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Westword Interviews Aparna Nancherla for the High Plains Preview Show

  by Byron Graham What was the experience of writing for Totally Biased like? I talked to Kamau shortly after it was cancelled and it seemed like it was still a bit of a fresh wound. It was definitely a roller-coaster experience. Going from a weekly show to a daily show was a huge jump. […]

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Denver Post Sits Down with Aparna Nancherla

by Sean Fitz-Gerald Coming off “Totally Biased,” Nancherla has had the opportunity to stuff her schedule full of tour dates — both national and international. She recently dished some jokes at Australia’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and has spent most of 2014 bouncing from Chicago to New York City and now to Denver for road […]

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Chicago Tribune Shouts Out Andy Juett and Chris Charpentier

by Jason Heidemann Funniest William H. Macy lookalike: Maybe it’s his big, sad eyes or maybe it’s the blonde locks and bushy mustache, but I keep seeing “Shameless” star Macy in the face of Denver-based comic Chris Charpentier. “I like living with my girlfriend,” he says, “but I’ve never lived with a companion before and […]

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Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Andy Juett

  by Susan Froyd Who in the world is interesting to you right now, and why? To me, the business interests supporting the art, music and comedy renaissance in this town are super interesting. Instead of relying only on traditional advertising, people like Pete Turner, Vigil Dickerson and Kayvan Khalatbari are fueling the scene by […]

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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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