George Carlin

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    July 16, 2014

    Christopher Titus on happiness, joking about guns, and Pawnography

    Christopher Titus is a singular voice in standup comedy with a unique style and profound personal connection to his fanbase. Titus stood out early on in his career with appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Premium Blend, and managed to turn his one man show Norman Roc ... More >>

  • Film

    December 26, 2013
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    November 14, 2013

    100 Colorado Creatives: Michael Chavez

    #33: Michael Chavez Michael Chavez had already worked as an artist and curator, experience that prepared him well for his current job as public-art administrator for Denver Arts & Venues. In that role, he both oversees and maintains the city's present collection of 350 works and coordinates new com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    Why does 103.1 want us to masturbate to standup comedy?

    The ultimate aim of good satire is to parody an unintentionally funny event as accurately as possible, while spicing it up with a little exaggeration and sarcasm. But sometimes the comedy gods throw you something so ridiculous, so shockingly unreal, that all you have to do is xerox it and say: Look ... More >>

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    June 27, 2013
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    February 13, 2013

    Video: Christopher Dorner, ex-L.A. cop, presumed dead after fiery cabin standoff

    Update:Ex-L.A. cop Christopher Dorner has been the subject of a massive manhunt for more than a week after allegedly killing three , including former Denver resident Keith Lawrence; see previous coverage below. Now, the crisis appears at an end, with charred remains found in a gutted California cabi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    Ben Kronberg on his new Comedy Central special, and why he left Denver

    Ben Kronberg could be the most successful comic to come out of the Denver comedy scene recently. Crafting Mitch Hedberg- style micro-jokes, delivered with a creepy dead-pan stare, Kronberg has developed a style all his own that's gaining some national recognition. After showcasing on Comedy Central' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    Louie C.K.: Five examples of his twisted comic wisdom

    Like Lenny Bruce in the '60s, George Carlin in the '70s or Bill Hicks in the '90s, Louie C.K. could go down as the premier comic of this decade. His standup specials have not only changed the course of comedy material, but have changed the business of stand-up comedy. C.K. will be performing to a so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    The Evolution of Comedy tackles funny beliefs

    Beliefs are funny things. From aliens to talking snakes, people believe in some pretty ludicrous stuff, and the rationalist comedians of The Evolution of Comedy tour are here to have fun with that. This Sunday, November 11, Ian Harris, Jason Resler and Maurice Northup will be at Comedy Works to riff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    The sins of Bill Maher's previous life

    We all know him as the witty hybrid of Johnny Carson and George Carlin; the anti-religion, anti-South, pro-drug, pro-leather suit godfather of televised political satire. But did you know that there was once a whole decade where Bill Maher was as cool and relevant as Tim Allen at a Sleigh Bells conc ... 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

    May 1, 2012

    What type of Wash Park fitness weirdo are you?

    It's pretend summer in Colorado! You know, that time of year (read: every single month) when it gets up to 80-plus degrees for a few days, long enough to make you forget that it's probably going to still snow-out your cousin's wedding in June? Last week, when we experienced one of those first gorgeo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    Reader: I came, I saw, Ikea -- art is in the eye of the beholder

    Last week, Susan Froyd offered the "Fifteen best Denver ART moments in 2011" -- a compendium of seriously praiseworthy events over the past year that elicited precisely one comment. Meanwhile, the comments keep coming in for Jef Otte's "Ten best moments in Denver arts: 2011."

  • Music

    November 17, 2011

    Dissonance in Design

    Neurotransmitting an Epiphany

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Ben Affleck is really talented. No, really.

    Hey, nits, I already said I was sorry about those crappy movies, alright?​Ben Affleck has acted in some truly horrible movies. After co-winning an Oscar with his best friend, Affleck's resume reads like a list of the worst movies from the late '90s that we all thought were sorta okay at the t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Adam Carolla on no-attention-span stand up

    ​Adam Carolla comes to Denver this weekend to perform some visual-aided stand-up. Carolla, who is most famous for his stints on Love Line and The Man Show, now runs a daily podcast and last year released a book, In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks. We talked to him before the shows about how h ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 8, 2009
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    September 3, 2009


    Sunday, September 6, Fiddler's Green, 303-830-8497.

