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    August 27, 2014

    Photos: Brain Aid for Troy Baxley

    At the end of last weekend's non-stop High Plains Comedy Festival, a host of top Denver comics took the stage Sunday for one last show at 3 Kings Tavern: Brain Aid, a community salute and benefit for local comedian and comedy booster Troy Baxley, who is recovering from a condition known as brain ble ... More >>

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    August 7, 2014

    Podcast Profiles: Werewolf Radar Gets Weird

    Podcasts are in tune with the democratized spirit of internet media; anyone with a microphone and a computer can offer their listeners unlimited hours of recordings, usually for free. Limited only by their imaginations, podcasters have a freedom of expression unrestricted by commerce, censorship, or ... More >>

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    June 5, 2014
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    December 12, 2013
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    December 9, 2013

    3 things to do for free in Denver this week, December 9-12

    The temperature's rising -- but the cost of some of the best events in town won't go about zero this week. See the mummies at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, catch a dance show and laugh at live comedy -- without having to spend a cent. Did we miss a bargain? Let us know in the comments secti ... More >>

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    November 15, 2013

    Arguments and Grievances celebrates three years of competitive trash talking Sunday

    Trends in comedy come and go, but there's something classic about Kevin O'Brien's monthly Arguments and Grievances night. The simple twist of pitting local comics against one another for debates on inconsequential themes -- which garnered a Best of Denver award this year from Westword -- has been wo ... More >>

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    September 27, 2013

    Ten Denver comedy events to look forward to in October 2013

    With two Halloween events, three filthy shows and three comedy contests, October humor is shaping up to be scary, sexy and heavily competitive. After a summer of record-breaking comedy festivals, you can fall into the autumnal weather with some bone-chilling monologues of creepy copulation with Bob ... More >>

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    August 19, 2013

    3 things to do for free in Denver this week, August 19-22

    Sometimes the best things in life really are free. From looking at dinosaur bones at the Museum of Nature & Science to learning about fungi to enjoying a music and art festival, you have plenty of fun, free entertainment options this week. For more activities, visit the online Westword calendar, and ... More >>

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    August 16, 2013

    Getting stoned with comedian Sam Tallent

    The members of the Fine Gentleman's Club make no secret about how much they love getting high. Over the last year, some of us at Westword have had a lot of fun smoking up with comedians and musicians and asking them oddball questions that have nothing to do with anything important. In the course of ... More >>

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    August 15, 2013
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    August 5, 2013

    ZetaKaye drops three new This Ain't No Cowtown comps to benefit Mike Marchant

    The ZetaKaye House has assembled another edition (well, editions, rather) of its This Ain't No Cowtown compilation. The fifth in the series, the comps (there's three) feature, among other things, a brand new tune from Andy Hamilton & the Whiskey Hitchers, the new eagerly-anticipated band led by fron ... More >>

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    August 1, 2013

    Lucha Libre & Laughs will make wrestling funny on purpose this Sunday

    Simply put, Lucha libre is fun. Stand up comedy is fun. Put them together, and you have fun overload. The idea came to me after the 2012 Too Much Funstival, during which we put together a few tag team lucha libre matches from the MxW Pro Wrestling promotions before the stand up comedy and music at a ... More >>

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    July 5, 2013

    Comedian Sam Tallent to teach improv class at Deer Pile on Sunday

    Denver comedian Sam Tallent has been a rising star in the standup scene over the last few years, hosting The Squire open mic and performing as part of the Fine Gentleman's Club at the comedy quartet's wildly popular Wednesday night show, Too Much Fun. Still, many fans may not know that Tallent's tal ... More >>

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    July 2, 2013

    Westword Book Club: Sam Tallent on existentialism, Southern gothic and his DIY ethos

    As the proprietor of the Fine Gentleman's Club, and host of the Squire's ignominious tuesday night open mic, Denver comedy fans already know Sam Tallent, but what they may not know is the he contains multitudes, and not just within his corpulent frame. Surprisingly well-read for a public goofball, T ... 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 transgenders...so many giggle-worthy performances that your calendar will be bursting with snickers. Keep ... More >>

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    April 10, 2013

    Denver's five best comedy venues

    While it's true that a venue can make or break the show regardless of the talent on stage, this is doubly true with comedy. Location, comfort level, atmosphere, drink prices and, yes, quality of performers all play a large role in whether a comedy fan will Google your location when making Saturday n ... More >>

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    April 3, 2013

    Denver's ten best comedy nights

    We thought 2012 was a banner year for comedy in Denver -- but only three months into the new year, comics like Ben Roy, Adam Cayton-Holland, Sam Tallent and Kristin Rand are setting the stage for this once-intimate scene to be blasted into national recognition. With so many great comedy nights alrea ... More >>

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    March 19, 2013

    Kickstarter campaign for Denver comedy documentary Joke Life now live

    document the everyday struggles of people trying to eke out a living from performing stand-up.

