Happy hour takes the edge off, helping us unwind after a long day. But for people in the restaurant biz, happy hour isn't so happy: It marks the beginning of a long shift to come. That's why Cart-Driver, which I review this week, stays open late, with food and drink specials that start at 10 p.m. wh ... More >>
As the weather gets colder, the entertainment calendar starts heating up. This week you can watch a local comic yuk it up with Jimmy Fallon, learn about the city's ghost stories and look at historic photos of a different kind of spirit while sampling some of the town's liquid assets. For more even ... More >>
People throw all kinds of things at Deer Tick in order to express their love of the gritty rock 'n' roll band from Providence, Rhode Island. At the quintet's sold-out show at the Bluebird Theater in Denver, they threw half-full beers, shoes, even themselves. Even before the group, led by John McCa ... More >>
We understand the temptation to do something other than drive on a day like today. After all, when the roads are icy and many of us are already out of the winter mindset (because we spent Saturday in shorts and T-shirts), getting stuck in a traffic jam is even a bigger drag than usual. But just beca ... More >>
Have you checked your calendar lately? The annual 4/20 weekend is nearly upon us, and we can already smell the smoke in the air in the Mile High City. Okay, maybe that's just the smoke from our pot critic's desk. But that smoke signals an ever-growing list of cannabis-centric events in Denver nex ... More >>
Cash McCandless is a spunky seven-year-old who loves Jimmy Fallon, knock-knock jokes and root beer milk, says his mom, Shelly McCandless, the longtime manager of Avenue Grill in Uptown. But in 2012, after playing games with his grandma, Cash woke up in Children's Hospital after suffering a seizure. ... More >>
It was sad -- Jay Leno's 22 years hosting The Tonight Show ended with all the excitement of a guy farting at the mall. We all talked about his joke stealing and his talk-show stealing and how he'd played to the middle, threw away his talent. We were happy to see him go back to his garage and all h ... More >>
Although Governor John Hickenlooper opposed Amendment 64, he signed the marijuana measure into law after Colorado voters approved it in 2012. But that doesn't mean he's reached a happy place regarding the law. Far from it: In a column by the New York Times' Maureen Dowd, Hick talks negatively about ... More >>
Music is life -- or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon, now. Sharing is caring. Don't ... More >>
This weekend, Breaking Bad comes to an end. No more Walter White. No more Heisenberg. No more Jesse, Saul or Todd. No more of television's best drama. That's going to leave a gaping hole in fans' hearts, but one lucky -- and wealthy -- superfan has the opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind piece of Bre ... More >>
Seriously funny musicians are compelled to seriously not make serious music, finding the absurd around every corner of a melodious jack-in-the-box. Pop goes the weasel 'cuz the weasel goes pop! When most musicians give in to an urge to create dramatic music, these comedic musicians can't help but ta ... More >>
Prince became a household name after the release of his third album, 1982's 1999. Over the years, his perfectly realized blend of rock, pop, funk and jazz has proved equally popular with audiences and critics. Throughout the '80s, Prince released hit records that broke genre barriers, not just in te ... More >>
Stephen Colbert, as a real human being, is useless to us. Yes, that's a very selfish thing to say, but we all know it's true. When he's stepped out of character in the past for interviews on Fresh Air or Meet the Press, it's mildly interesting, but it's interesting in the same way that it was intere ... More >>
This is a turning point in the history of music on the internet. I know, I know, it feels like a regular Friday, but trust me, things will never be the same again. The forces of capitalism, social networking and goofing off have converged at the perfect time to create the magic that is the "Harlem ... More >>
MGM studio exec Louis B. Mayer started the Academy Awards in 1929 as a way to bolster the image of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences -- and assist in mediating labor disputes. From that modest beginning, the awards ceremony has grown into one of the world's biggest annual media events. ... More >>
The great thing about Halloween falling on a week day is that it means there will be parties on both of the surrounding weekends. The fun kicks off tonight, and there are plenty of inexpensive events to enjoy -- everything costume parties to pet-costume parties to a chance to be an amateur sleuth. A ... More >>
Rob Zombie originally came to prominence with his first band, White Zombie. With a penchant for campy horror imagery and music that was the perfect mutant blend of an industrial aesthetic with trashy metal and punk, White Zombie was one in a handful of bands that crossed the alternative-rock world a ... More >>
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 >>
If you weren't amused by Jimmy Fallon's Tebowie skit the first time around, tough luck -- because you're about to see a lot more of it. Even before The Chosen One was traded to the Jets, Fallon reprised the gag to reflect the Broncos' Peyton Manning signing, complete with lyrics such as "Tebow got s ... More >>
Our post about Tim Tebow's appearance on Jimmy Fallon's show noted that while even The Chosen One admitted he needs to work on his throwing motion, he proved to be a quick study with a T-shirt cannon. That got one of our readers thinking.
