Sparks Can Shock

You’ve probably seen Hal Sparks: He hosted Talk Soup a little over ten years ago, starred in Queer As Folk for five seasons and is a regular commentator on VH1’s I Love the 70s, 80s and 90s. But he got his start in standup, and comedy continues to be central to his career. “I do it as an art form in and of itself,” he says. “I’ll do it my whole life.”

Sparks recently recorded a comedy CD, Comedy Is Not Cool, and he’s already working on new material. “We’ll probably record all these shows,” he says of his current Comedy Works run. “And if one of them turns out to be shockingly better than the rest, I may release it as a CD.”

Sparks will do five shows at Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place in Greenwood Village; the first is tonight at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $17. Tickets for the next four performances are $25 each; for more information, call 720-274-6800 or go to
Jan. 27-29, 2011