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    March 18, 2013

    3 things to do for free in Denver this week, March 18-21

    Although St. Patrick's Day is over, the partying doesn't have to stop. This week, you can see a documentary about ending poverty, catch a sketch comedy show, or participate in a community scrapbooking project (and eat cookies). And all of these events are free, so you won't have to shell out any gre ... More >>

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    February 26, 2013

    A guide to DIY comedy tours with the Fine Gentleman's Club

    Interstate comedy tours have typically been the m├ętier of famous names capable of drawing big crowds and veterans of the club circuit. Many obstacles stand in the way of aspiring comedians eager to earn their living on the road, from bookers who are unwilling to take a chance on an unknown commodit ... More >>

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    February 21, 2013
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    February 19, 2013

    Win tickets to Artopia 2013

    This year's edition of Artopia is only five days away. The lineup is pretty stacked, with Wheelchair Sports Camp, Hearts In Space, Kitty Crimes and In the Whale, among others on the bill. And those acts will be performing alongside a serious batch of artists, poets, dancers, videographers and comedi ... More >>

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    February 19, 2013

    Clean comedian John Crist loves Katt Williams, and is loved by Denver's dirtiest standups

    John Crist has comfortably rooted himself in the world of Christian comedy, crafting niche-specific jokes that kill with the straight-laced Colorado Springs crowd. Yet somehow -- miraculously! -- he's also cultivated a respectable reputation in Denver's underground community, where the dirtiest of t ... More >>

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    February 1, 2013

    Ten best comedy shows in Denver in February

    With Denver's local comedy scene finally beginning to catch up with Comedy Work's national acts -- in terms of both talent and swelling audience numbers -- we figured it was time to assemble some of our favorite standup shows for the coming month. As we salivate over the smorgasbord of Denver's incr ... More >>

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    January 15, 2013

    Win tickets to Artopia 2013

    This year's edition of Artopia is just over a month away. The lineup is pretty stacked, with Wheelchair Sports Camp, Hearts In Space, Kitty Crimes, In the Whale and a ton of other acts on the bill, alongside a serious batch of artists, poets, dancers, videographers and comedians that are slated to s ... More >>

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    January 2, 2013

    Resolutions 2013: Making movies, making records, cooking...and finishing projects

    For our New Year's guide that was inserted in the issue of December 13, we asked thirteen of the town's cultural tastemakers several questions -- and the answers were entertaining, informative and, in many cases, enlightening. Although we posted their individual Q&As on Show and Tell last month, we' ... More >>

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    December 31, 2012

    Five choice moments from Denver's standup scene in 2012

    No question, 2012 was the year of the comedian in Denver. A lifelong fan of standup, I've had the pleasure of reporting on some amazing shows this year -- and I'm sharing some of the high points here. Still, I'm sure there's a vast ocean of talent that slipped past me in 2012; feel free to remind ... More >>

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    December 31, 2012

    New Year's Eve standup horror stories from Sam Tallent and Andrew Orvedahl

    As it is for most musicians, a New Year's Eve gig is nightlife-prime-real estate for a comic. Big money, big crowds and an audience that's ready to let its PC guard down and get loose. Consequentially, you never turn down a NYE standup gig -- if you can get one. But all this inevitably leads to some ... More >>

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    December 28, 2012

    Ten most interesting interviews of 2012: Artists, feminist scientists, comedians and queens

    One of my favorite parts of being a reporter is getting to talk to strangers (and sometimes, friends). Even outside of assignments, I find myself interviewing waitresses, vending-machine repairmen and random people who have clearly not chosen to be in line in front of me at the grocery. This year, I ... More >>

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    December 27, 2012

    Lucky '13: Comedian and Fine Gentleman Sam Tallent

    This past year has been tough for many people, and we're eager to kiss 2012 goodbye. In hopes that 2013 will turn out to be much luckier for many, we invited some of the town's cultural tastemakers -- entrepreneurs and entertainers we're lucky to have in Denver -- to answer a trio of questions. We e ... More >>

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    December 27, 2012
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    December 26, 2012

