stand-up comedy

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.

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, 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, 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.

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.

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.