The 5: New Audio Comedy Series Covers Clubs Across the US, Here Are 5 Favorite Moments By Interrobang Staff
Limelight is a new audio on demand series, that takes you to comedy clubs around the country, and gives you a chance to hear some of the up and coming comics who are on the road across America in clubs you don’t normally get the chance to visit…
Here are our five favorite moments from the hosts of Limelight, and our five favorite episodes.
1. T.J. Miller on Cluelessness
Introducing himself as the star of Yogi Bear 3D, T.J. Miller helms an excellent episode about “Cluelessness-es”. Miller of course, you also know from Silicon Valley, Deadpool and from just being one of the funniest people on the planet. This episode also features comedy from Tommy Johnagin, who we already adore, from the infamous Comedy Works comedy club in Denver…
In Below the Belt with Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme, the Broken Lizard veterans bring fans onstage to quiz them about their movies, including Super Troopers and Beerfest, and then describe the time they went on a bender while in Australia to promote a movie. Heffernan’s stand-up set addresses topics ranging from his young son’s bathroom habits to what it’s like being married to a gynecologist. Then Lemme takes his turn riffing on the bizarre activity his wife and her friends like to do and explains why he never wants his son to be a teenager. Throughout, the two old friends entertain a packed house at Denver Comedy Works with their raunchy humor and hilarious anecdotes about fatherhood and Hollywood.
The New York Times published an article discussing Yondr, a phone free system used for events (concerts, schools, restaurants, wedding venues, movie theaters and more) in the United States and abroad. Comedy Works is the first Comedy Club in the country to use Yondr.
“…Comedy Works, which has showcased such comedians as George Lopez and Wanda Sykes, has been using Yondr devices at its two clubs in Denver since May. “All of the big artists have said: ‘Wow. Thank you. This is amazing,’” said Wende Curtis, the owner. Patrons have asked if they could buy the device for their homes, she said. (The company only rents the devices now, but is considering selling them in the future.)
…The pouch allows phone signals to get through, so someone can feel a phone vibrate when a message arrives. Anyone who needs access during a show may leave the room, have the device unlocked and use the phone in the lobby or outside — similar to the way smokers light up outside a nonsmoking theater. “Some venue staff have access to their phones at all times inside the space,” Mr. Dugoni [Yondr founded] said, in case of an emergency.
Yondr is not a fad; it is the wave of the future, Mr. Dugoni said.
“I view it as a social movement, and this is one piece of the puzzle,” he said. “It’s about helping people live in the digital age in a way that doesn’t hollow out all of the meaning in your life.”
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.
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…”
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.”