Ten Things to Do in Denver for $10 and Under (Seven Free)
It’s time to get hyped for the upcoming Hallo-weekend. While there are plenty of spooky spectacles and ghoulish gatherings awaiting Denverites, many venues are dispiritingly aware that they can price-gouge partiers all they like. Luckily, others are offering tricks, treats, frights and delights that anyone can attend for less than ten American dollars. Here are ten of our favorites.
Sexpot Comedy Presents the Nerd Roast: Slashers
Friday, October 27, 7 p.m.
El Charrito’s Comedy RoomRoom
Since debuting two years ago, Sexpot Comedy’s Nerd Roast quickly grew into a final Friday tradition for the entire Denver comedy community. Though the pay is scant and booking is a logistical nightmare, the show is a true labor of love for co-hosts/producers Preston Tompkins and Zach Reinert. In celebration of the upcoming Halloween holiday, they’re stocking the dais exclusively with characters from the slasher subgenre. The literal murderer’s row of performers includes John Davis as Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th), Elena Ingraham as Samara (The Ring), Steve Vanderploeg as Ghostface (Scream), Katie Bowman as Aileen Wuornos, Cory Helie as Pennywise (It), Meghan DePonceau as Chucky, Caitie Hannan as Jigsaw (Saw), John Papaioannou as Freddy Krueger (Nightmare on Elm Street), and Josh Skillman as Michael Meyers (Halloween). Admission is free, but the comics always appreciate donations. Visit the Facebook events page to learn more.
3 MCs Comedy Show Finale
Saturday, October 28, 9 p.m.
Blackbird Public House
Over the past few years, Denver comedians have hustled ceaselessly to create their own opportunities to perform by starting standup showcases in clubs, bars and breweries all over the greater metropolitan area. By cultivating relationships with venues, sponsors and crowds, some of these upstarts eventually blossom into comedy nights that rival professional productions. Sadly, 3 MCs, a weekly showcase from prolific Denver comic Ben Bryant and his co-host, Alan Bromwell, won’t get that chance —at least not in their current venue. Alas, the owners of Blackbird Public House have decided to conclude their relationship with the Sexpot sponsored showcase, so the hosts have gathered a giant roster of their favorites from shows past, including William Montgomery, Nancy Norton, Allison Rose, Jay Gillespie and many more for a knee-slapping swansong. Bryant and Bromwell are hoping for a packed house so they can show the venue what it will be missing, so head over to 3MCs’ Facebook events page to find out more.
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