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    November 6, 2014
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    November 4, 2014

    Tig Notaro Gets Her Life Back on Track With Boyish Girl Interrupted Tour

    In 2012, comedian Tig Notaro delivered a set at Largo, a Los Angeles club, that would change her life. Notaro had lost her mother, lost her relationship, contracted a life-threatening intestinal disease and just been diagnosed with breast cancer -- and she says she felt compelled to share her misfor ... More >>

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    September 4, 2014
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    September 3, 2014

    The Ten Best Comedy Events in Denver this September

    As the year lumbers toward autumn and Denver shakes off its various summer-festival hangovers, our city's bleary-eyed revelers have few better live entertainment options this month than comedy. From a nice roster of comedy club headliners rolling through town, banner months for some of Denver's most ... More >>

  • Film

    June 19, 2014
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    May 28, 2014

    Andy Kindler on hack comics, his new CD and criticizing comedy from within

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2014

    Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Tobias Fike

    #82: Tobias Fike Nebraska native Tobias Fike, now working in Colorado after earning his MFA at the University of Colorado Boulder, isn't tied down by a particular medium or discipline -- or even a particular place. Instead, he manipulates concepts, makes sculpture and video, launches performances, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2014

    Chris Fairbanks on Sexpot Comedy, suicidal civil engineers and the Tosh controversy

    Chris Fairbanks is a standup comedian, illustrator, and skateboarder who has appeared on Conan, Comedy Central's Premium Blend, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. Fairbanks is making the most out of his trip to Denver, with performances scheduled every night. On thursday the 20th, Fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2014

    The six legitimate reasons to make art

    A factor in the decline of decent art was recently dragged onto center stage by the New York Times in an article called "Brooklyn Communal Cool: The Brand." The piece, authored by a person who spells "mic" like "mike," focuses on a communal-living quarters in Brooklyn called the Clubhouse and its ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2014

    Kayvan Khalatbari bankrolls Denver comedy with marijuana and pizza

    While the national media may know Kayvan Khalatbari as a thirty-year-old wunderkind of cannabis, with a consulting firm that takes him around the country, many in Denver just know him as the guy who pays them to talk on stage. Khalatbari also owns a couple of Sexy Pizza restaurants, and significant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2013

    Ten best comedy events in Denver this November

    With three female comedians, three Davids (Spade, Chappelle, Sedaris) and a whole lot of masked wrestlers on the schedule, November is shaping up to be a delightfully eclectic month for Denver comedy. We have secret shows from Comedy Works, a Scottish wunderkind and another performance on the buddin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2013

    Bill Maher, Louis CK explain why the Internet is making us cruel and empty

    Over the weekend both Louis C.K. and Bill Maher dropped some wisdom about how the Internet is draining us of empathy and encouraging a consequence-free environment of cruelty and debasement. After spending the last two weeks whining about homophobic roasts and the irony of "clean comedy", it feels g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    Dave Chappelle's "meltdown" was more Bill Burr than Michael Richards

    A week into his comeback tour, Dave Chappelle either had a "meltdown," was "booed off the stage," or was treated like a black-face minstrel by a crowd of "fucking animals" last Thursday in Hartford, Connecticut. The incident has made for a bloggery buffet of commentary on race, comedy and corporate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    Too Much Funstival drunkenly presented Denver comedy with a gift

    While last week's High Plains Comedy Festival was a tightly run ship that set sail to introduce the world to the Denver comedy scene, this weekend's Too Much Funstival was a sloppy drunken kiss on the lips to this city's funny fans, an incredibly loose bacchanal of free food, booze, entertainment, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    Why does 103.1 want us to masturbate to standup comedy?

