If 1967 was the summer of love, then 2013 was definitely the summer of laughter -- at least in Denver. After absorbing three comedy festivals in four weeks, there must have been a lot of chuckle-trimmed abs that got another workout last night. Because closing out this season of the wit was Dave Chap ... More >>
In recent days, we've shared the Internet Movie Database's ten most popular performers from Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs and Aurora. But there's a lot more state out there, and plenty of other notables from places beyond these four cities -- like, for instance, Greeley, Conifer, Longmont, Crest ... More >>
While Jon Stewart was away directing his first film in the Middle East, CNN took the opportunity to revamp Crossfire. One of the first politically polarizing talk shows on the first cable news network, Crossfire had a 22-year run before it was shut down in 2004, after Stewart called the show "partis ... More >>
The next four weeks in Denver will see a tsunami of comedy events. There are four killer standups at Comedy Works (Craig Ferguson, Mike Birbiglia, Marc Maron, Kevin Nealon), two comedy festivals (High Plains, Funstival) and the Oddball Comedy Tour (Dave Chapelle, Flight of the Conchords). It's raini ... 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 >>
I love that we live in a country that's sexually open enough -- not as much as some European countries, but that's another list for another time -- to allow for public education on how to have and give orgasms. Denverites, you have an upcoming class available at Anythink Library Wright Farms: The ap ... More >>
Colorado is a swing state, apparently. Our vote will be key in helping decide who the next leader of the free world is. It's all up to us and some people from Ohio -- oh, and our, uh, meemaw in south Florida, evidently. Who knew, right? We only know this, of course, because we watch the Daily Show. ... More >>
In recent years, Colorado's medical marijuana business has been chronicled by news purveyors as varied as National Geographic (via the program American Weed) and The Daily Show (which featured our MMJ critic, William Breathes). Last night, 60 Minutes weighed in with its own report, offering a somewh ... More >>
Here's a nutty post-script regarding President Barack Obama's speech at CU-Boulder -- a Today show chat with CU frosh Kolbi Zerbest, whose yogurt spilled on Obama during his visit to The Sink. How important was this story, on view below? Important enough for anchors Matt Lauer and Ann Curry to spend ... More >>
Video below.In a recent post about Frontier Airlines' cost-saving agreement with pilots, I noted that my loyalty to Denver's hometown airline had diminished in the face of Southwest's bags-fly-free policy. Turns out, though, that one Southwest pilot isn't that fond of old bags -- especially i ... More >>
Tim Tebow.Welcome to the Denver blog post roundup! Mile High Report's Colby shares Tim Tebow's interview with a Miami station, in which TT uses a line from The Daily Show's Jon Stewart about not waiting until he's 24 to write a book. Stealin' from the best! Colorado Pols on local powerhouse ... More >>
Video below.Tim Tebow's book Through My Eyes is filled with stories about faith, football, faith, family and faith, in that order -- and he's promoting it with the same kind of pumped-up enthusiasm that marks his play. He's already appeared on an extended segment of Sean Hannity's Fox News pr ... More >>
Chris RomerMTV Cribs is a guilty pleasure for a lot of people, but spoofs of the show -- which typically features the rockin' homes of mega-pimpin' athletes, movie stars and rappers -- can be even funnier. A couple of weeks, ago, The Daily Show did its Cribs: Teachers Edition, an offshoot of ... More >>
While James Mejia may not be considered the front-runner in the Denver mayoral race, he's willing to push the publicity envelope to earn some attention -- and possibly a few more votes. Take his decision to sit down for a video interview with stand-up comic and former Westword writer Adam Cay ... More >>
Last year on The Daily Show, I quipped that dispensaries are like restaraunts: Some people want a nice steak house, while others can settle for McDonalds. Patients Plus is the latter -- a fast-food marijuana stop.
