Empty Girlfriend Ep. 50: Meaghan Shaha

Whoa it’s been a minute but Empty Girlfriend is back! This week we have fresh face Denver comedian Meaghan Shaha in the podcastuaria. We discuss the perils of Tinder dating, the dangers of dating your boss and of course we delve into what boys like…besides us. Check out Meaghan all around town and on Tinder […]

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Grabbing Lunch Episode 77: The Josh & Josh Show – Josh Haness (Conan) & Josh Weinstein (Contagion) at The Potato Chips Deli

In episode 77 of The Grabbing Lunch Podcast Matt finds a shady spot with Josh Haness (Conan) and Josh Weinstein (Contagion) at The Potato Chip Deli in Los Angeles. YOU’LL HEAR THE CONTEXT OF THESE QUOTES: “Over the course of 16 courses you get full.” – Josh Hanness “I blame my parents for not having […]

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Propaganda! in Westword’s 10 under $10 this weekend

by Alex Brown Propaganda! A Comedy Show at Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret (8 p.m. Sunday, free) The last Sunday of the month should always be spent with the Propaganda crew. They give away so much free stuff, including amazing comedy — so you’re blowing it if you don’t show up. Nathan Brannon will bless us with a […]

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Getting Around to It Ep. 18: Back to the Future with Nicky Martin

ZP and GG talk to Nicky Martin about ways to smoke crack, alcoholic adults, Oedipus,  Cold War politics and oh yes, the Robert Zemekis classic Back to the Future. Hosted by Zach Peterson and Goodrich Gevaart, Getting Around to It is where comedians are asked to see a movie that the hosts deem, “required viewing”, […]

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These Things Matter Ep. 167: Live! From the High Plains Comedy Festival 2015

Ah, August. Ah, Summer. Ah, South Broadway. In Denver, all these things mean it’s time for the High Plains Comedy Festival! These Things Matter has been a part of the fun for all three years, and we’ve moved on up every time. Year one, we were in Mutiny Cafe, performing for a crowd that was […]

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High Plains 2015 through the eyes of Kevin Galaba

Kevin Galaba was one of the many photographers snapping shots at High Plains over the weekend. Here’s what he saw at Ian Abramson’s 7 Minutes in Purgatory, Andres Du Bouchet and Friends, and at The Fine Gentleman’s Club with Nikki Glaser at 3 Kings Tavern.

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Video Games LIVE Episode: High Plains Comedy Festival

Jay Gillespie and Roger Norquist brought their NES to one of the green rooms at High Plains, inciting nostalgia-fueled giggles and merriment for all the comedians hanging out. In order of appearance, you’ll see David Gborie, Zac Maas, Josh Skillman, Aaron Urist, Jordan Doll, Nate Balding, Nathan Lund, Anthony Crawford, Chris Charpentier, and Ian Abramson through […]

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John Wenzel’s Recap of High Plains for The Denver Post

Stand-up Nikki Glaser performs at the Fine Gentleman’s Club showcase as part of the third annual High Plains Comedy Festival on Aug. 21. (Photo by Emily Coates, provided by High Plains Comedy Festival) by John Wenzel Nora Lynch stood outside Mutiny Information Cafe on South Broadway on Aug. 21, a microphone in her hand, headphones […]

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Video Games Live in Westword’s Best Free Events this Week

by Alex Brown Jay and Roger Play Videogames!: World Games NES Showdown at Deer Pile (7:30 p.m. Thursday, free) Half of us are probably getting high and playing NES games anyway — so why not get off the couch and go see how these comedians do it? Brent Gill and Timmi Lasley will be just two […]

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Whiskey and Cigarettes Ep. 126: Ron Lynch and Drennon Davis

Ron Lynch and Drennon Davis join us for #126. If you won the lottery, what purchase would you be ashamed of? What’s your favorite use of something old in something new? All this and more on the Whiskey and Cigarettes podcast! Podcasts of the week include Race Wars and What A Pair of Trousers. Check […]

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Daniel Reskin’s Top 10 High Plains Moments

James Draper (left) and Daniel Reskin (right). Photo by Emily Coates. This list originally appeared at Daniel Reskin’s website. The 3rd annual High Plains Comedy Festival just wrapped up, as moments ago the last comedian finally passed out. The three-day festival was a smooth success, showcasing strong national and local talent in both traditional and concept shows. The […]

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The Denver Post on set with The Grawlix for “Those Who Can’t”

“Those Who Can’t” stars three Denver comics, including Adam Cayton-Holland, second from left, and Ben Roy, second from right.(Patrick Wymore, TruTV) by Joanne Ostrow The route to landing a sitcom is rarely smooth, but for three relatively unknown stand-up comedians from Denver, it has been particularly bumpy. “Those Who Can’t,” a pilot by the Denver […]

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Video Games Ep. 48: T2 – The Arcade Game (Sega Genesis)

Now the machines will try again! Their new target is you! Jay and Roger Play T2: The Arcade Game. Welcome to a future where robots have rebelled against man and the only way to defeat them is to grab a Sega Genesis controller, moving that reticle, and holding down the ‘A’ button! Sponsored by Sexpot […]

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A&G Chicago Ep. 58: Sharks vs Shark Tank & Who Has The Cuter Cat?

In this episode of Arguments and Grievances: Sharks vs Shark Tank (Kevin Kellam vs Lainie Lenertz) Who Has The Cuter Cat? (David Drake vs Jonah Jurkins) Music By: “I’ll Go Crazy” by The Buckinghams “Milkman” by The Traditional Fools “Me And You” bt The Strange Boys Produced by Chicago comedians Kevin White, Zach Peterson, Goodrich Gevaart, […]

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Talkin’ Shop Ep. 11: High Plains Edition

Anthony Crawford got four of his favorite High Plains Comedy Festival performers together for a special edition of Talkin’ Shop! Ben Kronberg, Ian Abramson, Dan St. Germain, and Noah Gardenswartz all hung out at Mutiny Information Cafe and talked about their perspectives on the comedy industry. The next Talkin’ Shop will be with The Dark […]

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John Wenzel previews High Plains for The Denver Post

by John Wenzel For the first time, Comedy Works is partnering with High Plains to co-present the event’s headlining show at the historic, 1,800-seat Paramount. That lends mainstream legitimacy to an event that started as a do-it-yourself festival that takes equal cues from Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, Ore., and The Denver Post’s own Underground […]

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Westword chats with Andy Juett about High Plains, Glenn, and Sexpot

by Lindsey Bartlett Westword: For those who don’t know, what is Sexpot comedy, which you formed with Kayvan Khalatbari? For me, Sexpot Comedy is born out of highlighting the Denver comedy scene, creating a community or further enhancing an industry that already exists, and creating an infrastructure. We always have the control and the purview and […]

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Too Much Fun: High Plains Preview with Noah Gardenswartz

Before all the fun of High Plains Comedy Festival starts tonight, The Fine Gentleman’s Club had a special preview edition of Too Much Fun! Chris Charpentier is back for the fest so the gents were at full strength, bringing with them Denver favorites Kristin Rand, Haley Driscoll, David Gborie, and Noah Gardenswartz. Joe Praino and […]

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