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    July 2, 2014

    The ten best comedy events in Denver this July

    July days, with their sweltering afternoons and late evening sunsets, are filled with a kind of sun-dappled shapelessness; days once described by Ada Louise Huxtable as "jeweled balm for the battered spirit." Balming the battered is also a standup comedian's job description, and this month promise ... 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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    November 18, 2013

    Ralphie May on Southern intellectuals and hating alternative comedy

    Literally the biggest comedian working today, Ralphie May has been charming the pants off of comedy fans for the last decade and a half. Playing a slack-jawed wise-ass, May will often twist his audience's perception by using a Southern accent to deliver an insightful crack about controversial subje ... More >>

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    November 12, 2013

    David Sedaris and the true meaning of blue-collar comedy

    "Blue collar comedy" is often viewed as synonymous with words like "dumb," "cheap" and "Republican." It was largely co-opted by Jeff Foxworthy's low-brow comedy tour, and since then you really can't discuss the humor that comes out of labor-work without everyone assuming you have a Support the Troop ... More >>

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    September 10, 2013

    Homophobia's still going strong in 21st-century comedy

    Homophobia in popular culture began to fade in the '70s, and for the most part was dead and gone by the '90s. With music, it began with disco and was stomped to death by riot grrrl. In film it was exposed with Boys in the Band, and deemed passé with My Own Private Idaho. Art and fashion have been g ... More >>

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    June 27, 2013

    Comedian Rusty Z discusses his history in hypnotism -- and puts me under

    Comedian Rusty Z has hypnotized tens of thousands of people over the last fifteen years. So when I was talking to him about his Comedy Works South shows this weekend and then asked him to hypnotize me, it was nothing out of the ordinary. For him, at least. I had never been hypnotized before. And wh ... 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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    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 >>

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    May 31, 2013

    Nerdist's Erotic Fan Fiction leaves Denver filthy with laughter

    Typically found at L.A.'s Nerdist Theater, the Erotic Fan Fiction competition made itself at home at the Bug Theatre last night, dirtying the minds of a roomful of comedy fans with its unsettlingly hilarious mix of pop culture and hardcore pornography. Troy Walker earned himself the top ranking in t ... More >>

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    May 22, 2013

    The Dairy Center developing a standup comedy scene in Boulder

    While big-name comedy acts like Aziz Ansari will draw a large crowd in Boulder, getting a local comedy scene going in Colorado's hippie hamlet has faced some challenges -- whether money, politics or apathy. Now James Gold is hoping to put Boulder's anti-comedy stigma to rest with his Dairy Comedy Sh ... More >>

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    May 20, 2013

    Ron White got personal in Denver about sex, pot and Osama Bin Laden on Friday

    When a single spotlight illuminated the bottle of Black Grouse whiskey resting on a bar stool center-stage, the 2,800 people in the audience at the Temple Buell Theatre rose to their feet, their deafening applause seemingly cheering the bottle of booze itself until Southern sass-man Ron White casual ... More >>

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    May 16, 2013

    Comedian Bruce Vilanch on being more than a gay caricature

    Comedy writing pioneer Bruce Vilanch is bursting with gayness. One of the first openly gay comedians, he's known for his continuing role on Hollywood Squares and as a head writer for the Academy Awards show, as well as writing jokes for Bette Midler, Elizabeth Taylor, The Brady Bunch, Donnie and Mar ... More >>

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    May 16, 2013
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    May 15, 2013

    Harland Williams on Half Baked, Disney and improvising with the Farrelly brothers

    You probably remember him as the "grandpa's old cough medicine," urine-drinking cop from Dumb & Dumber, or the serial killer hitchhiker spouting "seven chipmunks twirlin' on a branch, eatin' lots of sunflowers on my uncle's ranch" in There's Something About Mary. But you may not know that Harland Wi ... More >>

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    May 14, 2013

    Comedian Josh Blue on the pros and cons of being an "inspiration"

    There have been a handful of standup comics with cerebral palsy over the years, but few have transcended the "inspirational" novelty and gone on to achieve legitimate credibility in their field. Not like Denver's Josh Blue, who conquered the fourth season of Last Comic Standing and released his own ... More >>

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    May 14, 2013

    Which version of The Office was better: U.S. or U.K.?

    Overhearing two pop-culturists argue about this comedy series, you'd be forgiven for mistaking it for a debate over gun-control or Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Passions can run high when a U.S. Office apologist clashes with a U.K. Office purist, leading to heated exchanges about whether Dav ... More >>

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    May 13, 2013

    Ron White on gay marriage, marijuana and opening acts -- including Josh Blue

    While many comics will play to their political or cultural bases, Ron White is virtually impossible to pin down to any one audience. First rising to fame through the Blue Collar Comedy Tour with Jeff Foxworthy and Larry The Cable Guy, he became a hero to conservatives with his pro-death penalty and ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    June 5, 2012

    Comedian Ron White on jokes, hecklers and stupid people

    Ron White is best known for his appearances on the Blue Collar Comedy Tour with fellow comedians Jeff Foxworthy, Larry The Cable Guy and Bill Engvall. But his signature cigar, glass of scotch and conversational delivery has made him popular with a wide audience. White uses his personal life and exp ... More >>

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    September 1, 2005

    Who Needs Sturgis?

    Thunder in the Rockies is ready to exhaust riders.

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    July 29, 2004
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    September 27, 2001

    War and Remembrance

    Father Jim Sunderland chose to spend his life as a middleman -- between killers and God.

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    November 30, 1994