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  • Blogs

    October 21, 2014

    Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Mara Wiles

    #50: Mara Wiles Mara Wiles broke into comedy doing improv with Denver's Impulse Theater, but soon made the shift to standup, becoming an integral member of the comedy scene and a regular attraction at local clubs and comedy nights. As a testament to her collaborative spark and likability, you'd be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2014

    Tracy Morgan on stand-up, Jimi Hendrix and Monica Lewinsky "blowing up the spot"

    As Hustle Man on fellow standup comedian Martin Lawrence's show Martin in 1994, Tracy Morgan gave TV audiences their first taste of his bullish humor. But it wasn't until the eccentric comedian landed a spot on Saturday Night Live that his bizarre view of the world was given a proper stage, and Morg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2014

    The ten best comedy events in Denver in June

    As midsummer approaches at its leisurely flip-flopped gait, comedy fans have a full calendar of laugh appointments ahead. While almost nothing can compete with the natural splendor of a languid June evening spent outdoors in Denver, only a jejune goon would miss out on these fine shows. Besides, at ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 29, 2014
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    September 11, 2013

    Photos: Ten most popular natives from the rest of Colorado on Internet Movie Database

    In recent days, we've shared the Internet Movie Database's ten most popular performers from Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs and Aurora. But there's a lot more state out there, and plenty of other notables from places beyond these four cities -- like, for instance, Greeley, Conifer, Longmont, Crest ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 13, 2013
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    June 11, 2013

    Tracy Morgan on drugs, Richard Pryor and the stigma of TV comedy

    While he may be world-famous and seven years sober, the streets of Bed-Stuy Brooklyn still ring in the voice of Tracy Morgan. Coming from a childhood of poverty and crack-dealing, Morgan built a respectable career in standup, performing on HBO's Def Comedy Jam before reaching TV mega-stardom on Satu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2013

    The ten best comedy events in June

    June is jam-packed with a lineup of comedy events so eclectic, you're sure to find something to tickle your funny bone. There are podcasters and Pride festers, twins and Too Much Fun, He-Man and transgenders...so many giggle-worthy performances that your calendar will be bursting with snickers. Keep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    The ten most awkward teens in pop culture

    Nerd. Geek. Dork. By whatever name, these poor, unfortunate souls with bad haircuts, unflattering clothes and few social graces are everywhere. Especially pop culture. Few films have captured the ideal of the awkward, disastrously uncool teen like Todd Solondz's Welcome to the Dollhouse, in the char ... More >>

  • Film

    February 14, 2013
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    December 5, 2012

    Photos: Ten Colorado-connected funny people

    Yesterday in this space, we nodded to ten Colorado-connected hotties, ingenues and reality-TV stars. But our square state is known for funny business, too. Turns out the list of notables who were born or lived here includes lots of notable comedians and comic actors -- some hugely famous, others get ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2012

    Lambchop at Fox Theatre, 4/28/12

    LAMBCHOP @ FOX THEATRE | 4.28.12 See Also: Q&A with Kurt Wagner of Lambchop No one goes to a Lambchop show expecting a circus. Fans know that taking a ride with frontman Kurt Wagner and his crew will be a slow one. But last night at the Fox, the band and the audience seemed downright narcoleptic. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    Amy Schumer on self-confidence, bathroom attendants and angry Jackass fans

    The world needs more of what Amy Schumer has to offer: fresh, bold comedy that casually confronts sexuality and race in a way that makes you laugh now -- and think about it later. Whether she's discussing HPV, traveling to the Jewish homeland (Miami), or finally sleeping with her high school crush ( ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 26, 2012
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    February 29, 2012

    Twenty best Leap Day tweets: Jump on in!

    Earlier this month, I attended a birthday celebration for my wife's great uncle, a World War II vet in his eighties -- but since he was born on Leap Day, he's actually just in his early twenties. Lucky man! Look below to see our favorite twenty examples of how Twitter Nation is marking this once-eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    #FreeQuesto: Leave ?uestlove alone, NBC! A petition and tell the 30 Rock brass to back off!

