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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 transgenders...so many giggle-worthy performances that your calendar will be bursting with snickers. Keep ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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."
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 >>
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 >>
TJ Miller is a star in his tighty whities.
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 >>
Before he was the Last Comic Standing, he was a Westword cover.
From the week of October 27, 2005
John Heffron stands tall in the world of standup.
Mitch Hedberg is ready to laugh till it hurts.