimate challenge: To live or die in L.A.


What to watch when 'Big Bang Theory' ends? 10 more shows that celebrate nerd life

"The Big Bang Theory" wasn't the first series where nerds ruled.


George Clooney throws movie-star muscle into 'Catch-22' adaptation: 'You've got to take a swing'

He directed several episodes of the Hulu miniseries and plays a short-tempered, parade-obsessed officer.


Why was 'Big Bang Theory' such a hit? Cast members reflect on its legendary run

As the final episode airs, cast members float theories on what made their sitcom an audience favorite.


Stars of hit TruTV comedy 'Tacoma FD' head to Minneapolis on a hot streak

Sitcom creators pull back curtain in Minneapolis.


Louis C.K. addresses controversy, 'bad year' at Acme comedy club

The comedian went for button-pushing humor in an opening night set at Acme Comedy Co.


Fox News anchor wants to give Klobuchar 'fair shake' at town hall tonight

Bret Baier defends his network's news department while he preps for Klobuchar town hall.


TV picks for May 8: 'Tuca & Bertie,' 'Flinch,' 'The Young Philadelphians'

TCM's month-long tribune to Paul Newman includes some neglected gems.


Comedy scene 'divided in half' on Louis C.K.'s Minneapolis shows

This week's Acme Comedy Co. booking reignited a debate about the disgraced comedian.


TV picks for May 7: 'Dead to Me,' 'Foster,' 'Texicanas'

Two broken girls Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini are very much alive and kicking in “Dead to Me,” a deliciously dark new comedy about…