Posts Tagged ‘ Indie comedy ’

Why So Serious, Maria Bamford?

Comedian Maria Bamford is too modest to point out how freaking great she is. Photo by Natalie Brasington.

Cult favorite Maria Bamford is increasingly being noticed by the mainstream for her brilliantly funny, brutally personal humor.



Bonnaroo adds Daniel Tosh, David Cross, Bob Saget, Ed Helms to 10th annual comedy lineup

Bonnaroo adds Daniel Tosh, David Cross, Bob Saget, Ed Helms to 10th annual comedy lineup

Bonnaroo adds Daniel Tosh, David Cross, Reggie Watts, Bob Saget, Ed Helms to 10th annual comedy lineup



A. Tom Collins signs to Greater Than Collective, leads new cabaret night at Lannie’s (news)

Westword Music Showcase 2012

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.



Aziz Ansari of “Parks and Recreation” on owning his moment in the spotlight (interview)

From MTV's 'Human Giant' to music videos with Kanye West and Jay-Z, Aziz Ansari has seen a lot of the entertainment world since starting as a stand-up comic 7 years ago. Provided by PMK-BNC Publicity.

Aziz Ansari of “Parks and Recreation” is owning his moment in the spotlight before his Paramount Theatre shows in Denver.



Comedy Q&A: The Grawlix celebrates year of shows, new venue, sweet facial hair and tats

The Grawlix, from l-r, is Ben Roy, Adam Cayton-Holland and Andrew Orvedahl. Photo courtesy of Crystal Allen.

Denver-based comedy troupe the Grawlix is marking a year of shows with a new venue and the same smart, fearless jokes we’ve come to know from Ben Roy, Andrew Orvedahl and Adam Cayton-Holland.



Why So Serious, Todd Barry?

New York comedian Todd Barry will play anywhere, anytime. Well, almost anywhere. Photo by Matthew Rogers.

Droll New York comedian Todd Barry’s most visible roles have been in friends’ projects, like Darren Aronofsky’s “The Wrestler” (as smug deli manager Wayne), Louis C.K.’s brilliant, eponymous FX show and HBO’s “Flight of the Conchords” — in addition to dozens of late-night talk shows, hip music festivals and Adult Swim cameos.



Can comedian Adam Cayton-Holland take his Denver-based routine national?

Adam Cayton-Holland

Kill or Be Killed: Can comedian Adam Cayton-Holland take his Denver-based routine national?



Why So Serious, Aziz Ansari?

Aziz Ansari will play Denver's Paramount Theatre on Friday -- shortly after he visits the nearest Foot Locker.

We catch up with New York-bred stand-up Aziz Ansari, who has shown up seemingly everywhere in the past year or so. From hosting the MTV Movie Awards last June to memorable turns in “Funny People” (as the bro’d-out dick-joker Randy) and NBC’s “Parks and Recreation,” Ansari hasn’t wanted for mainstream exposure.



News: Brains behind “Los Comicos” launch new comedy show at Avenue Theater

Comedians (from left) Adam Cayton-Holland, Jim Hickox and Greg Baumhauer gather in April 2008 at the Orange Cat Studios at 2625 Larimer St., where they performed once a month. Photo by Cyrus McCrimmon, The Denver Post.

News: Brains behind Los Comicos launch new comedy show at Avenue Theater



Why So Serious, Kyle Kinane?

If Kyle Kinane doesn't immediately respond to your Facebook message, don't freak out. Trust us.

We talk to Chicago-bred Kyle Kinane, who’s no stranger to playing for stand-up nerds, having toured nationally with indie comedy heroes such as Patton Oswalt (“The Comedians of Comedy”) and Brian Posehn (“Mr. Show”). But Kinane’s style isn’t all “World of Warcraft” references and hipster baiting: his gravel-voiced observations are devastatingly funny in their directness and his self-effacing manner is more relatable than off-putting.