Mark Shook was among the most expert pilots of rotorcraft -- a helicopter-like vehicle sometimes called a gyroplane -- in the Rocky Mountain region. He was president of the Colorado Rotorcraft Association and had been flying for many years. So it was a shock to the entire rotorcraft community when h ... More >>
A few months back, we told you about the murder of Aspen socialite Nancy Pfister and the shocking arrests of William and Nancy Styler, an ex-doctor and his wife in their sixties who were renting Pfister's home. Now, all charges have been dropped against Nancy Styler -- but thus far, prosecutors are ... More >>
It was plenty weird enough when a plane crashed into a house in a suburban neighborhood in Northglenn yesterday. But even stranger is word that pilot Brian Veatch, who survived the incident (no one on the ground was hurt, either), once owned the house he struck.
Last week, we updated you on the investigation into the murder of Nancy Pfister, a socialite whose body was discovered in a closet of her tony Aspen home; see our previous coverage below. Retired Denver-area doctor William Styler and his wife Nancy had previously been arrested in relation to the cr ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Comic Kevin Nealon shared a funny bit on Conan O'Brien's show (H/T Denver Egotist) about Copper Mountain. Nealon says he'd forgotten about ski run ratings like Black Diamond when a local talked about how "the blacks" at Copper can be fun, but they'll beat you up -- and they're all over the mountain ... More >>
Kevin Nealon is best known for his nine seasons of Saturday Night Live and his role on the hit Showtime series Weeds. But what some don't know is that Nealon has been a steady stand-up comic throughout his career, doing bits on things like how he doesn't actually smoke weed and his fear of chimp att ... More >>
Mary Louise-Parker.If ever there was a television program in the perfect position to satirize marijuana of the medical (and non-medical) type in Colorado, it's Showtime's Weeds. And in the latest episode from the sixth season -- an impressively strong one for such a long-running series -- th ... More >>
Compared with other holidays, Thanksgiving hasn't inspired bards overmuch. There are no traditional hymns, no instantly identifiable music associated with the day save possibly various football broadcast bumpers. Nevertheless, here and there we find certain songs that -- in lyric or in spirit -- fi ... More >>
In today's blog about Kevin Nealon, the comic noted that his wife was due to give birth around the time of his January 26 show at the Boulder Theater. Well, her doctor's estimate proved mighty accurate. The performance was just postponed, and Sarah Coffeld, the venue's publicist, confirms that labor ... More >>
The piece in this week's Night & Day section about comic Kevin Nealon, who headlines at the Boulder Theater in a show now scheduled to take place on Friday, March 2 (see this blog for details), offers a taste of a conversation early this month with the Saturday Night Live vet and current Weeds co-st ... More >>
Another SNL vet may be the next Bill Murray. Seriously.