Comedy

High Plains Comedy Festival: 10 stand-ups to watch on South Broadway

Denver's first-ever all stand-up comedy festival, set to debut on South Broadway Aug. 23-24, has added Reggie Watts as headliner and more locals to the lineup.

This weekend marks the debut of the High Plains Comedy Festival. To help you prepare, we put together a list of 10 stand-ups to watch out for.



Why So Serious, Greg Baumhauer?

Here we witness Denver comedian Greg Baumhauer performing in his native environment at the Squire Lounge, where he's been known to lash out at strangers for entering his habitat.

Notorious Denver stand-up Greg Baumhauer digs into the Denver comedy scene before his Squire Lounge album recording.



Steal This Track from “This Ain’t No Cowtown Vol. 5″

Steal This Track from "This Ain't No Cowtown Vol. 5"

Denver record label ZetaKaye House is releasing “This Ain’t No Cowtown,” a massive collection of Colorado music, comedy and poetry that spans three editions, all to benefit a local musician recovering from cancer. We’ve got an alt-country track from Andy Hamilton and the Whiskey Hitchers and a comedy bit from Nathan Lund for you to steal.



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.

“Lucha Libre and Laughs” is returning to the Oriental Theater for a night of Denver’s best stand-up comedy and, of course, Mexican wrestling.



A Prairie Home Companion at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 7-18-13 (review)

Garrison Keillor speaks to the crowd as part of the live tour for the "A Prairie Home Companion" radio show.

Prairie Home Companion’s Radio Romance Tour hit Red Rocks with designs on sentimental duets and stories of lovers’ quarrels, communions and conniptions.



Sweet Action Ice Cream teams with L.A. comedy podcast for free-treats Kickstarter campaign

Open up wide, Denver: a comedy podcast from L.A. is fixin' to give you some Sweet Action. File photo by Cyrus McCrimmon, The Denver Post

Sweet Action Ice Cream on South Broadway is teaming with the L.A. comedy podcast “Jordan, Jesse, Go!” for a free-treats Kickstarter campaign. But will it work?



UMS adds a comedy showcase featuring High Plains Festival talent

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UMS has added a showcase featuring talent from the upcoming High Plains Comedy Festival, including Jordan Doll, Jim Hickox and more.



Why So Serious, Moxie?

Denver stand-up comics Mara Wiles (left) and Kristin Rand have formed the new sketch comedy duo Moxie from the ashes of their LadyFace group.

Denver stand-up comics Mara Wiles and Kristin Rand have formed the new sketch comedy duo Moxie from the ashes of their LadyFace group.



High Plains Comedy Festival adds Reggie Watts as headliner, reveals more lineup and ticketing info

Denver's first-ever stand-up comedy festival is set to debut on South Broadway Aug. 23-24.

The High Plains Comedy Festival, taking place Aug. 23-24 along South Broadway, has announced its headliner, added locals and set an on-sale date.



Dave Chappelle, Flight of the Conchords to headline FunnyorDie.com “Oddball” tour at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

A dozen-plus of today's best (and hippest) stand-up comedians will take part in the FunnyOrDie.com "Oddball" tour Aug. 23-Sept. 22.

Dave Chappelle, Flight of the Conchords to headline FunnyorDie.com “Oddball” tour at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre