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    November 12, 2014

    Podcast: It's Our All Daily Show Week with Foxcatcher and Rosewater

    It's a special The Daily Show edition of the Voice Film Club podcast, as we talk about Bennett Miller's Foxcatcher (starring Steve Carell) and move onto Rosewater, the movie Jon Stewart left The Daily Show for three months in 2013 to direct. Both are in theaters starting November 14. Here's a full ... More >>

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    October 31, 2014

    The Ten Best Comedy Events in Denver in November -- and a Bonus

    As the holiday season approaches, the entertainment calendar for the month holds a cornucopia of comic delights in store for local giggle gobblers. Sidling up to a table richly dressed with top notch performers, local comedy fans will be heartily stuffed and belly-sore by the month's end. With optio ... More >>

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    August 19, 2014

    Helen Thorpe's Soldier Girls is "Book of the Week" in People

    First Helen Thorpe's new book, Soldier Girls, got close to fifteen minutes of fame from Jon Stewart on The Daily Show. Then the "compelling" Soldier Girls rated an excellent review from the New York Times. And to make for a very unusual trifecta, Soldier Girls just made Book of the People? ... More >>

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    August 6, 2014

    Video: Helen Thorpe, Ex-Colorado First Lady, Lauded on The Daily Show for Soldier Girls

    Plenty of people associate Helen Thorpe with her time as Colorado's first lady; she and Governor John Hickenlooper separated in 2012. But Westword readers also know her as a journalist and the author of the 2004 feature article "Head of the Class," which led to the best-seller Just Like Us. Thorpe' ... More >>

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    January 13, 2014

    Video: The Daily Show rips Brosurance...and Hosurance

    The Colorado Consumer Health Initiative's Adam Fox has kept us up to date on pro-Obamacare ads aimed at young, uninsured people -- a campaign doubters have alternately derided as "brosurance" and "hosurance" due images of dudes doing keg stands and a babe eager to take advantage of free birth contro ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    June 25, 2013

    Why Paula Deen was (accidentally) good for America, if not its waistlines

    As we all know by now, gluttony diplomat Paula Deen was fired by the Food Network last week after some weird details surfaced involving a plantation-themed wedding, where Deen allegedly wanted "a bunch of little niggers to wear long-sleeve white shirts, black shorts and black bow ties, you know in t ... More >>

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    June 18, 2013

    How Bill Maher and Russell Brand helped me nurse a broken heart at the JFL Comedy Fest

    Comedy festivals are the perfect antidote to a nasty breakup. Not only because laughing activates several different sections of the brain, strengthening neurons that lead to insight and emotional balance, but because so many comedians love to bitch about heartbreak. Like Morrissey records or the fil ... More >>

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    March 22, 2013

    Demetri Martin on Woody Guthrie, prop-comedy and not being a hipster

    Demetri Martin's polished micro-jokes, nervous stare and intense appreciation of aesthetics have made him a welcome antidote to the wave of loud and sloppy comedians who have dominated the scene over the last decade. In advance of Martin's visit to Comedy Works South this Sunday for two shows (one i ... More >>

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    January 30, 2013

    John Oliver talks llamas, Ray Lewis and the greatness that is Herman Cain

    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 >>

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    January 17, 2013

    Lewis Black on socialism, Louis C.K. and the new NRA app

    The most common byproduct of politics is high blood pressure, and no one experiences that kind of pre-stroke madness like standup comedian Lewis Black. With his shaky hands, bulging eyes and unbuttoned suit, Black often appears as an out-of-work schmuck who writes angry letters to the White House an ... More >>

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    October 10, 2012

    Marijuana: Wanda James on closure of edibles business, MMJ banking, Obama and more

    Simply Pure, one of the local medical marijuana industry's most prominent edibles companies, has suspended operations -- because, says co-owner Wanda James, the inability to get banking services makes doing business untenable at this time. James has plenty to say about this situation, and she also s ... More >>

