Local comics Andrew Orvedahl and Adam Cayton-Holland are as well-known in the Denver standup scene as you can be without moving to L.A. and starring in a children's movie
. After working their way up through the local ranks, Orvedahl and Cayton-Holland (the latter a former Westword
scribe) launched Los Comicos Super Hilariosos at Orange Cat Studios back in 2007, later moving over to the Bug Theatre
and renaming the show Grawlix. Over the past give years, the two comedians have had a significant impact on the local scene, and are described by Fine Gentleman's Club's Chris Charpentier as "the upperclassmen" of Denver standup. "If they didn't do the Squire open mic, or the Lion's Lair or Los Comicos, we couldn't do our show weekly," he says. "They gave us a blueprint for how to do an alternative show in Denver."
Orvedahl and Cayton-Holland will be appearing at the Bug both this Friday and Saturday nights to record separate live albums. In advance of these shows, we sat down with the comedy duo to discuss open mics, club censorship and why these two comedy albums will be their bronzed baby shoes.
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