If you believe that podcasting saved comedy, then Marc Maron is a messiah of humor. After enduring divorces, a flaccid comedy career and losing his job on Air America, in 2009 Maron launched the WTF podcast, recorded in the same garage he often contemplated killing himself in. Today WTF is one of th ... More >>
Most identical twins will go to great lengths to convince you that while they may look the same, inside they are very different. But while the Sklar Brothers actually looked quite different at Comedy Works on Friday night -- with Randy in plaid shirt and beard, and Jason in black tie and grandpa gla ... More >>
Comedian Rusty Z has hypnotized tens of thousands of people over the last fifteen years. So when I was talking to him about his Comedy Works South shows this weekend and then asked him to hypnotize me, it was nothing out of the ordinary. For him, at least. I had never been hypnotized before. And wh ... More >>
Randy and Jason Sklar make a living off of their "twinning" jokes. The Sklar Brothers will be at the Comedy Works for a three-day run that starts June 27; in honor of their appearance in Denver, here's our list of the ten best sets of twins in pop culture. See also: - Randy Sklar of the Sklar Bro ... More >>
The Sklar Brothers stand apart in the current comedy scene with their unique style of two-man storytelling and accessibly nerdy material. Primarily known for their hilariously analytical take on sports with ESPN's Cheap Seats and the History Channel's Freakanomics-style look at U.S. data, The United ... More >>
Geeks love metal more than the computers on which they listen to it. They yearn for heavy metal that was forged by Orcs in the mountains of Mordor, smuggled halfway across the universe on Serenity and then discovered by Silver Surfer while scouting for delicious planets. These bands aren't necessari ... More >>
Denver's animation scene gets a turn in the limelight when the Denver Animated Pixelshow comes to the Bug Theatre Thursday night. More than two hours of locally made animated shorts will be screened, with most of the filmmakers on hand to talk about their work and answer questions. And you're going ... More >>
Baby-faced Rory Scovel has been lighting up the comedy world with his classic observational humor, mixed with context-free voices that he applies randomly to no particular jokes or bits (he's been known to drift into a German accent at random points in the show, and may or may not continue with it t ... More >>
Tuesday, November 20, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
Wayne White might be your favorite visual artist of the last few decades that you didn't know existed. But that was sort of the point behind Beauty Is Embarrassing, director Neil Berkeley's the documentary about White's life and career thus far, which will screen at the Denver FilmCenter this Friday ... More >>
Welcome to the (long) weekend! As the summer heat continues, so do the shows. There's a great variety to choose from over the next few days, a healthy mix of imports and exports. We have them all listed in our massive concert calendar. If you're feeling industrious, print that bad boy out and break ... More >>
Good morning! Here we are again. Weekend's over. Bummed? So are we. Luckily, there's another full slate of music to look forward to this week. As always, the choices are plentiful. From folk and metal to indie rock and jam, whatever your flavor, there's plenty of options. Mumford & Sons kicks off a ... More >>
Charlie Murphy is returning to Denver with Charlie Murphy's Acid Trip Tour for a three day stint at the Comedy Works in Larimer Square. Westword recently spoke with Murphy to see what he enjoys most about comedy.
It's really hard to be a successful corporate retailer. Not only do you have to sell truckloads of stuff to make money, but you have to keep track of whose stuff it is you're even selling. Sigh. It's even harder when you appropriate a design by a band that's really popular thinking, "that'll sell," ... More >>
Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All has announced its upcoming North American tour dates. The act is returning to the scene of the crime, as it were, on Sunday, March 11, to the Fox Theatre in Boulder, which as you might remember, was the first place the act played in Colorado last fall. The Fox appe ... More >>
Every once in a while it's satisfying to play a game where the only real objective is to watch things die in horrible and bloody ways. And thats' what you'll be doing in Roly Poly Eliminator 2, a new game from Adult Swim that takes the adorable play style of iOS puzzlers like Cut the Rope and ... More >>
Adult Swim Block Party comes to Fort Collins on 11/10Great news if you've been waiting your whole adult life to attend an Adult Swim Block Party: Here's your chance. The network is planning to rock the block in Fort Collins (specifically, Walnut Street between Linden and Mountain in Old Town) ... More >>
Marcus Richert's Lee-Lee's Quest isn't a game you play because it's going to move you or impress you with its visuals or even offer a challenge -- you'll play it because it's weird, humorous, self-referential and just plain bizarre. It shouldn't come as a surprise seeing as how it's coming to ... More >>
There have been countless games starring cats in the history of Flash games and plenty others shining the spotlight on birds and frogs, but rarely do we get a good old-fashioned dog game. Enter Arthur Lee's Escape From Puppy Death Factory, a Metroid-esque puzzle platformer that puts the puppi ... More >>
It's a bit of a dry week over here in new release world, but that doesn't mean there aren't a few notable things worthy of your time and money. In fact, provided you're intrigued by such things as racing around in cars, the comic book hearings of 1954 or Transformers, or if you just want more ... More >>
This could be you.Adult Swim has always been Cartoon Network's flawless answer to the demand of nostalgic man-children everywhere to be served bizarre, absurdist deconstructions of the entertainments they liked when they were actual children (look at the website and tell me that's not what th ... More >>
Ever since zombies started taking over, ninjas have been getting a bum rap on the game front. Thankfully, Adult Swim Games is around to latch onto these types of things, which is where House of Dead Ninjas comes from. It's a simple, clever and addictive game.
It's now post-holiday time, which means one thing in retail: gift cards. If your family decided to not bother getting to know you and instead gave you a card filled with imaginary cash to spend at your favorite store, that means you might be looking for some ideas on how to spend it. Don't wo ... More >>