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    October 2, 2014

    10 Things to Do for $10 in Denver This Weekend (5 Free!), October 3-5

    A wise poet from the streets of Chicago once said, "It's the freakin' weekend baby, I'm about to have me some fun." Well the weekend is here, and there is plenty of that fun to be had. We're buying handmade soap and petting pigs. Live improv, Shakespeare and music will also complete your time over t ... More >>

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    October 2, 2014
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    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 >>

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    June 19, 2014

    Ten must-attend 2014 PrideFest events in Denver

    PrideFest is back, and the LGBTQ community is prepping to hit the streets where booze flows, bodies grind, rainbow flags wave and skin burns under the sun. While there are the usual liquor drenched festivities, thumping dance parties and ample opportunities to cruise, there are less debaucherous opt ... 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 >>

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    May 9, 2014

    10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (4 free!), May 9-11

    If you spent all your extra cash on a lavish floral arrangement for your mother (as you should have), you can still have fun in Denver this weekend. Events around town include everything from an all-you-can-eat pancake party to a walking fest to Mexican wrestling plus comedy. Check out the online We ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    November 27, 2013

    Ten adults-only things to do in Denver on Thanksgiving Eve

    With the holiday devoted to overeating upon us, we're looking down at a full day of stuffing our faces, participating in awkward family interactions and probably even a little Tryptophan-induced napping. But since the extended Thanksgiving weekend technically begins tonight, there is still plenty of ... More >>

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    November 18, 2013

    Ralphie May on Southern intellectuals and hating alternative comedy

    Literally the biggest comedian working today, Ralphie May has been charming the pants off of comedy fans for the last decade and a half. Playing a slack-jawed wise-ass, May will often twist his audience's perception by using a Southern accent to deliver an insightful crack about controversial subje ... More >>

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    October 24, 2013
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    October 11, 2013

    Trans comedian Jordan Wieleba launches LGBT show at Voodoo Comedy Playhouse

    Every comedian has to deal with being vulnerable in front of a crowd of strangers. But few of them have as tough a job as transgender comedian Jordan Wieleba. While her comedy colleagues and large swaths of the Denver scene are endlessly supportive of, and charmed by, Wieleba, the club circuit still ... More >>

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    September 27, 2013

    Ten Denver comedy events to look forward to in October 2013

    With two Halloween events, three filthy shows and three comedy contests, October humor is shaping up to be scary, sexy and heavily competitive. After a summer of record-breaking comedy festivals, you can fall into the autumnal weather with some bone-chilling monologues of creepy copulation with Bob ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    September 17, 2013

    Clean comedy isn't comedy -- it's politics

    On Sepember 19 Denver crowds will unload a serious amount of cash on an event titled "The Clean Guys Comedy," which features such stand-up legends as Jamie Kennedy (Scream), Uncle Joey from Full House, and some other folks you vaguely remember from somewhere. The comics themselves aren't what's sell ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    July 15, 2013

    3 things to do for free in Denver this week, July 15-18

    'Tis the season for movies under the stars, including this Thursday's free, bike-in screening of the 2007 Spanish-American drama Under the Same Moon. But this week is full of many more great free events, including a documentary screening about mediums around the world and an art show from the Bienni ... More >>

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    July 12, 2013

    B-cycles, pot and Comedy Works: A day with Chuck Roy

    He's gay, he's Republican, he's one of Denver's greatest standup comedians. Talk to anyone who's been in the scene for more than a few years, and they'll tell you: Chuck Roy has been instrumental in creating what is now known as Denver comedy. After years spent warming up crowds for Craig Kilborn in ... More >>

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    May 21, 2013

    Comedy Works New Faces competition begins this Wednesday

    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 >>

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    May 16, 2013

    Comedian Bruce Vilanch on being more than a gay caricature

    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 >>

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    April 30, 2013

    The ten best comedy events in May

    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 >>

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    April 3, 2013

    Denver's ten best comedy nights

    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 >>

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    March 29, 2013

    10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (6 free!), March 29-31

    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 >>

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    March 28, 2013

    Chuck Roy debuts Altered Schtick, a new night of queer and trans-friendly comedy at The Bar

    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 >>

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    March 20, 2013

    Bearaoke at The Bar puts a new spin on karaoke

    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 >>

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    February 25, 2013

    Chuck Roy on POTroast and his favorite public places to get high

    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 >>

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    February 21, 2013
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    February 21, 2013
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    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 >>

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    January 24, 2013
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    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 >>

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    December 27, 2012
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    November 29, 2012
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    July 19, 2011

    Adam Cayton-Holland: Comic proposes onstage at Red Rocks to a girl who doesn't exist (VIDEO)

    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 >>

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    April 19, 2011

    Let the shit-talking begin: Chuck Roy and John "Hippieman" Novosad take each other on

    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 >>

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    April 14, 2011
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    June 4, 2009
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    June 4, 2009
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    November 6, 2008
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    October 10, 2008

    The Comedy Works South grand opening

    Strike a pose. After several delays and millions of dollars, the new Comedy Works South opened in the Denver Tech Center Thursday night to much fanfare. A red carpet welcomed the many attendees, replete with photogs snapping shots of famous folk and average joes alike. Comedian George Lopez hosted ... More >>

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    July 17, 2008

    Into the Labyrinth

    Last night's Labyrinth screening at Film on the Rocks was close to magical. I settled in at a prompt 7:30 p.m., preparing for amusement and delight when Ukulele Loki's Gadabout Orchestra took the stage. The group of annoying, loudmouthed teenagers a few rows behind me (I must be getting old) made se ... More >>

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    July 10, 2008

    It's Only Forever

    Which, as Labyrinth-lovers know, is not long at all.

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    November 1, 2007

    Well Fed

    In search of the funniest federal employees.

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    July 12, 2007
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    December 7, 2006
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    July 28, 2005

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of 7/28/2005

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    March 24, 2005

    Best Battle of Wits

    Stand-Up Comedy Battles

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    September 30, 2004

    What the Yell?

    The art of meanness is valued at Yell Fest.

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