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 >>
As midsummer approaches at its leisurely flip-flopped gait, comedy fans have a full calendar of laugh appointments ahead. While almost nothing can compete with the natural splendor of a languid June evening spent outdoors in Denver, only a jejune goon would miss out on these fine shows. Besides, at ... More >>
Andy Kindler is widely known for his recurring roles on Bob's Burgers and Everybody Loves Raymond, but he's revered among comedy nerds for his scathing "State of the Industry" addresses at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, which in the past has included gems such as " ... More >>
As the arrival of spring melts away the remaining sludge of the February doldrums, comedy blooms anew in Denver this March. With visits from veteran standups, hilarious newcomers, and a chance to see the stars of two of TV's funniest sketch comedy series in person, Denver has a vast and crowded fiel ... More >>
Thank goodness Colorado voted to allow adults 21 and over to possess small amounts of marijuana. Otherwise, what would late night comedy shows do for material? In recent days, both Saturday Night Live and The Late Show with David Letterman featured prominent pot jokes aimed at the state we're in, wi ... More >>
Earlier this week, Vail's Lindsey Vonn turned in a saucy performance on The Late Show with David Letterman, delivering a sly wink as she bantered about holes in one and the dangers of boyfriend Tiger Woods going down (while skiing, that is). But she may not have turned as many heads as did Tony Korn ... More >>
Earlier this year, golfer Tiger Woods and Vail skier Lindsey Vonn announced that they're dating -- and had changed their Facebook status. So naturally, Tiger was a major topic during an especially flirty Vonn appearance on last night's episode of The Late Show with David Letterman. There was the sau ... More >>
If the Lumineers haven't already gone supernova, by god, they're about to. The locally-based outfit, which got its start humbly playing shows at the Meadowlark, just received word that their hit single "Ho Hey" has officially sold one million copies, while the self-titled album the song appears on i ... More >>
Warren Hammond goes up his nose.It's a non-holiday holiday today, and as such we thought we'd shine a light on the Papa John's delivery driver and glow-dart blower Warren Hammond of Boulder. Hammond, umm, blew it, on the Late Show with David Letterman earlier this month. Watch the video bel ... More >>
As part of Wilco's tour in support of The Whole Love, its debut album on its own dBpm label, the band just announced its western North American dates, which includes a stop at the Fillmore Auditorium on Thursday, January 19. According the Wilco's web site, ticket details will be released next ... More >>
There's nothing like found footage to showcase a wide cross-section of humanity's most maladapted, inept and bizarre, and as far as that goes, nothing beats the original. Since 1991, Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett have been collecting old VHS tapes, and in 2004, they started editing down the we ... More >>
Ballots for the 2011 General Municipal Election were mailed to voters on April 14, 2011. With ten candidates running for Denver mayor, voters will need to keep a "cheat sheet" handy. Speed Candidating profiles cut through the rhetoric to help voters pick their favorite candidate. First up: J ... More >>
Comedy Central announced an awards show devoted to comedy today. It will be called The Comedy Awards and will air simultaneously on Comedy Central, VH1, Spike, TV Land and Nick at Night on March 26. On one hand, comedy does tend to get boned in the other major awards, particularly the Oscars ... More >>
A young Harvey Pekar prepares for his close-up. Although the illustration above looks a lot like me showing off the big muscle of my cartooning arm, it is actually a detail of my comic contribution to the Harvey Pekar tribute on the Scholars and Rogues website...
Gary Faulkner.Gary Faulkner may not have been able to lay his hands on Osama bin Laden -- a quizzical quest that led to an interview on CBS and an appearance on the Late Show With David Letterman -- but he's apparently capable of doing some damage. He was arrested yesterday on charges of dome ... More >>
Coming soon to DVD.Call us jaded. GOP gubernatorial hopeful Dan Maes has spun so many bizarre and jaw-dropping yarns, about everything from his generous mileage reimbursements to being fired as a Kansas cop because he dared to investigate his future in-laws' gambling activities, that we're no ... More >>
Michael Cera on Letterman.Did you know that a month ago, actor Michael Cera nearly died near Red Rocks? Us either! But he told the tale on last night's ep of Late Night with David Letterman before pimping Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World. Seems that during an ill-considered night hike, Cera and p ... More >>
Back in 2005, banjo sensei Pete Wernick's friendship with actor/comedian/longtime-banjo-plucker Steve Martin landed him on Late Night with David Letterman as part of a banjo supergroup accurately dubbed Men With Banjos. Now, Wernick reveals that he's joined Martin in the recording studio with an eye ... More >>
My wife and I have been told to arrive between 2 and 3 to get our tickets to see the Late Show with David Letterman. We arrive at a quarter to two just to be on the safe side, and people are already lining up. We're one of the first to line up, excited, thinking that pretty soon we'll be inside th ... More >>
I got this call at work two weeks back. It was someone asking me if I wanted tickets to go see David Letterman. Now, it's been a longtime goal of mine to see David Letterman's show in person. Late Nite or Late Show, either one, doesn't matter. Whatever Dave's doing now. Heck, if Dave wants to g ... More >>
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Last night, the Fray appeared on the Tonight Show for the second time in six months -- and just a week after the band was featured on the Late Show with David Letterman. The Fray played "How to Save a Life" -- the title track from its debut -- with workman-like precision. In fact, the hometown boy ... More >>
Props to the Fray, who performed last night on the Late Show with David Letterman, successfully finishing off the triumvirate of late-night talk shows. (We know, we know: The band has actually been on four post-prime-time gabfests, but honestly, can you really consider its appearance on the Late Lat ... More >>
Local twanger Pete Wernick is ready for the national spotlight.
The Secret Machines locate the sweet spot between heartache and head rush.
Richard Thompson gives a lesson in pop history
Letterman's talent scout shows the rookies how it's done
Cat in the Who?
Harvey Pekar wears no costume, but he's a comic-book hero nonetheless.
Are gays fair game for jokes on Denver radio?
This year, a handful of shows provided the healing power of laughter.
TV managed to suck and blow in 2000, but still, we watched . . . and watched
Sci Fi's brilliant good vs. evil is a corpse in search of a burial.
Guitarist Shannon Curfman brings something new to the teen craze. It's called talent.
Love her or hate her--but give her some respect.
Ian McCulloch on the surprisingly welcome return of Echo and the Bunnymen.
Fatherhood has given Billy Bragg a new reason to make music.
THE AUTOGRAPH MAN TRACKS DOWN THE FAMOUS AND, WELL, OTHERS, TOO.
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