    ​Word on the street is the suits over at 30 Rock will now be censoring ?uestlove of the almighty Roots over that whole lyin' ass bitch incident with Michelle Bachmann, in which Questo subversively played the intro of Fishbone's "Lyin' Ass Bitch" as the Republican presidential candidate made he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    Grawlix co-founder Andrew Orvedahl on the comedy series, a new web show and more

    ​The Grawlix comedy show has been selling out the Avenue Theater since it launched (it runs the last Friday of every month), so we figured it was time to catch up with one of the founding members, Andrew Orvedahl to talk about the history the show and its future, including a brand new web seri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    OMG, Guys: Lauren Conrad has a book club

    ​It is true. Thanks to Lauren Conrad's tweet about her new fave dessert recipe "Blueberry Boy Bait," we were intrigued enough to take a jaunt over to Laurenconrad.com, where we discovered that she's starting a book club. And what's even better about this whole books n' LC thing? She's taking o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    Hulu's Best in Show sets out to determine the best show on TV

    ​Hulu's latest thematic bundling of its online TV content takes the form of a bracket trying to determine the best show on TV. It's a great idea, generally, but it depends on fan voting. So, get excited for the finals showdown between Glee and Modern Family. As with all brackets, it's most exc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Ten people who should host the 2012 Oscars

    At least they make decent movies.​Is it time to already begin thinking about next year's Academy Awards show? Well, if you're like most Americans -- and critics, the venerable Roger Ebert among them -- who watched last night's show, then the answer is "yes." The hipster hosts, 28-year-old An ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    Facebook adds domestic partnership, civil union relationship statues. Here's ten they missed.

    ​Facebook bowed to demand for more relationship status options for homosexual couples, adding "In a domestic partnership" and "In a civil union" to the drop-down menu late last week. We're certainly glad more people can accurately express themselves on the internet, but we must say we still f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Poker Junkies: Cease and desist order for movie producers/Gene Hackman name-droppers

    ​Poker Junkies may eventually come to a theater near you -- but it could take longer than hoped thanks to action by the Division of Securities at Colorado's Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA). Officials there have issued a cease and desist order against producers for failing to register ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Comedy Central's Comedy Awards: Due recognition or sideshow?

    ​Comedy Central announced an awards show devoted to comedy today. It will be called The Comedy Awards and will air simultaneously on Comedy Central, VH1, Spike, TV Land and Nick at Night on March 26. On one hand, comedy does tend to get boned in the other major awards, particularly the Oscars ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Robert DeNiro announces that mudslides have destroyed Denver on 30 Rock (VIDEO)

    Robert DeNiro.​Last night's hilarious episode of 30 Rock came with a local bonus: the opportunity to hear Robert DeNiro somberly declare that Denver has been wiped off the map! The DeNiro subplot involved a scheme to prerecord disaster announcements, with Bobby D roped in after Jack Donaghy ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Tracy Morgan or Tracy Jordan? A quote quiz

    ​Tracy Morgan called Sarah Palin "good masturbation material" last night on national television during a TNT broadcast of an NBA game. Maybe not what the network would have preferred that he say, but a). he was sort of baited and b). this is Tracy Morgan, who is more-or-less completely indisti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Madison McKinley, The Bachelor's vampire girl: Vail resident sharpens New York fangs (PICS)

    Madison McKinley.​Monday's edition of The Bachelor featured one of the most desperate contestants yet: Madison McKinley, who boasts a pair of vampire fangs. And while she identified her home as New York, she's really from Vail, and did plenty o' modeling in our fair state. Look below to see s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Study says republicans like winners, dems like losers, everyone likes their politics fed to them

    Are YOU watching Dancing with the Stars?​Republicans are flag-flying rubes who drive enormous pickup trucks and lap up mass-produced reality dreck like it was a case of shitty domestic beer. Democrats are effete, pasty elitists who drink tea with their pinkies up and prefer "sophisticated" TV ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    Enjoy "Werewolf bar Mitzvah," a new Halloween classic

