John Thomas/photo from Sarah Remus

Never heard of John Thomas?

That may change soon. The University of Minnesota student was named Funniest Person in the Twin Cities Tuesday night at the Acme Comedy Club. The panel of judges included Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges, KS95 personality Staci Matthews and the Star Tribune's Neal Justin (Hey, that's me!)

Thomas beat out four other finalists with a three-minute routine that focused on being both homosexual and overweight.

"I've got the name of an athlete and the body of a stadium," he said near the top of his performance.

Thomas will get $1,000 and, presumably, at least one free soda from the Acme bar.

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