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    August 23, 2012
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    December 9, 2011

    Mark Udall proud The Daily Show's Jon Stewart agrees with him (VIDEO)

    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 >>

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    July 5, 2011

    Medical marijuana critic William Breathes fires up for Rupert Murdoch's The Daily (VIDEO)

    Video below.​Westword medical marijuana critic William Breathes has gotten blurry-face time on loads of media outlets, from CNN to The Daily Show. But the latest profile can be found in an unusual place: The Daily, an iPad-specific venture launched by Fox-y titan Rupert Murdoch. In the video, ... More >>

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    May 19, 2011

    Judgment Day is coming on May 21, says The Daily Show -- for 89-year-old Harold Camping

    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 >>

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    March 8, 2011

    Civil Union Act opponent shares nature's message about the anus: Keep out! (VIDEO)

    Video below.​In yesterday's Colorado Civil Union Act preview, Senator Pat Steadman, SB 172's co-sponsor, expressed confidence about the proposal's Senate odds -- and the measure did indeed pass the judiciary committee. En route, though, an opponent ID'd by Fox31 as Rosina Kovar offered testimo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Barack Obama names Betsy Markey & (kind of) Michael Brown on The Daily Show: VIDEO

    Obama and Stewart.​President Barack Obama's extended interview on last night's episode of Comedy Central's The Daily Show had some unexpected Colorado flavor. Not only did he specifically mention Congresswoman Betsy Markey, who's in a difficult fight against Cory Gardner, but he also reference ... More >>

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    July 29, 2010

    Gnome thieves described as "pretty low:" Hilarious!

    Not Josh McDaniels.​Heads up, producers of The Daily Show. Last night, Channel 31 reported a story about the theft of 150 garden gnomes that's ready-made for your particular brand of satire. Only flaw? The Fox 31 crew isn't as good at keeping a straight face as are Jon Stewart and company.

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    July 22, 2010

    Marijuana critic William Breathes on being interviewed by... CNN?

    William Breathes on "The Daily Show."​CNN's Poppy Harlow's interviews with countless influential business leaders -- from GM CEO Frtiz Henderson, to billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban -- are a popular feature on the cable news giant. So, I wonder where my interview yesterday with her will ra ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    May 5, 2010

    The Daily Show smokes Denver's pot scene -- and our weed critic

    At last, critic William Breathes as seen in his natural habitat.​The Daily Show's long awaited dissection of Denver's medical marijuana industry finally reached the screen last night, and the results were smokin'. Along with the anticipated ganja gags (a pile of cheeseburgers makes a guest ap ... More >>

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    May 4, 2010

    The Daily Show set to air its Denver pot piece

    ​"What a long strange trip it has been," state senator Chris Romer wrote early this morning, at the end of a note with his latest round of proposed changes for the bill that would drastically restructure this state's medical marijuana industry. The Colorado Legislature has just seven more day ... More >>

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    April 26, 2010

    The Daily Show weighs in on South Park's Mohammad controversy

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    April 20, 2010

    4/20 brings rallies -- and reporters -- to International Cannabis Day

    ​Even before today's celebration of International Cannabis Day commences in Civic Center Park at 9 a.m., this city's booming medical marijuana business has already inspired a number of out-of-town journalists to come to Denver to cover the event. And there will be plenty to report on today, b ... More >>

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    April 13, 2010

    The Daily Show heads to the really Mile High City

    ​It had to happen. For the past year, Denver has been living up to its billing as the Mile High City, hitting new heights daily as the medical-marijuana business shows no signs of slowing down. And now, inevitably, The Daily Show has come to town to profile our booming dispensary industry. T ... More >>

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    December 3, 2009

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

    An image from the 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 >>

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    September 10, 2009

    Good for Laughs

    Originally from Longmont, humorist Kirsten Schaal returns for a set.

