Named one of the Five Funniest Nights in America in GQ’s 2015 Comedy Issue.
Emerging like a giggling phoenix from the ashes of a barroom open-mic, Sexpot Comedy is a multi-platform media enterprise spreading its tenacious tentacles out from the Denver comedy scene and into the world at large.
Founded in 2012 by restaurateur/cannabis tycoon Kayvan Khalatbari (Sexy Pizza, Denver Relief, Denver Relief Consulting, Cresco Labs, Silver Sage Wellness) and humor capitalist Andy Juett (T.J. Miller’s Denver, Producer Those Who Can’t/Amazon, Comedy 103.1), Sexpot Comedy is responsible for more than 35 live shows each month in Denver, Chicago and New York, including the self-titled showcase hosted by David Rodriguez, which has featured stand-up talent like Kumail Nanjiani, Todd Barry, the Lucas Bros, Sean Patton, Nikki Glaser, Rory Scovel, Andy Kindler, Kyle Kinane, TJ Miller, Nick Thune, as well as members of Grawlix, The Fine Gentleman’s Club and occasionally with pre-show on-screen hijinks from Denver’s Jim Hickox.
SexpotComedy.com is the home to over a dozen podcasts, including “My Dining Room Table with Adam Cayton-Holland,” Matt Knudsen’s “Grabbing Lunch,” pop-culture bacchanal “These Things Matter,” Chicago’s “Arguments and Grievances” and several others. The Sexpot team has also collaborated with filmmakers like The Nix Brothers and Matty O’Connor on projects such as the web series “Glenn Has Idea$,” starring Andy Juett and Andrew Orvedahl and guest starring Adam Cayton-Holland, Rory Scovel, Emily Heller, Chris Fairbanks, Sean Patton and Dan Soder.
Sexpot Comedy aims to be an artist-driven collective of dreamers and schemers, providing a platform for uncensored, provocative humor, free from the moral finger-wagging that often arrives with corporate sponsorship. Co-founders Kayvan Khalatbari and Andy Juett are known rabble rousers of Colorado, injecting a pure dose of Gonzo rebellion into the heart of the politically charged beast known as Denver.
Kayvan Khalatbari in his Chickenlooper suit
Before becoming a nationally recognized advocate for drug policy reform through his cannabis dispensary, Denver Relief, and consulting firm, Denver Relief Consulting, Kayvan Khalatbari was collecting signatures for cannabis legalization ballot initiatives with SAFER and Sensible Colorado and dressing up as a chicken to harass then-Mayor (now Colorado Governor) John Hickenlooper for his failure to debate cannabis legalization (this was in 2005, back when the idea of legal weed seemed as ridiculous as universal health-care). With his consulting firm winning the top medical cannabis application scores in Nevada and (the top three) in Illinois, he is also a partner in the largest cannabis cultivator in Illinois: Cresco Labs and a vertically integrated cannabis operation in Las Vegas: Silver Sage Wellness.
Since becoming a nationally renowned cannabis advocate and founder of the restaurant chain Sexy Pizza, Khalatbari has been sponsoring a number of artistic entities, including his partnership in Birdy magazine, a monthly Colorado arts publication, which started in 2013. He has been a mentor for the Denver Kids big brother/big sister program for over eight years, sits on the Board of Directors for the Colorado Youth Symphony Orchestra, Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe, National Cannabis Industry Association, Illinois Cannabis Industry Association, is founder of the cannabis community integration group the GREEN TEAM, is a founding member of the Council on Responsible Cannabis Regulation, is a Board of Trustee with Students for Sensible Drug Policy and was named one of five finalists for ColoradoBiz Magazine’s Entrepreneur of the Year 2016. Additionally, Kayvan’s current projects have him assisting cannabis clients in Alaska, Florida, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Australia and Colombia.
In 2016 Kayvan thrust himself back into civic engagement, acting as lead proponent for the Neighborhood-Supported Cannabis Consumption Pilot Program and working collaboratively with the city of Denver on his art& programming with Arts & Venues and the Cannabis Sustainability Symposium with Denver Department of Environmental Health.
Andy is an actor, stand-up comedian, writer, producer, host and comedy event director in Denver, Colorado. Andy co-ownsSexpot Comedy with Kayvan Khalatbari (producing 30+ LIVE shows PER MONTH, 15 podcasts and innumerable videos) and High Plains Comedy Festival in Denver, CO with Adam Cayton-Holland and Pete Turner.
High Plains Comedy Festival just completed its 3rd year and has become one of the best festivals in the country almost instantaneously boasting comics like Anthony Jeselnik, T.J. Miller, Reggie Watts, Ron Funches, Pete Holmes, Beth Stelling and literally hundreds of other National and Denver based comics.
Sexpot Comedy has become the biggest day-to-day force in Denver comedy. With live shows almost EVERY night in Denver, CO and trips to SXSW and the Hollywood Improv, Sexpot pumps comedy hard in Denver and is expanding rapidly.
Andy just created and stars in Sexpot Comedy’s first comedy series GLENN HAS IDEA$ which is available in its entirety on the video page with guests like Emily Heller, Rory Scovel, Adam Cayton-Holland, Dan Soder, Sean Patton and Chris Fairbanks.
Andy produced The Grawlix original ‘Those Who Can’t’ Pilot for Amazon. Those Who Can’t is now being made into a 10 episode season and will be released in January on Turner’s truTV.
Juett is the host of Denver’s most popular monthly show (Sexpot Comedy’s Monthly) at The Oriental Theater or 3 Kings Tavern, directs music videos (The Pump and Dump’s Momma’s Boy and Hotel Room By Myself), produced Denver native T.J. Miller’s Denver music video for Comedy Central Records which premiered at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and has been the mind behind some of Denver’s most enduring or past shows including the now defunct Grapes of Rad at The Gothic Theatre which he produced with The Grawlix.
Juett has appeared in the comedy web-series The Grawlix performed stand-up comedy with Sexpot Comedy’s own showcase at SXSW in 2015 in Austin, TX, at Omaha’s Crom Comedy Festival, Chicago’s Comedy Exposition 2014, and with “dubstep a cappella group” The Mouthstepperz at South by Southwest in 2013. As an actor, he’s appeared in the award-winning films Love To Hate and Hard To Swallow, along with numerous commercials and Funny or Die shorts, and his new web series, Glenn Has Idea$, which he also co-wrote, created and produced.
Andy’s also the father of two. So dude’s got some fires in the iron.
Isaac first met Andy when he was playing drums with Wheelchair Sports Camp in a sand pit at the very first Too Much Funstival. Isaac spent a few years with them touring the country and opening for acts like Macklemore, Sage Francis, and Blackalicious. Eventually, Isaac set his sights on radio, reconnecting with Andy at Comedy 103.1, where Isaac was the production director. Andy introduced Isaac to Kayvan, and the sky was lit up with the fireworks of the trio’s brainstorming. Not long after, Isaac became Sexpot’s first full-time employee, acting as Content Czar and helping out in all areas when he gets the call.