NBC's Jimmy Fallon recently riffed on Tim Tebow-mania by crossing the QB with David Bowie to create...Tebowie. Then, last night, Tebow reconfirmed his sense of humor by appearing on Fallon's show. In the segment on view below, he mocked the host for being "pitchy" during the Tebowie skit -- an amusi ... More >>
Matisyahu sans his trademark beardMATISYAHU @ OGDEN THEATRE | 12/17/11Less than half a minute into a first song appropriately titled "Open the Gates," Matisyahu's dancing had already grown so intense his yarmulke could no longer support it. Instead, it popped off. This action would later repe ... More >>
Word on the street is the suits over at 30 Rock will now be censoring ?uestlove of the almighty Roots over that whole lyin' ass bitch incident with Michelle Bachmann, in which Questo subversively played the intro of Fishbone's "Lyin' Ass Bitch" as the Republican presidential candidate made he ... More >>
In his comedy act, Anthony Jeselnik plays the asshole, cracking dark, arrogant, and hilarious one-liners. The persona has gotten him far; Jeselnik is now a prominent figure on Comedy Central's roasts, has a successful stand-up career, and is in development for a television show on the same network. ... More >>
Back in June, we spoke with once-and-future Colorado Public Radio staffer Mike Flanagan about the impending debut of a new indie-rock station at 1340 AM. At 6 a.m. this morning, the outlet, dubbed Open Air, made its bow, and while it's clearly in soft-launch/preview mode at this writing, the messag ... More >>
No, it's not some kind of weird sex party. Red Rocks is pushing its partnership with Love Hope Strength, a music-centric cancer charity with headquarters in Denver, by hosting one of the organization's tents at the venue's shows and signing up bone-marrow doners -- boners, as Jimmy Fallon ref ... More >>
#OMG, they killed #OBL. And finally, tonight, Gary Faulkner can sleep soundly, Samurai swords safely sheathed. We heard "Bin Laden is dead" about 500 times from Wolf Blitzer in about 30 minutes, listened as Geraldo tried to articulate his joy at the death of Usama bin Laden, but the real en ... More >>
By now, you've heard "Friday," right, that horrendous Rebecca Black song? Although we firmly believe it is an abomination, we are super-psyched to not only have something new to make fun of, but we are now able to relish Rebecca Black's career-demise and observe in the vast, demented glory th ... More >>
BravoThe Quickfire Challenge for the Top Chef All Stars last night was to make fondue -- and the contestants would judge each others' offerings. Who'd have thought that old 70s party and ski-lodge favorite could have been so cunningly re-imagined? Antonia used smoked salmon and fromage blanc ... More >>
Kids these days.Well, now I guess I've seen everything. I've been through wars, natural disasters, the inexplicable career of Jimmy Fallon and two or three great depressions, but I never thought I'd see the day when everybody stopped the presses on account of a little cold weather. Why, today ... More >>
Ahoy, I have a product tie-in!The custom of watching The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, as Kiernan Maletsky pointed out the other day, is one of our more bizarre holiday traditions: There is almost no cultural event more boring than a parade in real life, but watching one on TV? Coma-inducin ... More >>
Oh, dear God. In case you somehow missed this today, let's just go ahead and file this one under Best. Damn. Clip. Ever. Seriously. Jimmy Fallon is a genius. We would have never guessed in a thousand years that the inane, grating irritation known as "Whip My Hair" had any redeemable qualities, but ... More >>
Paging Neil Young: Saw what you did with "Pants on the Ground" last week on Jimmy Fallon. Good times. Call us crazy, but this one has your name written all over it. No? We're of course talking about this gem from Chargers star running back LaDainian Tomlinson. Considering that it's already made t ... More >>
Lori MidsonKyle Fitzgerald, exec chef of Old Blinking LightThis is part two of my interview with Kyle Fitzgerald. To read part one, click here. Culinary inspirations: I wish I had some great story about my mom's kitchen, or the way I would watch my grandma bake, but my kitchen was never tha ... More >>
Atmosphere, Aesop Rock, Murs and Eyedea & Abilities Red Rocks Friday, August 14 Red Rocks giveth, and Red Rocks taketh away. The sprawling amphitheater is so storied at this point that it tests performers playing it like few venues in the country -- and not everyone passes. That was certain ... More >>
Serena Brooks likes to play rough. I have very few rules in life. Don't eat ice cream right before bed, unless you want heartburn. Don't watch Jimmy Fallon right before bed, unless you want heartburn. And never, ever, under any circumstances, get high and drunk on a Monday night and have a threesom ... More >>
The Fray, this nifty little pop band from Denver, dropped in on Jimmy Fallon's soon-to-be-short-lived late-night show on Thursday to play a little ditty. If you were reading the Tweets of Fallon's house-band leader ?uest Love, you probably expected Isaac and Co. to play their bizarre cover of Kany ... More >>
Jimmy Fallon dressed like a typical Boulder resident. Yes, I, too, assumed that Late Night with Jimmy Fallon would be a disaster. But it's actually pretty funny on occasions, as demonstrated by a bit from yesterday's show in which the former Saturday Night Live self-chuckler pretended to do eight p ... More >>
"We're not models! We're real people!" Dig in.... Today in Cafe Society: • Simms Steakhouse update. • Giggling Grizzly clan plan to turn Public House into Lizard's Bar & Grill. • A full weekend of food fun. • In answer to your question, D Bar. • An early peak at the Streets of SouthGlenn ... More >>
George Lopez headlines Comedy Works Souths grand opening.
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The Farrelly brothers swing straight and hit the sweet spot.
Vin Diesel moves in, and the laughs move out.
Saturday Night Live's prime player is rapidly outgrowing television's small screen
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