#50: Mara Wiles Mara Wiles broke into comedy doing improv with Denver's Impulse Theater, but soon made the shift to standup, becoming an integral member of the comedy scene and a regular attraction at local clubs and comedy nights. As a testament to her collaborative spark and likability, you'd be ... More >>
Kevin McDonald is an actor, improviser, and comedian best known for his work with Canada's Kids in the Hall sketch comedy troupe. McDonald will be at Denver's Voodoo Comedy Playhouse all weekend, which kicks off at 9:00pm on Friday, May 2nd with a special edition of The Couch, Denver's only improvis ... More >>
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 >>
Talk about trend-worthy: A new cookbook by Colorado author Corinne Tobias focuses on the very latest in food trends, from farm-to-table to gluten-free to vegan to...infused. Wake & Bake is the state's first cookbook devoted to legal cannabis that has recipes for everyone from novice brownie-bakers ... More >>
This past year saw quite a few interesting things happen in the jam band world, with some bands announcing hiatuses and others had their songs sung at NFL games. While people enjoy heckling jam band fans, there is no doubt that they are great at making things happen and making people laugh. Here's t ... More >>
If you're like us, you love the Internet Movie Database, arguably the most comprehensive online treasure trove of info about movies, TV shows and the people in them. Among the gazillion things you can do on IMDB is search folks by where they're from. When we tried this with Mile High City natives, w ... More >>
Denver's Dave Shirley has taken his multi-faceted act of magic, juggling, comedy and music from busking on the Sixteenth Street Mall to performing for NBC's America's Got Talent. After years of street performances and depressing corporate gigs, Shirley built his own sketch comedy club, The Rattlebra ... More >>
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 >>
Second City Chicago is this country's Mecca of funny. Among its famous alumni are John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Steve Carrell and Tina Fey. It also happens to be the place where Frank Caeti, formerly of MadTV, and Matt Craig, a former Saturday Night Live writer, first met and performed together, crea ... More >>
Michael BrosilowEd Kross and Amy Roeder of The Second CityIf you're looking for the perfect date night destination, keep on looking. Love, Sex & The Second City isn't a show for a first date. Because it's about first dates -- and why we never make it to that second one... or the third... or t ... More >>
In September 2009, Denver's convention and visitors bureau decided to piggyback on the success of the Great American Beer Festival and this city's reputation as a beer Mecca by throwing Denver Beer Fest, a hastily organized but all-encompassing ten-day extravaganza featuring beer-related even ... More >>
Royce Da 5'9" remembers that new mom smellThe lowest common denominator having been achieved in 2005 with the release of the Black Eyed Peas' Monkey Business, popular musicians have had to work extra hard in recent years to find new and inventive ways to be inane. They found great success in ... More >>
Slayer and Megadeth team up for KBPI's Midwinter Melee on Monday, January 25 at DU's Magness Arena. It's the first time the two bands have co-headlined in two decades, and as a bonus for diehard metal heads, Testament gets things started. General admission floor seats are $49.50, while reserved s ... More >>
For those of you not yet hipped to the big foodie news in Denver this week, the International Association of Culinary Professionals is in town -- a kind of traveling circus show of food writers, food editors, food pimps, chefs, authors, wine gurus and associated tradesmen. And, of course, Jason Shee ... More >>
Tapes 'N Tapes hits the Fox January 17. Not a whole lot shakin' with the bigger concert announcements this week, but there are still some good smaller shows on tap, like Tapes 'N Tapes January 17 at the Fox, the Giraffes November 7 at Larimer Lounge and the etown taping with Sonny Landreth and Juli ... More >>
A new musical -- aptly titled Iraq War, the Musical! -- attempts to make sense of the nonsense our current administration is spouting. We caught up with director Paul Cross to ask him about his singing, dancing extravaganza. Westword (Amber Taufen): How did you come up with the idea for this produc ... More >>
Windy City hot dogs may not blow, but they're not the best.
As the Colorado Avalanche prepares for its opening-round playoff game against the Minnesota Wild Wednesday night in St. Paul, the smell of musky machismo is wafting this way from the great white north. Specifically, the stench of promised payback is emanating from six-foot-seven-inch, 258-pound Sas ... More >>
TJ Miller is a star in his tighty whities.
Red Scare is no fright night.
From the week of October 13, 2005
Kristine Hipps brings a wild new parody to the Bug.
Karen Finley doesn't beat around the Bush.
Talking smack wreaks high school havoc in Mean Girls.
Connie and Carla is based on a classic but ends up a drag.
Urinetown co-writer is swamped with success.
A.C.E. conducts a mystery tour
Nicolo's Chicago Style Pizza
Second City brings first-rate humor back to Colorado.
Five years after Swingers, Jon Favreau just wanted to get a movie Made.
Small theater groups are having a tough time carving out their own space in Denver.
As Mad celebrates its 400th issue, its editors wonder how to stay funny in a world gone mad.
Chicago brings a piece of the Windy City to Colorado.
Jan. 29 - Feb. 4, 1998