"When I started doing comedy in Denver, there were about two open mikes a week and one alt show a month," says Bobby Crane, a member of the Fine Gentleman's Club. "And now there's more than one open mike every night of the week and three or four alt shows a month that are really good. I'd say in the last four years, the Denver comedy scene has tripled in size."
Crane and his three compadres in FGC -- local comics Chris Charpentier, Sam Tallent and Nathan Lund -- will celebrate that scene with the four-day Too Much Funstival, which starts Thursday. Combining music and comedy, the festival is a monument to Denver's ever-growing standup-comedy community, which has come a long way in the past decade -- and has recently found a friend in underground music.
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