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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
With nine shows down and three more to go, Dave Chappelle has been running a comedy marathon this week at Comedy Works. With almost no promotion outside of the club's e-mail list, tickets have been selling out in record time, and no matter how many extra shows are added (sometimes three in a night, ... More >>
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 >>
"I fired a manager after he said to me, 'Do something crazy and it'll get on YouTube and your career will take off!'" comedian Christopher Titus told me in an interview this summer. "I looked at him and was like, 'Really, that's your plan? Really?'" While Titus may be cynical about creating a phony ... More >>
As much an icon of African-American comedy as Richard Pryor or Eddie Murphy, Keenen Ivory Wayans pioneered a new style of televised sketch comedy with In Living Color, introducing mainstream Americans to the stylish humor of early '90s black culture. The show also launched the careers of Jim Carrey, ... More >>
If 1967 was the summer of love, then 2013 was definitely the summer of laughter -- at least in Denver. After absorbing three comedy festivals in four weeks, there must have been a lot of chuckle-trimmed abs that got another workout last night. Because closing out this season of the wit was Dave Chap ... More >>
No, Chappelle did not get sick of his "Rick James, bitch!" shouting fans and disappear into Morocco. The Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival, scheduled for tonight at Fiddlers Green, has been postponed due to the massive flooding and rainfall that Denver and other cities have endured over the last ... More >>
Homophobia in popular culture began to fade in the '70s, and for the most part was dead and gone by the '90s. With music, it began with disco and was stomped to death by riot grrrl. In film it was exposed with Boys in the Band, and deemed passé with My Own Private Idaho. Art and fashion have been g ... More >>
A week into his comeback tour, Dave Chappelle either had a "meltdown," was "booed off the stage," or was treated like a black-face minstrel by a crowd of "fucking animals" last Thursday in Hartford, Connecticut. The incident has made for a bloggery buffet of commentary on race, comedy and corporate ... More >>
As our High Plains hangovers fade, local comedy fans must look ahead to the future after a game-changing August. Ironically, what lies ahead this month in Denver comedy is firmly rooted in the past. We've got 90's sitcom stars, a slate of road-dog headliners, and even two Saturday Night Live ... More >>
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 >>
Granted sometimes invoking a pithy "yeah" in song might seem like token verbalizing just to fill in the gaps when a singer can't think of anything else to say. No argument there. Sometimes, though, a forceful "yeah" can express all kinds of raw, unbridled emotions (see James Hetfield). Uh-huh. Yeah. ... More >>
Futurama has been cancelled...again. Fans are keenly aware that the show was nuked back in 2003 by Fox, then brought back by Comedy Central after it bought the rights to the four movies in 2007. But this season will reportedly be the last one, with the series finale airing on September 4. Yes, Fut ... More >>
There's something great about a hip-hop group. From the beginning, it was never intended to be a solo endeavor; rap began in cyphers at block parties, and the first established rappers were components of a collective centered around the more important DJ. Even now that the rapper is the star, it's n ... More >>
People were flipping out in the plaza outside Fado Irish Pub on Saturday. Between drunken refs, a brief rain delay, match announcers competing with blasting music from DJ Escal8 and general alcohol-induced chaos, the madness level among competitors and spectators alike at Flipcup'alooza approached s ... More >>
While many comedians themselves may prefer a stiff drink, marijuana has, for some time, been the drug of choice for comedy audiences. From Lenny Bruce's satirical pamphlet on the dangers of the herb, to sketch comedians like Cheech & Chong and Dave Chappelle building whole careers around it, enterta ... More >>
Tom MurphyTantric Picasso at The Bluebird Theater TANTRIC PICASSO @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 2/2/12 Sometimes when bands come out on stage and look like they dressed for the show it can seem like a put-on. But when Tantric Picasso came on they looked like a band that had stepped out of a door to the ear ... More >>
Happy Black History Month! February has traditionally been the month when the contributions, traditions, and historical facts about African Americans are celebrated the most. This year's Black History Month started off a little heavy with the passing of Soul Train founder Don Cornelius. All month he ... More >>
What's the best way to kick off a new film series called Mile High Movies? With stoner movies of course. The first installment has already come and gone with Cheech and Chong's Up in Smoke, but tonight at 8 p.m. at the Oriental Theater, you'll be able to play catch up while downing drinks and ... More >>
Saturday, March 19 (or Friday, March 18 -- since the night just isn't over) Let me first start today's travelogue by saying how amazing a time it has been here in Texas. It's 4 a.m. currently (technically, still the night of Friday the 18th, but whatev), and I am writing from our hotel roo ... More >>
Kevin Kain (aka Kevin Henderson) can typically be found posted up in the VIP area of the hottest clubs on any given weekend night, and occasionally a Thursday appearance at Club Vinyl's Reggae on the Roof.
A "thug looking auntie"It wouldn't be the first time Bossip, a tabloid site devoted to black celebrities and culture, has espoused seemingly racist views about, ahem, black celebrities and culture. Take, for example, the actor and model Djimon Hounsou, who Bossip has consistently mocked for h ... More >>
If you're looking for someone who reads local blogs and then makes dated Dave Chappelle references, you're in the right place. Send links over here. Face the State dug up the financial disclosure statements for Colorado's statewide office holders. So we're linking to it. Unless Michael Bennet doe ... More >>
Christian Finnegan keeps comedy indie.
Bobcat Goldthwait brings his act to the Comedy Works.
The Mexican sounds off on Mencia and the DREAM Act.
What you need to know to be in the know.
Friday, December 1, Ogden Theatre, 1-866-468-7621.
Stuff you need to know to avoid ostracism.
A truly universal remote leads to Sandler's best movie in years.
Chappelle returns with a raucous Block Party.
Fresh at Lotus
A reckless cop goes undercover in Underclassman.
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Beneath his deranged exterior, Lil Jon is a man with a plan.