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    Denver Blogs: Shit, indeed

    Yes, George Carlin would like this art very much. ( Shooting free throws blind-folded is harder than it looks. Just ask Chauncey Billups. (Pickaxe and Roll) Peter Boyles is officially a third-grader. Someone give him a wedgie. (Media Matters)

  • Music

    November 6, 2008
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    October 6, 2008

    A Boulder Daily Camera headline that really sucks

    The Camera plunges into suckage. Daily newspapers are notoriously cautious when it comes to language issues. A More Messages blog from August notes that the Rocky Mountain News's spelled the word "ass" as "a--" in a piece that quoted Colorado Republican Party chieftain Dick Wadhams. In addition, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2008

    The Rocky Mountain News Almost Lets George Carlin Swear

    For George Carlin, "B.S." was "bullshit." The Rocky Mountain News' profanity policy isn't exactly a paragon of consistency. In quoting a pithy comment made by Colorado Republican Party leader Dick Wadhams, the paper spelled "ass" as "a--". And yet a site search turned up asses aplenty. The word, s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2008

    Piss and the Rocky Mountain News

    In the second item of his July 5 column, Rocky Mountain News media critic Jason Salzman wondered if any entries from the late George Carlin's famous list of seven dirty words you can't say on television, first delivered in the early '70s, can now be printed in the paper for which he writes. Rocky ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2008

    R.I.P. Larry Killingsworth

    A lot of stand-up comics who never died on the stage seem to be passing away off it these days. First, Denver's legendary Don Becker, who I wrote about in this June 19 feature, and then George Carlin, who was loved and revered the world over (read blogs about his legacy here and here). And although ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2008

    George Carlin's HBO Sendoff

    The first time I ever saw George Carlin’s act was on HBO: 1983's Carlin at Carnegie, his third special for the channel -- and one of eleven HBO is running tonight and tomorrow, June 25 and 26, in a fitting tribute to the late comedian and his work. Before its airing, the program was promoted with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2008

    George Carlin in Westword and Beyond

    It wasn't very long ago that George Carlin, who died on June 22, graced the pages of Westword. A piece with the now-ironic headline "Carlin Continues" appeared in the paper's April 3 issue in connection to an appearance at the Buell Theatre to benefit Channel 12, which issued a press release after n ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 3, 2008
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    March 24, 2008
  • Music

    March 13, 2008

    Bhi Bhiman's Righteous Recipe

    Cookbook pairs sweet music with spicy lyrics.

  • Music

    July 12, 2007

    American Relay

    Corn & Oil

  • Home Entertainment

    March 1, 2007
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    February 1, 2007
  • Film

    June 8, 2006

    Kickin' the Tires

    Pixar's latest is no lemon, but it does have that used-Cars smell.

  • Music

    October 13, 2005

    Blackfire Revelation

    Tuesday, October 18, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

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    August 11, 2005

    Did You Hear the One About …?

    The Aristocrats captures an inside joke that bursts the boundaries of propriety.

  • Film

    August 11, 2005

    Crass Action

    Inside the dirtiest joke ever told is a nugget of unadulterated joy.

  • News

    May 12, 2005

    The Message


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    April 21, 2005
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    March 4, 2004

    Latin Tornado

    Leguizamo rolls into town with his razor-sharp wit

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    January 29, 2004

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of January 29, 2004

  • News

    April 25, 2002

    Weather by Numbers

    The cold truth about forecasting

  • News

    August 31, 2000

    Words Get in the Way

    If the news is offensive, how does local media report it? Very carefully.

  • Culture

    August 24, 2000

    Devilishly Good

    Lucifer Tonite proves that experimental shows can be heavenly.

  • Film

    November 18, 1999

    In God He Trusts

    Director Kevin Smith spouts his Dogma.

  • Culture

    June 4, 1998
  • Calendar

    April 2, 1998

    Night & Day

    April 2-8, 1998

  • News

    July 18, 1996

    Hook 'n' Laughter

    A Colorado firefighter finds humor in uniform.

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    January 24, 1996
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    July 12, 1995
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    March 30, 1994
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