    Is it too early for Halloween? Heck, no, it isn't, at least if you go by typical retail standards! Right now, department stores everywhere are stocking candy and costumes, and by golly, if it's good enough for them, it's good enough for us! Plus, this was just too good to sit on. It's an extende ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2010

    Top five fictional foods and drinks on television that we'd really, really like to try

    A Flickr photo​In cartoon world, Matt Groening brought us Duff beer, and Hanna-Barbera created fast food brontosaurus ribs. In books, C.S. Lewis is responsible for the Turkish delight with which the White Witch tempted Edmund in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and we can credit Lewis ... More >>

  • Film

    April 8, 2010
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    February 25, 2010
  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    Phil Collins is okay by me.

    Just take a look at me now. ​It's not everyday you're struck with eternal truth while watching a sitcom, but it does happen. And while watching a rerun of 30 Rock the other day, it happened to me when one character offered to make another a mixtape and asked, "You like Phil Collins?" and was a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    Like Conan's Tonight, 10 TV shows that got screwed

    Word of an Arrested movie can't quell our depression.​Television, as Conan O'Brien will tell you, is a fickle business. They build you up, they use you up, they toss you aside. And sometimes the powers that be don't even wait to use you up -- they just decide that you're done, for reasons tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    Q&A with Rachael Yamagata

    Hilary Walsh​Rachael Yamagata released her critically acclaimed debut disc Happenstance in 2004 only to be dumped by her record label, RCA, shortly thereafter. Last year the singer-songwriter and pianist finally resurfaced, on Warner Bros., with the wonderfully ambitious double album Elephants...T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    We're the butt of jokes on 30 Rock

    On last night's episode of 30 Rock, the funniest sitcom on network television by a very wide margin, our fair state was the target of two surreal yet amusing zingers. Early on, NBC page Kenneth (Jack McBrayer, to the right of the attached photo) is trying to convince cluelessly vain comic Tracy Jor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    Feds out of voucher money for digital conversion boxes, so I guess I'm quitting television.

    Well, the deadline for the big television conversion to digital is only a month away and I missed my shot at getting the government vouchers for the converter box. Last week, the Commerce Department announced they had hit the $1.34 billion funding limit set by Congress for the coupon program, which ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 26, 2008
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    June 25, 2008

    Q&A With 30 Rock's Judah Friedlander

    Judah Friedlander shows viewers the funny in plenty of different venues, including the laugh-inducing NBC sitcom 30 Rock and movies such as the upcoming Eddie Murphy vehicle Meet Dave, not to mention stand-up gigs like his impending four-night run at the Denver Improv (get details here). He ties all ... More >>

  • Film

    April 24, 2008

    Baby Mama

    Neither Tina Fey nor Amy Poehler seem the least bit invested in their surrogate-mommy comedy.

  • Film

    January 10, 2008

    First Sunday

    Ice Cube and Tracy Morgan get religion in First Sunday.

  • Home Entertainment

    October 18, 2007
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    September 6, 2007
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    June 14, 2007
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    May 10, 2007
  • Blogs

    January 29, 2007

    More Messages: Logos A-Go-Go

    This January 26 blog tells of an odd occurrence the previous night on Channel 9. During two sitcoms, Scrubs and 30 Rock, 9News logos briefly blinked on the screen several times, leading one observer to wonder if the station was engaging in subliminal gamesmanship. Definitely not, says Channel 9 new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2007

    More Messages: Subliminal Imagery

    Here's how cool I am. Last night, I was at home with my family, watching 30 Rock, Tina Fey's amusing sitcom (Alec Baldwin rules), on Channel 9. Suddenly, in the middle of the broadcast, my son, Nick, noticed something flash in the middle of the screen. Shortly thereafter, the rest of us caught simil ... More >>

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