Comedy

LadyFace's Chella Negro: Dick jokes are dead, but sketch comedy is alive and kicking

Before forming LadyFace with friends Melanie Karnopp, Kristin Rand, Timmi Lasley and Mara Wiles, Chella Negro had never done comedy. The musician had clocked thousands of hours on stage as a singer-songwriter, though, and after hanging around the comedy crowd and hosting Denver's Ladies Laugh-In stand-up night, she was ready. Though stand-up wasn't her thing, the theater major found a place to write, create and star in several sketch-comedy shows a year with the other members of LadyFace.

In advance of the troupe's one-year anniversary show, LadyFace Presents: A Year Of The Face this Sunday, November 18 at Comedy Works South, the multi-tasking Negro talked with Westword about LadyFace's inception, her compartmentalization as a performer, and the death of the dick joke.

See also: - Kristin Rand, of the all-female comedy group Ladyface, talks standup versus sketch - Dave Foley f*cks a donkey: Five memorable sketches from a Kids in the Hall alum - In honor of American: The Bill Hicks Story: The ten best Bill Hicks jokes (NSFW)

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Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.
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