Giraldo, to some people, is considered an insult comic, just a roaster, but he
was clever, dark, and relevant. A comic who provided more insight to current
events, society and culture that was beyond his time. With the politically
correct culture of today, wouldn’t it be great to hear what Giraldo would have
to say? He was always working and pushing material that could offend but instead
ended up shedding new light on a topic instead of preaching at an audience. The
main goal was to be funny, but he was able to educate the audience to view
things in a different way. Greg Giraldo was a Harvard educated lawyer that
decided to leave that life for a comedian’s life. Good Day to Cross the
River is an incredible album no matter where it would have been recorded
but the venue and audience definitely helped. That venue was Comedy Works
Downtown in Larimer Square and that audience was you!
Good Day to Cross the River was recorded in April 2006 and was released October 2006. This was Giraldo’s debut album and what a honor it was that he chose Comedy Works to record it. He opens with a pretty generic statement about Denver and where he is from in New York City. But of course Giraldo makes it his own in a matter of seconds winning the crowd over very quickly. He touches on religion, marriage, gay culture, and immigration.
died on September 29th, 2010. It is sad that we will never hear any
more new Giraldo comedy. He will be forever immortalized in this album and his
sophomore album, Midlife Vices. This prolific
comic was always the best on the Comedy Central Roasts. If you want to learn
more about Greg Giraldo read his biography, Greg Giraldo: A Comedian’s Story by
Matt Balaker and Wayne Jones. Best of all he has inspired a whole new
generation of comics. Many comics today, especially coming out of New York
right now, idolize Giraldo.
Dan Cummins might be one of the only touring comedians right now who lives in Idaho! Dan, who is a native to the state, moved back with his family three years ago to get away from noisy Los Angeles. Cummins is currently working on a new special, set to film on October 17th, 2019! Dan, who was a guest on The Church of What’s Happening Now podcast with Joey Diaz, wanted to record his special in Denver at Comedy Works. Unfortunately, he was already booked in November and had to shoot in October, so the timing didn’t work out. We hope that Dan shoots his next special here, because Denver loves him!
Don’t miss Dan Cummins live at Comedy Works Downtown in Larimer Square November 7th-9th! The host of The Church of What’s Happening Now, Joey Diaz, will also be in Denver at the Paramount Theatre October 12th!
Team Coco is taking over Comedy Works Downtown October 3-5th, 2019! Conan O’Brien is doing something that has never been done before. He is taking over 10 comedy clubs, across the country, all on the same weekend. Over 70 comics will perform – each in their respective cities – simultaneously across the US. Comedy Works Downtown was on the shortlist of clubs handpicked by the Ginja Ninja himself. What is unique about Denver is that we get two headlining comedians in one weekend, whereas most other clubs only have one. Don’t miss Chad Daniels (Thurs 10/3) and Pete Holmes (Friday 10/4 & Saturday 10/5) headlining Team Coco House at Comedy Works Downtown!
Steve Simeone started coming to Comedy Works with Ari Shaffir so it is so cool to hear this discussion between these 2 favorites of the club. It is even more exciting to hear how much they love us. The club that comes to mind first is Comedy Works Downtown. Maybe next time they decide to record they will grace us with honor. If you have haven’t heard this album, you need to. No one has praising the dad material like Steve Simeone. Two one of a kind comics talk comedy and recording an album, is there anything better?!
Catch Comedy Central’s Up Next showcase stop in Denver on their search for amazing talent!
Up Next is an annual showcase featuring a wide range of diversely talented comedians who have been selected by Comedy Central following a nation-wide search with showcases across the country. The showcases serve as an important step in Comedy Central’s development process and are designed to spotlight the most exciting new voices in comedy.
Past comedians include: Jaboukie Young-White, Naomi Ekperigin, Michael Che, Josh Johnson, Matt Ingebretson, Adam Lustick, Kurt Braunohler, Mark Normand, and many more!
So excited to host this awesome event and feature local talent in hopes of going to Clusterfest in San Fransisco in June!
Joe Rogan and Ari Shaffir reminisce about when Ari opened for Joe at Comedy Works years ago. We love you too! Can’t wait to have you guys back! Also tune into The Joe Rogan Experience podcast on November 5th to see who wins the championship belt for #soberoctober.
Marc Maron was on Your Mom’s House with Tom Segura and Christina P. back in February of this year. All three are in agreement that when performing in Denver, Comedy Works Downtown is where you need to be! Check out the kind opinions of these powerhouse comics on Your Mom’s House Podcast – Ep. 434 w/ Marc Maron
Then come check out Marc Maron for his live stand-up show at Comedy Works Downtown in Larimer Square September 21 and 22! For tickets visit comedyworks.com
A local blog titled, The Colorado Couple featured Comedy Works as their chosen destination for ‘Date Night.’
I’ll share the first part of our evening on a different blog post (worth the wait, we promise!) but for the second part, we watched a show at Comedy Works South (the Landmark). Chad Daniels was the comedian that night and he was HILARIOUS! We were definitely laughing the whole time and our stomachs hurt!
Photo taken from www.coloradocouple.com
The post begins with a friendly little reminder that Comedy Works does have a two item minimum policy during the comedy show. Colorado Couple suggests one person order drinks and the other orders desserts (great idea). The couple had never been to CW before and described the scene as “organized chaos.” As suggested when purchasing tickets, the couple arrived 30 minutes early to claim their tickets.
If you’re waiting for the second show of the evening, like the Colorado Couple was doing, you are encouraged to wait in Comedy Works’ cocktail lounge, Lila B. The blog post makes you aware that any drinks purchased in Lila B do not count towards your two item minimum in the showroom. They also pointed out that eating dinner at the restaurant, Lucy, above the club will secure better seats in the showroom.
In compliance with Comedy Works’ cell phone policy, the Colorado Couple suggested leaving your cell phones in your vehicle to avoid using the Yondr bags provided by the club. Yondr bags do not block cell phone service. The bags are soft and durable and exist only to prevent customers from using their phones during a show.
All in all, we had so much fun and definitely worked our food off with all the laughter! ♡
Comedians Mark Normand and Joe List host a weekly podcast called Tuesday With Stories.
Last weekend, Joe List graced Comedy Works stage and of course had to review his experience on episode #250 Big Purple Ball of the podcast.
They got the best staff in the business.
Mel is as sweet as pie.
The cool thing about Comedy Works is that they have real headliners…. We had Mike Stanley and John Tole…. Mike Stanley comes out on Thursday and is completely murdering! It’s one of those things where the MC might bury the feature. F***ing destroying…. This is great but it’s almost unfair.
John Tole MC’d Saturday. Love the Tole!
Dr. Kev is a fascinating guy! He’s like a sexy older guy. I’ll move here [Denver] just to be friends [with him].
Mark and Joe talk about their high anxiety performing at such a pretentious club like Comedy Works.
You just put a high bar for yourself at a club that’s that HOT!