ShaNae Ross doesn't tell dirty jokes. She doesn't get political, unless you count poking fun at racial differences as she does in a bit where she asks the audience to guess an imaginary person's race based on their name. She also doesn't approach religion, despite having a religious background. Ross ... More >>
While he may be world-famous and seven years sober, the streets of Bed-Stuy Brooklyn still ring in the voice of Tracy Morgan. Coming from a childhood of poverty and crack-dealing, Morgan built a respectable career in standup, performing on HBO's Def Comedy Jam before reaching TV mega-stardom on Satu ... More >>
While he's definitely a throwback to another era of standup comedy, Dave Attell's debased style of humor still resonated with the crowd at Comedy Works South Saturday night. Deadpanning about vegan strip clubs, Chinese youth assembling sex toys, and what illegal Mexicans can bring to the game of bas ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Update: Congrats to JamesB7! Check your email with details on how to claim your prize. Original post: Have you seen the lineup for Comedy Works this summer? The schedule includes Drew Carey, Jim Belushi, Dave Attell, our own Josh Blue and more big names than we're going to list inside this one sent ... More >>
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 >>
Maria Bamford has long been a comedian of choice for those who enjoy offbeat humor grounded in absurdist, sharply observed character sketches. Over the last decade and a half, Bamford has raised her public profile with appearances on the Comedians of Comedy Tour, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job ... More >>
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 >>
As we inch our way toward the glory of summer comedy festivals, Denver has already begun heating up with a variety of shows featuring whip-smart young comics as well as and world-wise icons of days past. We've got a DIY music and comedy festival (with a bouncy castle!), two feature players from Chel ... More >>
If you know Denver comedy, you surely know Chuck Roy. The former anchor of the satirical newscast The Crop Report -- an Onion News Network-style series of short sketches on marijuana, Roy is one of the most established names in Denver comedy, hosting an endless rotation of events at Comedy Works (af ... More >>
Since 1990, Wits End Comedy Club has held down a corner of Westminster, nurturing the fledgling careers of local comedians while drawing only the heartiest or free-ticket-havingest of crowds to the north suburbs. Wits End claims to be the first comedy club in history opened by women, though sustaine ... More >>
Like Lenny Bruce in the '60s, George Carlin in the '70s or Bill Hicks in the '90s, Louie C.K. could go down as the premier comic of this decade. His standup specials have not only changed the course of comedy material, but have changed the business of stand-up comedy. C.K. will be performing to a so ... More >>
Local comics Andrew Orvedahl and Adam Cayton-Holland are as well-known in the Denver standup scene as you can be without moving to L.A. and starring in a children's movie. After working their way up through the local ranks, Orvedahl and Cayton-Holland (the latter a former Westword scribe) launched L ... More >>
Like her sketch-comedy counterparts in Denver troupe LadyFace, Timmi Lasley is a versatile performer. The sketch comedian has been doing stand-up for the last three years, after paying her dues as a stage actor and getting a degree in theater. The acting expertise came in especially handy this year, ... More >>
Before forming LadyFace with friends Melanie Karnopp, Kristin Rand, Timmi Lasley and Mara Wiles, Chella Negro had never done comedy. The musician had clocked thousands of hours on stage as a singer-songwriter, though, and after hanging around the comedy crowd and hosting Denver's Ladies Laugh-In sta ... More >>
Beliefs are funny things. From aliens to talking snakes, people believe in some pretty ludicrous stuff, and the rationalist comedians of The Evolution of Comedy tour are here to have fun with that. This Sunday, November 11, Ian Harris, Jason Resler and Maurice Northup will be at Comedy Works to riff ... More >>
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 >>
Denver native T.J. Miller is one busy comic. But even on the same day that his new comedy series, Mash Up, premiered on Comedy Central, Miller took the time to give us a call and chat about Hollywood success and why he still misses Denver. During our conversation, Miller was on the set where he's fi ... More >>
Now celebrating its one year anniversary, Denver's all-female sketch comedy group, Ladyface, has become a strong counterweight to the booming male stand-up scene, often hosting the boys from Grawlix and Fine Gentleman's Club in their sketch-comedy vignettes, and working the mic themselves as solo ac ... More >>
"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 >>
Although comedian Kelsie Huff's new production at the Boulder Fringe Festival is titled This Show Might Be Terrible, her past hits suggest it will be anything but. Known for her Boulder Fringe Official Encore Award-winning shows Bruiser and Huffs, Huff is also a successful stand-up comedian who head ... 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 >>
Christopher Titus cut his teeth in comedy clubs in the '80s after having an epiphany as a teenager when he fell into a bonfire. But it wasn't until the late '90s when Titus -- whose comedy focuses on his upbringing in a highly dysfunctional family -- that Titus began to get more widespread traction. ... 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 >>
While many comedians themselves may prefer a stiff drink, marijuana has, for some time, been the drug of choice for comedy audiences. From Lenny Bruce's satirical pamphlet on the dangers of the herb, to sketch comedians like Cheech & Chong and Dave Chappelle building whole careers around it, enterta ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Aisha Tyler suits up. Aisha Tyler may not be the complete package, but she comes a helluva closer than the average human. The Dartmouth grad's appeared in recurring roles on some of television's biggest hits, including Friends and 24, hosted Talk Soup back when that meant something, appeared in fil ... More >>
The Comedy Addiction Tour plays a serious subject for laughs.
Comedy gains a foothold in Stapleton.
Friday, November 11, Manny's Smokehouse, 303-292-6622; Saturday, November 12, Oskar Blues, Lyons, 303-823-6685.
Furrier is funnier.
John Heffron stands tall in the world of standup.
Five local comics tell all.
I set out to write a story on open-mike nights. But the joke was on me.
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