Comedian Ian Douglas Terry on Game of Thrones and dragon nerdery

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Comedian, writer, and first-name hoarder Ian Douglas Terry may hail from Nebraska, but by networking with and charming Denver's funniest mirth merchants, he has cultivated relationships here and, over the course of his frequent visits, he's managed to build a bridge between Denver and Omaha's fledgling comedy scenes. As the co-founder of Omaha's OK Party Comedy crew, Terry (also known as IDT) organized Crom Comedy Festival, which prominently featured Denver comics, and performed at the High Plains Comedy Festival in August. Westword caught up with IDT in advance of this week's Grawlix show to chat about young adult fiction, Denver comedy and being a nerd about dragons.

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Byron Graham is a writer, comedian and gentleman thief from Denver. Co-host of Designated Drunkard: A Comedy Drinking Game, the deathless Lion's Lair open mic and the Mutiny Book Club podcast, Byron also writes about comedy for Westword. He cannot abide cowardice, and he's never been defeated in an open duel.
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