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Ben Kronberg on his new Comedy Central special, and why he left Denver

Ben Kronberg could be the most successful comic to come out of the Denver comedy scene recently. Crafting Mitch Hedberg- style micro-jokes, delivered with a creepy dead-pan stare, Kronberg has developed a style all his own that's gaining some national recognition. After showcasing on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham series, as well as being picked up by John Oliver's New York Stand Up Show, he recently landed his very own Comedy Central half-hour special. The performance will be recorded March 1 at Boston's Royal Theater and will air sometime this summer. Chatting with Kronberg via phone on Super Bowl Sunday, we talked with the Colorado native about how sports ruin comedy shows, why regional comedy scenes are banding together, and why some Denver comedians may want to consider moving away.

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