July days, with their sweltering afternoons and late evening sunsets, are filled with a kind of sun-dappled shapelessness; days once described by Ada Louise Huxtable as "jeweled balm for the battered spirit." Balming the battered is also a standup comedian's job description, and this month promise ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Beth Stelling is a Los Angeles based comedian who has appeared on Conan, and recently won the internet on Comedy Central's @Midnight. Her debut album Sweet Beth is available from Rooftop Comedy. Stelling, who cut her teeth in Chicago's vib ... More >>
Any Denverite whose New Year's resolution was to laugh more has both admirably modest ambitions and a bounty of entertainment options this January. If you didn't resolve to laugh more, do it retroactively because achievable goals build confidence. With exciting developments from Denver's two favorit ... More >>
Never one for settling down, Roseanne Barr has kept very busy since her days changing the face of TV and women's comedy with her hit sitcom. In the last two years alone, she's starred in a reality TV show about her macadamia nut farm in Hawaii, run for president, and been roasted on Comedy Central. ... More >>
On Saturday night Conan O'Brien took on hosting duties for the second time since 1995 at the annual White House Correspondents Dinner, and apparently his years on network television have not affected his ability to skewer politicians and pundits with some unrelenting jabs at the most sensitive news ... More >>
The appearance of sociopathic dreamboat Anthony Jeselnik at the University of Denver's Newman Center Saturday was filled with unthinkable rape jokes and reverse-pandering to the backward-hat bros and "Woo!" women who populate the college campus. Despite the fact that nearly half his set was recycled ... More >>
Between his standup performances and his Comedy Central show, The Jeselnik Offensive, handsome asshole Anthony Jeselnik has slapped the P.C. button of just about every sociopolitical demographic the world over. Whether you're a liberal female with an eating disorder or a conservative Catholic who su ... More >>
Dressed in a slinky black cocktail dress and spunky Beatle-boots, Natasha Leggero strutted with sarcasm and sass during the first show in her four-night run at Comedy Works last night. Delivering her characteristic bitter commentary on politics and low-brow culture (sweetened by an Audrey Hepburn fo ... More >>
A bitter pill wrapped in a sweet cherry coating, comic Natasha Leggero is a double threat of intoxicating charm and tabloid cruelty. With her Audrey Hepburn-style and merciless observational humor, she's known to raise the I-can't-believe-she-just-said-that bar during her regular appearances on Chel ... More >>
Comedy Central's The Jeselnik Offensive ran its fourth episode Tuesday, characteristically taking on the politically sensitive news of the day with an irreverent send-up of Adam Strange, a recent victim of a shark attack in New Zealand. "Was he killed? You bet your sweet ass he was," Jeselnik laughe ... More >>
Fresh from filming his half-hour special for Comedy Central, Ben Kronberg returns to Denver this Friday for a show at the Oriental Theater, his first home-town performance in over a year. And that's generating a lot of excitement in the local comedy community that's been tickled by Kronberg since hi ... More >>
March holds a variety of options for comedy fans -- from a new night in Boulder to the appearance of such '90s nostalgia faces as Chris Tucker and the duo from Loveline. Click ahead to see what side-splitting adventures await as we laugh our way out of the winter chill. See also: - Ben Kronberg ... More >>
Ben Kronberg could be the most successful comic to come out of the Denver comedy scene recently. Crafting Mitch Hedberg- style micro-jokes, delivered with a creepy dead-pan stare, Kronberg has developed a style all his own that's gaining some national recognition. After showcasing on Comedy Central' ... More >>
Comic T.J. Miller will be premiering his new series, Mash Up, on Comedy Central tonight. Known for his white-boy ode to Denver, being stabbed in Get Him to the Greek, and feuding with Dane Cook, Miller has become one of the most recognizable comedians to come out of this city. See also: - Dive in ... More >>
Earlier this week, we noted that an Aurora theater shooting joke told by Jeffrey Ross, a yukster participating in a roast of ex-Denverite Roseanne Barr, wouldn't be part of the Comedy Central broadcast this weekend. Such attempts at mining humor from the tragedy have been ripped in most corners. But ... More >>
