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Boulder’s eTown Hall has seen a lot of action lately — especially for a venue that’s not even officially finished.
The 89-year-old former church, which is undergoing a $7 million renovation, is the new home of eTown, the liberal-minded music-and-conversation radio show that reaches more than 300 stations and an estimated 1 million listeners each week.
The marriage of music and comedy is often an uneasy one, as countless bands and stand-ups have found over the years. But when it’s done right (see David Cross and his early 2000s Sub Pop tour, Bonnarroo’s comedy tent, South by Southwest, etc.) it provides a unique space in which the two art forms complement each other– or at least a drunken variety show in which it’s impossible to get bored.