    The ultimate aim of good satire is to parody an unintentionally funny event as accurately as possible, while spicing it up with a little exaggeration and sarcasm. But sometimes the comedy gods throw you something so ridiculous, so shockingly unreal, that all you have to do is xerox it and say: Look ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2013

    Sedaris and Klosterman: literature as standup comedy

    Becoming a comedian will get you laid, and becoming an author will get you respect, but from the perspective of a professional audience member like myself, the two really aren't all that different. When I'm doubled over by the lyrical whimsy of local comic Jordan Doll, I could be cracking up over To ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    The ten best comedy events in Denver in July

    With two all-female shows, two very masculine comics and two actors from Back to the Future, July will serve up a buffet of comedy with something to suit almost any laughter palate. The squeaky-clean comedy of John Crist will satisfy those looking for less spicy options options, while the Fine Gentl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • 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 7, 2013

    Marc Maron's new TV series will make you want to shoot yourself in the face

    The long-awaited autobiographical comedy Maron, has finally arrived on IFC, bringing all the anxiety, self-loathing and standup comedy wisdom of this podcasting pioneer into the homes of normal folks (i.e. non-comedy nerds), who were surely forced to watch its premiere by their sycophantic boyfriend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2013

    The ten best comedy events in May

    Now that we've finally eked our way into the warmer weeks of spring (fingers crossed), it's time to get off the couch and head out into the fresh air to get to May's ten best comedy events. We've got albums being recorded, albums being released, two Latino-themed shows, nerd heroes Aziz Ansari and C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    Anthony Jeselnik's five most deliciously offensive moments

    Between his standup performances and his Comedy Central show, The Jeselnik Offensive, handsome asshole Anthony Jeselnik has slapped the P.C. button of just about every sociopolitical demographic the world over. Whether you're a liberal female with an eating disorder or a conservative Catholic who su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2013

    Comedian John Caparulo on being smart to appear dumb

    A lot of comedy audiences have an Us vs. Them attitude regarding what standups to like; they feel they have to decide between David Cross or Larry The Cable Guy. And while this attitude would usually push comedian John Caparulo into the latter category (he's critical of healthy eating and people who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    Louis C.K. debuts new HBO special, continues frightening us all with his vivid logic

    At this point, it's really impossible to overstate Louis C.K.'s cultural relevance as a comic. His imagery is as edgy as Lenny Bruce, his material as universal as Bill Cosby, and the doors of creative freedom he's kicked open within the industry (self-produced show; self-distributed specials) will f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2013

    Natasha Leggero on Sarah Silverman, Russell Brand and poorly dressed comics

    A bitter pill wrapped in a sweet cherry coating, comic Natasha Leggero is a double threat of intoxicating charm and tabloid cruelty. With her Audrey Hepburn-style and merciless observational humor, she's known to raise the I-can't-believe-she-just-said-that bar during her regular appearances on Chel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    Offended: Why Anthony Jeselnik will never be Joan Rivers, or The Onion

    Comedy Central's The Jeselnik Offensive ran its fourth episode Tuesday, characteristically taking on the politically sensitive news of the day with an irreverent send-up of Adam Strange, a recent victim of a shark attack in New Zealand. "Was he killed? You bet your sweet ass he was," Jeselnik laughe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    Doug Benson on comedy, high concepts and Doug Loves Movies

    Doug Benson's appearance in Denver this weekend is a welcome addition to a long line of marijuana-themed events that have given Colorado a globally recognized identity as a THC utopia. As the co-star of The Marijuana-Logues and the documentary Super High Me -- in which Benson takes on the Morgan Spu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    Comedian Rory Scovel on crowd tension, Bobcat Goldthwait and why Aurora didn't steal Batman from him

    Baby-faced Rory Scovel has been lighting up the comedy world with his classic observational humor, mixed with context-free voices that he applies randomly to no particular jokes or bits (he's been known to drift into a German accent at random points in the show, and may or may not continue with it t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    Ten dankest marijuana strains of 2012

    Time flies when you're flying high, and this year we've managed to stay nice and medicated thanks to more than fifty metro-area medical marijuana dispensaries that we secret-shopped. Here's a look back at the top ten most delicious, potent and appealing strains (and concentrates) we brought home in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    Afghan Whigs' Greg Dulli on being chased by Meat Loaf for helping himself to Meat's leftovers