Comic Jeffrey Ross joked about the Aurora shooting during a Comedy Central roast of former Denverite Roseanne Barr -- and then hurried to explain his comparison of Seth Green to James Holmes. "That is what the roasts are about," he said. "That's what Roseanne is about -- unapologetic comedy. If I ... More >>
The world needs more of what Amy Schumer has to offer: fresh, bold comedy that casually confronts sexuality and race in a way that makes you laugh now -- and think about it later. Whether she's discussing HPV, traveling to the Jewish homeland (Miami), or finally sleeping with her high school crush ( ... More >>
Ever since he attained cinematic immortality with a moving performance as Ranger Jones in last year's live-action adaptation of Yogi Bear, T.J. Miller has been pretty much the greatest thing to come out of Denver ever. But the best part is, he loves us back: Six months ago, the East High grad ... More >>
When T.J. Miller's one-hour Comedy Central special airs, it will be a big deal. "It's a big deal," the comedian agrees. "I didn't even have to do a half hour on Comedy Central -- I went straight to an hour." Maybe that's because Miller, who was born and raised in Denver, attended East High Sc ... 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 >>
Matt Stone and Trey Parker during a recent Boing Boing interview.Yesterday, we shared with you a video featuring local bad boys made good Matt Stone and Trey Parker talking about their depiction of the prophet Mohammad in a two-part episode of South Park -- a gag that earned them attacks on a ... More >>
Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the warped Colorado-bred minds behind South Park, are the target of threats from a Muslim group for showing the prophet Mohammad in a bear suit in a recent episode. Maybe that's why the latest full show available for viewing on South Park's Comedy Central site at this wr ... More >>
Yesterday, Representative Jared Polis joined colleagues Jerrold Nadler and Tammy Baldwin, Dems from New York and Wisconsin, respectively, at a press conference boosting the Respect for Marriage Act. During his microphone time, viewable above, Plis referred derisively to the "thirteen-year-old, so-c ... More >>
When he's not doing beer bongs with Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert, Rep. Jared Polis has been staging health care town halls during the August recess -- more of them than colleagues such as Betsy Markey, Ed Perlmutter, Mike Coffman and Doug Lamborn. And while it's far too early to say that such s ... More >>
Aisha Tyler suits up. Aisha Tyler may not be the complete package, but she comes a helluva closer than the average human. The Dartmouth grad's appeared in recurring roles on some of television's biggest hits, including Friends and 24, hosted Talk Soup back when that meant something, appeared in fil ... More >>
A down-home comedian relishes the simple stuff.
An image from South Park's "The Return of Chef" episode. The August 10 death of Isaac Hayes at age 65 spurred warm statements from individuals throughout the entertainment industry -- but apparently nothing thus far from Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the Coloradans who created South Park, the Comedy ... More >>
The great irony of the original Gong Show, which has been resurrected by Comedy Central with Dave Attell as host (check your local listings for airtimes), was that the program itself would have gotten gonged. And to its credit, it (and its creator, Chuck Barris) wore that fact like a badge of (dis)h ... More >>
The Daily Show, the Comedy Central staple starring Jon Stewart, will be staging programs at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Denver during the Democratic National Convention in August, and while it's usually free to attend such tapings, a couple of locals seem ready to ... More >>
Kenny vs. Spenny makes its way south.
If you only recognize Michael Ian Black as the talking head on VH1 or the guy hawking Sierra Mist between first downs, than you have truly been missing out. And you're an idiot. Because although those appearances are certainly smirk-inducing, Black is a bona fide alternative-comedy superhero, dishin ... More >>
The Denver Black Arts Festival kicks off with a comedy extravaganza.
Comic Lewis Black brings his comedy back to Colorado.
Cat in the Who?
Lewis Black and Dave Attell set out across America
With its show off the air, Tenacious D no longer rules the idiot box. Now the rotund duo just wants to rule the world.
Ohmigod! Five seasons in, South Park's the funniest show on TV.