The following are the upcoming events at Comedy Works Downtown in Larimer Square.
October 2 - 3
Friday 8:00pm $30; 10:00pm $20
Saturday 6:30pm & 8:30pm $30; 10:30pm $20
Kathleen's standup specials on HBO and Comedy Central haved earned rave reviews and her latest CD/DVD In Other Words is one of the most downloaded comedy albums. She is a regular guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman, VH-1, E!, and CNN. She is a mainstay on Comedy Central where she debuted a new one-hour special and appeared on The World Stands Up, USO Comedy Tour, The World Comedy Tour, and Comedy Central Presents. Kathleen served as a talent scout on NBC's Last Comic Standing and is the host of her own weekly show on Sirius Radio Networks, The Kathleen Madigan Show. She is the only 5ft 2inch Mid-Missouri Hoop Shoot Champion in recorded history.
October 8 - 10
Thursday 8:00pm $25
Friday 8:00pm & 10:00pm $30
Saturday 6:30, 8:30 & 10:30pm $30
Jake is dry, witty acerbic, smart and full of hilarity! His's bizarre takes on everyday life have earned him rave reviews, including a Cable ACE award nomination for his HBO Comedy Special This'll Take About an Hour, which was voted one of the 50 Funniest Moments in Television History by TV Guide. His other tv credits include over 40 appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman and hosting duties on Comedy Central's Two Drink Minimum.
October 15 - 17
Thursday 8:00pm $30
Friday 8:00pm & 10:00pm $37
Saturday 8:30 & 10:30pm $37
Joe Rogan was the host of the hugely successful reality show Fear Factor for six seasons on NBC. Prior to, Rogan played Joe Garrelli, the resident electrician on the hit NBC comedy series NewsRadio. Rogan has provided color commentary for the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) on Pay Per View and Spike Television and also hosts the syndicated show, UFC Wired. Rogan's true love is standup comedy. As a standup comedian for nearly 20 years Joe Rogan has honed an inquisitive and intense comedic style. This has made him a national headliner, a favorite performer at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and a guest on The Tonight Show, Late Night, and Jimmy Kimmel Live.
October 23 - 24
Friday 8pm & 10:00pm $26
Saturday 6:30pm, 8:30pm & 10:30pm $26
Comedian Greg Behrendt was a consultant for three consecutive seasons on Sex and the City. His best-selling book He's Just Not That Into You: The No-Excuses Truth to Understanding Guys was recently released as a major motion picture. His acclaimed stand-up comedy has been seen on HBO, Comedy Central Presents, The Tonight Show, Late Show with David Letterman, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Greg also hosted the self-titled The Greg Behrendt Show for Sony Pictures Television. The show featured Behrendt's signature humor and advice when it comes to all kinds of relationships. He also signed on with ABC to create a primetime reality show called Greg Behrendt's Wake-Up Call, along with his debut DVD Greg Behrendt is Uncool followed by his comedy CD Uncool.
October 29 - November 1
Thursday 8:00pm $14
Friday 8:00pm & 10:00pm $22
Saturday 8:00pm & 10:00pm $22
Sunday 7:00pm $14
Rich Vos is an incredibly gifted comic who not only has sharp, insightful material, but he is also a master at working the crowd. His ability to perform in front of any audience has landed him television shows as varied as being the first white comic on Def Jam to performing on the View. Rich was the breakout star of NBC's Last Comic Standing seasons 1 and 3, was a regular guest on Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn and wrote for Chris Rock when he hosted The Academy Awards in 2005. He also played Lenny Bruce on NBC's American Dreams and is a regular on the Opie and Anthony radio show. He has two half hour specials on comedy central and two CD's out!
