by Byron Graham of Westword
Infauxmation/Uncalled Four Crossover Show
Sunday, October 4
The Bohemian Biergarten
Boulder’s best comedy show happens at 7 p.m. every Sunday in the airy, keg-festooned performance venue tucked into the Bohemian Biergarten. This month, however, it’s consumed Infauxmation! andUncalled Four — two of Denver’s fiercest showcases — and morphed into a veritable cerberus of hilarity. Aside from their vested hosts (Brent Gill and Jake Browne), these shows share a tireless promotional ambition, a call to action for their performers to generate new material, and novel formats that can be exported to comedy festivals and industry towns. Gill, Aaron Urist, Nathan Lund and Rubi Nicholas square off in the gleefully irreverent card game before sharpening up their riff blades for Gill’s satire of strange news stories. In further Uncalled Four news, Browne along with referee and co-creator Zac Maas have been hustling to prepare their Colorado expansion of the Worst Card Game Ever, and they’re celebrating with a launch party at 3 Kings Tavern as a part of Sexpot Comedy’s Class Clown Picture Day, at 8 p.m. Saturday, October 3. Sample cards from the expansion include Denver-themed gems like “Dealin’ Doug, dealin’ drugs.”
The games begin at 7 p.m.; tickets are $5 at the door.
Sexpot Comedy Presents Chris Fairbanks
Saturday, October 24
3 Kings Tavern
Comedian, skateboarder and illustrator Chris Fairbanks is a favorite among the Sexpot coterie and, having appeared on the Vernal Equinox showcase and at the High Plains Comedy Festival, now something of a familiar face about town. Fairbanks has performed on Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Last Comic Standing, and he’s also the co-host of the podcast-cum-comedian ride-sharing service Do You Need a Ride? with Karen Kilgariff. Featuring a handpicked lineup of Denver locals, this show just so happens to fall upon Sexpot Comedy impresario Andy Juett’s birthday, so it should be a bacchanal for the annals.
Showtime is at 9 p.m.; admission is $10. Tickets are available from HoldMyTicket.com.
Sunday, October 25
Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret
An ambassador of sorts to the Denver comedy scene, Matt Monroe is an essential contact for inbound comics looking for stage time and lodgings while visiting our fair city. Named Best Comedy Night in our Best of Denver 2014 issue, Propaganda! excels thanks to Monroe’s well-curated lineups, which bring a roster of enviable headliners through Lannie’s classy showroom month after month. This round, comics Jordan Wieleba, Andrew Orvedahl, Sam Gordan from Chicago, Scott Boxembaum from Los Angeles and headliner Emily Maya Mills join guest host Eric Henderson while Monroe tours the American Southeast.
Doors open at 7 p.m. for the 8 p.m. show; admission is free.
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