    Let the Fine Gentleman's Club help you get through the rest of 2012 in fine style

    Think there's no fun to be had until New Year's Eve? Think again. Sam Tallent, Nathan Lund, Chris Charpentier and Bobby Crane of the Fine Gentleman's Club are working through the holidays, and their weekly Too Much Fun comedy show at the Deer Pile will roll like clockwork tonight at 10 p.m. See al ... More >>

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    December 20, 2012
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    December 10, 2012

    3 things to do for free in Denver this week, December 10-13

    Now that heating bills across the state are going up, it's tempting to stay inside and stay warm while staring at your empty wallet. But that's boring! There's tons to do in Denver that's completely free, so you won't have to feel Scrooge-like with your thermostat. This week, for example, you can se ... More >>

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    November 15, 2012
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    November 15, 2012
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    October 30, 2012

    Fine Gentleman's Club to record album at Comedy Works on Halloween

    Known for their wild, unpredictable comedy nights at Deer Pile, as well as several open mics around town, the Fine Gentleman's Club comedy co-op will attempt to put chaos to order on Halloween, when they record a live album at Comedy Works. "One of my favorite comedy albums, Dave Attell's Skanks for ... More >>

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    August 28, 2012

    What did you just say to me?: How to deal with adults with poor social skills

    Standing behind City, O' City last Friday with my friend Sam Tallent, we drank our water and beer and shared a rad moment, peering out at a sea of mutual friends as the sun was just setting, weed smoke wafting through the air. Total Ghost had just taken the stage and everyone was having a blast. Tal ... More >>

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    August 21, 2012

    Too Much Funstival comedians on how Denver's scene has evolved

    "When I started doing comedy in Denver, there were about two open mikes a week and one alt show a month," says Bobby Crane, a member of the Fine Gentleman's Club. "And now there's more than one open mike every night of the week and three or four alt shows a month that are really good. I'd say in the ... More >>

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    August 2, 2012
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    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 >>

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    April 17, 2012

    Squire Lounge Comedy Night: It lives! It lives!

    Denver's comedy community despaired when heckler-ready Squire Lounge comedy night open-mike host Greg Baumhauer decided to call it quits. The comedy night was mean, it was ugly, it was the toughest crowd in town -- if you could even get them to listen to you in the first place. But for many fledgl ... More >>

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    April 13, 2012

    10 things to do for $10 this weekend, April 13-15, 2012

    This weekend rules. Just saying. There's tons of stuff to do that won't leave you eating cereal for dinner for a week, and whether you want to see a feminist spoken word night, go to a huge comedy show, or dance at an art opening, it's all here -- and all for under $10. So now you've got no excuse t ... More >>

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    November 18, 2011

    10 things to do for $10 this weekend, November 18-20, 2011

    It's still Halloween every Sunday at The Church. ​Whether you want to see campy drag, high-brow art openings, or get down at a feminist dance party, we've got you covered this weekend. And it won't break your bank. Everything on this list won't cost you more than ten bucks, leaving you more ca ... More >>

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    October 14, 2011

    10 things to do for $10 this weekend, October 14-16, 2011

    Via​It's starting to get a little chilly in the evenings as October begins to push the leaves off the trees, but that doesn't mean there aren't a ton of different activities to keep you busy this weekend on the cheap. We have some great films to check out, art exhibits, plays, free comedy, foo ... More >>

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    May 20, 2011

    10 things to do for $10 this weekend, May 20-22, 2011

    ​This weekend includes an incredibly diverse set of activities. From hanging out and waiting for the rapture to dancing and car shows, you'll be able to spend your last waking hours on earth getting some serious party on. If the shit doesn't totally hit the fan come Saturday, you'll even be ab ... More >>

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    March 3, 2011
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    February 18, 2011

    Last night: Forecasters at Paris on the Platte predicted the future

    ​Last night some of Denver's creative-minded people attempted to tackle the future at the first Forcasters event, a monthly presentation series that will take place every third Thursday at Paris on the Platte. As it turns out, that's not quite as easy as one would suppose, and while there were ... More >>

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    February 18, 2011

    Tonight: The Huge Comedy Show brings T.J. Miller, Andrew Orvedahl, hugeness

    Onus Spears: One badass name.​"I don't think in terms of clean or dirty," says comedian and promoter Onus Spears. " I think in terms of funny or not funny." Spears' Huge Comedy Show, which goes down tonight, is definitely poised to be the former. Spears, who put this night together, got his ... More >>

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    February 17, 2011
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