After ingesting almost nine straight hours of the newly revived Arrested Development series, I've come to two conclusions: 1) The cast and creators of AD still got it, and 2) This show was made for hermetic losers like me. The "story of a wealthy family who lost everything" was nothing but a mild cr ... More >>
While some TV series like The Office, Lost and The Simpsons carried on long after they lost the magic that originally captivated us, Arrested Development remained a razor sharp comedy right up to its 2006 cancellation. So it was no small Internet miracle when the news broke that Netflix would be fun ... More >>
Futurama has been cancelled...again. Fans are keenly aware that the show was nuked back in 2003 by Fox, then brought back by Comedy Central after it bought the rights to the four movies in 2007. But this season will reportedly be the last one, with the series finale airing on September 4. Yes, Fut ... More >>
As if South Park, Colorado, doesn't have enough problems (Canadians, Gingers and the fearsome Jewpacabra among them), Cartman, Stan, Kyle, Kenny and the whole South Park gang will soon lay waste to the hapless burg in the upcoming video game South Park: The Stick of Truth. See also: - 10 video game ... More >>
From the "In case you missed it" file: On Thursday's hilarious "Tip of the Hat, Wag of the Finger" segment, viewable below, The Colbert Report's Stephen Colbert weighed in on the fact that no students have signed up to live in CU-Boulder housing that allows guns -- a story our Sam Levin first report ... 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 >>
The finale of Showtime's Weeds predicted Starbucks-like pot shops will proliferate a few short years from now -- a notion that resonates locally given the presence on the November ballot of Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act. But one reader reminds us to be aware of the differenc ... More >>
Last night marked the finale of Showtime's Weeds, a series about cannabis selling that's sparked love and hate among local tokers. (Recall its satire of the Colorado pot industry and one character's recent claim that marijuana isn't medical.) Expect a similarly wide range of responses to a predictio ... More >>
Even before Weeds satirized Colorado's medical marijuana scene in 2010, the local MMJ industry has had a love-hate relationship with the Showtime program, whose run ends this season. However, last night's episode, spotlighted in a clip below, is likely to inspire only the latter reaction among folks ... More >>
"I believe that ancient Jews built boats and sailed to America/I am a Mormon, and a Mormon just believes," sings Elder Price in Matt Stone and Trey Parker's iconic musical, The Book of Mormon. And while the theological irreverence of a song like "Spooky Mormon Hell Dream," or the existential send-up ... More >>
The Book of Mormon finally arrived in Denver, freighted with a massive weight of hype, slick marketing, praise and excitement for this musical created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, both Colorado natives. The show had sold out within hours last January, with friends posting photographs of themselves ... More >>
The Laugh Track Comedy Festival had a strong debut last night at the Bug Theatre, featuring eleven local and out-of-state comics that slaughtered the audience with a blend of hyper self-loathing and irreverent politics. The festival continues through Saturday nigh, delivering a seemingly endless la ... More >>
Talk about staying power. This week, 60 Minutes aired immediately before the Tony Awards -- but rather than conduct an interview with a new nominee, the venerable program rebroadcast a September interview with Colorado alums Trey Parker and Matt Stone. And then, the awards themselves kicked off with ... More >>
One Direction is at the Pepsi Center on Wednesday, July 24...2013! You read that right -- next summer. Wow! Talk about getting a jump on things. Hot on the heels of its mind-changing performance on Saturday Night Live this past weekend, the U.K.-based neo-boy band (the hottest thing to cross the pon ... More >>
Kevin Nealon is best known for his nine seasons of Saturday Night Live and his role on the hit Showtime series Weeds. But what some don't know is that Nealon has been a steady stand-up comic throughout his career, doing bits on things like how he doesn't actually smoke weed and his fear of chimp att ... More >>
R.I.P. FML 2008-2011Yes, 2012 is creeping up on us like my 32nd birthday (no need to send presents -- I will only be accepting fan letters as gifts and creepy Facebook messages of adoration from high school stalkers). Since the world is not going to be ending as some of us maybe thought it wa ... More >>
Video below.Politicians featured in comedy bits on The Daily Show don't usually draw attention to their appearances, given that they tend to come across as clueless bozos. But Senator Mark Udall's office actually wants constituents to watch the following video, about a provision of a defense ... More >>
Video below.Last week, we noted the weird cameo by convicted Greeley gang-banger Christian Hanson in an allegedly racist attack video aimed at Janice Hahn, a California candidate running for Congress in a special election taking place tomorrow. Afterward, we heard from filmmaker Ladd Ehlinger ... More >>
Camping and Stewart.Billboards in Colorado and beyond warn that Judgment Day is coming May 21 -- at least according to the California-based Family Radio network, led by 89-year-old Boulder native Harold Camping. And according to a clip from last night's episode of The Daily Show on view below ... More >>
We miss Saturday mornings sometimes, when we would run downstairs filled with sugary cereal and spend the day watching cartoons and "educational programming." Even though these days we're well aware of the alphabet (some of us, at least -- mostly those that don't comment articles on the inter ... More >>
Matt Stone.Eighteen years ago this week, Westword published my interview with CU students Trey Parker and Matt Stone about their in-progress film Alferd Packer: The Musical. Did I predict in that piece that they'd someday create an acclaimed Broadway show? Sadly, no -- but the South Park crea ... More >>
Comedy Central announced an awards show devoted to comedy today. It will be called The Comedy Awards and will air simultaneously on Comedy Central, VH1, Spike, TV Land and Nick at Night on March 26. On one hand, comedy does tend to get boned in the other major awards, particularly the Oscars ... 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 >>
Nasim Pedrad as Gloria Allred.In today's edition of Colorado references on network TV shows, we have two prominent entries -- one from the latest episode of The Big Bang Theory, a show hilarious enough to be surviving a switch from Mondays to Thursday, and Saturday Night Live, whose writers p ... More >>
Wanda James gets licked on "The Daily Show."The Daily Show's send-up of the Denver medical-marijuana scene earlier this week didn't thrill everyone in the MMJ community. Westword marijuana critic William Breathes, in a post about what viewers didn't see, noted reading "blogs and posts from f ... More >>
Even the wiseacres at The Daily Show have noticed Denver's booming medical marijuana scene -- not to mention William Breathes, one of our MMJ critics. But Breathes isn't just a pretty face (albeit one whose mug was obscured by smoke and more during his Daily Show appearance) -- and he proves ... More >>
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Carol "Chay" Burdick in her previous appearance on The Colbert Report.Yesterday, we let you know that an upcoming trial in which Boulder's Carol "Chay" Burdick would face off against the landlord who told her to remove a marshmallow Peeps Easter display or face eviction had been delayed until ... More >>
Originally from Longmont, humorist Kirsten Schaal returns for a set.
Jared Polis sucking one down on "The Colbert Report."Representative Jared Polis' decision to beer bong a Coors Light during a Monday appearance on The Colbert Report was hilarious, but it also carried the risk of political consequences. As of yesterday morning, commentators in politically cor ... More >>
Edie Falco as Nurse Jackie.One of the best new television series of the summer season is Showtime's Nurse Jackie, starring Edie Falco, of The Sopranos fame. At first blush, the title character seems like a fairly typical medical-TV creation: She's a sassy wife and mother who's so fiercely dev ... More >>
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