Champ Bailey.We cap the week with these three Denver blog posts. Bronco Talk's Kyle calls the Broncos' decision to set aside contract negotiations with Champ Bailey "alarming," and he's right. Respect the Champ. The Colorado Independent's Troy Hooper looks at tasteless campaign fliers. They ... More >>
John Stewart.A group of Daily Show lovers in Denver are organizing a local version of comedian Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity on October 30 at Civic Center Park. The Stewart event, a somewhat tongue-in-cheek response to conservative talk-show host Glenn Beck's Rally to Restore Honor ... More >>
William BreathesIt's been exactly one year since we kicked off our Mile Highs and Lows dispensary reviews. Since he's a sentimental guy (we think it might be the marijuana), William Breathes gave us the following look back at a year in pot reviewing: Believe it or not, Westword staffers aren ... More >>
William Breathes on CNN.Last week, William Breathes gave us a behind-the-scenes look at his CNN interview with Poppy Harlow about being one of the nation's first medical marijuana critics. The story began airing this morning, and it's epic -- often funnier than Breathes's appearance on The Da ... More >>
Wanda James.Why has dispensary owner Wanda James so actively promoted medical marijuana use for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder? One reason: She and husband/partner Scott Durrah both served in the military. So she's thrilled that the Veterans Administration is loosening rules con ... More >>
Scott Durrah with a favorite ingredient.Every month, Scott Durrah, chef/owner of 8 Rivers at 1550 Blake Street, hosts a Cooking with Cannabis class at the restaurant, which is conveniently located just two blocks from Apothecary of Colorado, the dispensary he and his wife, Wanda James, opened ... More >>
The Daily Show's "Gone to Pot" segment on Denver's medical marijuana industry didn't do much for this city's rep as a mecca for smarties (we put the "duh" in Denver), but it will certainly boost the Mile High's status as Cannabis Capital of the World. As correspondent Jason Jones says through ... More >>
Trouble Andrew. Is it almost the weekend again? Today in Backbeat Online: • Over the Weekend: Trouble Andrew at the Bluebird. • Over the Weekend: Iwrestledabearonce at the Marquis Theater. • Over the Weekend: Moderat at Beta. • ManeLine breaks in the Deuce's live stage as first local hip-h ... More >>
Well, the deadline for the big television conversion to digital is only a month away and I missed my shot at getting the government vouchers for the converter box. Last week, the Commerce Department announced they had hit the $1.34 billion funding limit set by Congress for the coupon program, which ... More >>
Dana Perino, the Colorado-bred White House press secretary -- and 2007 Westword profile subject -- came out, so to speak, during an appearance on The Daily Show last night. Wearing a shwing!-worthy red dress, she thoroughly charmed host Jon Stewart during a mammoth eight-minute interview segment, ... More >>
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 >>
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Steve Horner will have his day in court today, when his complaint filed against Westword for advertising ladies' night deals goes before Judge Brian Campbell. The action is in Denver County Court,(courtroom 4 in the Adams Mark annex off Cleveland Place) but Horner has been all over the media -- and ... More >>
Moments after I completed my strange appearance on the CNN program hosted by Nancy Grace (see this blog for details), my wife received a phone call from a friend in New York. Even though he's not someone likely to be a regular Nancy Grace viewer (he works for The Daily Show on Comedy Central), she n ... More >>
Rosa Parks didn't surrender to discrimination and take a different bus. So why should Steve Horner go to a different bar?
On November 13, Chad Conrad Castagana, 39, was arrested on charges related to threatening letters sent to a slew of notables, including Senator Charles Schumer, Speaker of the House to be Nancy Pelosi, gazillionaire Sumner Redstone, MSNBC personality Keith Olbermann and yukster David Letterman. Acco ... More >>
The 40-Year-Old Virgin gets a heart-on while telling wonderfully dirty jokes.
Newsical tunes in to local scoops.
Boulder's Shoot Out turns out fast films
Pearl Street Grill
Comic Lewis Black brings his comedy back to Colorado.
Michael Moore gets out of his La-Z-Boy to find The Awful Truth.