    While the Afghan Whigs are probably not the first band people think of when they think of the '90s, album for album, the band consistently put out quality material. The outfit's soul-inflected rock, which could just as easily be called power pop even though it packed a lot more punch than some of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Jo Koy on the presidential election, sleep apnea and Chelsea Handler's benevolence

    You probably know him best from his weekly appearances on E!'s Chelsea Lately, where host Chelsea Handler frequently questions his sexual orientation and capitalizes on stereotypes related to his Asian-American heritage. But Jo Koy isn't just a basic-cable punching bag. He's been climbing his way up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2012

    Medical marijuana dispensary review: The Golden Goat in Denver

    After weeks of waiting and building social-media buzz, the Golden Goat has finally reopened in the space formerly occupied by Green Door Wellness -- which always looked like a nest of old Deadheads had taken over an abandoned East Colfax building near a grow store and started selling weed out of it. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    Louis C.K.'s show will be December 15, 2012, at the Wells Fargo Theatre

    Foul-mouthed, hilarious, shameless standup comic Louis C.K. rolled out his latest direct-to-fans initiative last night, saying that he was selling tickets for his upcoming tour directly to fans, much in the same way he sold his special "Live at the Beacon Theatre" online for $5 late last year. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    Drew Carey on Johnny Carson, Troll 2 and the banality of bedroom sets

    Over his many years as a public (and bespectacled) face, 54-year-old funny man Drew Carey has paid his dues as a Marine, a stand-up comic, a sitcom star, an improv guru and, in his most recent incarnation, the on-air host of The Price Is Right. And on his current tour, Carey will not only offer some ... More >>

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    April 5, 2012
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    November 3, 2011

    Doug Stanhope on the evolution of jokes and why Breast Cancer Awareness is a scam

    ​For every parent out there worried about pedophilia, Doug Stanhope offers a reassurance: In all likelihood, nobody wants to fuck your kid. That bit is up there on the list of incredibly offensive Stanhope material, but it's by no means all there is; over the course of his twenty-year career, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    It isn't okay to laugh at yourself for having adult braces -- it's mandatory.

    There are two types of people in this world -- those who can laugh at themselves, and those who can't. It is a pretty simple distinction in personalities, though the ability to self-deprecate effectively doesn't often set in until you make it to age where you just don't care about impressing people ... More >>

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    July 18, 2011

    Sarah Palin's The Undefeated: I got my money back

    ​It was after sitting through about 90 percent of the movie that I decided Sarah Palin's The Undefeated was 49 percent PBS-style documentary on how great Alaska is, 50 percent "Palin pal posse" circle jerk, and 1 percent Ronald Reagan references. Or perhaps a more accurate summation of this on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    The Legend of Zelda, Louie and more new releases for this week, June 21, 2011

    ​Just because it's summer doesn't mean we can't all sit indoors and consume entertainment. After all, the hotter and nicer it gets outside, the more you need to just relax and unwind in front of the TV or a good book. Unfortunately, there are apparently no books being released this week, but w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Marijuana patients get their humor tested by nutty professor Peter McGraw in Wired

    Peter McGraw.​Last August, I detailed the strange story of Peter McGraw, a CU-Boulder professor dead set on explaining what makes things funny. Since then, the odd tale has continued: A piece I penned for Wired magazine describes McGraw's continued efforts to crack the humor code, a scholarly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    Hulu's Best in Show sets out to determine the best show on TV

    ​Hulu's latest thematic bundling of its online TV content takes the form of a bracket trying to determine the best show on TV. It's a great idea, generally, but it depends on fan voting. So, get excited for the finals showdown between Glee and Modern Family. As with all brackets, it's most exc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Comedy Central's Comedy Awards: Due recognition or sideshow?

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Crowded House, James, Nickelback shows annnounced

    ​Crowded House, whose new album Intriguer hits stores today, visits the Fillmore Auditorium on Thursday, September 9. Intriguer, the band's follow-up to 2007's Time on Earth, will also be released as a two-disc deluxe edition that includes a bonus DVD. Tickets ($39.50 advance, $45 day of show) ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 3, 2002

    Rescue 9/11

    This year, a handful of shows provided the healing power of laughter.

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