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  • Blogs

    November 12, 2013

    Video: Was the Daily Show having fun with Colorado, or did it screw up a report

    Last night a Daily Show report by comedian Jason Jones reported on high levels of apathy among Colorado voters. Looking at statistics as well as conducting interviews on Denver's 16th Street Mall, Jones found that an overwhelming majority of people (80 percent) did not vote in last September's recal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    Senator Ted Cruz's stunt proves politics is show business for ugly people

    "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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    Dave Coulier on being forever Uncle Joey, clean comedy and that Alanis Morissette song

    Since the beginning of his career, Dave Coulier has worked in the realm of family-friendly comedy. His first major television role was in 1984, hosting Nickelodeon's children's sketch-comedy show Out of Control, where he became known for his goofy voices and the catch phrase "Cut it out." He took th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2013

    When Obama appears as Satan, where's Stephen Colbert?

    Stephen Colbert, as a real human being, is useless to us. Yes, that's a very selfish thing to say, but we all know it's true. When he's stepped out of character in the past for interviews on Fresh Air or Meet the Press, it's mildly interesting, but it's interesting in the same way that it was intere ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 17, 2013
  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    Video: Stephen Colbert rips CU students who haven't signed up to live in "gun dorm"

    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 >>

  • News

    August 23, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    Pumped-up hits: Songs we loved until they got played to death

    "Man, I used to really love that song until it got played to death!" How many times have you heard somebody say that? It's a legitimate gripe, especially if you work in place where the radio is played day and night. You inevitably suffer hearing the same goddamn songs hundreds of times a day. It's e ... More >>

  • News

    January 26, 2012
  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    Stephen Colbert reveals Denver Int'l Airport conspiracies -- and phallic symbols! (VIDEO)

    Video below.​Denver International Airport conspiracy theories just got a boost from one Stephen Colbert. Last night, as part of The Colbert Report's preview to 2012, and those Mayan prophecies that are supposed to spell our doom, he intoned the phrase, "When the end times come, the last words ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    Sweet Action one of the chosen, frozen few on The View Friday

    ​July is National Ice Cream Month, and ABC's The View will celebrate by featuring five top-notch ice cream shops from around the country on this Friday's show. One of the chosen, frozen treat-slingers? Denver's very own Sweet Action Ice Cream.

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Breathe Carolina's new album, Hell Is What You Make it, hits stores today

    ​It's been a while since we've seen a Denver band on late night television -- or actually watched late night television, we should say. In case you missed it like we did, Breathe Carolina was on Jimmy Kimmel Live! a few weeks ago playing a track from its new album, Hell Is What You Make It, wh ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 12, 2011
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    April 28, 2011
  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    3OH!3 on Leno tonight (not last night) and in Sims 3 Late Night expansion Trailer (now)

    Okay, so apparently we need to buy a 2010 calendar or something. In an effort to be all proactive and whatnot yesterday, we updated our recent 3OH!3/Walmart blog item, alerting you to the fact that the act would be on Leno last night. Uh, yeah, check that, dudes are actually slated to perform on t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    Dan Drayer leaving Colorado Public Radio for DU gig

    Dan Drayer.​Dan Drayer is a public radio lifer. He's spent 22 years working in the business, thirteen of them at Colorado Public Radio. And while he left the network once before, back in 2005, he stayed in the field, and returned to the CPR fold two years later. After tomorrow, however, he'll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    Wanda James's advice to critics of The Daily Show's Denver weed story: "Chill"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Our updated medical-marijuana directory

    ​ 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    Peeps trial delay -- and the return of Stephen Colbert?

    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 >>

  • Music

    January 28, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    Conan O'Brien joke about Westword's medical marijuana reviewer search: Laugh at us, America!

    We're as sober as especially sober judges here at Westword -- yet, for whatever reason, we're just getting around to posting a joke Tonight Show host Conan O'Brien told about our search for a medical marijuana reviewer back on November 17. At the end of our quest, we wound up doubling our (and hop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    Warring iPhone app fartlords settle their differences out of court with new, anti-fart app

    An image from the ifartmobile.com website​ It's over -- and with nary a lawyer uttering this phrase: "Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I give you Exhibit A, 'The Butt Socket!'" The feud between the creators of two different iPhone fart apps -- Loveland-based InfoMedia, Inc.'s iFart Mobile an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    Dan Caplis wants Jared Polis to apologize for beer-bonging

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    The Fray on the Tonight Show

    ​In case you missed it, the Fray appeared on the Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien last night. A couple noteworthy things about the performance: Drummer Ben Wysocki pitched in on backing vocals, suggesting that Joe King's still experiencing voice problems, and the band tapped a string section to pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    Q&A with Aisha Tyler

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    Wake-Up Call: The dudes of Haggard

    "This is part of Ted's journey," Gayle Haggard told a reporter. "It's made him a better man. I see what has happened as a divine rescue." Of the Haggards' bank account, if nothing else. Three years ago Ted Haggard, then pastor of the New Life Church and head of the National Association of Evangeli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2008

