Why So Serious?

Fred Armisen: “Portlandia” isn’t only for music and comedy nerds

Fred Armisen will host an advance screening of season three of Portlandia at Colorado's Gothic Theatre.

Fred Armisen talks about getting music and comedy elite to appear on “Portlandia” and how the audience is wider than you might think.



Why So Serious, Jeff Ross?

Comedian Jeff Ross, on the subject of marijuana: "It’s great for listening to jokes. It's not great for flying planes or driving bulldozers, but for what I do it's perfect." (Provided by Comedy Central)

Jeff Ross, Comedy Central’s Roastmaster General, comes to Boulder to insult and spark up in our newly-legal weed state.



Why So Serious, Kumail Nanjiani? (Meltdown edition)

Kumail Nanjiani's Meltdown showcase in L.A. is getting its own 8-episode Comedy Central run.

Kumail Nanjiani talks about his L.A.-based Meltdown stand-up showcase and Denver comedy before hitting the Bug Theatre.



Why So Serious, Rob Gleeson?

Comedian Rob Gleeson is getting ready for his biggest role yet as "House of Lies" premieres on Jan. 12. (Provided by Showtime)

Denver-bred comic Rob Gleeson is getting his biggest break yet with a recurring role on Showtime’s “House of Lies.”



Why So Serious, Doug Benson? (legal weed edition)

Doug Benson: “Stand-up is fun, smoking pot is fun. Fun plus fun equals bigger fun.”

Doug Benson talks legal weed and more during his latest visit to the Mile High City.



Why So Serious, Mike Lawrence?

Why So Serious, Mike Lawrence?

New York comedian Mike Lawrence will co-headline first Sexpot Comedy show at the Oriental Theater on Dec. 20, with Sean Patton, Ben Roy and Jordan Doll.



Why So Serious, Tig Notaro?

Tig Notaro plays the Boulder Theater on Dec. 13.

Tig Notaro talks about the cancer comedy that earned her a Grammy nomination ahead of her Boulder Theater show.



Why So Serious, Peter Atencio?

Comedians Jordan Peele (left) and Keegan-Michael Key are only two-thirds of the primary creative team behind Comedy Central's hit sketch show "Key & Peele."

Director/producer Peter Atencio, who’s 1/3 of Comedy Central’s funniest sketch comedy, “Key & Peele,” talks about his Denver upbringing & more.



Why So Serious, Tommy Davidson?

Why So Serious, Tommy Davidson?

“In Living Color” veteran Tommy Davidson talks about his old show, his recent work for Adult Swim and more in advance of his Denver Improv dates.



Why So Serious, Rhys Darby?

Murray? Present! "Flight of the Conchords" veteran Rhys Darby brings Kiwi comedy to Colorado this weekend. Kate Little Photography.

Murray from “Flight of the Conchords” is a real person — or at least as real as Rhys Darby, who brings his agreeable stand-up to Comedy Works this weekend.