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Dave Chappelle

  • Calendar

    September 4, 2014
  • Blogs

    September 3, 2014

    The Ten Best Comedy Events in Denver this September

    As the year lumbers toward autumn and Denver shakes off its various summer-festival hangovers, our city's bleary-eyed revelers have few better live entertainment options this month than comedy. From a nice roster of comedy club headliners rolling through town, banner months for some of Denver's most ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 21, 2014
  • Blogs

    August 1, 2014

    The ten best comedy events in Denver this August

    By the time August rolls around, summer seems to have lost some of its summery luster. After sweltering in the muggy heat and unexpected downpours for two months, August Schools re-open, attractions close, and Hollywood has already burned through its popcorniest blockbusters. It falls to comedy then ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    Ten best comedy events in Denver this May

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2013

    Ralphie May on Southern intellectuals and hating alternative comedy

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2013

    Dave Chappelle lights up Comedy Works -- with more shows to go

    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 >>

  • 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

    September 30, 2013

    Keenen Ivory Wayans on Dave Chappelle, In Living Color and Jehovah's Witnesses

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    Dave Chappelle and Flight of the Conchords get weird at Fiddler's Green

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    Dave Chappelle's Oddball Comedy Festival postponed due to weather

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    September 12, 2013
  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    Homophobia's still going strong in 21st-century comedy

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    Dave Chappelle's "meltdown" was more Bill Burr than Michael Richards

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2013

    The ten best comedy events in September in Denver

    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 >>

  • 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

    August 20, 2013

    The ten best "yeahs" in recent music history

    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 >>

  • Film

    May 30, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    Five TV shows that were canceled much too soon

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2013

    The fifty greatest rap groups of all time: 50-26

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    March 21, 2013
  • Calendar

    November 1, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 13, 2012

    Oh Gnome You Didn't! The ten best team themes from Flipcup'alooza

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    Five great marijuana moments in standup comedy

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Mile High Movies ramps up tonight with a showing of stoner classic Half-Baked

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2011

    SXSW Travelogue: Air Dubai engages in water gun fight and plays its first showcase

    ​ 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Day Job: Kevin Kain promoter by night, law school student by day

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Bossip: Playing up black stereotypes for page views

    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 >>

  • Dining

    March 25, 2010
  • Calendar

    February 25, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 4, 2009

    Denver Blogs: Michael Bennet is rich, biatch!

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    June 4, 2009

    The Yuk Stops Here

    Christian Finnegan keeps comedy indie.

  • Calendar

    February 26, 2009

    Anger Management

    Bobcat Goldthwait brings his act to the Comedy Works.

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2008

    Comedian Bill Burr, of Chapelle's Show fame, works Comedy Works this weekend

    Chappelle's Show veteran and all-around funny guy Bill Burr is stopping at Comedy Works this weekend. We caught up with Burr just after the recent earthquake in Los Angeles. Westword (Amber Taufen): How are you? Bill Burr: Well, I just got back from vacation, and we just had a nice earthquake here ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2008

    Q&A With Comedian Todd Barry

    Photo by Matthew Rodgers Todd Barry's twenty years in the comedy scene and far-ranging television credentials (Wonder Showzen, Sesame Street, Chappelle's Show, Sex and the City, Hot Off the Grill with Bobby Flay -- plus one of his more recent stints on the tube, the insane bongo-player who nearly b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2008
  • Blogs

    November 6, 2007
  • Blogs

    November 6, 2007

    Charting Graf: New Piece Up at CIA Wall

    View a larger image of the full wall. As always, it’s back to the CIA wall where RTD honcho ACEE, HOME from BTR crew and Double from GuerillaGarden have sprayed down an homage to the Dave Chappelle character Sir Smoke-A-Lot, from the 1998 cult classic, Half Baked. It’s the little touches that c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2007

    New Piece Up at the CIA Wall

    View a larger image of the full wall. As always, it’s back to the CIA wall where RTD honcho ACEE, HOME from BTR crew and Double from GuerillaGarden have sprayed down an homage to the Dave Chappelle character Sir Smoke-A-Lot, from the 1998 cult classic, Half Baked. It’s the little touches that c ... More >>

  • News

    October 4, 2007

    Carlos Mencia: Racist Jerk or Thieving Jerk?

    The Mexican sounds off on Mencia and the DREAM Act.

  • Music

    March 8, 2007

    Cred Sheet

    What you need to know to be in the know.

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2007

    Super Dave

    Doing three hours of stand-up is one thing. But for a comic to be funny for that entire time... well, that's another thing entirely. While Dave Chappelle offered some truly gut-busting moments of hilarity during his marathon session at Comedy Works last night, there were also some bizarre instances, ... More >>

  • Music

    November 16, 2006

    Cred Sheet

    Stuff you need to know to avoid ostracism.

  • Film

    June 22, 2006

    Pause & Effect

    A truly universal remote leads to Sandler's best movie in years.

  • Home Entertainment

    June 15, 2006
  • Film

    March 2, 2006

    Get Down With Dave

    Chappelle returns with a raucous Block Party.

  • Music

    September 29, 2005

    Out and About

    Fresh at Lotus

  • Music

    July 21, 2005

    Ying Yang Twins

    USA (United State of Atlanta) (TVT)

  • News

    November 18, 2004

    Off Limits

    Name blame

  • Music

    August 12, 2004

    Crunked Up

    Beneath his deranged exterior, Lil Jon is a man with a plan.

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