Dana Gould is known as one of the industry’s best stand-up/comedic writers. Having written for one of the most iconic shows of all time, The Simpsons, Dana has been able to make his mark both comedically and personally on the show. He joined the staff in 1999, got his first joke in the show about 9 months into his 7 year career at The Simpsons. In this interview he discusses the differences between him and the other writers, having been one of the few who did not attend Harvard. He also mentions how he was able to put his own experience of adopting a child from China into the show. Listen to the full interview with Jim Norton, Sam Roberts, and Bobcat Goldthwait here for more amazing stories from these hilarious, legendary comics.
If you have seen Vinnie Montez on a Comedy Works stage then you know what a funny guy he is. You probably also know that he is a dedicated Boulder cop. This interesting combination of a cop by day and a comic at night caught the eye of our local 9News team. This feature story goes into what makes Vinnie who he is and how he copes with all that life throws his way. Check out the report and be sure see him live because his enigmatic and infectious positivity is unparalleled!
Chris Distefano had an interesting childhood to say the the least. Most people never get to meet a penguin in their lifetime let alone in a Brooklyn basement. Everyone has an odd uncle but Chris Distefano wins the oddest uncle award. Roasting and storytelling at its finest! Watch the clip because you will not believe it unless you hear it from Chris. Also you will learn how to deal with mob.
Have you seen Brad Williams’ hour special, Daddy Issues? Have you ever wonder how this material came to be and what makes this hour so special and heartfelt to Brad? When Brad was on The Honeydew with Ryan Sickler, Brad explains the origin story behind the hour and the emotions that went along with it. It is truly a touching story and we are glad Comedy Works was here when Brad needed it the most.
If you have been in Denver and thought to yourself…”there is nothing to do” , then you are sorely mistaken! Denver.org is not only a great spot to find activities to do in Denver, they have also provided Denverites with an amazing web series called Comedians Doing Stuff. Janae Burris has tried her hand at conducting the Colorado Symphony. Sam Tallent has visited a local brewery. Christie Buchele learned about street art. Everything that makes Denver such a unique place to live is featured on this series plus it showcases the incredibly talented comedy scene we have right at here in our own backyard! Check it out!
Patriot Act touches on issues that face society today in a fun and educational way. It is filmed in front of a live studio audience, which makes it feel like a live stand up show. The difference here is that Hasan Minjah does a segment called “Deep Cuts”. Basically this series show the parts of the filming that does make it to the final cut of the episode. It gives Hasan a chance to engage with the audience and answer personal, silly, and sometimes serious questions about the world we are living in. The questions he answers during this part are submitted by an audience member. The crowd gets the chance to interact with Hasan on a personal level and helps with the overall atmosphere of the show in general. Sometimes they even get some comedian friends to stop by and talk like Phoebe Robinson, Desus and Mero. You never know what is going to be discussed but you know it will be entertaining. Hasan says “This is my favorite part of the show!” Check all the episode at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE6linSnhLs377HnPjCNKbSezvRjLHg0k
Comics can have many talents but dressing is not necessarily one of those talents. Tan France from Queer Eye is lending his services and expertise to the comedy community. He is adding his flare, style and fashion to the comedy scene. He asks Netflix comedians to come in for a wardrobe make over. Just to name a few, Nick Kroll, Ali Wong, Tina Fey, and Pete Davidson. If you comment on the video he may just bring your favorite Netflix comic in!
We all know Kelsey Cook from her podcast, Self-Helpless, and her video series on All Things Comedy, Wrists of Fury, but have you seen or remember her show on youtube, Stand-ups Doing Makeup? She is a foosball champ, hilarious comedian, and a really good makeup artist. Is there anything she can’t do? With that being said there are many comedians that should just stick to telling jokes on stage. Despite their best efforts, her guests transform Kelsey’s face into some version of the joker without fail. It is the thought that counts though, right? Some guests on the show were Sean Patton, Mark Normand, Ryan Sickler, Bert Kreischer, Brad Williams, Jessimae Peluso, Jim Norton, and Sam Tripoli. Kelsey no longer does this show but it is nice to go down memory lane!
A hilarious concept for a show! Netflix got 7 of their comics to enter into Joke House! A parody in which 7 comics stay in a one bed hotel room and try to stand each others company. Much like Big Brother, each comic serves a different purpose and what havoc they will create for the group. Unfortunately it is only a 5 minute trailer but it is a hilarious 5 minutes that shows how fun and ridiculous the comedy world is. Still kind of wish it was a real show but with only 5 minutes of footage you can really see the craziness ensue.
Between The Soup and Community, Joel McHale fans have been used to their once a week fix of this hilarious actor and comedian. Well Tuesday, August 6th, the world will be able to watch Joel over and over on his first hour long comedy special streaming on Comedy Dynamics called Live at Pyongyang! It is bound to be an incredible special considering Comedy Dynamics is involved. Any comedy lovers should have this special on their radar!