Smooth. Clever. Hilarious. These words are often used to describe Sam Adams as a comedian, public speaker and Master of Ceremonies. In 2001, he stepped on stage to perform stand-up comedy for the first time, at age 41. Eight years later Sam turned to a career in comedy full-time after winning at the Great American Comedy Festival.
Sam changed careers after making a name for himself as one of Denver’s premier sports journalists. In 2003 was voted by his peers as Colorado’s “Print Journalist of the Year.” As a reporter and columnist his work has been featured in The Denver Post, The Charlotte Observer, Rocky Mountain News and Colorado Avid Golfer magazine.
Sam has also made numerous TV appearances on ESPN, Fox Sports, CBS, NBC and NFL Network. In 2013, he wrote a book, ‘If You Don’t Believe Me: Lessons Learned From Listening To The Greats,” giving readers an inside look at his 23-year career as a sports journalist.
Enjoy comedy the way it’s intended. No holds barred, no punches pulled, and no f**ks given. Watch seasoned pros and future stars battle each other for supremacy. Good sets will be awarded, bad sets will be punished. Feelings will be hurt, fun will be had.
Hosted by Greg Baumhauer and Mike Stanley. Baumhauer named the “Dark Prince of Colfax” by the Westword is who is known for running the raucous and raunchy Squire Lounge Comedy Night, dubbed the “meanest mic in America”, helped cultivate the careers of some of Denver’s most accomplished comedians, and ended others before they started. A fifteen year veteran in the Denver comedy scene, and winner of the 2007 New Talent Contest, Greg returns to doing what he does best-making fun of new comedians.
Greg’s co-host Mike Stanley the host of Food Network’s Food: Fact Or Fiction, was named “Best Chicago Stand-up Comedian” in a Peoples Choice poll done by the Chicago Reader and “Best Detroit Comedian” by HOUR Magazine. Another fifteen year comedy veteran, Mike tours internationally and has performed at several festivals including the Oddball Comedy Festival, and TBS Just For Laughs Festival. Insightful, crass and just plain hilarious, Mike has recently moved to the Mile High City and we couldn’t be happier to have him.
Comedy is at its best when it isn’t scared to tell the truth. So let’s stop pretending that the world is nice and fair, and help us celebrate each other by pointing out our differences and similarities that make us all amazing and utterly stupid.
Thick Skin may not be for everybody, but everyone should see it!
Seen on Showtime, Comedy Central, A&E, B.E.T. and his own Showtime Comic of the Month Special. Plus, over 20 U.S.O. World Comedy Break Tours for troops. Currently headlining comedy clubs, major cruise lines, colleges, corporate events. He’s also a founding member of the critically acclaimed The S.E.L.L.O.U.T. Comedy Tour. He recently headlined at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
The Indianapolis News says, “His jokes make fun of life’s everyday occurrences that break all racial and economic barriers.”
CBSDenver.com said Johnson is the “Owner of the gift that every comic craves-the ability to draw the long hearty laughs from start to finish.”
The Boulder Daily simply states that, “There was only one difference between us. He was funny-very funny.”
Phil Palisoul has made his living as a comedian for over 20 years. In that time, he’s been all over the world, performing in such far flung places as Hong Kong, China, Juneau, Alaska and Billings, Montana. He recently toured Afghanistan to perform for the troops with Comics on Duty. He’s worked with and won the respect of some of the biggest names in comedy, like Jerry Seinfeld, Drew Carey and George Lopez.
Phil has made dozens of TV appearances, including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, two seasons of Last Comic Standing and Comedy Central’s Premium Blend. In the summer of 2013, Phil took first place at The Great American Comedy Festival, in Johnny Carson’s hometown of Norfolk, Nebraska.
Having performed for countless clubs, corporations and cruise ships, Phil is comfortable in any venue. From funky bar-rooms to luxury theaters, small rooms, big rooms or no room at all – he’s been there/done that – and done it well! Alongside his successful standup career, Phil worked as a TV writer for a number of years in LA on every major network, as well as Comedy Central.
Stylistically manic, artistically brilliant, AJ Finney is an eclectic Midwesterner with a passion for the psychedelic scene of the Sixties. Comedy, jam bands and Volkswagens — that’s him.
He’s an eco-friendly, improvisational, sometimes philosophical, patchouli-soaked quipster. AJ’s organic approach is refreshing and his poetic stream of consciousness style makes for a colorful and unforgettable comedic experience. His audience (much like the Deadheads) are finding him through alternative venues such as music festivals, head shops, and record stores.
AJ joined TJ Miller on his Meticulously Ridiculous tour in 2015. In 2014 AJ was crowned “Best of the Midwest” winner at Gilda’s LaughFest in Grand Rapids. He was also featured on the FOX television show Laughs, and was one of the 100 performers chosen for Season 8 of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. In 2013 he was a semifinalist in Comedy Central’s Up Next. He was a finalist in the 2011 San Francisco International Comedy Competition. He was voted “Best in Fest” at the 2011 Detroit LaughFest and was a finalist in HBO’s Lucky 21 comedy competition.
AJ is an effective and engaging storyteller with a rhythm that quickly pulls you into his world. You’ll laugh until you leave and then later you’ll laugh again.
Andrew Orvedahl is a stand-up comedian from Denver, Colorado, who has spent the last fifteen years performing in clubs, colleges and comedy festivals from coast to coast. His stand-up has been seen on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, as well as Last Call with Carson Daly and Flophouse on Vice. He is also the co-creator and co-star of the sitcom Those Who Can’t, which is set to debut its third season on TruTV this winter.
Andrew’s comedy style mixes observational jokes with true stories. His debut album, Hit the Dick Lights, was one of the top ten comedy albums in Time Out New York magazine, and averages 18,000 listens a month on Spotify.
Currently Andrew splits his time between Los Angeles and Denver, and is hard at work writing some new shows and movies.
Get tickets HERE to see Andrew LIVE November 7 & 20, 2018!
They say that laughter is the best medicine but I doubt laughter would help if one were bitten by a rattlesnake. Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald has made you laugh from stage but he also has a tips and advice for encounters with rattlesnakes in the wild. Check out this Westword article… it may safe your life so you can come back and catch Dr. Kev at Comedy Works South at the Landmark December 18th.
Adam Cayton- Holland just came out with his first book, Tragedy + Time, on August 21st. This book as gotten attention of podcast legend, Marc Maron. Listen to there funny yet deep conversation at WTF with Marc Maron! Adam will also be headlining Comedy Works Downtown on October 3rd!
Our very own Nancy Norton won the Boston Comedy Festival this past weekend! We are so proud to have her as a regular at Comedy Works. Everyone should celebrate her win on September 20th at Comedy Works Downtown!
The title says it all. Join us at Comedy Works South at the Landmark on September 6 – 8 to be a part of perverted history when Comedy Central regular Mitch Fatel comes to town to film his third stand-up special titled I’m Very Funny!