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  • Film

    November 20, 2014
  • Blogs

    November 12, 2014

    Podcast: It's Our All Daily Show Week with Foxcatcher and Rosewater

    It's a special The Daily Show edition of the Voice Film Club podcast, as we talk about Bennett Miller's Foxcatcher (starring Steve Carell) and move onto Rosewater, the movie Jon Stewart left The Daily Show for three months in 2013 to direct. Both are in theaters starting November 14. Here's a full ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2014

    The Ten Best Comedy Events in Denver in November -- and a Bonus

    As the holiday season approaches, the entertainment calendar for the month holds a cornucopia of comic delights in store for local giggle gobblers. Sidling up to a table richly dressed with top notch performers, local comedy fans will be heartily stuffed and belly-sore by the month's end. With optio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2013

    Fox News mistakenly sources satirical blog; my love for Fox grows stronger

    Yes, it's true. Over the weekend one of the interchangeable blonde anchors on Fox and Friends reported that, despite the WWII memorial being closed during the government shutdown, "some things are continuing to be funded . . . President Obama has offered to pay out of his own pocket for the museum o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    Senator Ted Cruz's stunt proves politics is show business for ugly people

    "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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    Jon Stewart shut down Crossfire -- but now it's back on CNN

    While Jon Stewart was away directing his first film in the Middle East, CNN took the opportunity to revamp Crossfire. One of the first politically polarizing talk shows on the first cable news network, Crossfire had a 22-year run before it was shut down in 2004, after Stewart called the show "partis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    John Oliver takes over hosting duties of The Daily Show

    "Let's all just acknowledge for a moment that: This. Is. Weird," John Oliver said last night, opening his first round of hosting The Daily Show for the summer. While Jon Stewart will be away for the next twelve weeks directing his debut film, Rosewater, the most celebrated comic to come out of The D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    Westword Book Club: Jodee Champion on Candide, Catcher in the Rye and comedy

    Reading is about more than following a narrative or learning facts; it can also be a profound shared experience that culminates in a better understanding of ourselves and each other. In that spirit, welcome to the Westword Book Club, a weekly feature that celebrates the books that inspire Denver art ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2013

    Demetri Martin on Woody Guthrie, prop-comedy and not being a hipster

    Demetri Martin's polished micro-jokes, nervous stare and intense appreciation of aesthetics have made him a welcome antidote to the wave of loud and sloppy comedians who have dominated the scene over the last decade. In advance of Martin's visit to Comedy Works South this Sunday for two shows (one i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    John Oliver talks llamas, Ray Lewis and the greatness that is Herman Cain

    The first time John Oliver agreed to do an interview with Westword, Michael Roberts noted the utter futility of pointing out when either party -- but mostly the "humble scribe" -- laughed due to the ubiquitous chortles throughout. Five years later, Humble Scribe No. 2 (aka, yours truly), could have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    Lewis Black on socialism, Louis C.K. and the new NRA app

    The most common byproduct of politics is high blood pressure, and no one experiences that kind of pre-stroke madness like standup comedian Lewis Black. With his shaky hands, bulging eyes and unbuttoned suit, Black often appears as an out-of-work schmuck who writes angry letters to the White House an ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 17, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    Andy Guerrero on hugging the First Lady and having his fauxhawk blessed by the Dalai Lama

    Last Thursday, Andy Guerrero had the kind of moment most Obama supporters will only ever experience in dreams: He met First Lady Michelle Obama in the radiant, well-toned flesh. He was, in fact, hugged and caressed by her. Guerrero was among the 3,100 people who waited more than four hours to see Ob ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Mark Udall proud The Daily Show's Jon Stewart agrees with him (VIDEO)

    Video below.​Politicians featured in comedy bits on The Daily Show don't usually draw attention to their appearances, given that they tend to come across as clueless bozos. But Senator Mark Udall's office actually wants constituents to watch the following video, about a provision of a defense ... 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

    June 23, 2011

    Southwest rant: Pilot not wild about the idea that old bags fly free (VIDEO)

    Video below.​In a recent post about Frontier Airlines' cost-saving agreement with pilots, I noted that my loyalty to Denver's hometown airline had diminished in the face of Southwest's bags-fly-free policy. Turns out, though, that one Southwest pilot isn't that fond of old bags -- especially i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Tim Tebow using The Daily Show's Jon Stewart as his book-tour gag writer?

