#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.