Denver comics put Mexican wrestling in headlock with "Lucha Libre & Laughs" - Reverb

Denver comedians put Mexican wrestling in a headlock with “Lucha Libre & Laughs”

The time has truly come to combine masked Mexican wrestling with stand-up comedy.

The time has truly come to combine masked Mexican wrestling with stand-up comedy.

If you were growing concerned that comedy had become the exclusive province of Denver’s attention-getting stand-up scene, first of all: why are you being such a dick? Second, take heart, for “Lucha Libre and Laughs” is here to bring some of stand-up’s no-holds-barred attitude to a colorful sport that’s not exactly known for its barring of holds.

The second installment of “Lucha Libre and Laughs,” which mixes comedy with Mexican wrestling, will be hosted by veteran Denver comic and former Squire Lounge open-mic maestro Greg Baumhauer (performing as Bobby Valentino), with short sets from Nate Balding, Brad Galli and the Fine Gentlemans Club’s Bobby Crane. Fellow FCG comics Nathan Land and Sam Tallent will provide color commentary during the matches.

Oh yeah, the matches: “Masked wrestling sensations” Delta Jr., Golden Star, Fuerza Chicana, and “everyone’s favorite gay Luchador” Broke Back Billy will be on hand to put comedy into a righteous headlock. Or will it be the other way around? ONLY TIME WILL TELL.

Sponsored by Dos Equis and local comedy-booster Sexy Pizza, the show is 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at the Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. in Denver’s Highland neighborhood.

Tickets are $10, but no matter how badly little Billy and Susie want to see the smackdowns, no kids will be admitted, for this is an R-rated show. Just like most stand-up sets, Einstein.

If you weren’t disturbed/excited enough by the concept, here’s a low-budget poster that makes the event look like either an awesomely trashy superhero orgy or an off-brand cosplay fest sponsored by Insane Clown Posse.

Either way, YES PLEASE.

Lucha Libre and Laughs

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John Wenzel is an A&E reporter and critic for The Denver Post. Follow him @johntwenzel and @beardsandgum.

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    Broke Back Billy is freaking hilarious I love watching that guy in the ring he is a comedy act in himself!!