We all dream of finding fame and fortune in our chosen fields, but when people actually do get rich and famous, they often discover that money can't buy happiness, or love, or whatever it is the Beatles were singing about. What's the answer, then? God? Meditation? E-meter auditing? When musicians ge ... More >>
The first time John Oliver agreed to do an interview with Westword, Michael Roberts noted the utter futility of pointing out when either party -- but mostly the "humble scribe" -- laughed due to the ubiquitous chortles throughout. Five years later, Humble Scribe No. 2 (aka, yours truly), could have ... More >>
Fans of Matt Stone and Trey Parker, local comedian heroes, know that their hilarity knows no bounds. And when it comes to South Park, it also knows no boundaries. Which is why we weren't entirely surprised to find that the show and its creators were recently spoofed themselves -- with a burlesque pa ... More >>
The curse has struck again.
"It is cursed. It is the Così curse. You can call it that," says Cabaret Otaku's Christina Marzano Haystead. For the second time in a year, the alternative opera troupe is cancelling its planned update of Mozart's famous Così Fan Tutte called Così: The Series, which w ... More >>
Coloradans and visitors from other states put on their short-sleeved button-up shirts, ties, backpacks and bicycle helmets and made their way down to the Ellie Caulkins Opera House last night for the opening of The Book of Mormon. And even if they didn't don full-on Mormon attire, these fans felt lu ... More >>
The Laugh Track Comedy Festival will descend on Denver tonight, bringing three days of comedy performers and films that are sure to make your sides split. To help you navigate the thirty short films and over forty comedians, festival co-director Evan Nix sent us his top ten picks of events not to mi ... More >>
As it turns out, a good Twitter account doesn't necessarily make a good television show. Nonfiction funny man Justin Halpern learned that lesson the nationally televised way when real-life anecdotes from his hilariously crabby father translated poorly from social media into a cheesy, laugh-grabbing ... More >>
Colorado has starred in hundreds of movies -- and more recently, watched as filmmakers pass up the Centennial State for cheaper locales, even if their films are set here. (Thanks for nothing, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.) But lawmakers and industry folks have a plan to change that, a plan that could b ... More >>
Katy Perry hosted Saturday Night Live last weekend.For a pop star whose boobs were their own punch line on a previous appearance of Saturday Night Live, Katy Perry's hosting duties fell flat on Saturday. Instead of creating any memorable new characters -- á la Justin Timberlake -- the writer ... More >>
Video below.What's the scandal involving Rupert Murdoch's media empire got to do with Colorado? Plenty, according to none other than Stephen Colbert, whose report last night about the "five-time Illuminati Dark Lord of the Month" contained not one but two references to our fair state -- which ... More >>
Meatball surgery at the IKEA restaurant in Tempe, Arizona.On July 27, IKEA will unveil its first store in Colorado, complete with the 550-seat IKEA Restaurant & Café and a Swedish food market.
Although both a market and restaurant are integral parts of most IKEA outlets, the restaurant in ... More >>
www.dallaspinup.comBurlyCute's Cora Vette will perform tonight at Bender's. BurlyCute's Cora Vette has heard a lot of misconceptions about burlesque. While some think of it simply as "that stripping stuff," others are totally clueless to the fact that it involves nudity, expecting the tame po ... More >>
Trey Parker.We've been following The Book of Mormon's march to theatrical dominance for months, from first raves to Drama Desk nominations and Tony nods -- fourteen of them, leading to nine victories at the awards ceremony last night, including Best Musical for hometown boys made good Trey Pa ... More >>
Hamilton was once quoted as saying, "I can last all night."Sure, you still need to find a Christmas present or holiday gift for your dad that isn't somehow related to golf, but maybe if you hit up some awesome DJ nights, the Candy Cane Festival or any other event this weekend you'll have a cr ... More >>
Mary Louise-Parker.If ever there was a television program in the perfect position to satirize marijuana of the medical (and non-medical) type in Colorado, it's Showtime's Weeds.
And in the latest episode from the sixth season -- an impressively strong one for such a long-running series -- th ... More >>
A masked Stephen Colbert.One more quick hit about Jared Polis' beer-bonging appearance on The Colbert Report. On his Twitter feed earlier this week, host Stephen Colbert tweeted the following: "Can't believe Jared Polis called me gay. Ridiculous. In other news, totally fired up for Project Ru ... More >>