The first episode of Troy Walker’s Comedy Central Snapchat series just went up on Snapchat discover. It stars Troy Walker, Caleb Synan, Jordan Doll, Haley Driscoll, and Shondalia White. Directed by Evan and Adam Nix. Check it out on your Snapchat.
Ron Funches at Comedy Works
When: Thursday, August 18 – Saturday, August 20
Where: Comedy Works Downtown – 1226 15th St., Denver
The Lowdown: Ron Funches’ easy demeanor and infectious giggle will delight audiences in the Denver area for three days straight. Funches dry wit and storytelling style of comedy cover topics from rap music to disciplining your pets to smoking weed year round. Comedy Works is hosting him for three days and a total of five performances. Grab a couple cocktails and get ready to fall in love with this hilarious comedian.
“Taking comedy audiences by storm since 2004, Ben Roy brings an unparalleled energy and unique voice to stage. Roy cut his comedic teeth in Denver at the legendary Comedy Works…Most recently, Roy recorded his third stand-up album in March 2015 at Comedy Works [Downtown in Larimer Square]. Roy and fellow Denver Comedians Adam Cayton-Holland and Andrew Orvedahl (who collectively perform as The Grawlix) recently moved to LA where they are shooting 10 episodes for their new TruTV series Those Who Can’t, which is expected air in early 2016. Following that announcement, Variety named The Grawlix trio one of their “Top 10 Comics to Watch in 2015”. In addition to stand-up comedy, Roy is a prolific musician, currently the lead singer of SPELLS and I am very lucky to have him as my guest today in 10 questions…”
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Big Shout out to Ralphie May! Way to step into action.
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Shout out to Denver’s own John Novosad (aka Hippieman) for winning the 7th Annual Laughing Skull Festival in Atlanta last weekend. CONGRATS!!! Cheers to many more laughs ahead.
The Washington Post just published this article: Alicia Keys is done playing nice. Your phone is getting locked up at her shows and she is not the only one “… it’s become the go-to tool for a slew of artists — including Dave Chappelle, the Lumineers and Louis C.K. — trying to reclaim their live performances without going all Adele on their fans.”
“If you haven’t been to a phone-free show, you just don’t know what you’re missing,” he says. “There’s something about living in real life that can’t be replicated.”
Big congrats to Stephen Agyei, a local Denver comedian. Agyei was selected by Duncan Trussell himslef to join him on his first national headlining tour.
“Blending soul-penetrating comedic observation with an inclusive social message, Trussell is on his first headlining national bus tour, along with comedians Mikey Kampmann and Stephen Agyei.”
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#1. Comedy Works
Downtown at 1226 15th Street
South at 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village
Westword has been singing the praises of Comedy Works for years. We’ve highlighted its role as a setting for classic standup album recordings and interviewed local standups on the eve of their first headlining engagements there, a career milestone for a Denver comedian. We’ve regaled our readers with descriptions of its “laugh-swaddling acoustics” and called it “the platonic ideal of a comedy club” — without a hint of hyperbole. While the original downtown club is the clear favorite among Denverites and touring comics alike (and winner of Best Comedy Club in the Best of Denver 2016), the same exclusive programming and eye for design make the south club a world-class comedy destination in its own right. And the green room is nicer.
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UPROXX: I saw that you’d tweeted about doing a few shows at the Comedy Works in Denver. How’d it go?
RACHEL: I love that club so much. It was awesome. That’s one of my favorite clubs in the country. It was my first time, but I kept hearing how great it was from others, so I went and I loved it.
Had you ever been to a show there, or was this your first time being there ever?
It was my first time. I’d done shows at the other location, but it was my first time playing there.
UPROXX: Comics won’t stop telling me how much they love the Comedy Works.
RACHEL: It’s an amazing club. The crowds are great. Schumer taped her album there. Yeah, it’s really good. It was awesome and I had the best time.
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4. Comedy Works, Denver
Wende Curtis worked her way up from cocktail waitress to owner at this downtown Denver spot, becoming one of the most respected names in the club world along the way. Dozens of modern-classic albums from Dave Attell, Greg Giraldo, Nick Thune, Natasha Leggero, and others were recorded here, and touring comics prize a headlining set on its tiny subterranean stage as much as newcomers do on its New Talent night. The ascendant Mile High City comedy scene can trace much of its professionalism to Curtis’ ethos, and biggies like Dave Chappelle have lately made it a home away from home.
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