Bobby Crane

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2014

    The Ten Best Comedy Events in Denver in October

    October is a month for costumed ghouls and seasonal melancholy. As the autumnal leaves drift wanly into the dampened streets and crumble under the indifferent feet of passersby, many listless Denverites may find themselves in dire need of a laugh. Fortunately, this October promises a bountiful giggl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2014

    Playbill: New Plays and Performances in Denver for September 18-21

    In a week marked by openings both splashy and diverse, from the heartbreakingly beautiful equestrian cirque Odysseo to the marathon Boulder International Fringe Festival, which brings indie performances from around the world, you can also catch an evening of colorful East Indian dance, a naughty ni ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 29, 2014
  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    Andy Kindler on hack comics, his new CD and criticizing comedy from within

    Andy Kindler is widely known for his recurring roles on Bob's Burgers and Everybody Loves Raymond, but he's revered among comedy nerds for his scathing "State of the Industry" addresses at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, which in the past has included gems such as " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    Ten best comedy events in Denver this May

    Historically, the arrival of Mayday signaled a call for celebration, for dancing around maypoles and leaving fresh flowers on strangers' doorsteps. This month in Denver, comedy fans find themselves presented with a May Basket full of sun-ripened giggle blossoms to choose from all month long. The Q ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    The ten best comedy events in Denver in April

    April is a month of rejuvenation and light-hearted trickery, a season of pranks, afternoon showers, and street-sweeping tickets. The truly April foolish thing to do would be to miss out on the fine assortment of comedy shows in Denver this month. With a visit from the reigning ice queen of late nigh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (7 free!), March 14-16

    This weekend, the city will be overflowing with green beer and folks decked out in green from head-to-toe. But if the Irish holiday isn't your cup of tea, er, beer, we've rounded up some equally exciting alternatives. From a dark side of Mardi Gras celebration to a comedic argument that pits chip lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2014

    Ten best comedy events in Denver this March

    As the arrival of spring melts away the remaining sludge of the February doldrums, comedy blooms anew in Denver this March. With visits from veteran standups, hilarious newcomers, and a chance to see the stars of two of TV's funniest sketch comedy series in person, Denver has a vast and crowded fiel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2014

    Park House doubles down on comedy this week with standup comedy showcase

    While beloved Colfax watering hole, the Park House tavern has been a well-regarded live music venue since opening their doors back in 2012, their foray into hosting comedy performances has been a more recent development. B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2013

    3 things to do for free in Denver this week, December 9-12

    The temperature's rising -- but the cost of some of the best events in town won't go about zero this week. See the mummies at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, catch a dance show and laugh at live comedy -- without having to spend a cent. Did we miss a bargain? Let us know in the comments secti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2013

    Arguments and Grievances celebrates three years of competitive trash talking Sunday

    Trends in comedy come and go, but there's something classic about Kevin O'Brien's monthly Arguments and Grievances night. The simple twist of pitting local comics against one another for debates on inconsequential themes -- which garnered a Best of Denver award this year from Westword -- has been wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2013

    Photographer Crystal Allen captures the inner humor of Denver comedians

    Because of chance employment as a waitress at Comedy Works, Crystal Allen found herself surrounded by comedians -- and her husband, Ben Roy, even became one. An aspiring photographer, Allen used this opportunity to starting capturing on film not just aspiring Denver performers, but some of the most ... More >>

  • News

    August 15, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 5, 2013

    ZetaKaye drops three new This Ain't No Cowtown comps to benefit Mike Marchant

    The ZetaKaye House has assembled another edition (well, editions, rather) of its This Ain't No Cowtown compilation. The fifth in the series, the comps (there's three) feature, among other things, a brand new tune from Andy Hamilton & the Whiskey Hitchers, the new eagerly-anticipated band led by fron ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2013

    10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (6 free!), August 2-4

    August is all about summer fun, and there's plenty of fun to be had this weekend without digging too deep in your pockets. Celebrate the first weekend of the month with outdoor movies, a laser show under the stars, and tons of other cheap happenings. For more events, visit the Westword calendar, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2013

    Lucha Libre & Laughs will make wrestling funny on purpose this Sunday

    Simply put, Lucha libre is fun. Stand up comedy is fun. Put them together, and you have fun overload. The idea came to me after the 2012 Too Much Funstival, during which we put together a few tag team lucha libre matches from the MxW Pro Wrestling promotions before the stand up comedy and music at a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    The ten best comedy events in Denver in July