    Fray reveals track list for new album

    Update: The Jimmy Kimmel Live clip is posted after the jump. Isaac Slade (pictured above) and his bandmates in the Fray, who performed in the snow this past weekend at Vail's Snow Daze, have revealed the track list for the band's forthcoming self-titled album, which is due to be released here a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2008

    Ted Haggard's molestation sermon: watch it here

    An image from a Ted Haggard report on Good Morning America. It's about time we heard from Ted Haggard. The former pastor with Colorado Springs' New Life megachurch, Haggard fell from grace, in a manner of speaking, after male escort Mike Jones went public with stories of sex and meth; read Patrici ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2008

    Flobots' Andy Guerrero gives Conan O'Brien the shirt off his back

    Photo borrowed from djcoffman.com Last night after appearing on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Flobots' guitarist Andy Guerrero apparently gave Conan the shirt right off his back.

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2008

    Colorado pro-Palin blogger Adam Brickley hits The Colbert Report

    Adam Brickley on The Colbert Report As pointed out in an August 30 Latest Word blog, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs student blogger Adam Brickley is being given credit in many quarters for being the first to envision Alaska governor Sarah Palin as a Republican vice-presidential candidate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2008

    MSNBC at the DNC: all aboard for goofiness

    Choo choo. MSNBC's headquarters for the Democratic National Convention can be found behind Union Station, which may explain why it looks disturbingly like part of Disneyland's Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. During the first Denver taping of The Daily Show during convention week, host Jon Stewart r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2008

    Inside the first Denver taping of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

    Jon Stewart. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart is taping shows at the University of Denver's Newman Center Tuesday through Friday during DNC week, and after trying and failing to snag tickets through the show's website (admittedly, I started late), I figured I'd be watching it on TV like the majorit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2008

    The Daily Show's John Oliver on the downside of equality

    "When we pose, pretend like you're my best friend." In the midst of the ridiculous line to the Pepsi Center on Tuesday night, I found myself standing alongside none other than British-born comedian John Oliver, a correspondent for The Daily Show With Jon Stewart who I'd just enjoyed at the first o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2008

    Bottleneck blues

    Lining up. As soon as Tuesday's taping of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart wrapped (read all about it here), I raced back to Westword's 10th and Broadway office, parked my car, and began the trek to the Pepsi Center for the evening's Hillary Clinton-centric spectacle. Earlier in the day, I'd walked ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2008

    Rewind: Flobots on Leno

    Wow. We had a considerably more difficult time tracking down a clip of Flobots performing on Leno last night than we did when they played on Last Call with Carson Daly. In fact, after trolling You Tube and refreshing our Google search every ten minutes or so, we came up completely short. Finally, ju ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2008

    Flobots on Leno Tonight

    Flobots continue their swift march upwards tonight with an appearance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. From all indicators, the band hasn't lost any momentum. Fight with Tools is continuing to sell briskly (the album is once again Twist & Shout's top seller), and "Handlebars" is still doing quite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2008

    Q&A With The Daily Show's John Oliver

    When transcribing interviews, it's often helpful to the reader to note when either the inquisitor or the person answering the questions laughs - but not in the case of this Q&A with John Oliver, a British-born correspondent for The Daily Show, who visits Denver for two nights worth of standup gigs; ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2008

    Ben Kronberg to Appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live

    “I’m trying to keep it in perspective,” says standup comedian and Denver expat Ben Kronberg of his upcoming, stand-up comedy set on Jimmy Kimmel Live, airing Wednesday night on ABC at 11 p.m MST. “But I also want to be able to function with its full potential. I really just hope it makes i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2007

    Free at Last

    Although most information programs long ago adapted to the 24-hour news cycle, network morning shows continue to reach viewers in the Mountain time zone on a two-hour tape delay -- a practice whose archaic nature was put on display again on the morning of April 4. During the 7 a.m. half hour, news b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2006

    Ramsey Week

    Media types are suckers for anniversary stories. Even if it's the anniversary of a homicide, which just sounds so...wrong. What are we celebrating, exactly? On Tuesday it will be ten years since the death of JonBenet Ramsey. There have already been a couple of prime-time recaps of the crime, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2006

    Shine On You Crazy Comics

    Colorado comedy continues to step into the limelight. This past Friday, John "Hippieman" Novosad (pictured) appeared on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Hippieman, who had impressed Ferguson when he opened for the Scottish comedian at a Comedy Works gig in August, rocked it on the show, and ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 8, 2004

    Drunk of the Week

    Pearl Street Grill

  • Culture

    January 3, 2002

    Rescue 9/11

    This year, a handful of shows provided the healing power of laughter.

  • News

    March 1, 2001

    Off Limits

    Image is everything.

  • Film

    August 10, 2000

    The T.A.M.M.Y. Show

    A documentary gives life to fallen PTL angel Tammy Faye Bakker.

  • Best of Denver

    June 29, 2000
  • News

    December 2, 1999

    Off Limits

    Columbine families prepare to unite for a new library...

  • News

    February 22, 1995
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