We all dream of finding fame and fortune in our chosen fields, but when people actually do get rich and famous, they often discover that money can't buy happiness, or love, or whatever it is the Beatles were singing about. What's the answer, then? God? Meditation? E-meter auditing? When musicians ge ... More >>
Remember The Book of Mormon? The musical from Coloradans and Broadway darlings Matt Stone and Trey Parker flew through here just last summer, electrifying Denver audiences, or at least the folks who were lucky to snag its fast-disappearing tickets. But if you missed it the first time around, here's ... More >>
As if South Park, Colorado, doesn't have enough problems (Canadians, Gingers and the fearsome Jewpacabra among them), Cartman, Stan, Kyle, Kenny and the whole South Park gang will soon lay waste to the hapless burg in the upcoming video game South Park: The Stick of Truth. See also: - 10 video game ... More >>
Fans of Matt Stone and Trey Parker, local comedian heroes, know that their hilarity knows no bounds. And when it comes to South Park, it also knows no boundaries. Which is why we weren't entirely surprised to find that the show and its creators were recently spoofed themselves -- with a burlesque pa ... More >>
As usual, South Park's timing is impeccable. As the replacement refs debacle was finally being resolved, last night's season premiere, "Sarcastaball," featured satirical jabs at the NFL, officiating, commissioner Roger Goodell, the Broncos, Peyton Manning and the Denver cheerleaders, re-dubbed the W ... More >>
The Book of Mormon is so good that we posted Juliet Wittman's review of the August 19 opening night performance at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House the next day, rather than save it a few days for the print edition. Although tickets sold out within hours of going on sale back in January, the produce ... More >>
The Book of Mormon may seem gut-bustingly revolutionary, but creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are building on a tradition of god-mocking that is as old as belief itself, Josiah Hesse reveals in his pop-history of religious satire. From Chaucer and Voltaire to Kevin Smith and Bill Maher, comedian ... More >>
"I believe that ancient Jews built boats and sailed to America/I am a Mormon, and a Mormon just believes," sings Elder Price in Matt Stone and Trey Parker's iconic musical, The Book of Mormon. And while the theological irreverence of a song like "Spooky Mormon Hell Dream," or the existential send-up ... More >>
John Elway has plenty of fans. But two of them could soon rival Number 7 on the Colorado celebrity scale. When they met with the local press to discuss The Book of Mormon , creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone said that if there was anyone they wanted to see the show, it was John Elway.
Thank God! After all the anticipation, we were worried that The Book of Mormon -- written by hometown boys Matt Stone and Trey Parker -- wouldn't live up to the hype, and we'd be disappointed by their Broadway show on this first stop on its road tour. But Mormon is a godsend, and gets a rave in th ... More >>
The Book of Mormon finally arrived in Denver, freighted with a massive weight of hype, slick marketing, praise and excitement for this musical created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, both Colorado natives. The show had sold out within hours last January, with friends posting photographs of themselves ... More >>
Coloradans and visitors from other states put on their short-sleeved button-up shirts, ties, backpacks and bicycle helmets and made their way down to the Ellie Caulkins Opera House last night for the opening of The Book of Mormon. And even if they didn't don full-on Mormon attire, these fans felt lu ... More >>
It's almost here, guys. This Tuesday will mark the official opening date of the national tour of one of the laugh-crackingest, award-winningest musicals in recent history -- but more important, it came out of local minds. We've been writing about Matt Stone and Trey Parker's The Book of Mormon since ... More >>
Colorado is having a tough time. The ramifications of widespread wildfires and the Aurora theater shooting are still coming into focus, and many questions won't be answered for months. But we're not going anywhere. In Westword's annual attempt to chronicle on paper -- to count the ways, if you will ... More >>
It's been a tough few months for Colorado, and homestate heroes Matt Stone and Trey Parker know it. On Tuesday, the South Park creators talked to press at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House about their latest success, the hugely popular and distinctly brazen comic musical The Book of Mormon, which opens ... More >>
If you are one of the lucky people who snagged a ticket to The Book of Mormon's first stop on its national tour before the Denver run sold out in under four hours, pat yourself on the back. If not, get in line now -- or at least get ready. As we announced yesterday, the Mormon producers have establi ... More >>
