Limited-edition bobblehead of Charlie Berens, the creator of the “Manitowoc Minute,” is now available in the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum’s online store.
MILWAUKEE – This morning, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled a limited-edition bobblehead of Charlie Berens, the creator of the popular “Manitowoc Minute,” which has garnered millions of views on YouTube. The Emmy-winning journalist and comedian has been featured on Fox, CBS, Funny or Die, TBS Digital, Variety, MTV News and more. This is the first bobblehead of Charlie Berens, and it was produced by the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in conjunction with Charlie.
The bobblehead features Berens sporting his signature camouflage jacket, black boots and a baseball cap branded with the word “OPE” – the midwestern expression of surprise. Berens is standing on a base shaped like the state of Wisconsin which says, “Keep ‘er Movin’” – one of his catchphrases.
Each bobblehead is individually numbered to 2,021 and they are only available through the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum’s Online Store. The bobbleheads, which just arrived and ship now, are $25 each plus a flat-rate shipping charge of $8 per order.
A Wisconsin native who grew up as one of 12 children in the Milwaukee suburbs, Berens, showcasing a thick Wisconsin accent, created his “Manitowoc Minute” weekly video in 2017, resulting in his YouTube channel to grow to nearly 600,000 subscribers with millions of views. His @CharlieBerens social media accounts have nearly 600,000 followers on Instagram and nearly 75,000 followers on Twitter, and his @ManitowocMinute accounts have over 170,000 followers on Instagram and over 20,000 followers on Twitter. Berens has taken the “Manitowoc Minute” show on the road, performing at many sold-out venues throughout the state including stops in Green Bay, Madison, Eau Claire, and Milwaukee in December and January.
Graduating with a degree in broadcast journalism for the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Berens began his professional career working for the MTV News show “Choose or Lose.” In 2012, Tribune Media tapped Berens to host the comedic news show “Nightcap.” While a reporter for KDAF-TV in Fort Worth, Texas, Berens won a Regional Emmy for “The Cost of Water” in 2013. In 2014, CBS Sports Network hired Berens to host the sports gameshow “You’re So Money” and PMC (Variety, Deadline) made Berens the host of their comedy/entertainment news brand @Hollywood. From red carpets to Sundance to SXSW to Coachella, Berens has interviewed hundreds of celebrities, politicians, actors, and musicians. Berens has also been featured regularly on “Funny or Die”. His comedic mashups, including “If Jack Dawson was Really from Wisconsin,” have garnered more than 13 million views.
“Charlie Berens is a state treasure with his ability to keep the people informed,” National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum co-founder and CEO Phil Sklar said. “Wisconsinites love laughing at themselves and Berens has found just the right way to tickle their funny bones. These bobbleheads are a must-have for fans of the ‘Manitowoc Minute’ and Charlie.”
About the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum:
The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum, which is located at 170 S. 1st St. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, opened to the public on February 1st, 2019. The HOF and Museum also produces high quality, customized bobbleheads for retail sale as well as organizations, individuals, and teams across the country. Visit us online and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.