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  • Blogs

    June 27, 2014

    Adam Cayton-Holland on doubling down for High Plains Comedy Festival's second year

    Adam Cayton-Holland is a comedian, podcaster, and former Westword scribe who forged his craft in ego-battering Colfax open mics before co-founding The Grawlix with Ben Roy and Andrew Orvedahl, a union that has produced a self-titled parodic web series and Denver's best monthly standup showc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2014

    Beth Stelling on Sexpot Comedy, writing plays and tiny failures

    Beth Stelling is a Los Angeles based comedian who has appeared on Conan, and recently won the internet on Comedy Central's @Midnight. Her debut album Sweet Beth is available from Rooftop Comedy. Stelling, who cut her teeth in Chicago's vib ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2013

    High Plains Comedy Festival explodes in Denver -- and the jokes still echo

    Like an infant growing into an Olympian athlete overnight, this weekend the Denver comedy scene went from an impressive-but-small collection of local talent to a nationally recognized force with its own annual rendezvous. The High Plains Comedy Festival was more than just a killer weekend of ab-crun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2013

    High Plains Comedy Festival: Local comics to watch

    This weekend Denver's funny business will mark a significant milestone with the High Plains Comedy Festival. While the scene has put together a handful of notable comedy fests over the years with Laugh Track and the Fine Gentleman's Club's Too Much Funstival, High Plains will be the first nationally ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2013

    High Plains Comedy Festival: Behind the scenes with Andy Juett

    We'd both been to some pretty amazing comedy festival setups ranging from Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, Oregon to the now defunct HBO US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado and we both agreed that Denver deserved a truly sustainable festival that would be uniquely "Denver." We thought ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 22, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 1, 2013

    The ten best comedy events in Denver in August

    While previous summers have given comedy fans a handful of semi-decent shows to look forward to, this August is so packed with top-shelf talent that it's difficult to limit a list of the highlights to just ten shows. In the month ahead we have two female comedy duos, two local festivals, a bit of fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2013

    The ten best comedic musicians

    Seriously funny musicians are compelled to seriously not make serious music, finding the absurd around every corner of a melodious jack-in-the-box. Pop goes the weasel 'cuz the weasel goes pop! When most musicians give in to an urge to create dramatic music, these comedic musicians can't help but ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2013

    The ten wildest heads of hair in metal

    In metal, stage flare is pulled from every corner and then piled high on stage, or in this case brushed, rolled, picked and gelled to such great heights. Most metal musicians are so busy perfecting their metal madness through instruments, they don't have time to be bothered with such trivial matters ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    New shows: Rusko, Tame Impala, Gary Clark Jr. and Goblin. Tickets on sale this weekend

    Rusko is making his way back to the Mile High City on the Lift Me Up Tour, which is slated to make a stop at the Fillmore Auditorium on Wednesday, November 27, with Roni Size and Dynamite MC. Tickets for the show go on sale this Friday, June 28, at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2013

    Here's what we're all listening to right now: What's on your playlist this week?

    Music is life -- or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon now. Sharing is caring. Don't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Sam Tallent talks about his comedy mixtape Joke Life, and his Fine Gentleman's Club

    Sam Tallent gave up the daily grind four years ago to focus on comedy. A full-time comedian since that jump-off, Tallent co-founded the Fine Gentleman's Club comedy troupe, a group that offers its Too Much Fun show every Wednesday night at the Deer Pile community space above City, O' City. In additi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    4/20 in Denver events list: Take a hit from these

    It's Friday, April 20, and though you may or may not have a job, we're going to get you high today. Okay, maybe not. But we are going to tell you where people in Denver will be celebrating getting high, medicated and everything in between. Below, we've compiled a list of some of the biggest events a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    Weekend's best live music bets, 4/20 edition: Levitate, Cypress Hill, Das Racist and more

    See Also: A 4/20 playlist from Westword's marijuana critic William Breathes Happy 4/20! Welcome to the end of another work week. As always, there are plenty of music options to consider this weekend -- and that's whether you're living the Mile High life or not. The second edition of the annual Levi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    Mile Highlights: This week's concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: In concert news, TV on the Radio is slated to perform two nights at the Ogden in September, Furthur is making its way back to Colorado for three nights at Red Rocks and blink-182 and My Chemical Romance headline KTCL's Big Gig in September. On lo ... More >>

  • News

    April 10, 2008

    Missionary Position

    Funny instructs the Big Apple on the art of the Denver dick joke.

  • Music

    March 16, 2006

    Fully Loaded

    Friday, March 17, Quixote's True Blue, 303-297-1772; Saturday, March 18, Dulcinea's 100th Monkey, 303-832-3601; Sunday, March 19, D-Note, Arvada, 303-463-6683.

  • Music

    January 30, 2003

    Beyond Nirvana

    Maktub aims to prove that there's more to the Seattle sound than grunge.

  • Music

    December 26, 2002

    That's a Wrap-Up

    Backbeat writers sound off on a few of their favorite musical things from 2002.