Dave Ross has accomplished a great deal in his comparatively short career. A member of Women, an all-male sketch comedy group comprised of Ross and fellow comedians Jake Weisman, Allen Strickland-Williams and Pat Bishop. ... More >>
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 >>
Adam Cayton Holland got his start in standup ten years ago, when he decided to try a few jokes at an open-mike night and wound up on stage at Comedy Works; he described his experiences in "Get Up, Stand Up," a July 2004 Westword cover story. Since then, Cayton-Holland has blown up big, and tonight h ... More >>
Andy Haynes is a veteran of several standup scenes, moving from Washington D.C. to Seattle, then from New York to Los Angeles, cultivating his sharp joke-telling style and putting in strong appearances on Conan and the Comedy Central Half Hour. Haynes is also known for his Midnight ... More >>
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 >>
Chris Fairbanks is a standup comedian, illustrator, and skateboarder who has appeared on Conan, Comedy Central's Premium Blend, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. Fairbanks is making the most out of his trip to Denver, with performances scheduled every night. On thursday the 20th, Fa ... More >>
Last night a Daily Show report by comedian Jason Jones reported on high levels of apathy among Colorado voters. Looking at statistics as well as conducting interviews on Denver's 16th Street Mall, Jones found that an overwhelming majority of people (80 percent) did not vote in last September's recal ... 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 >>
Like an infant growing into an Olympian athlete overnight, this weekend the Denver comedy scene went from an impressive-but-small collection of local talent to a nationally recognized force with its own annual rendezvous. The High Plains Comedy Festival was more than just a killer weekend of ab-crun ... 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 >>
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 >>
With a career spanning five decades, Lily Tomlin has entertained generations of families through appearances on shows as diverse as Sesame Street, Laugh-In, Damages and, most recently, Malibu Country. But the Tony, Grammy, Emmy and Peabody award-winning actress, who got her start in standup, says th ... More >>
As we inch our way toward the glory of summer comedy festivals, Denver has already begun heating up with a variety of shows featuring whip-smart young comics as well as and world-wise icons of days past. We've got a DIY music and comedy festival (with a bouncy castle!), two feature players from Chel ... More >>
Last year, a back-to-school mega-party at the Ram's Pointe apartment complex in Fort Collins attracted thousands and led to ten hospitalizations, the arrests of two CSU football players and loads o' YouTube videos like the ones on view below. So...are you stoked for an even bigger and badder bash t ... More >>
It's been a tough few months for Colorado, and homestate heroes Matt Stone and Trey Parker know it. On Tuesday, the South Park creators talked to press at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House about their latest success, the hugely popular and distinctly brazen comic musical The Book of Mormon, which opens ... More >>
While the state and country cope with the Aurora theater shooting, many have come together to aid the victims and their families. But others have turned their attentions in a completely different direction. Recently, a string of public, poorly timed jokes has attracted national attention for targeti ... More >>
Video below.Yesterday's judiciary committee hearing about HB 1250, a medical marijuana infused-products bill, took some unexpected twists. The legislation, which initially sought to ban all MMJ edibles, has now evolved into a packaging bill. But in arguing why it's necessary, sponsoring Repre ... More >>
More pics below.Talk about timing. The day after a hearing about a proposed medical marijuana edibles industry ban that was modified to target allegedly misleading MMJ labels (featuring a probably mythical product called Cap'n Chronic), Casselman's will host an "awareness mixer" for the Uncon ... More >>
KOA's Mike Rosen accused AM 760's David Sirota of being humorless after Sirota circulated a Rosen line from a debate about crashing a plane into a thus-far-unbuilt mosque near Ground Zero -- a joke, according to Rosen, but one that still led to MSNBC's Keith Olbermann branding him the worst p ... More >>
Colbert greets Steinhauser.Is Ken Buck the poster child for Tea Party candidates who were never into witchcraft? Yes, judging by the appearance on last night's edition of Comedy Central's The Colbert Report of Brendan Steinhauser, the director of state and federal campaigns for FreedomWorks, ... More >>
Carol Burdick and peep.At last, the moment has arrived. At this writing, the trial of Carol Burdick, who says she was evicted from her apartment for putting a Peeps display over her door to celebrate Easter 2009, is underway. The tension is unbearable -- especially for Comedy Central's Steph ... More >>
"What a long strange trip it has been," state senator Chris Romer wrote early this morning, at the end of a note with his latest round of proposed changes for the bill that would drastically restructure this state's medical marijuana industry. The Colorado Legislature has just seven more day ... More >>
Jared Polis and a polar pal.Jared Polis: He's everywhere these days. When he's not sucking down a cold one with Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert, beer-bong style, the Boulder Democrat is pointing the camera at himself as part of Freshman Year, a CNN series in which he and Utah Republican Cong ... More >>
Representative Jared Polis getting his drink on with an assist from Stephen Colbert.Representative Jared Polis beat Doug Lamborn and Betsy Markey to the healthcare-town-hall punch, staging a session on Monday. Not that the event got much attention. After all, that evening, Polis starred in th ... More >>
The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cBurka Banthedailyshow.comDaily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorEconomic Crisis Last night, Comedy Central aired a repeat of the July 1 Daily Show that included a segment with comedian Kristen Schaal (whom you might recognize from her role as obse ... More >>
Adam Brickley on The Colbert Report As pointed out in an August 30 Latest Word blog, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs student blogger Adam Brickley is being given credit in many quarters for being the first to envision Alaska governor Sarah Palin as a Republican vice-presidential candidate ... More >>
Harold and Kumar get shipped to Gitmo in this forced act two.
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Westword's resident funny man recently sat down at a computer to send questions via e-mail to Zach Galifianakis, who sat down at a computer to answer them. Though he may have stood. The following is the correspondence: Westword (Adam Cayton-Holland): Hey, Zach, Adam Cayton-Holland here, writer for ... More >>
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