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    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 >>

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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 >>

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    June 4, 2013

    Comedian Dave Attell on Insomniac, Marc Maron and vintage porn nerds

    Best known for his hit Comedy Central show Insomniac, Dave Attell is an all-around beloved character in standup comedy. While often edgy and at times arrogantly confrontational, his razor-sharp wit gives him an everyman-at-the-bar diplomacy. During nearly three decades in the business, Attell has s ... More >>

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    February 25, 2013

    Chuck Roy on POTroast and his favorite public places to get high

    If you know Denver comedy, you surely know Chuck Roy. The former anchor of the satirical newscast The Crop Report -- an Onion News Network-style series of short sketches on marijuana, Roy is one of the most established names in Denver comedy, hosting an endless rotation of events at Comedy Works (af ... More >>

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    February 22, 2013

    Martin Short on Nixon, Canadian comedy and the beautiful weirdness of Steve Martin

    Martin Short means different things to different people. Elitist comedy nerds can discuss the merits of Short's SCTV Ed Grimley versus the Saturday Night Live version, while suburban Rom Com fans recognize the name from blockbuster sweet-tarts like Father of the Bride. And you can always count on be ... More >>

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    February 21, 2013

    Everybody Loves Ben Roy: Denver comics weigh in on their longtime colleague

    Ben Roy, the subject of this week's cover story, has worked hard to establish himself as a unique voice in the growing Denver comedy scene. We recently spoke with several local comics who have a relationship with Roy both on and off the stage, some of whom were there at the germination of Denver's u ... More >>

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    February 12, 2013

    Pauly Shore on Stephen Baldwin, Timothy McVeigh and The Weasel

    Yes, yes, we all know him as The Weasel, the speech-impaired, blank-eyed wonderboy who confused parents and enthused Gen X-ers in films like Encino Man, Son in Law and Bio-Dome. But Pauly Shore's revival as a standup comedian is more than just a '90s novelty act: Descended from Mitzi Shore, owner of ... More >>

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    February 1, 2013

    Ten best comedy shows in Denver in February

    With Denver's local comedy scene finally beginning to catch up with Comedy Work's national acts -- in terms of both talent and swelling audience numbers -- we figured it was time to assemble some of our favorite standup shows for the coming month. As we salivate over the smorgasbord of Denver's incr ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    January 18, 2013

    10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (5 free!), January 18-20

    If you're going into the weekend with a nearly empty wallet, don't fret. From ten cent art openings to comedy debates to a cult film about a sugar addict, there are plenty of events you can enjoy on a shoestring -- or at least for under ten bucks. For a complete listing of events in town, visit the ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    January 17, 2013
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    August 16, 2012
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    April 11, 2012

    Gaylord hotel project: Meet the locals in love with it (and one guy against it)

    Frank Gray is president of the Castle Rock Economic Development Council in Douglas County. Yet at a public hearing yesterday on six projects vying for big-bucks state tourism incentives, Gray eschewed his county's own project and, like many of the 23 people who testified, spoke in favor of Gaylord E ... More >>

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    March 31, 2011

    Comment contest: win two tickets to paint the town... er, Black

    ​Lewis Black will be in Denver this Friday. Wanna go? Prove it. Westword has two tickets to send you and a friend to Lewis Black's In God We Rust tour at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. All you have to do to get them is whisper in our little ear via the comments section.

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    March 31, 2011

    Comment of the day: Our favorites from the Autoerotica comment contest

    ​Because we at Westword pull hella clout in this town, we managed to snag 35 free tickets to the Denver Auto Show, which started yesterday and continues through Sunday -- and because we're pretty much benevolent gods over here, we decided to give them away to you. Tuesday, we asked you to tell ... More >>

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    October 8, 2009
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    May 29, 2009

    Q&A with Aisha Tyler

    Aisha Tyler suits up. Aisha Tyler may not be the complete package, but she comes a helluva closer than the average human. The Dartmouth grad's appeared in recurring roles on some of television's biggest hits, including Friends and 24, hosted Talk Soup back when that meant something, appeared in fil ... More >>

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    May 26, 2009

    Tori Amos, Blues Traveler, Pretenders shows announced

    As previously reported, Tori Amos will stop at the Paramount Theatre on Tuesday, July 21, in support of her new album, Abnormally Attracted to Sin, which was released last week. Blues Traveler, who's made an annual tradition of playing Red Rocks on July 4, returns again this year. Tickets for both s ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    July 26, 2007

    Marley and Me

    Comedian Bob Marley lives up to his infamous name.

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    February 1, 2007
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    October 12, 2006

    Voter Fraud

    Barry Levinson wags the dog again, but his bark is worse than his bite.

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    October 5, 2006
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    June 23, 2005
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    October 21, 2004

    Laugh Along With Mitch

    Mitch Hedberg is ready to laugh till it hurts.

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    January 22, 2004

    Good to Be Black

    Comic Lewis Black brings his comedy back to Colorado.

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    October 9, 2003

    Just Be Sharp!

    Lewis Black and Dave Attell set out across America