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Adam Cayton-Holland Publishes First Book

Denver native and Comedy Works’ regular, Adam Cayton-Holland has published a tragicomic memoir remembering his funny yet incredibly honest relationship with his younger sister and her suicide. Tragedy Plus Time is set to release on August 21st.

It’s a tribute to the littlest member of our clan who burned so brightly, and it’s an honest look at mental illness and mourning.

We know Cayton-Holland from Tru TV’s Those Who Can’t, CONAN, The Late Late Show and of course, our very own Comedy Works’ stage. But this is a side of Cayton-Holland unbeknownst to the comedy world. Cayton-Holland always knew he wanted to be a writer but he never imagined this would be his first published book’s subject.

But I never in a million years would have thought the subject matter of my first book would be the suicide of my little sister, whom I love and miss so much. I’m excited and heartbroken – which is pretty much how I’ve operated ever since Lydia passed away.

The Cayton-Holland’s had three children: Anna, Adam and Lydia. All of which had developed OCD by the time they were teenagers. Anna found her peace through law, Adam with comedy but Lydia, quite arguably the brightest of them all, struggled to find her place. When Adam sunk into a deep depression his freshman year of college, Lydia pulled him out. Later when Lydia begins to slip into her own depression, although he tries, Adam couldn’t return the favor.

Cayton-Holland recommends his book to anyone who has suffered a major loss. Mental illness is no longer something to whisper about but to learn and to understand from. Cayton-Holland’s Tragedy Plus Time aims to guide the grieving, relate to the ones left behind and remember those who’ve gone too soon.

Pre-order Tragedy Plus Time here!

 

 

Heartfelt and Brilliant – Patton Oswald

Tragedy Plus Time absolutely gutted me- then it filled me with hope. I hate that Adam has this story to tell, but he tells it so beautifully. – Tig Notaro 

A searing memoir… This is Cayton-Holland’s heartbreaking word of genius. He writes with candor and care of Lydia’s bright light and his own darkest hour, making for an unforgettable read. – Booklist 

 

 

Adam Cayton-Holland will be headlining Comedy Works Downtown October 3rd. Get your tickets here!

Tom Papa Releases Book June 5

Comedy veteran, Tom Papa has announced a debut date for his first book, Your Dad Stole My Rake: And Other Family Dilemmas. This is Papa’s first published novel and it’s packed full of relatable info for anyone with a family. From the “Aunt with a mustache to the Uncle that uses marijuana as a condiment,” Papa exposes all of a family’s classic characters.

“Finally a funny book about parenting. Great observations. Great writing. Actually funny. I’ve always known Tom was hysterical, now I know he is a great writer and a fantastic storyteller. Can Tom Papa write all books?” – Jim Gaffigan, author of Dad is Fat
You can order the book today here!
Catch Tom Papa LIVE at Comedy Works South at the Landmark in September! 

Moses Storm starring in potential new tv show

Pop TV has announced the casting for their new half hour comedy pilot, Arranged. Among the two leading characters is Moses Storm, seen on CONAN, Netflix’s Arrested Development and new TV series Youth & Consequencesfor YouTube Red.

Storm will be portraying the character called Alex, the offbeat, charming best friend to the female lead. The two characters end up in a convenient marriage, thus the name, Arranged.

Although Moses can be seen on many TV shows and films, he is currently pursuing his stand-up career.

Moses is at Comedy Works May 31-June3! Get your tickets here! 

 

Netflix Announces “The Degenerates”

“The country’s funniest, delinquent comedians are teaming up for this RAW and EDGY show at Triple B’s in East Fremont… before they all go to hell.” – The Blacklist NYC

You’ve heard of Netflix’s The Standups. Now, Netflix invites you to tune into it’s evil twin sister: The Degenerates. This new special will feature not one, not two but four comedians you’ve seen (or will have the chance to see) LIVE at Comedy Works! Each comedian will get one half hour rated “Not Safe For Work.”

The 6 comedians include: Big Jay Oakerson, Liza Treyger, Christina P, Yamaneika Saunders, Joey “Coco” Diaz and the 6th comedian has yet to be announced.


Joey “CoCo” Diaz 

Big Jay Oakerson

 

 

 

Upcoming Netflix Specials with Comedians You’ve Seen at Comedy Works

Hari Kondabolu: Warn Your Relatives on Netflix May 8th
– Seen at Comedy Works July 2017 

Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife on Netflix May 13th
– Seen at Comedy Works September 2016

Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life on Netflix May 25
– Tickets still available at Red Rocks Ampitheatre August 6, 2018

Gabriel Iglesias: One Show Fits All as well as another stand-up special not yet named and a TV series called “Mr. Iglesias.” Netflix has not posted premiere dates for any of these just yet.
– dedicated his last concert in Denver to Comedy Works in December 2017