Veteran comedian Drew Carey is well known for his off-the-cuff improv, but he still feels like a relative newcomer to sketch comedy. So when the 54-year-old host of The Price Is Right felt the urge to return to his standup roots, he took a left turn. "I wanted to start doing standup again, and I wanted a low-key, no-stress way of doing it," Carey says about his new touring show. "We went with kind of an uncensored SNL."
For Drew Carey Presents the Best of the Midnight Show, the comedian partnered with funny friends to create an edgy mix of sketch and standup. Carey's two nights and four shows in Denver will begin with a series of scenarios and end with a half-hour of standup, or "as long as I can go," Carey jokes. "I will tell you this about The Midnight Show: They’re about as edgy as they can get without getting us kicked out of the building." In fact, two club owners have asked the troupe not to show a controversial slide show. "Don’t bring your kids," Carey adds.
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The Midnight Show hits the Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, tonight and tomorrow night at 7:15 and 9:45 p.m.; tickets are $26. For more information, call 720-274-6800 or visit www.comedyworks.com.
June 15-16, 7:15 & 9:45 p.m., 2012