    Tim Tebow.​Welcome to the Denver blog post roundup! Mile High Report's Colby shares Tim Tebow's interview with a Miami station, in which TT uses a line from The Daily Show's Jon Stewart about not waiting until he's 24 to write a book. Stealin' from the best! Colorado Pols on local powerhouse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    Judgment Day is coming on May 21, says The Daily Show -- for 89-year-old Harold Camping

    Camping and Stewart.​Billboards in Colorado and beyond warn that Judgment Day is coming May 21 -- at least according to the California-based Family Radio network, led by 89-year-old Boulder native Harold Camping. And according to a clip from last night's episode of The Daily Show on view below ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Ten people who should host the 2012 Oscars

    At least they make decent movies.​Is it time to already begin thinking about next year's Academy Awards show? Well, if you're like most Americans -- and critics, the venerable Roger Ebert among them -- who watched last night's show, then the answer is "yes." The hipster hosts, 28-year-old An ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear photos from across the country

    See Denver rally photos.​If you were outside enjoying the fall weather this weekend, and not holed up in your home watching Comedy Central, you might have missed the airing of the "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear," hosted by the cable channel's fake newscasters/real pundits Jon Stewart and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Barack Obama names Betsy Markey & (kind of) Michael Brown on The Daily Show: VIDEO

    Obama and Stewart.​President Barack Obama's extended interview on last night's episode of Comedy Central's The Daily Show had some unexpected Colorado flavor. Not only did he specifically mention Congresswoman Betsy Markey, who's in a difficult fight against Cory Gardner, but he also reference ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 28, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity inspires a Denver version in Civic Center Park

    John Stewart.​A group of Daily Show lovers in Denver are organizing a local version of comedian Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity on October 30 at Civic Center Park. The Stewart event, a somewhat tongue-in-cheek response to conservative talk-show host Glenn Beck's Rally to Restore Honor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    The Daily Show weighs in on South Park's Mohammad controversy

    The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    The ten most cringe-worthy/awkward interviews

    Celebrities get lucky with interviews most of the time. Networks cut down strange content, or if the interview is too weird, they never make it into print. Regardless of studio and agent watchdogs, countless interviews have made us uncomfortable enough to cringe, even if we couldn't pull our eyes an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2010

    Q & A with keyboardist Erik Deutsch

    Since studying music at the University of Colorado and moving to Brooklyn after living in the area for a decade, keyboardist Erik Deutsch has gone on to play with Norah Jones, Trevor Dunn, Erin McKeown and, more recently, finished a three-year stint with Charlie Hunter. Prior to that, while living i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    Warring iPhone app fartlords settle their differences out of court with new, anti-fart app

    An image from the website​ It's over -- and with nary a lawyer uttering this phrase: "Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I give you Exhibit A, 'The Butt Socket!'" The feud between the creators of two different iPhone fart apps -- Loveland-based InfoMedia, Inc.'s iFart Mobile an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    Five reasons to believe the future has arrived

    Still no flying car, but I've got something better​All too often, people get so hung up on the fantastic future we didn't get that they can't focus on the even-crazier one we did. You know the complaints: "Where's my flying car? Why can't I live forever? When do I get to visit the moon?" But f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    The Ten Stupidest "Breakfast Foods" Ever

    Somewhere between breakfast and a cup of coffee lays this middle ground of stupid -- food that isn't really food, but still seems appropriate to consume for the (allegedly) most important meal of the day. Jon Stewart and The Daily Show exposed the ridiculousness of the pancake-wrapped sausage years ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2009

    Video: Kristen Schaal does Daily Show bit about growing up in Colorado

    The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cBurka Banthedailyshow.comDaily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorEconomic Crisis Last night, Comedy Central aired a repeat of the July 1 Daily Show that included a segment with comedian Kristen Schaal (whom you might recognize from her role as obse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    Dana Perino auditions for Fox News on The Daily Show

    Dana Perino, the Colorado-bred White House press secretary -- and 2007 Westword profile subject -- came out, so to speak, during an appearance on The Daily Show last night. Wearing a shwing!-worthy red dress, she thoroughly charmed host Jon Stewart during a mammoth eight-minute interview segment, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2008

