Why So Serious, Kathleen Madigan? (2014 edition)
For a comedian with dozens of TV and radio show spots, national tours and industry honors under her belt, Kathleen Madigan has remained surprisingly candid about her motivations.
Why So Serious, Mike Lawrence?
When Kayvan Khalatbari and Andy Juett dubbed their comedy show at the Oriental Theater a "Holiday Sausage Fest," they meant it. The Denver Relief MMJ dispensary co-owner and comedian/producer, respectively, aren't just putting on a show stacked with four excellent dude comedians.
Richard Pryor’s daughter, Rain Pryor, headed to Denver for “4/20-friendly” comedy
Denver comics Chris Carlton and Cameron V. Humanity have been running their "Tits & Giggles" comedy/burlesque show at Herman's Hideaway for about a year, but their Feb.
Why So Serious, Tig Notaro?
Tig Notaro has one of those fabled “good problems.” The Los Angeles comedian attracted a new and much larger audience in 2012 after a career-defining set that found her discussing her cancer diagnosis and other life-altering events.
Why So Serious, Tommy Davidson?
Tommy Davidson has a decidedly mechanical-sounding strategy for keeping his energy up during shows. “I’m like a computer,” said the comedian, who plays the Denver Improv through Nov.
Why So Serious, Rhys Darby?
Flight of the Conchords fans know Rhys Darby as the bumbling band manager Murray Hewitt from the HBO series of the same name. But over the last decade Darby has also forged a successful stand-up career in the U.K., Australia and elsewhere with similarly quirky (if not quite as bobble-headed) material that he's increasingly taking on the road -- including at downtown's Comedy Works Thursday, Oct.
Why So Serious, Mike Birbiglia?
Mike Birbiglia’s self-effacing comedic storytelling has won him a fiercely loyal fan base over the last decade. But along with his one-man-show approach comes a unique set of problems.
High Plains Comedy Festival’s Andy Juett joins Comedy 103.1 FM
Normally we don't care about job hires at local radio stations, but considering all the press we gave to last weekend's inaugural High Plains Comedy Festival, it only makes sense that we'd follow with any relevant news.
High Plains Comedy Festival wraps up first year with big laughs, crowds on South Broadway
As both a fan and critic of comedy, I've been accused over the years of either being too much of a Denver comedy booster or too hard on certain performers.
Why So Serious, Adam Cayton-Holland and Andy Juett?
It only makes sense that the High Plains Comedy Festival is the work of Adam Cayton-Holland and Andy Juett. The comic-writer and comic-producer, respectively, are two of Denver's most passionate stand-up boosters and two of its most experienced DIY comedy show runners.
High Plains Comedy Festival: 10 stand-ups to watch on South Broadway
This weekend marks the debut of Denver's first all-stand-up-comedy event, the High Plains Comedy Festival. To help you prepare we put together a list of 10 stand-ups to watch out for, both local and national.
Why So Serious, Greg Baumhauer?
Greg Baumhauer is synonymous with the Squire Lounge. Or more accurately, he's synonymous with that East Colfax Avenue dive bar's infamous comedy open-mic night, which Baumhauer hosted for six-plus years before taking a brief step out of the spotlight.
Denver comedians put Mexican wrestling in a headlock with “Lucha Libre & Laughs”
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?
High Plains Comedy Festival adds Reggie Watts as headliner, reveals more lineup and ticketing info
The High Plains Comedy Festival, taking place Aug. 23-24 at rock clubs the Hi-Dive and 3 Kings Tavern, as well as Englewood's Gothic Theatre, has announced its headliner, added a handful of locals to its lineup and set an on-sale date for tickets.
Dave Chappelle, Flight of the Conchords to headline FunnyorDie.com “Oddball” tour at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
Neither Dave Chappelle nor Flight of the Conchords has toured in recent years, but that will change later this summer when FunnyorDie.com's "Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival" hits the road for 13 dates over a five-weekend stretch -- including a Sept.
Why So Serious, Ben Kronberg?
Quick: what are you doing tonight? It's probably nothing good. Getting drunk? Lame. Well, maybe not so lame if you're around a TV. Here's what you should be doing: watching Denver-bred comedian Ben Kronberg's first Comedy Central half-hour special, which debuts at 12:30 a.m.
Why So Serious, George Lopez?
When TBS canceled “Lopez Tonight” in 2011, it was an unmistakable blow to its host. Comedian George Lopez had not only made history by becoming the first Latino to helm a major late-night talk show, he also was gaining creative ground by developing his interview chops and diversifying the appeal of his program.
High Plains Comedy Festival, Denver’s first all stand-up fest, to debut in August
Denver's growing live comedy scene will get one of its biggest boosts yet when the city's first all stand-up festival debuts on South Broadway this summer, Reverb has learned.
Why So Serious, Bryan Cook?
The Denver comedy scene has warmly embraced Bryan Cook over the last few years as he's performed at weekly and monthly showcases from the Grawlix and Fine Gentleman's Club troupes.
Why So Serious, Maria Bamford?
Maria Bamford’s arsenal of giddy voices and brutally personal, brilliantly funny jokes have been endearing her to comedy lovers since she first turned heads on late-night talk shows in the 1990s.
“Those Who Can’t,” the Grawlix sitcom pilot on Amazon, reaps perhaps the best review of all
"Those Who Can't," the sitcom pilot from Denver comedy trio the Grawlix that's currently competing for a full season on Amazon Instant Video, has been reaping largely positive reviews since it debuted on Friday, April 19.
Why So Serious, Christopher Titus?
Comedian Christopher Titus is best known for his Fox sitcom "Titus," which premiered to rave reviews but only ran for two seasons from 2000-2002 after a series of clashes between its creator and network executives.