As the proprietor of the Fine Gentleman's Club, and host of the Squire's ignominious tuesday night open mic, Denver comedy fans already know Sam Tallent, but what they may not know is the he contains multitudes, and not just within his corpulent frame. Surprisingly well-read for a public goofball, T ... More >>
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 >>
Yes, yes, we all know him as The Weasel, the speech-impaired, blank-eyed wonderboy who confused parents and enthused Gen X-ers in films like Encino Man, Son in Law and Bio-Dome. But Pauly Shore's revival as a standup comedian is more than just a '90s novelty act: Descended from Mitzi Shore, owner of ... More >>
This week's cover story, "All In," focuses on the work of University of Denver professor Robert Hannum, who's been researching the mathematics of gambling and the science of poker for almost two decades. Of course, we all know (or think we know) something about Las Vegas casinos and card game ... More >>
In years past, putting together a Best of Denver issue was like Sophie's Choice: In order to choose the favorite baby, all the rest of the babies had to die and then Meryl Streep killed herself. Now we have the vast internets and enough space to choose whatever we desire -- in your face, Nazi ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
full-sized comic belowThornton Dust Devil Real name: Bill Riley; Occupation: Bike peddler; Suburb of operation: Thornton; Hair: The Alec Baldwin; Vision: Futuristic Suburban superhero skills: While Thornton Dust Devil may appear to possess normal strength for a man of his age, height and bui ... More >>
Twenty-five years ago today, KOA talk-show host Alan Berg was murdered in his driveway by members of a white-supremacist group called The Order -- and as the Denver Post points out in a front-page story today, the act feels all too resonant thanks to this month's slaying of a security guard at Was ... More >>
Coming of age and coming out in the Me Decade.
Jim Carrey's brand of fun warms a reheated Dick and Jane.
Streisand and Hoffman save a family -- and a movie, too.
Howard Hughes gets what he wants -- in this case, a fun and loving biopic.
Homegrown wiseguys give pieces a chance in Team America.
Macy rolls the dice as a Vegas loser freed by love in The Cooler.
Cat in the Hat is easily dumped.
When it comes to producing movies, it's a fine art (or Art Linson)
In the whiz-bang Pearl Harbor, vintage history takes a back seat to a dated love triangle.
Mamet's State and Main chronicles collusion between Hollywood big shots and Vermont movie wannabes.
The Denver Internation Film Festival opens this Thursday.
Boiler Room's first-time director follows the money.
Raw-edged Joe the King takes a terrifying and unflinching look at the life of an abused child.
The Farrelly brothers grow up with Outside Providence.