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  • Blogs

    October 24, 2014

    Hampton Yount on Conan, Depression and What to Expect at Sexpot Comedy Tonight

    Hampton Yount, a rising star on the national comedy circuit, will bring his hilarious laugh-attack to Sexpot Comedy at the Oriental Theater tonight, when Sexpot cofounder Andy Juett will be celebrating a birthday -- not to mention the imminent launch of and the upcoming one-year ann ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    October 7, 2014

    Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Kevin O'Brien

    #53: Kevin O'Brien A fixture in the local standup scene, Kevin O'Brien takes that scene a step or two forward every time he takes the mic. He's also served as the host of Arguments and Grievances, one of Denver's cleverest comedy nights, for nearly four years, and with fellow pop-culture aficionado ... More >>

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    August 28, 2014

    10 Things To Do for $10 in Denver This Weekend (6 Free!), August 29-31

    What? It's Labor Day weekend already! How did that happen? Hopefully, you got you summer's worth of events, culture, music, food and fun over the past twelve weeks or so, though. But just because the season is changing doesn't mean there's not more in store. This weekend, get your DILIGAF on at the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2014

    The ten best comedy events in Denver this August

    By the time August rolls around, summer seems to have lost some of its summery luster. After sweltering in the muggy heat and unexpected downpours for two months, August Schools re-open, attractions close, and Hollywood has already burned through its popcorniest blockbusters. It falls to comedy then ... More >>

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    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2014

    3 things to do for free in Denver this week, May 19-22

    Sometimes the best things in life really are free. This week in Denver, you can celebrate the preservation of wilderness in the United States, participate in a GLBTQ mix-tape project or kick back with some cartoons and comedy -- without having to pay a dime. See the online Westword calendar for more ... More >>

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    February 21, 2014

    10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (6 free!), February 21-24

    Whether you want to escape to an outer space-themed prom, attend a killer dance party or celebrate the birth of Buffalo Bill, this weekend in Denver has it all for under $10. As a bonus, six of these events are completely free. For a full listing of entertainment options around town, check out the W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2013

    Celebrate Halloween with Werewolf Radar at the Dairy Center

    Locals have an autumnal cornucopia's worth of entertainment choices on this year's All Hallows' Eve, and comedy fans are no exception. Boulder's Dairy Center for the Arts has rapidly expanded its comedy programming calendar, making room for unique events such as the Halloween comedy showcase hosted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2013

    Jordan Doll wins Comedy Works New Faces Competition

    After six grueling months of weekly competition that whittled 140 comics down to one, the 2013 Comedy Works New Faces Competition has a winner in Jordan Doll. He'd delivered heavily talked-about performances at UMS and High Plains, and there had been a lot of hype in the comedy scene that Doll would ... More >>

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    October 15, 2013

    Deacon Gray on the Comedy Works New Faces 2013 finalists

    It's been a long ride since last spring, when the Comedy Works New Faces Competition 2013 began. And now, with 130 comics eliminated, we're down to the final ten, who will compete tomorrow night for a cash prize and the prestige of joining the ranks of previous winners, including Ben Kronberg, Josh ... More >>

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    August 30, 2013

    The ten best comedy events in September in Denver

    As our High Plains hangovers fade, local comedy fans must look ahead to the future after a game-changing August. Ironically, what lies ahead this month in Denver comedy is firmly rooted in the past. We've got 90's sitcom stars, a slate of road-dog headliners, and even two Saturday Night Live ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2013

    Squire Lounge to close for renovations -- will the classic dive go upscale?

    The Squire Lounge, the legendary Colfax dive bar will be closing its doors for about a month. The owners have extensive renovations planned, and the bar will likely never be the same. For some patrons, these renovations mean cleaner, more private bathrooms, classier cocktail options and a friend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2013

    The ten best comedy events in Denver in August

    While previous summers have given comedy fans a handful of semi-decent shows to look forward to, this August is so packed with top-shelf talent that it's difficult to limit a list of the highlights to just ten shows. In the month ahead we have two female comedy duos, two local festivals, a bit of fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2013

    Comedian Sam Tallent to teach improv class at Deer Pile on Sunday

    Denver comedian Sam Tallent has been a rising star in the standup scene over the last few years, hosting The Squire open mic and performing as part of the Fine Gentleman's Club at the comedy quartet's wildly popular Wednesday night show, Too Much Fun. Still, many fans may not know that Tallent's tal ... More >>

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    March 7, 2013
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    March 6, 2013

    Ben Kronberg, fresh off his Comedy Central special, heads to the Oriental Friday

    Fresh from filming his half-hour special for Comedy Central, Ben Kronberg returns to Denver this Friday for a show at the Oriental Theater, his first home-town performance in over a year. And that's generating a lot of excitement in the local comedy community that's been tickled by Kronberg since hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    Ten best comedy shows in Denver in February

    With Denver's local comedy scene finally beginning to catch up with Comedy Work's national acts -- in terms of both talent and swelling audience numbers -- we figured it was time to assemble some of our favorite standup shows for the coming month. As we salivate over the smorgasbord of Denver's incr ... More >>