Mike Birbiglia

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2014

    The Ten Best Comedy Events in Denver in October

    October is a month for costumed ghouls and seasonal melancholy. As the autumnal leaves drift wanly into the dampened streets and crumble under the indifferent feet of passersby, many listless Denverites may find themselves in dire need of a laugh. Fortunately, this October promises a bountiful giggl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2014

    Pete Holmes on the High Plains Comedy Festival and Silver Linings

    Pete Holmes is a comedian whose irrepressible spirit has endeared him to audiences nationwide. His last special Nice Try, the Devil aired last year on Comedy Central to widespread acclaim, including within these very pages, where we named it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2013

    Jon Lovitz on Obama, The Simpsons and playing likable jerks

    A wild-mannered legend of comedy history, Jon Lovitz has created a mid-tempo career with roles on The Simpsons and in movies like Casino Jack and Woody Allen's Small Time Crooks since his unforgettable years as a pathological liar and Jewish Santa on Saturday Night Live. Rarely a leading man and at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2013

    Clean comedy isn't comedy -- it's politics

    On Sepember 19 Denver crowds will unload a serious amount of cash on an event titled "The Clean Guys Comedy," which features such stand-up legends as Jamie Kennedy (Scream), Uncle Joey from Full House, and some other folks you vaguely remember from somewhere. The comics themselves aren't what's sell ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 5, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 30, 2013

    The ten best comedy events in September in Denver

    As our High Plains hangovers fade, local comedy fans must look ahead to the future after a game-changing August. Ironically, what lies ahead this month in Denver comedy is firmly rooted in the past. We've got 90's sitcom stars, a slate of road-dog headliners, and even two Saturday Night Live ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2013

    Mike Birbiglia on funny sadness and self-deprecating comedy

    Mike Birbiglia is not interested in your laughter. Or at least, that's not all he's interested in. While most comedians shy away from long-form jokes -- for fear of not getting any laughs and being stuck with a sinking ship for ten minutes -- Birbiglia is all about the long-term relationship with hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    Do comedians and journalists need bad things to happen?

    The next four weeks in Denver will see a tsunami of comedy events. There are four killer standups at Comedy Works (Craig Ferguson, Mike Birbiglia, Marc Maron, Kevin Nealon), two comedy festivals (High Plains, Funstival) and the Oddball Comedy Tour (Dave Chapelle, Flight of the Conchords). It's raini ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    Bonnaroo lineup includes trio of Colorado acts

    If you missed the hour-long live-stream a bit ago in which "Weird Al" Yankovic announced the headliners for this year's edition of Bonnaroo, rest easy. We've got you covered. We took notes on all the acts announced thus far. Prepare to be overwhelmed. There's roughly ten billion on the bill, includi ... More >>

  • Film

    September 13, 2012