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    July 29, 2009

    The Ten Stupidest "Breakfast Foods" Ever

    Somewhere between breakfast and a cup of coffee lays this middle ground of stupid -- food that isn't really food, but still seems appropriate to consume for the (allegedly) most important meal of the day. Jon Stewart and The Daily Show exposed the ridiculousness of the pancake-wrapped sausage years ... More >>

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    July 8, 2009

    Video: Kristen Schaal does Daily Show bit about growing up in Colorado

    The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cBurka Banthedailyshow.comDaily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorEconomic Crisis Last night, Comedy Central aired a repeat of the July 1 Daily Show that included a segment with comedian Kristen Schaal (whom you might recognize from her role as obse ... More >>

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    May 26, 2009

    Q&A flashback with The Daily Show's John Oliver

    Razr photo by Michael RobertsJohn Oliver in a giant queue, as he would call it. 'Cause his British, you see. John Oliver, who headlines at Comedy Works South tonight and tomorrow, returns to Denver after spending a week here in August making the Democratic National Convention funnier along with his ... More >>

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    December 11, 2008

    The Daily Show dubs the Rocky Mountain News a "small newspaper"

    In case you missed it, The Daily Show took on the print-journalism crisis the other night, with host Jon Stewart kicking off this particular "Depressing News Riddle" segment with the question, "What's black and white and completely over?" Yep, the answer was "newspapers," and the Rocky Mountain News ... More >>

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    December 11, 2008

    The blog shortcut, December 11 edition

    And now, without further adieu... Today in Cafe Society: • A grand tax lien for the Grand Lux Cafe (pictured). • Le Central is even more affordable during happy hour. • Bad health reports, good pancakes at Children's Hospital. • Beer and Cheer takes the temperature of 2 Below Ale. • An of ... More >>

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    October 2, 2008

    Seeking Art's Funnybone

    Find out what’s so funny about art at an Artposium.

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    September 4, 2008

    Relive the DNC the only way tolerable: through the eyes of The Daily Show

    On the off chance you're feeling nostalgic for the Democratic National Convention -- or, more likely, have six hours of Cubical Hell you're looking to kill -- we spent the morning perusing the videos at and came up with the five best bits from the Daily Show's stay in Denver. Enjoy. ... More >>

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    September 4, 2008

    The blog shortcut, September 4 edition

    Curl up and dye. Most of the blogging action in these parts can be found on The Latest Word today -- don't miss Joe Tone's Daily Show Denver week roundup and the third installment of Adam Cayton-Holland's obsessive series about former first daughter Monica Owens. Don't worry, Ms. O: He's (practic ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    August 27, 2008
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    July 3, 2008

    Jon Stewart's Denver Visit Highly Anticipated By at Least Two People

    The Daily Show, the Comedy Central staple starring Jon Stewart, will be staging programs at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Denver during the Democratic National Convention in August, and while it's usually free to attend such tapings, a couple of locals seem ready to ... More >>

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    April 24, 2008

    Shredding the News

    Lizz Winstead remakes headlines on deadline.

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    April 23, 2008

    Q&A With Daily Show Creator Lizz Winstead

    Lizz Winstead, the subject of the following Q&A, is headlining five shows over two nights at the Comedy Works (click here for details), but she’s hardly the average standup comic. She co-created The Daily Show, one of the most influential comedy programs of the past decade-plus, serving as the pro ... More >>

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    March 20, 2008

    Oliver Twist

    The Daily Show's John Oliver on fake news and afflicting the comfortable.

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    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 >>

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    January 9, 2008

    Shmuck of the Week: Steve Horner

    It's been a long time coming, but the anti-ladies night activist has finally done something to deserve some sort of public honor. His tireless efforts to rid the world of sexist Ladies Night bar and club marketing ploys brought him national notoriety, which we have repeatedly, thoroughly and vigilan ... More >>

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    April 8, 2004

    Off Limits


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    January 3, 2002

    Rescue 9/11

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

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