Like every kid in high school, I was forced to fulfill a gym requirement. At George Washington high school, we had the option of taking aerobics -- which secretly I loved, because I dreamed of one day making my own instructional workout videos. Each day our weird instructor -- who had been at the sc ... More >>
"I fired a manager after he said to me, 'Do something crazy and it'll get on YouTube and your career will take off!'" comedian Christopher Titus told me in an interview this summer. "I looked at him and was like, 'Really, that's your plan? Really?'" While Titus may be cynical about creating a phony ... More >>
Steve Martin and I go back a long way. I remember Steve from his SNL days, playing the banjo with an arrow through his head, a wild and crazy guy who perfected his idiot role in such movies as The Jerk (1979) and Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982). Yes, he took side trips from that stereotype in Penni ... More >>
We've got another great month of jazz on tap for January with a number of great shows, including saxophonist Joe Lovano and pianist Freddy Cole (Nat "King" Cole's brother), who will be at Dazzle for two-nights, as well as dates from the Uri Caine Trio, the Latin Jazz All Stars and Greg Garrison, who ... More >>
Adam Watts Jax Fish House Boulder 928 Pearl Street, Boulder 303-444-1811 www.jaxboulder.com This is part one of my interview with Adam Watts, chef de cuisine at Jax Boulder. Part two of our chat will run on Thursday. Cycling makes you hungry, says Adam Watts. The former professional pedaler, who ... More >>
Over his many years as a public (and bespectacled) face, 54-year-old funny man Drew Carey has paid his dues as a Marine, a stand-up comic, a sitcom star, an improv guru and, in his most recent incarnation, the on-air host of The Price Is Right. And on his current tour, Carey will not only offer some ... More >>
TGIF! You've worked hard all week, now it's time to coast into weekend. Plenty of great music on tap to help you unwind -- or get wound-up, as the case may be. Tonight at the Ogden, Sleigh Bells assaults the senses, Mojo Nixon kicks off a two-night stand at the Lion's Lair, JJ Grey and Mofro get the ... More >>
willismcgahee.comThree Denver Broncos will be going to the Pro Bowl this year -- the NFL's annual all-star game in Hawaii, and all of them, cornerback Champ Baily, defensive end Elvis Dumervil and rookie linebacker Vonn Miller, are deserving of the honor. They've been highlight films into the ... More >>
It's good to know that Focus on the Family is still around to provide unintentional comedy when that organization's narrow-minded rhetoric slams head-first into reality. Case in point: On Wednesday during a Senate same-sex marriage hearing, Focus on the Family, represented by senior lobbyist ... More >>
At least they make decent movies.Is it time to already begin thinking about next year's Academy Awards show? Well, if you're like most Americans -- and critics, the venerable Roger Ebert among them -- who watched last night's show, then the answer is "yes." The hipster hosts, 28-year-old An ... More >>
Tracy Morgan called Sarah Palin "good masturbation material" last night on national television during a TNT broadcast of an NBA game. Maybe not what the network would have preferred that he say, but a). he was sort of baited and b). this is Tracy Morgan, who is more-or-less completely indisti ... More >>
Bryan Bedford.Executives have had to do a lot of crappy jobs on the CBS reality series Undercover Boss. But on last night's episode, Frontier Airlines CEO Bryan Bedford may have set a new standard -- by risking a literal shit shower while off-loading what an employee refers to as a "lotta po ... More >>
Jersey Shore is over. The fact that a 10-episode reality TV show needs no introduction and that its conclusion is an event is shocking. Whether the show was so successful because it was Freud's wet dream or because we secretly love stereotypes or because of some unrepeatable Gladwellian cultural coc ... More >>
Al Franken. Today, former Saturday Night Live castmember Al Franken is the toast of the Democratic Party after the Minnesota Supreme Court confirmed his ultra-narrow November 2008 senatorial victory over Republican Norm Coleman, who's finally conceded defeat. Given the hoopla, it's easy to forget h ... More >>
Jimmy Fallon dressed like a typical Boulder resident. Yes, I, too, assumed that Late Night with Jimmy Fallon would be a disaster. But it's actually pretty funny on occasions, as demonstrated by a bit from yesterday's show in which the former Saturday Night Live self-chuckler pretended to do eight p ... More >>
Capsule reviews of current shows
Capsule reviews of current shows
Just because Jurassic 5's latest disc is titled Feedback doesn't mean the crew's looking for any.
The loudest, boldest comic actor around takes an endless victory lap.
Jim Jarmusch succeeds by keeping Broken Flowers messy.
The Farrelly brothers swing straight and hit the sweet spot.
Streisand and Hoffman save a family -- and a movie, too.
Second City brings first-rate humor back to Colorado.
Joseph packs a wallop, but overwhelming staging makes it feel distant.
The Farrelly Brothers take a churn for the worse in Osmosis Jones.
Leave it to Hollywood to make rehab look like fun.
With an uninspired script and all-too-familiar plot, you'll feel like you already know The Story of Us.
...YOU'D BE THE CRANKIEST GENIUS IN ROCK AND ROLL.