November 19 - 22
Thursday 8pm $14
Friday 8pm & 10:00pm $22
Saturday 6:30pm, 8:30pm, & 10:30pm $22
Sunday 7:00pm $14
Brad is a past winner of the Las Vegas Comedy Festival and appeared recently at Caesar's Palace as part of the HBO Comedy Festival. This Seattle veteran will be making his first ever tour of Australia in October and his new CD entitled, Smart Guy, Stupid World is available on iTunes. Brad has been seen in concert with Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Johnny Mathis, The Smothers Brothers, Joan Rivers, Rodney Dangerfield and Lewis Black. The Seattle Times said, "Brad Upton has mastered the nearly impossible task of appealing to people from the ages of 18 to 80." Working smart, clean and fast, Brad puts his foot to the floor as soon as he hits the stage and never lets up--he is a crowd favorite wherever he appears.
November 25th & 27th-29th
Wednesday 8pm $12
Friday 8 & 10:00pm $20
Saturday 6:30, 8:30, & 10:30pm $20
Sunday 7:00pm $12
Greg Warren, most recently seen on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, has been building a strong fan base around the country with his act inspired by stories from his Midwestern upbringing. Greg attracts a diverse audience, performing on networks such as BET as a finalist on Coming to the Stage and Country Music Television's Comedy Stage. Greg is also a favorite on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom radio show, which led him to tour theaters across the country with the Friends of Bob and Tom Comedy Tour.
Greg was invited to the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, where Greg performed as one of their featured New Faces of Comedy. He has also been seen on Comedy Central's Premium Blend.
December 4 - 5
Friday 8:00 & 10:00pm $36
Saturday 6:30, 8:30 &10:30pm $36
Kevin Pollak has captured the attention of audiences worldwide with his range of both dramatic and comedic roles. Over the past two decades, he has appeared in over sixty films, as well as countless television projects, and has established himself as one of the few stand-up comedians to have a successful dramatic film career. In addition to his acting talents, he has also proven himself as both a writer and producer. Pollak co-starred with James Caan and Mira Sorvino in Streetwater and will be seen starring with Katheryn Winnick in Choose, an Indie thriller, as well as co-starring opposite Luke Wilson, Gabriel Macht and Giavonni Ribisi in Middle Men. Pollak also co-starred in films like Numb, Picture This, Tortured, Oti, A Few Good Men, Grumpy Old Men, Grumpier Old Men, The Usual Suspects, Casino, The Whole Ten Yards, End of Days, Hostage, and many more! As a stand up, after appearing in two of his own HBO Stand-Up Comedy Specials, Kevin was recently named by Comedy Central as one of the Top 100 Comedians of all Time.
Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald
September 30th & November 18th
Wednesday 8:00pm $12
You may know Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald as the star of Animal Planet's Emergency Vets, but there is much more to him than what has been seen on television. In addition to his duties as a full-time veterinarian, Dr Fitzgerald has also been performing stand-up comedy on an almost nightly basis since 1986. His rapid paced, one-liner style, combined with his ability to entertain without offending, have made him a highly requested act at clubs, colleges and corporate events throughout the country.
October 1st, 17th & 28th
A native of Denver, Lori now tours nationally, and is one of today's hottest female comedians. She has toured with Paula Poundstone, Will Durst, and Thea Vidal, and has been seen on Showtime's Comedy Club Network, as well as ESPN's award winning show - The Lighter Side of Sports.
HippieMan's Plan for America
October 4th & 14th
Sunday 7:00pm $12
Hippieman has been performing in small towns and big cities across the country for two decades. He's had cocktails with Americans and listened to their needs. And now, Hippieman has a Plan for America and he's bringing it to the Comedy Works. With topics ranging from free love to the economic stimulus package Hippieman's Plan for America is a hilarious alternative to mainstream media's coverage of the American way of life. By means of television appearances on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Last Comic Standing and countless interviews on radio stations across the country, Hippieman's Plan is reaching a national audience. Question authority in a very funny way ' see Hippieman's Plan for America.
