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 >>
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 >>
Now that most of the dust has settled from November's election, President Barack Obama is finally dropping the presidential hammer -- "I got yer fiscal cliff right 'ere, mother*ckers!" -- and Mitt Romney has retired from politics into the private sector, working as a busboy at the Salt Lake City Mar ... 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 >>
The prediction by Boulder-born Harold Camping's Family Radio that Judgment Day would begin at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday proved to be a little premature -- and thank goodness, since it allowed Twitter Nation to respond to the fact that the world didn't end on schedule. Look below to see our ten fa ... 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
John Weins & Mel Hilgenberg.Yep, it's another cable news moment that's all but indistinguishable from a bit on The Daily Show. This one comes courtesy of MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, who this week played host to John Weins and Mel Hilgenberg, a fife and drum duo called the Liberty Leaders who were ... 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 >>
Chances are that if you read or watch anything (besides McCommercials) regarding the state of our food system in the United States, it will mention the staggering amount of processed crap we manufacture and the integrity of our diets versus the price -- both financially and physically. Michael Pol ... 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 >>
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 >>
Harold and Kumar get shipped to Gitmo in this forced act two.
Will Ferrells umpteenth sports comedy is only half bad. His half.
Denver's mayor tells us where to get off.
Rosa Parks didn't surrender to discrimination and take a different bus. So why should Steve Horner go to a different bar?
The 40-Year-Old Virgin gets a heart-on while telling wonderfully dirty jokes.
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.