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Matt Monroe on the second anniversary of Propaganda!, Denver's Best Comedy Night

2 years ago by Byron Graham
Comedy shows come and go all the time, usually whimpering out of existence after a few ignominious months of effort. So when a show reaches its second anniversary, it's truly something to celebrate. Comedy fans can help ring in the anniversary this year on July 27th at Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret. Named 2014's Best Comedy Night by this very publication, Propaganda! has excelled thanks to host and producer Matt Monroe's savvy booking, mingling a roster of enviable headliners with Lannie's classy ambience month after month for free. July's lineup features out-of-towners Raj Silverman and Brandie Posey along with local favorites Chris Charpentier, Adrian Mesa, Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald and headliner Adam Cayton-Holland. Doors open at 7:00pm for the free showcase. In celebration of reaching this milestone, Westword caught up with Monroe to discuss the highlights of the past 2 years and how his commitment to Propaganda! would surprise his exes.

Air Guitar Elevated to Performance Art — Yes, Really

4 months ago by Brett Callwood
When this scribe was a blossoming wee headbanger in the late 1980s and early '90s, air guitar was what we did instead of dance when we went to clubs underage. It was the tribal ritual for the terminally uncool — those of us without any sense of rhythm and next-to-no...

Eddie Pepitone on Denver, a Comic's Comedy and Finding Despair in Success

5 months ago by Byron Graham
Eddie Pepitone is a hero to a certain stripe of comedy nerd, so his debut in the Mile High City would be newsworthy on its own. But rather than appearing at a club or theater, he's headlining a local showcase produced by homegrown Denver comics Matt Monroe and Stephen Agyei...

Ten Things to Do in Denver for $10 or Less (Six Free), April 29-May1

5 months ago by Alex Brown
Don't let the return of snow deter you from getting out and about, because there are lots of events worth your attention this weekend, including markets, comedy and the world's largest Shakespeare Festival. Here are our ten favorites; check out the Westword calendar for even more. Denver Public Schools Shakespeare...

Catie Abeyta, R.I.P.: Student Dies in Breck Ski Mishap Weekend Before Closing Day

5 months ago by Michael Roberts
We thought we'd written the last memorial post of the season about a skier who died accidentally at a Colorado resort. After all, many ski areas had already closed for the season, and things have been winding down at those that remained open. But no: On Sunday, April 24, twenty-year-old...

The Ten Best Comedy Events in Denver in April

6 months ago by Byron Graham
Tantalized by a glimpse of spring before our sunny hopes were dashed in snowbound oblivion, soggy and shivering Denverites are in need of a laugh. Fortunately, the entertainment calendar is chockablock with chuckles this April. With comedy legends new and old headlining our clubs and theaters, local shows that celebrate partnerships...

The Soul of Wit Seeks to Break Down the Walls Between Denver's Arts Scenes

7 months ago by Tom Murphy
Fifth Wall Productions is having its second run of The Soul of Wit 3: Sex, Religion and Politics this Saturday, March 5, at 7 p.m. at the Crossroads Theater in Five Points. The variety show, produced and helmed by Thomas Gerlick, aims to bring together the worlds of theater, music...

Ten Best Comedy Events in Denver In February

8 months ago by Byron Graham
February is a month that seems to call more for cozily hibernating than heading out into the night. But admitting defeat in the face of a storm is not the Denver way, and hearty city dwellers who brave the weather have plenty of opportunities to warm up with an evening...

Beer Calendar: A Stout Month Storm, Melvin's 2x4 Day, and TRVE Brews

8 months ago by Jonathan Shikes
The 23rd annual Stout Month kicked off this week at the Vine Street Pub & Brewery in Denver and at the rest of the Mountain Sun Pubs group's breweries and restaurants in Boulder and Longmont. The yearly tradition has continued to grow over the years and there are now a...

The Ten Best Comedy Events in Denver in January

9 months ago by Byron Graham
January is a month of new beginnings, and Denver comedy is putting its best foot forward with a crowded calendar of great shows. From generational icons and comedy legends to pro wrestlers and local buffoons, there's a standup up show to tickle every kind of fancy, even if you don't...


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