People would laugh until they cried when Lori Callahan took the stage at Comedy Works South. And on April 13, both laughter and tears poured out as friends, family members and Callahan's fellow comics gathered in the room where the redheaded comic had slung jokes for years, taking their turn at the ... More >>
Denver blog posts are flush with success. Denver Egotist shares a Denver take on how to celebrate World Toilet Day -- by saving water. At our Cafe Society blog, Lori Midson shares crazy scenes fromthe Denver Espolon Cocktail Fights. Colorado Pols is glad Roseanne Barr is not president. Wonder how ... More >>
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 >>
Never one for settling down, Roseanne Barr has kept very busy since her days changing the face of TV and women's comedy with her hit sitcom. In the last two years alone, she's starred in a reality TV show about her macadamia nut farm in Hawaii, run for president, and been roasted on Comedy Central. ... More >>
Yesterday in this space, we nodded to ten Colorado-connected hotties, ingenues and reality-TV stars. But our square state is known for funny business, too. Turns out the list of notables who were born or lived here includes lots of notable comedians and comic actors -- some hugely famous, others get ... 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 >>
While the state and country cope with the Aurora theater shooting, many have come together to aid the victims and their families. But others have turned their attentions in a completely different direction. Recently, a string of public, poorly timed jokes has attracted national attention for targeti ... More >>
Earlier this week, we noted that an Aurora theater shooting joke told by Jeffrey Ross, a yukster participating in a roast of ex-Denverite Roseanne Barr, wouldn't be part of the Comedy Central broadcast this weekend. Such attempts at mining humor from the tragedy have been ripped in most corners. But ... More >>
Comic Jeffrey Ross joked about the Aurora shooting during a Comedy Central roast of former Denverite Roseanne Barr -- and then hurried to explain his comparison of Seth Green to James Holmes. "That is what the roasts are about," he said. "That's what Roseanne is about -- unapologetic comedy. If I ... More >>
Update: Earlier this morning, we posted about comic Jeffrey Ross making an Aurora theater shooting joke at a Comedy Central roast of onetime Denver resident Roseanne Barr; see our earlier coverage below. We noted that Ross hasn't apologized for the gags, and he still hasn't. But he's now admitting ... More >>
Colorado has starred in hundreds of movies -- and more recently, watched as filmmakers pass up the Centennial State for cheaper locales, even if their films are set here. (Thanks for nothing, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.) But lawmakers and industry folks have a plan to change that, a plan that could b ... More >>
Relphorde.Last week, we used the term "lock" in our post about the CU Buffs' Big Dance chances after beating Kansas State in the Big 12 tournament, -- and we weren't the only ones certain that was true. But no: Marcus Relphorde and the rest of the squad were snubbed by the selection committee ... More >>
By now you've heard about Christina Aguilera's vocal malfunction at the Super Bowl last night. Midway through her a cappella rendering of our hallowed national anthem, she completely flubbed the lines, "O'er the ramparts we watch'd were so gallantly streaming." Evidently she was caught up in the m ... More >>
By now you've heard about Christina Aguilera's vocal malfunction at the Super Bowl last night. Midway through her a cappella rendering of our hallowed national anthem, she completely flubbed the lines, "O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming." An embarrassing gaffe to be sure. Ev ... More >>
Nothing made it to this level in 2011.Love it or hate, the Super Bowl crosses almost every cultural subgroup in the United States, and as befitting of such a massive national holiday, it also inspires new pop-culture touch points. From Mean Joe Green to Betty White, from Janet Jackson's wardr ... More >>
Chris Eigeman, Denver guy. As a certain Westword editor-in-chief likes to say, Denver has exactly ONE in-town celebrity. His name rhymes with “smellway.” But unless you spend Tuesday nights sucking down saketinis and $45 steaks in Cherry Creek, you are not likely to encounter the Mile High Cit ... More >>
Denver mourns the loss of its favorite bipolar, one-armed comic/poet/playwright.
While researching Georgetown weirdness, I learned that one of the places I wrote about in my April 24 Bite Me column -- the Silver Queen bar and restaurant—once had none other than Roseanne Barr on staff in the kitchen, either as a prep cook or a sous chef. To quote that ever-trustworthy source, ... More >>
Saturday, June 16
Tracking down Colorado's most notorious gumshoes.
Tom Arnold leads a large ensemble cast. Yep, you read it right.
Free Yourself (J Records) I Need an Angel (J Records)
January 2, 2003
AFTER YEARS OF SPYING ON OTHERS, DENVER PRIVATE EYE PETE PETERSON FINDS THE SIGHTS SET ON HIM.SNOOP DREAMS PETE PETERSON SAYS HE'S THE PRIVATE EYE TO THE STARS. BUT DOES HE JUST HAVE STARS IN HIS EYES?
The Bills. Live with it.