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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
'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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Which, as Labyrinth-lovers know, is not long at all.
Do all three at the Gorilla Rooms comedy night.
In search of the funniest federal employees.
Film on the Rocks' eighth summer series will please and tease.
From the week of 7/28/2005
Stand-Up Comedy Battles
The art of meanness is valued at Yell Fest.