    The Daily Show dubs the Rocky Mountain News a "small newspaper"

    In case you missed it, The Daily Show took on the print-journalism crisis the other night, with host Jon Stewart kicking off this particular "Depressing News Riddle" segment with the question, "What's black and white and completely over?" Yep, the answer was "newspapers," and the Rocky Mountain News ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2008

    3OH!3 in Entertainment Weekly

    This just in... 3OH!3 has officially reached ubiquity, as evidenced by its appearance in the October 3 edition of Entertainment Weekly (the one with Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert on the cover re-creating the controversial New Yorker illustration). As if there was any doubt, Boulder's most unlikely ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2008

    MSNBC at the DNC: all aboard for goofiness

    Choo choo. MSNBC's headquarters for the Democratic National Convention can be found behind Union Station, which may explain why it looks disturbingly like part of Disneyland's Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. During the first Denver taping of The Daily Show during convention week, host Jon Stewart r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 27, 2008

    Inside the first Denver taping of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

    Jon Stewart. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart is taping shows at the University of Denver's Newman Center Tuesday through Friday during DNC week, and after trying and failing to snag tickets through the show's website (admittedly, I started late), I figured I'd be watching it on TV like the majorit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2008

    The Daily Show's John Oliver on the downside of equality

    "When we pose, pretend like you're my best friend." In the midst of the ridiculous line to the Pepsi Center on Tuesday night, I found myself standing alongside none other than British-born comedian John Oliver, a correspondent for The Daily Show With Jon Stewart who I'd just enjoyed at the first o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2008

    Bottleneck blues

    Lining up. As soon as Tuesday's taping of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart wrapped (read all about it here), I raced back to Westword's 10th and Broadway office, parked my car, and began the trek to the Pepsi Center for the evening's Hillary Clinton-centric spectacle. Earlier in the day, I'd walked ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2008

    The DNC's party of the people...and no celebs

    Cindy Adams. Sure, I heard rumors that Oprah was in the crowd at last night's Celebration with Altitude welcoming party, and also Jon Stewart. But the only verified, bona fide celebrity sighting was of New York Post gossip columnist Cindy Adams -- being turned away from the VIP party! The most te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2008

    Jon Stewart's Denver Visit Highly Anticipated By at Least Two People

    The Daily Show, the Comedy Central staple starring Jon Stewart, will be staging programs at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Denver during the Democratic National Convention in August, and while it's usually free to attend such tapings, a couple of locals seem ready to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2008

    Q&A With Daily Show Creator Lizz Winstead

    Lizz Winstead, the subject of the following Q&A, is headlining five shows over two nights at the Comedy Works (click here for details), but she’s hardly the average standup comic. She co-created The Daily Show, one of the most influential comedy programs of the past decade-plus, serving as the pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2008
  • Home Entertainment

    October 11, 2007

    You'll Laugh Dying

    A killer cast enlivens a dark comedy.

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2007

    Emmys Gone Wild

    Everyone complains that the Emmy Awards—heck, most Award shows—are staid, over-long affairs that just don’t earn their three-plus hour block of prime time anymore. Viewers (not to mention reviewers) look for anything that’s remarkable—whose dress sucked (Hayden Panettiere), who made the be ... More >>

  • Film

    June 21, 2007

    Evan Almighty

    Why in Gods name did Steve Carell take the paycheck?

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2006

    More Messages: The Berg Legacy

    On November 13, Chad Conrad Castagana, 39, was arrested on charges related to threatening letters sent to a slew of notables, including Senator Charles Schumer, Speaker of the House to be Nancy Pelosi, gazillionaire Sumner Redstone, MSNBC personality Keith Olbermann and yukster David Letterman. Acco ... More >>

  • Film

    June 22, 2006

    Letter-Box Edition

    Wordplay explores the cult of the crossword puzzle.

  • Calendar

    August 11, 2005

    Did You Hear the One About ?

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

  • Dining

    July 8, 2004

    Drunk of the Week

    Pearl Street Grill

  • Culture

    August 3, 2000

    The Talking Penis

    Basic Instinct author crawls up Bill Clinton's pants and hangs on tight.

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