Wednesday 8:00pm $12
Ben Roy is one of the up-and-coming comics that has Denver talking. Fast-paced, witty, and opinionated, he is poised to take the entertainment industry by storm with his unique blend of rant, sarcastic, observational, and high-energy humor. Recently featured in the book 'Mock Stars: Indie Comedy and the Dangerously Funny', alongside comedy greats Patton Oswalt, Maria Bamford, and Fred Armisen, author John Wenzel described him as, 'gloriously erratic, mixing Louis Black's quivering indignation with Bill Hicks' vitriol and David Cross's unapologetic misanthropy." The Onion A.V. Club said "he's like a skinny, punk-rock Sam Kinison." Ben is also a member of Wrist Deep Productions; hosts of the wildly popular and controversial show 'Los Comicos Super Hilariosos'. He has been a finalist in several local and national competitions, was selected to perform at the Boston Comedy Festival, and performs regularly at Comedy Works.
Sunday 7:00pm $12
Ira Proctor is a hilarious, high energy comedian from Boston who has been making people laugh everywhere from Las Vegas to Afghanistan. As one of the country's fastest rising young comics, he showcased to rave reviews at the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival's New Faces show and recently taped his second season of NESN's Comedy All-Stars. The Boston Globe named him their 2008 Breakout Entertainer To Watch. Ira's other credits include Comedy Central, ABC's Inside Edition, Fox News, New England Cable News, XM and Sirius radio, along with commercials for Diet Pepsi, Harvey Windows, and Bob's Stores.
Sunday 7:00pm $12
The Daily Variety has called Phil's act "Sparkling," and the Denver Post says he's a "Laugh Riot Crowd-Pleaser." After the taping of Premium Blend on Comedy Central, Phil was selected by the network to perform at multiple corporate-sponsored events. You've seen him on The Tonight Show or as a standout performer at the HBO Aspen Comedy and Arts Festival. Phil has distinguished himself as one of the bright young stars of comedy. Catch him on his way up.
Wrist Deep Productions
Thursday 8:00pm $12
The members of Wrist Deep Productions met four years ago performing at open-mics in dive bars and the Denver comedy scene hasn't been the same since. Sharing an aggressive, intelligent sensibility toward stand-up, Wrist Deep has matured into a four-headed comedy monster capable of devouring an entire village of PBR, and occasionally even audiences. Since 2004, Wrist Deep has hosted the Squire Lounge Open-Mic, consistently voted 'Best Comedy Open Mic' by Denver's alt-weekly, Westword. Despite the fact that the show takes place on a Tuesday and typically doesn't start until after eleven, it's the bar's busiest night.
Open Mic Night
Every Tuesday Night in September & October
Tuesday 8pm $10
Looking for a place to try your chops at stand-up? Comedy Works is the place every Tuesday night. Every comedian that's out there making a living at making us all laugh started out on a night just like this. Perhaps you have heard of Roseanne Barr? She started her career on our stage at Open Mic Night! The show starts at 8pm. On any given Tuesday night you will see a plethora of new and professional talent working on their act. It's a great night out for the comedians and the audience itself. Due to the popularity, interested participants must sign-up in advance. If you would like to perform, please call our Open Mic hotline at 303.477.7844
December 2nd, 3rd & 6th
Dennis Regan has been living the bizarre and quirky life of a road comic, spending some nights taking a spin in a stretch limousine, while spending others watching the spin cycle at the local laundromat. Audiences all over the country have experienced his comedy, from nightclubs and cruise ships to colleges and corporations. Dennis Regan is a stand-up comedian from Florida who regularly tours with his brother Brian Regan. He became one of the hosts on the Comedy Central show Short Attention Span Theater along with his brother Brian. He also does voice-overs for cartoons and video games and wrote one episode of The King of Queens. His television credits include the Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, A&E's Evening at the Improv, and Showtime, among others.
Tickets for Comedy Works are on-sale now at comedyworks.com, 303.595.3637, or in person at the Comedy Works box office open 10am – 6pm Mon-Fri. Tickets are subject to a service and handling fee. Two drink or food item minimum in the club. Comedy Works is 21 and up with a valid photo ID.