Talk about staying power. This week, 60 Minutes aired immediately before the Tony Awards -- but rather than conduct an interview with a new nominee, the venerable program rebroadcast a September interview with Colorado alums Trey Parker and Matt Stone. And then, the awards themselves kicked off with ... More >>
Hometown heroes Trey Parker and Matt Stone, who created a musical about a cannibal when they were University of Colorado film students, have an even more unlikely hit on their hands with The Book of Mormon. The boffo Broadway musical will start its tour here in August -- and tickets sold out fast S ... More >>
Hundreds of fans lined up to buy The Book of Mormon tickets on Sunday, since the musical written by hometown heroes Trey Parker and Matt Stone will start its road tour here in Denver next August. For those who managed to snag seats, Jenn Wohletz, who spent several years in Utah, offered up t ... More >>
Trey Parker and Matt Stone, who created The Book of Mormon , are hometown heroes -- and that alone is reason for a "Glory Hallelujah" all around. Tickets for the musical sold out in record time yesterday; for those lucky enough to have snagged them, there are a few things about the LDS faith that yo ... More >>
The Book of Mormon's Denver premiere should have musical fans dancing.You could pretty much hear the yelps of joy all the way out here when The Book of Mormon opened in New York last year. The New York Times declared this musical -- by our very own South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Sto ... More >>
Trey Parker.We've been following The Book of Mormon's march to theatrical dominance for months, from first raves to Drama Desk nominations and Tony nods -- fourteen of them, leading to nine victories at the awards ceremony last night, including Best Musical for hometown boys made good Trey Pa ... More >>
broadway.comCollaborators Trey Parker (left) and Joseph Smith.Local boys Trey Parker and Matt Stone made good -- very, very good -- last night when the former University of Colorado students won nine Tony awards, including Best Musical, for The Book of Mormon. But while they were embraced by ... More >>
Two Colorado boys made very good yesterday -- and no, I'm not talking about Chris Romer and Michael Hancock. If all politics is local, art can be out-of-this-world, as shown by The Book of Mormon, created by former University of Colorado students Trey Parker and Matt Stone.
Matt Stone.Eighteen years ago this week, Westword published my interview with CU students Trey Parker and Matt Stone about their in-progress film Alferd Packer: The Musical. Did I predict in that piece that they'd someday create an acclaimed Broadway show? Sadly, no -- but the South Park crea ... More >>
Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the longtime brains behind South Park, Colorado's most famous semi-fictional mountain town, took it all the way to Broadway on Tuesday when The Book of Mormon opened to glowing reviews. The musical, a sendup of Mormon culture starring two "elders" on a mission trip ... More >>
Bring it back home!Type "The Book of Mormon" into Google right now, and the first thing to come is the eponymous play by Matt Stone and Trey Parker, two Colorado boys who went on to become, we think it's fair to say at this point, the greatest satirists of a generation. From South Park to Tea ... More >>
KOA's Mike Rosen accused AM 760's David Sirota of being humorless after Sirota circulated a Rosen line from a debate about crashing a plane into a thus-far-unbuilt mosque near Ground Zero -- a joke, according to Rosen, but one that still led to MSNBC's Keith Olbermann branding him the worst p ... More >>
Matt Stone and Trey Parker during a recent Boing Boing interview.Yesterday, we shared with you a video featuring local bad boys made good Matt Stone and Trey Parker talking about their depiction of the prophet Mohammad in a two-part episode of South Park -- a gag that earned them attacks on a ... More >>
Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the warped Colorado-bred minds behind South Park, are the target of threats from a Muslim group for showing the prophet Mohammad in a bear suit in a recent episode. Maybe that's why the latest full show available for viewing on South Park's Comedy Central site at this wr ... More >>
South Park's creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone grew up in Colorado and attended the University of Colorado in Boulder, which explains why their celebrated show includes lots of local references. So it was only a matter of time until the duo took on the hottest topic around these parts these ... More >>
The January Esquire features profiles of fifty prominent Americans, one pegged to each state, talking about "What I've Learned." And who did the mag pick to represent celebrity-starved Colorado? An elder statesman like Gary Hart? (BTW, he's my dark-horse candidate to return to the U.S. Senate.) ... More >>
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