The Ten Best Comedy Events in Denver in September
As Labor Day approaches, many locals focus on getting back to business after months of summertime idleness. As a result, September can feel like a rather humdrum time. Luckily for comedy nerds, the month’s entertainment calendar is packed with standup showcases, wrestling matches and even an improv show. Keep reading for ten great places to laugh the month away, in chronological order.
Friday, September 1, 7 p.m., and Saturday, September 2, 8 p.m.
Syntax Physic Opera and Bug Theatre
Andy Haynes is a dynamic standup comedian known for his appearances on Conan, Last Comic Standing and Comedy Central’s The Half Hour, as well as his Midnight Run comedy showcase, which gets comedians unreasonably stoned and then lets them sort through the weirdness on stage. A natural fit for the Sexpot Comedy brand, Haynes is in town to headline a Sexpot-branded showcase on September 1 that also includes local comics Emily Zeek, D. Kelly and Mike Stanley at Syntax Physic Opera, 554 South Broadway. Haynes and Sexpot will also bring the Midnight Run showcase to an appreciative and equally stoned Denver audience at the Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo Street, at 8 p.m. Saturday, September 2. Tickets for the Syntax show, $7, are available via Nightout, and Midnight Run tickets are $10 at the door. Visit sexpotcomedy.com to learn more.
Friday, September 22
The Oriental Theater
While standup comedy and professional wrestling have been historically regarded as strictly dude-centric purviews, such ideas discount the efforts of distaff comics, wrestlers and fans. Here to correct the record, Denver’s Best Comedy Night is honoring womankind with Lucha Libre & Laughs: Smash the Glass Ceiling. With an all-female lineup on the mic and in the ring, the evening promises thrilling bouts between punch paragons such as Allie Gato, Solo Darling, Unholy Trinity, Sage Sin and more with running color commentary from Ian Douglas Terry and Denver Comedy Champion Nathan Lund. With Queen City crushers Allison Rose, Rachel Weeks, Miriam Moreno and headliner Nora Lynch providing the “laughs” side of the equation, the patriarchy is in for a bruisin’, and caddish emcee Bobby Valentino may finally get his comeuppance. Learn more and buy tickets, $10, on the Oriental Theater events calendar.