As Hustle Man on fellow standup comedian Martin Lawrence's show Martin in 1994, Tracy Morgan gave TV audiences their first taste of his bullish humor. But it wasn't until the eccentric comedian landed a spot on Saturday Night Live that his bizarre view of the world was given a proper stage, and Morg ... More >>
As midsummer approaches at its leisurely flip-flopped gait, comedy fans have a full calendar of laugh appointments ahead. While almost nothing can compete with the natural splendor of a languid June evening spent outdoors in Denver, only a jejune goon would miss out on these fine shows. Besides, at ... More >>
Comedian TJ Miller has a commitment to comedic absurdity that has served him well throughout his career. From his roots in the Chicago improv scene, Miller emerged as one of the city's most unique standups, remarkable for his madman charisma. In short order, Miller stole scenes and joined impressive ... More >>
Most identical twins will go to great lengths to convince you that while they may look the same, inside they are very different. But while the Sklar Brothers actually looked quite different at Comedy Works on Friday night -- with Randy in plaid shirt and beard, and Jason in black tie and grandpa gla ... More >>
The Sklar Brothers stand apart in the current comedy scene with their unique style of two-man storytelling and accessibly nerdy material. Primarily known for their hilariously analytical take on sports with ESPN's Cheap Seats and the History Channel's Freakanomics-style look at U.S. data, The United ... More >>
ShaNae Ross doesn't tell dirty jokes. She doesn't get political, unless you count poking fun at racial differences as she does in a bit where she asks the audience to guess an imaginary person's race based on their name. She also doesn't approach religion, despite having a religious background. Ross ... More >>
While he may be world-famous and seven years sober, the streets of Bed-Stuy Brooklyn still ring in the voice of Tracy Morgan. Coming from a childhood of poverty and crack-dealing, Morgan built a respectable career in standup, performing on HBO's Def Comedy Jam before reaching TV mega-stardom on Satu ... More >>
June is jam-packed with a lineup of comedy events so eclectic, you're sure to find something to tickle your funny bone. There are podcasters and Pride festers, twins and Too Much Fun, He-Man and transgenders...so many giggle-worthy performances that your calendar will be bursting with snickers. Keep ... More >>
Charlie Sheen's "My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat is Not an Option" tour hits Denver Thursday, April 28 at the Wells Fargo Theatre, but is Denver ready for Charlie? More importantly, is Charlie ready for Denver? Using highly scientific research methods, we've developed the Tiger Blood Baro ... More >>
Lori Midson Justin Cucci Root Down 1600 West 33rd Avenue 303-993-4200 www.rootdowndenver.com This is part one of my interview with Justin Cucci, owner and executive chef of Root Down and Linger. Part two of my interview will run in this space tomorrow. Justin Cucci has spent the majority ... 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 >>
Tracy Morgan called Sarah Palin "good masturbation material" last night on national television during a TNT broadcast of an NBA game. Maybe not what the network would have preferred that he say, but a). he was sort of baited and b). this is Tracy Morgan, who is more-or-less completely indisti ... More >>
Is it too early for Halloween? Heck, no, it isn't, at least if you go by typical retail standards! Right now, department stores everywhere are stocking candy and costumes, and by golly, if it's good enough for them, it's good enough for us! Plus, this was just too good to sit on. It's an extende ... More >>
A Flickr photoIn cartoon world, Matt Groening brought us Duff beer, and Hanna-Barbera created fast food brontosaurus ribs. In books, C.S. Lewis is responsible for the Turkish delight with which the White Witch tempted Edmund in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and we can credit Lewis ... More >>
Erica and Jesse are still smiling -- but he may be smiling a little more.On Monday, Alice 105.9 FM morning-show host Erica Cobb raved about the experience of appearing on The Marriage Ref. And she still feels that way, despite guest judges Demi Moore, Kelly Ripa and Jim Breuer deciding agains ... More >>
On last night's episode of 30 Rock, the funniest sitcom on network television by a very wide margin, our fair state was the target of two surreal yet amusing zingers. Early on, NBC page Kenneth (Jack McBrayer, to the right of the attached photo) is trying to convince cluelessly vain comic Tracy Jor ... More >>
"Where my reality show at, dogs?" DMX gets a reality show Even though DMX is sitting in a Miami jail waiting to answer to a variety of charges including drug possession, weapons possessions and animal cruelty, some television producers think his life would make for some great entertainment. The sh ... More >>
Ice Cube and Tracy Morgan get religion in First Sunday.
Adam Sandler, a star quarterback? If only they were joking.
Distributors still don't honeymoon with small romantic comedies.