Best of Denver

Denver's ten best comedy nights

We thought 2012 was a banner year for comedy in Denver -- but only three months into the new year, comics like Ben Roy, Adam Cayton-Holland, Sam Tallent and Kristin Rand are setting the stage for this once-intimate scene to be blasted into national recognition. With so many great comedy nights already established -- and so many exciting new ones on the horizon -- assembling this list was like picking a favorite child. And while we've treasured the underground flavor that has for so long been the identity of the Denver comedy scene, the time has come to admit that some of these shows are getting too big for their britches -- which we hope is an omen of some larger comedy venues in the near future and not, God forbid, any of these talented standups leaving town for the bright horizons of the coasts.

See also: The ten best comedy shows in April - Chuck Roy debuts Altered Schtick, a new night of queer and trans-friendly comedy at The Bar - The Best of Denver 2013

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Josiah M. Hesse
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