It’s no secret: The performers who make up Denver’s sketch-comedy troupe LadyFace are all women. But the group hardly discriminates based on gender, and tonight’s LadyFace Presents: A Year of the Face proves it, as the act throws down some of its best material of the year — and invites its favorite local funny dudes to share the stage. “It’s like a greatest-hits show,” says LadyFace member Chella Negro, adding that LadyFace reviewed more than eighty of its sketches to build this one-year anniversary performance.
Negro and cohorts Mara Wiles, Kristen Rand, Timmi Lasley and Melanie Karnopp are equal parts standup comedians, improv actors and trained thespians. A little more than a year ago, the women saw an opportunity to bring a different perspective to the local comedic landscape — one that Negro jokingly calls a “sausage party” — and LadyFace was born.
After outgrowing its original home at Spark Theater, the group has shifted venues and is taking on Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place in Greenwood Village. Jordan Doll, Chris Charpentier, Adrian Holguin and Nathan Lund are some of the special guests who will join the group tonight; Negro promises other surprises, as well.