Craig Ferguson

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2014

    Photos: Planet Bluegrass before, during and after the worst flood in Colorado's history

    Last fall, the largest flood (by total rainfall) in Colorado's history led the federal government to declare a state of emergency in fourteen counties. None were hit harder than Boulder County, where the two swollen branches of St. Vrain Creek decimated Lyons, driving thousands of people from their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2014

    Photos: Ten most memorable definitions for "Denver" on Urban Dictionary

    Back in June 2012, our Kelsey Whipple put together a collection of ten weird Denver definitions in Urban Dictionary -- a roster that includes terms such as "Denver delay" ("The inevitable delay that will always occur during layovers at Denver International Airport") and "Denver brownie" ("Affectiona ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2014

    The ten best comedy events in Denver this July

    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 >>

  • Film

    June 12, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    The ten best comedy events in Denver in April

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2014

    Ten best comedy events in Denver this January

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    November 21, 2013
  • Blogs

    November 1, 2013

    Ten best comedy events in Denver this November

    With three female comedians, three Davids (Spade, Chappelle, Sedaris) and a whole lot of masked wrestlers on the schedule, November is shaping up to be a delightfully eclectic month for Denver comedy. We have secret shows from Comedy Works, a Scottish wunderkind and another performance on the buddin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2013

    100 Colorado Creatives: Winnie Wenglewick

    #51: Winnie Wenglewick Winnie Wenglewick of Denver's Dangerous Theatre is a theatrical Jill-of-all-trades who came by her profession through the back door: ten years of volunteering with a Florida fringe festival. With no formal training, she's turned Dangerous into a working, if struggling, entity ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    Do comedians and journalists need bad things to happen?

    The next four weeks in Denver will see a tsunami of comedy events. There are four killer standups at Comedy Works (Craig Ferguson, Mike Birbiglia, Marc Maron, Kevin Nealon), two comedy festivals (High Plains, Funstival) and the Oddball Comedy Tour (Dave Chapelle, Flight of the Conchords). It's raini ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    Photos: Meet Hugo, newborn son of Caleb Medley, wounded in Aurora theater shooting

    Update: Yesterday, in an item below, we shared the story of Caleb Medley, a budding stand-up comic horribly wounded in the Aurora theater shootings. He attended the midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises with his wife, Katie, only days before she was due to deliver their first child, and we're ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    Videos: After Aurora theater shooting, Craig Ferguson strikes right tone, Jay Leno doesn't

    As was the case following the 1999 Columbine tragedy, late-night hosts faced a difficult task in dealing with early Friday's shootings at the Century 16 in Aurora. How to treat this horrific incident respectfully and then attempt to make the nation laugh? That night, Craig Ferguson passed the test ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    Dinger still sucks, but Rockies rule in Denver Blogs: World Series here we come?

    "Hey! That was a cheap shot! But I'm still smiling!"​As Craig Ferguson says, it's a great day for America -- and a great day to read some Denver blogs. Inside the Rockies' Steve Foster tallies up love for the Rockies among experts making preseason picks. For instance, six ESPN prognosticators ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    The Top 10 Jersey Shore Parodies

    Jersey Shore is over. The fact that a 10-episode reality TV show needs no introduction and that its conclusion is an event is shocking. Whether the show was so successful because it was Freud's wet dream or because we secretly love stereotypes or because of some unrepeatable Gladwellian cultural coc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    Craig Ferguson: An army of "little people" could take over Denver

    On Friday, Late Late Show laff-maker Craig Ferguson talked about his impending trip to Denver, a city that makes him poop funny. But as last night's program proved, he survived this fecal mutation -- and, as a bonus, he came away with a new plan to take over the city using an army of "little people ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    Craig Ferguson says Denver makes him poop funny

    Craig Ferguson, host of CBS's Late Late Show, specializes in oversharing -- an approach that frequently leads to comic gold. He did so again in this past Friday's broadcast, when he mentioned that he planned to spend the weekend in Denver. Why? It was a secret, he says in the clip above (beginning ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    Denver Blogs: Is it John Hickenlooper or John Hickenritter?

    "This is my coy smile. Like it?"​Despite what Craig Ferguson says, reading Denver blogs won't make you poop funny. Colorado Pols sees plenty of signs that John Hickenlooper will soon launch a bid for Colorado's governorship -- including Republican boss Dick Wadhams dubbing him "Hickenritter." ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 19, 2009
  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    Over the Weekend: Ozomatli at the Ogden

    (Editor's note: The author is a moron and forgot his camera. The above video is basically what happened in the Ogden lobby). Ozomatli with the Nathen Maxwell and the Original Bunny Gang Saturday, November 14, 2009 The Ogden Better Than: Whatever you did, unless whatever you did featured a thousan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2008

    Mile High Makeout: These ARE the good old days

    Photo: Cory Casciato Remember the good old days? If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably caught yourself on more than one occasion muttering that rhetorical question while you waxed nostalgic about something or other that you could just swear was far superior ten or twenty years ago or m ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 6, 2008

    A Long, Strange Trip

    A panel discussion looks at how rock

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2008

    Evolution of the Rock Concert... a panel discussion

    Occasional Backbeat contributor and band manger/consultant with BandGuru, Mark Bliesener, has organized a panel discussion at the Tivoli Center titled Evolution of the Rock Concert. Fittingly, the discussion -- which is free and open to the public and slated to take place on Wednesday, November 12, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2007
  • Blogs

    May 9, 2007

    Rock the Vote!

    Alright, so the wait is over. This year’s Showcase ballot has finally been revealed. As with every year, the event continues to evolve and improve (we like to think so, anyway). This year, you’ll notice that we’ve added five new categories, and there’s 57 acts making a first-time appearance ... More >>

  • Music

    November 9, 2006

    Soul Asylum

    Jamie Lidell

  • Music

    May 30, 2002


    Promoters get ready to suck up a new law that targets meth and the music industry.

  • News

    June 21, 2001

    Crouching Sheriff, Hidden Task Force

    The cops get sued for their attempt to take the grass out of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival.

  • Film

    August 3, 2000

    Reefer Gladness

    Brenda Blethyn goes to pot in Saving Grace.