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    October 24, 2014

    Hampton Yount on Conan, Depression and What to Expect at Sexpot Comedy Tonight

    Hampton Yount, a rising star on the national comedy circuit, will bring his hilarious laugh-attack to Sexpot Comedy at the Oriental Theater tonight, when Sexpot cofounder Andy Juett will be celebrating a birthday -- not to mention the imminent launch of and the upcoming one-year ann ... More >>

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    October 16, 2014
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    September 30, 2014

    Comedian Ryan Hamilton on Inspiration, Comic Competitions and More

    Ryan Hamilton has been around the block a time or two; the resident of New York City (who grew up in Idaho) was named one of Rolling Stone's Five Comics to Watch in 2012 and appeared on two seasons of Last Comic Standing, where he gave a good showing. He'll be performing at the downtown Comedy Works ... More >>

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    July 28, 2014

    Adam Sank on Last Comic Standing and performing at nudist retreats

    Adam Sank is a nationally reknown comedian who has appeared on Last Comic Standing and VH1's Best Week Ever. In June, Sank debuted his one-man cabaret show Mama, I Want to Sing Showtunes: A One 'Mo Show to sell out crowds, with another run planned for august. Westword caug ... More >>

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    July 2, 2014

    The ten best comedy events in Denver this July

    July days, with their sweltering afternoons and late evening sunsets, are filled with a kind of sun-dappled shapelessness; days once described by Ada Louise Huxtable as "jeweled balm for the battered spirit." Balming the battered is also a standup comedian's job description, and this month promise ... More >>

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    April 2, 2014

    The ten best comedy events in Denver in April

    April is a month of rejuvenation and light-hearted trickery, a season of pranks, afternoon showers, and street-sweeping tickets. The truly April foolish thing to do would be to miss out on the fine assortment of comedy shows in Denver this month. With a visit from the reigning ice queen of late nigh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2014

    Nikki Glaser on the Weirdo Olympics, stolen jokes and a new mattress

    Nikki Glaser is a New-York based comedian with a formidable list of credits and an immediately engaging performance style. Despite their raunchy subject matter, Glaser's jokes are wryly observant and leavened by her considerable charm. Glaser has appeared on @Midnight and Last Comic Sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2014

    Ten best comedy events in Denver this January

    Any Denverite whose New Year's resolution was to laugh more has both admirably modest ambitions and a bounty of entertainment options this January. If you didn't resolve to laugh more, do it retroactively because achievable goals build confidence. With exciting developments from Denver's two favorit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2013

    The ten best comedy events in June

    June is jam-packed with a lineup of comedy events so eclectic, you're sure to find something to tickle your funny bone. There are podcasters and Pride festers, twins and Too Much Fun, He-Man and many giggle-worthy performances that your calendar will be bursting with snickers. Keep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    Comedian Josh Blue on the pros and cons of being an "inspiration"

    There have been a handful of standup comics with cerebral palsy over the years, but few have transcended the "inspirational" novelty and gone on to achieve legitimate credibility in their field. Not like Denver's Josh Blue, who conquered the fourth season of Last Comic Standing and released his own ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    The ten best comedy shows in April

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    March's top ten comedy shows

    March holds a variety of options for comedy fans -- from a new night in Boulder to the appearance of such '90s nostalgia faces as Chris Tucker and the duo from Loveline. Click ahead to see what side-splitting adventures await as we laugh our way out of the winter chill. See also: - Ben Kronberg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    T.J. Miller talks Dane Cook, Denver comedy and eating mustard out of a can

    Denver native T.J. Miller is one busy comic. But even on the same day that his new comedy series, Mash Up, premiered on Comedy Central, Miller took the time to give us a call and chat about Hollywood success and why he still misses Denver. During our conversation, Miller was on the set where he's fi ... More >>

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    July 12, 2012
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    April 30, 2012

    Feminism & Co.'s Funny Women: Can you be too much of a woman on stage?

    Friday night's installment of Feminism & Co., the third in this season's series at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, was titled simply "Funny Women." But as the MCA has shown itself to be very good at doing, the museum had booked an expert in the field of funny: comedian Cory Kahaney. In turn, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    Amy Schumer on self-confidence, bathroom attendants and angry Jackass fans

    The world needs more of what Amy Schumer has to offer: fresh, bold comedy that casually confronts sexuality and race in a way that makes you laugh now -- and think about it later. Whether she's discussing HPV, traveling to the Jewish homeland (Miami), or finally sleeping with her high school crush ( ... More >>

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    April 26, 2012
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    October 4, 2010

    Shotgun Willie's strip joint gets shout out on NPR's Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me! -- really!

    ​The latest edition of Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me!, NPR's enormously entertaining current-events quiz show, featured not one but two Colorado references -- including an unlikely plug for Shotgun Willie's, whose website proudly proclaims it to be the "Best Strip Club in Denver."

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    September 16, 2008

    Mary Smith, Denver's funniest Republican, goes national

    Mary Smith as seen on Fox News during the Democratic National Convention. When last I saw Mary Smith, she was sitting on the patio outside Lime XS on Sixth Avenue, demonstrating how easy it is to imitate Sarah Palin with a borrowed pair of glasses, a ponytail and some lipstick. Chairwoman of the D ... More >>

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    July 3, 2008
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    March 11, 2008

    Baby Blue

    After many months of on-stage joking that he was going to name his child “Borat,” Josh Blue, Denver comedian and winner of Last Comic Standing , balked. He named the kid Simon instead. Simon Blue was born happy and healthy on Monday, March 10, and Daddy Blue is pleased to report that both baby ... More >>

  • News

    May 17, 2007

    TJ Miller TV

    TJ Miller is a star in his tighty whities.

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    December 12, 2006

    Shine On You Crazy Comics

    Colorado comedy continues to step into the limelight. This past Friday, John "Hippieman" Novosad (pictured) appeared on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Hippieman, who had impressed Ferguson when he opened for the Scottish comedian at a Comedy Works gig in August, rocked it on the show, and ... More >>

  • Film

    November 9, 2006

    Josh Blue, 7 More Days in the Tank

  • News

    August 24, 2006

    You're My Boy, Blue

    Before he was the Last Comic Standing, he was a Westword cover.

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    October 27, 2005

    Day-by-Day Picks

    From the week of October 27, 2005

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    December 2, 2004

    First Comic Touring

    John Heffron stands tall in the world of standup.

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    October 21, 2004

    Laugh Along With Mitch

    Mitch Hedberg is ready to laugh till it hurts.

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    May 20, 2004