If you want to join the ranks of the dozen or so local comics who have gone on to national recognition, then Comedy Works New Faces Competition is the perfect place to start. "A lot of comics use it each year to see where they are as comedians, judging by how far they get along in the contest," says ... More >>
Comedy writing pioneer Bruce Vilanch is bursting with gayness. One of the first openly gay comedians, he's known for his continuing role on Hollywood Squares and as a head writer for the Academy Awards show, as well as writing jokes for Bette Midler, Elizabeth Taylor, The Brady Bunch, Donnie and Mar ... More >>
There have been a handful of standup comics with cerebral palsy over the years, but few have transcended the "inspirational" novelty and gone on to achieve legitimate credibility in their field. Not like Denver's Josh Blue, who conquered the fourth season of Last Comic Standing and released his own ... More >>
Now that we've finally eked our way into the warmer weeks of spring (fingers crossed), it's time to get off the couch and head out into the fresh air to get to May's ten best comedy events. We've got albums being recorded, albums being released, two Latino-themed shows, nerd heroes Aziz Ansari and C ... More >>
We thought 2012 was a banner year for comedy in Denver -- but only three months into the new year, comics like Ben Roy, Adam Cayton-Holland, Sam Tallent and Kristin Rand are setting the stage for this once-intimate scene to be blasted into national recognition. With so many great comedy nights alrea ... More >>
There's no better way to celebrate Easter weekend than by watching ladies with bizarre nicknames wrestle in jello. Denver will have that and many more events -- from photography shows to a Walking Dead-watching party -- that you can enjoy over the next few days without dropping too much cash in the ... More >>
When Chuck Roy first began working on his new comedy night, Altered Schtick, he had inclusion in mind. Seeing several up-and-coming comics -- Mona Lott, Jordan Wieleba and Penny from Heaven -- around town, working on their material while also trying to find a place in the Denver scene, Roy saw a nee ... More >>
Have your Friday nights become completely rote? Are bored out of your skull and tired to the point of tedium of doing the same thing week in and week out? Ah, here's just the cure for what ails you, a full night of unique entertainment you're genuinely just not going to find anywhere else. See als ... More >>
Whether you're Irish or just like to celebrate St. Patrick, there's plenty to do in Denver this weekend. Green beer will be flowing in pubs across the city, but for an all-ages good time, try one of the concerts booked for the holiday. We've rounded up some of the best events -- some day, some night ... More >>
If you know Denver comedy, you surely know Chuck Roy. The former anchor of the satirical newscast The Crop Report -- an Onion News Network-style series of short sketches on marijuana, Roy is one of the most established names in Denver comedy, hosting an endless rotation of events at Comedy Works (af ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Welcome to the weekend! If you haven't made plans yet, there's an unreal number of shows, from five different festivals to several CD release shows to old school hip-hop. Of course, we have them all listed in our massive concert calendar. If you're feeling industrious, print that bad boy out and bre ... More >>
After a seven-and-half-year run, Greg Baumhauer is pulling the plug on the Squire Lounge's open mike comedy night. "We've crushed enough dreams," he says. And tonight, you have one last chance to catch Baumhauer and the Wrist Deep crew in action at what was once hailed as the meanest open mik ... More >>
Cayton-Holland.Freaky weather shut down Film on the Rocks last week. But before being driven off by rains and lightning, at least the crowd got to see one spectacle: local stand-up comic and Westword alum Adam Cayton-Holland getting down on one knee and proposing to his beloved Lizzy. As show ... More >>
Gold teeth are not cheap. That's just one of the many things we learned during our chat with T.J. Miller, a Denver-raised comedian who has since gone on to mind-boggling heights of fame with supporting roles in such movies as She's out of my League and Yogi Bear. But his first love is comedy, ... More >>
They appear too adorable to fight, but make no mistake: These men are somewhat dangerous.While it's true that you will laugh at pretty much anything after the multitude of nuggets you'll be smoking at a certain hour tomorrow afternoon, while you're at it, you might as well laugh at something ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Looking for somewhere to spend Super Bowl Sunday? We've got a few options -- plus beer dinners, workshops and more to keep you occupied in the meantime. Here's what's on the menu:
Isaac Sirota.Update: Yesterday, we shared with you AM760 host David Sirota's announcement about the birth of his son Isaac. As for who'll be filling in during his current leave, we know who'll be rockin' the mic today and tomorrow: Flobots frontman Jonny 5. Jonny is so progressive that he mak ... More >>
The ChronicCareConnect discount card.The medical marijuana industry in Colorado has been booming since at least last year, with plenty of ganjapreneurs coming up with concepts intended to help them grab a piece of the pot profits. But despite the competition, Chad Bardon thinks he has a uniqu ... More >>
Which, as Labyrinth-lovers know, is not long at all.
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Josh Blue takes center stage.
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