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Lori Callahan was the heart of the Denver comedy scene -- until her own heart failed her

Lori Callahan was the heart of the Denver comedy scene -- until her own heart failed her
hoto by Crystal Allen; Photo illustration by Jay Vollmar

People would laugh until they cried when Lori Callahan took the stage at Comedy Works South. And on April 13, both laughter and tears poured out as friends, family members and Callahan's fellow comics gathered in the room where the redheaded comic had slung jokes for years, taking their turn at the microphone as they honored the woman whom many called the "den mother of Denver comedy." This city's comics fight every week to stand before a Comedy Works microphone, telling their stories to the crowd. But on this day, they were all telling Lori stories, testying to how she helped define Denver's comedy scene during a career spanning nearly three decades -- until her death this winter. Read Lori's story on Show and Tell.

 
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