    With two all-female shows, two very masculine comics and two actors from Back to the Future, July will serve up a buffet of comedy with something to suit almost any laughter palate. The squeaky-clean comedy of John Crist will satisfy those looking for less spicy options options, while the Fine Gentl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2013

    10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (7 free!), June 28-30

    Whether it's laughter, beers or dancing you're after this weekend (and really, you should be looking for all three), Denver has them in abundance. And you won't have to shell out lots of money for fun events that range from a comedy show to a beer fest to a Solstice dance party: We've rounded up ten ... 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 many giggle-worthy performances that your calendar will be bursting with snickers. Keep ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 28, 2013
  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    Win tickets to Artopia 2013

    This year's edition of Artopia is only five days away. The lineup is pretty stacked, with Wheelchair Sports Camp, Hearts In Space, Kitty Crimes and In the Whale, among others on the bill. And those acts will be performing alongside a serious batch of artists, poets, dancers, videographers and comedi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    Win tickets to Artopia 2013

    This year's edition of Artopia is just over a month away. The lineup is pretty stacked, with Wheelchair Sports Camp, Hearts In Space, Kitty Crimes, In the Whale and a ton of other acts on the bill, alongside a serious batch of artists, poets, dancers, videographers and comedians that are slated to s ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 10, 2013
  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    Let the Fine Gentleman's Club help you get through the rest of 2012 in fine style

    Think there's no fun to be had until New Year's Eve? Think again. Sam Tallent, Nathan Lund, Chris Charpentier and Bobby Crane of the Fine Gentleman's Club are working through the holidays, and their weekly Too Much Fun comedy show at the Deer Pile will roll like clockwork tonight at 10 p.m. See al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    3 things to do for free in Denver this week, December 10-13

    Now that heating bills across the state are going up, it's tempting to stay inside and stay warm while staring at your empty wallet. But that's boring! There's tons to do in Denver that's completely free, so you won't have to feel Scrooge-like with your thermostat. This week, for example, you can se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    Fine Gentleman's Club to record album at Comedy Works on Halloween

    Known for their wild, unpredictable comedy nights at Deer Pile, as well as several open mics around town, the Fine Gentleman's Club comedy co-op will attempt to put chaos to order on Halloween, when they record a live album at Comedy Works. "One of my favorite comedy albums, Dave Attell's Skanks for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    Too Much Funstival comedians on how Denver's scene has evolved

    "When I started doing comedy in Denver, there were about two open mikes a week and one alt show a month," says Bobby Crane, a member of the Fine Gentleman's Club. "And now there's more than one open mike every night of the week and three or four alt shows a month that are really good. I'd say in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Sam Tallent talks about his comedy mixtape Joke Life, and his Fine Gentleman's Club

    Sam Tallent gave up the daily grind four years ago to focus on comedy. A full-time comedian since that jump-off, Tallent co-founded the Fine Gentleman's Club comedy troupe, a group that offers its Too Much Fun show every Wednesday night at the Deer Pile community space above City, O' City. In additi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    New Year's Eve 2011 Denver: ten best comedy events

    ​Some people go for the punch on New Year's Eve. Others go for the punchlines. If you want to laugh your way into 2012, here's the rundown on the ten best comedy events December 31:

  • Music

    July 28, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Who is Boobby Crane?

    Boobby?​Man, our heads are really in the toilet these days. Wait. Are jokes about boobs considered "toilet humor"? Whatever, this photo probably qualifies as a dirty joke, just because its funny to say the word "booby." Technically, on this sign we saw outside the Vine Street Pub yesterday sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Tonight: The Huge Comedy Show brings T.J. Miller, Andrew Orvedahl, hugeness

    Onus Spears: One badass name.​"I don't think in terms of clean or dirty," says comedian and promoter Onus Spears. " I think in terms of funny or not funny." Spears' Huge Comedy Show, which goes down tonight, is definitely poised to be the former. Spears, who put this night together, got his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Dudes welcome at the Ladies Laugh-In December 15 at Beauty Bar

    Comedian Alicia Jacobs‚ÄčLike many art forms, the craft of stand-up comedy is, for the most part, a boys club. "We wanted to take back the night," jokes participating comedian Alicia Jacobs of Ladies Laugh-in, a monthly comedy showcase happening tomorrow night at 8 p.m. at Beauty Bar. Started back i ... More >>