Category Archives: Industry Buzz

Anthony JeselNik on Kimmel

Anthony Jeselnik is known for his perfectly crafted dark jokes. Being recorded right after Father’s day, Anthony talks about how he got the Pittsburgh Pirates to let his dad throw out the first pitch on his 70th birthday. Such an awesome gift from an awesome son. Of course this quickly turns into a conversation about his dark sense of humor and how it plays with crowds. Sure at this point many comedians have done stand up comedy in prisons, but Jeselnik’s humor was not welcome at San Quentin Penitentiary when he “opened” for Queens of the Stone Age. Watch the clip for the full story.

Can I Touch it?

When Whitney was at Comedy Works South at the Landmark last September, she brought the heat. Amazing shows, amazing crowd, and amazing material all of which you can relive next month. On July 30th Netflix will be releasing the new Whitney Cummings special, Can I Touch It?, for the whole world to see.

Lights Out with David Spade

David Spade’s new late show is premiering July 29th. Lights Out with David Spade will take the prime show spot after The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. You can’t tell much from the promo video that Comedy Central put up but we anticipate a light hearted, silly take on pop culture with appearances from Spade’s funny comedian and celebrity friends. Leaving the political humor to The Daily Show, Lights Out could be a nice change of pace for the audience. Make sure you tune in or set it up to record. You will not want to miss it!

Summer of Specials

Netflix is not joking. They are clearly trying to keep everyone inside this summer with the many comedy specials that are being released. Miranda Sings, Jo Koy, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, and Mike Epps have all raced Comedy Works stage with their incredible comedy. Congrats to all of these talented people.

Health Conscious Colorado

Colorado is in the top 10 healthiest states in America. Comedy Works is a big reason why. According to Health Fitness Revolution, going to comedy shows improve your health. Stand up shows can help relieve stress, reduce blood pressure, and stimulate the brain. Even though you sit down to enjoy comedy, with all the laughing you are doing, you are also burning calories. If you have never seen a show, it is about time you did, if even for your health and well-being. Don’t believe us? Read further by clicking here!

The Road to Clusterfest

COMEDY CENTRAL’S UP NEXT is here on May 6th!

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!

Netflix is Conquering Comedy

Netflix is the king of comedy specials right now. From Chris Rock, Bill Burr, John Mulaney, and Dave Chappelle, Netflix gets all the biggest comedians. They also feature up and coming comics as well like Beth Stelling, Sam Jay, Jak Knight, and Tim Dillion. Now Netflix is expanding to just audible landscape with a SiriusXM station Netflix is a Joke Radio! The channel will feature all the comics that you can watch on Netflix but one joke at a time.

National Comedy Center

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The National Comedy Center in Jamestown, NY has officially been recognized as the cultural institution for the art of comedy. Hometown of Lucille Ball, the center has an exhibit dedicated to the hometown hero as well as a comedy festival held every year in her name. We all know comedy has been becoming mainstream in recent years and this just proves what a vital art form Comedy has become in society! Check out their website https://comedycenter.org/!