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 >>
Looks like Kelsie Huff will be just as funny in the afterlife as she is in her real life. "My tombstone will read: Kelsie Huff. Not buried here. We decided to go in another direction," she said in her Twitter feed last week. Huff hails from Chicago, where she's a member of the prestigious Second Ci ... More >>
You awkwardly danced to "End of the Road" at your middle school dances. You sang along to "I'll Make Love to You" on the radio, even if you didn't fully understand the subject matter. "Motownphilly" will always be back again. After taking a break for several years, the Boyz behind these early '90s ... More >>
With Friday's release of The Heat (Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy), another buddy cop movie joins a film library filled with explosions, oddball pairings and broad humor. While the genre's been compacted into a cliche over the years (especially immediately following its heyday in the late '80s and ... More >>
ShaNae Ross doesn't tell dirty jokes. She doesn't get political, unless you count poking fun at racial differences as she does in a bit where she asks the audience to guess an imaginary person's race based on their name. She also doesn't approach religion, despite having a religious background. Ross ... More >>
Denver native T.J. Miller can be a polarizing character in his hometown. Many in the comedy community see him as a local hero who's helped bring national eyes to the scene; others think he's a bro-down braggart who erroneously claimed civic pride with his "Denver" music video. Either way, though, th ... 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 >>
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 >>
Love is weird. Most anyone over the age of, say, sixteen or so has at least one story of an ill-fated romance based on the old adage of "opposites attract." Worse, it's usually more "whatever will cause us the most confusion, chaos and, most likely, pain attracts." That's not to say those strange ro ... More >>
The NBA is teeming with actors. Yes, actors. Maybe not the kind you're used to in films and plays, but they still act. These "actors" can often be found over-dramatizing physical contact by flamboyantly diving into the air or covering their eyes while pretending to get clocked with an invisible elbo ... More >>
You probably know him best from his weekly appearances on E!'s Chelsea Lately, where host Chelsea Handler frequently questions his sexual orientation and capitalizes on stereotypes related to his Asian-American heritage. But Jo Koy isn't just a basic-cable punching bag. He's been climbing his way up ... More >>
Although comedian Kelsie Huff's new production at the Boulder Fringe Festival is titled This Show Might Be Terrible, her past hits suggest it will be anything but. Known for her Boulder Fringe Official Encore Award-winning shows Bruiser and Huffs, Huff is also a successful stand-up comedian who head ... More >>
If Mitt Romney wins tonight in Michigan, he'll be one step closer to earning the Republican nomination to run against incumbent President Barack Obama. Romney has a ton of money, an impeccable head of hair and a hustler's spirit. While everybody's all worried about the economy this and recession tha ... More >>
Children of Bodom (due tomorrow night at the Gothic Theater) formed in 1993 in the Finnish town of Espoo. Lead guitarist and singer Alexi Laiho and drummer Jaska Raatikainen formed the band around the age of fourteen under the name Inearthed. By the time the outfit released its debut album, 1997's S ... More >>
"I'm small, but I'm powerful."So ...I love city and state rankings. I even wrote a whole ode to them once. I'm fully aware that they're complete bullshit, just bait for us desperate blogger-types to suck down and spit out in the form of free publicity for whichever company pulled the alleged ... More >>
The past year brought the worst economy since the malaise of the 1970s, and like that era, it also saw dance music sweep the nation. Lady Gaga, the Black Eyed Peas, Beyoncé and P. Diddy all dabbled in the sound. Even Michael Jackson was said to be working on a dance album with the Peas' Will ... More >>
Turns out Denver has a much smaller role in Imagine That than we originally thought. As you may recall, three weeks worth of filming for the Eddie Murphy flick took place right here in our Mile High home. And although you can still see a helicopter shot of the city and catch a glimpse of Melo ta ... More >>
An image from the Ed Bowes film "Entanglement." The last major Hollywood movie filmed in Colorado was Eddie Murphy's Imagine That, which prompted yawns from most critics and scored so poorly at the box office that it may well have led to the firing of two top executives at Paramount, the studio tha ... 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 >>
Role Models is smarter and bawdier than your average boys-to-men movie
The season of big budget bangs uses its brain.
Simon Pegg may not have the ideal physique to play hefty, but he's a good fit for FatBoy.
Comic Charlie Murphy has a way with words.
George & Caplin's mutant electronica is the sound of science.
The left, turning right, was plain wrong.
Eddie Griffin shows the world how he wrings laughs from his DysFunKtional kin.
On his latest album, the Soulchild grows up.
Audiences love Jerry Bruckheimer. Critics don't. Like he cares.
He steals Ali, but will Hollywood give Jamie Foxx a shot at the title?
Rush Hour 2 is as light on its feet as a dead elephant.
Schoolyard slurs, an incest charge and county social services shatter a black family's Kiowa dream.
Ted Demme and Denis Leary are a match made in effin' heaven.
Leonard's talking off the top of his head. Children, leave the room.
Mary Katherine Gallagher may be a Superstar, but do you really care?
Funkster Rick James learns how hard it is to remain hip.
Multi-instrumentalist Harvey Reid proves that acoustic folk doesn't have to be boring.