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High Plains Preview Show Named in Westword Best Comedy Events in July

by Byron Graham As Denver comedy fans gear up for next month’s High Plains Comedy Festival, Sex Pot comedy is there the whet their appetites with another weed and jokes pizza party at the Oriental to kick things off. The lineup, which Sex Pot has has finely curated each month, is packed with crushers from […]

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Splitsider: How the Legal Marijuana Industry Is Helping Grow Denver’s Comedy Scene

by Josiah Hesse “There is obviously a very natural synergy between cannabis and comedy,” says Kayvan Khalatbari, a marijuana entrepreneur who has recently partnered with Andy Juett of the local Comedy 103.1 radio station and Grawlix comedy team, to create Sexpot Comedy, a collective that has been hosting monthly (semi-pot-friendly) shows with headliners like Rory […]

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Westword Talks to Allen Strickland Williams of WOMEN

by Byron Graham Westword: I’ve watched a bunch of your standup videos and I wanted to ask where your predilection for one-liners came from? It seems like sort of a lost art, and it requires you to generate a lot more premises. Allen Strickland Williams: Yeah, it’s interesting. I think for any comic, whatever they’re […]

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Westword: Andy Kindler on Hack Comics, Legal Marijuana

by Byron Graham I think you’ll enjoy the atmosphere at a Sex Pot show. Do you know what a hash dab is? No, I’ve seen those vaporizer pens that people put hash in. Dabs are similar, but you use a blowtorch. So it’ll look like there are five or six welders at work in the […]

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Vice: Is Stand-Up Funnier When You’re Blazed?

by David Bienenstock As co-owner of Denver Relief, one of Colorado’s oldest medical marijuana dispensaries, plus a small chain of local pizza restaurants, and a sought-after cannabusiness consulting firm, Khalatbari used to spend large sums on local advertising for his pizza and pot that proved largely ineffective in bringing in customers. Then one day, about […]

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Too Much Fun with Dave Ross in Westword’s Best Comedy Events for May

by Byron Graham During his month-long, cross-country tour that will culminate with his first headlining set at the venerable Hollywood Improv, Dave Ross will visit Colorado. In addition to standup, Ross performs with the all-male sketch group Women, whose brief, absurd video sketches have aired on Tosh.0.; he also co-hosts the podcast Terrified, on the […]

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Westword: Andy Haynes on Midnight Run

by Byron Graham Westword: Are you doing any other shows while you’re in town besides Sexpot? Andy Haynes: No, it’s just a one-nighter, which is too bad because I love Denver. I wish that I had a couple more gigs in town. I was going to stay all weekend, but I’m booked somewhere else the […]

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Propaganda! Wins Best Comedy Night Denver 2014

Those looking for laughs without a pesky two-drink minimum can find solace on the last Sunday of every month, when the glamorous Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret hosts Propaganda! At Matt Monroe’s free comedy night, you can catch priceless sets by such local favorites as Adam Cayton-Holland and Ben Kronberg, as well as big touring names like […]

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These Things Matter Wins Best Podcast Denver 2014

The premise of These Things Matter is simple: Denver-centric celebs join hosts Taylor Gonda and Kevin O’Brien to talk about something or someone in popular culture that changed their life. Gonda and O’Brien steer conversations in unexpected directions, as well-known folks such as OpenAir DJ Alisha Sweeney and comedian Adam Cayton-Holland join in with personal […]

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Hey Reverb Previews American Summer with Andy Kindler

by John Wenzel “In the first six months we’ve had Sean Patton, Mike Lawrence, Ben Kronberg, Nikki Glaser, Beth Stelling, Kate Berlant and a host of amazing Denver comics,” said Juett, who’s also the sales manager for Denver’s Comedy 103.1 FM and a producer with The Grawlix. “And we’re just getting started.” Juett is expecting […]

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