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13 comedy shows to check out in Denver this month


Well Denver is officially the most wonderful time of the year. This magical season where we are all endlessly stressed by holiday gifts, travel plans and family Christmas parties filled with old people asking way too many questions about our personal lives.

If the holiday cheer is a little low this year, don’t worry. Denver’s comedy scene is packed this month with a long list of local and big-name comedians who will help you turn those ho-ho-ho into ha-ha-ha.. (Don’t worry, I hate myself for this joke too.)

Mike Birbiglia

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When: December 2 and 3

Or: Paramount Theater, 1621 Glenarm Pl, Denver

Cost: Varied

The truth : Mike Birbiglia takes his comedy tour in Denver! Known for its specials on Netflix – My girlfriend’s boyfriend and Thank goodness for the jokes – as well as his acting roles in such hits as Rail accident and HBO’s Broad City, Birbiglia is back on the road with her new show The new: painfully true stories of a reluctant father. For more information, visit their website.

Comedy Works Holiday Roast

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When: December 2 & 19

Or: December 2 @ Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Pl, Greenwood Village

December 19 @ Comedy Works Downtown, Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St, Denver

Cost: $ 14

The truth : “Laugh your Chestnuts off” with Denver’s top comedians as they transform into your favorite holiday characters for a roast like no other. Watch Santa Claus verbally destroy Frosty the Snowman at Denver’s most popular comedy club. Tickets can be found here.

Josh wolf

When: December 2, 3 and 4 (times vary)

Or: Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Pl, Greenwood Village

Cost: $ 18-28

The truth : Best known for his time as a writer and panelist on E! ‘S Chelsea Lately, as well as for his role as host of Naked and scared, comedian Josh Wolf will travel to Greenwood Village for a three-night broadcast of his new comedy show. Tickets can be found here.

Trevor Wallace

When: December 9-11 (times vary)

Or: Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St, Denver, CO 80202

Cost: $ 30-50

The truth : Trevor Wallace is a comedian, writer and actor who has been featured on everything from MTV to Barstool Sports to the New York Times. Wallace brings his new comedy tour Are you that guy? to Mile High City for a three night run to Comedy Works Downtown. Tickets can be found here.

A very wild comedy special

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When: December 10, 7:30 p.m.

Or: Blush & Blu, 1526 E Colfax Ave, Denver

Cost: $ 10

The truth : Hosted by Mo Vida, enjoy a Christmas-themed comedy show with a lineup of Denver’s favorite LGBTQ + stand-ups and alliances! Buy your tickets here.

Funday Sunday Comedy Show

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When: December 12 at 7 p.m.

Or: Improper City, 3201 Walnut St, Denver

Cost: $ 10

The truth : Fight those fears with the Sunday Funday Christmas Comedy Show. Hosted by comedian Alec Flynn, their final show of 2021 will feature LA comedian David Gborie along with a stacked lineup of local talent. Get tickets here.

Outlet! Comedy evening

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When: December 15 at 8 p.m.

Or: Infinite Monkey Theorem, 3200 Larimer St, Denver

Cost: To free!

The truth : Held every first and third Wednesday, join comic book Hannah Jones for an intimate showcase of local comedy talent. The show is free so be sure to arrive early to get a seat! More information can be found here.

A very happy dyketopia

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When: December 15 at 7 p.m.

Or: The insect theater

Cost: $ 12

The truth : Dyketopia Comedy will grow for the holiday season with “a night of extremely gay comedy, drag, games and audience merriment”. Pull on your best ugly Christmas sweater and join hosts Lee Robinson and Kate McLachlan for the season’s “queer comedy experience”. Buy your tickets here.

Faded comedy

When: December 17 at 8 p.m.

Or: The Black Hawk in Oskar Blues

Cost: $ 20

The truth: A Denver monthly cover of their weekly LA show, comedians David Gborie and Brent Gill bring in the best of top comedy talent from across the country to bring all the laughs. The evening begins with a cocktail from 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m., followed by the show and an after-party. Get tickets here.

Josh Blue

When: December 22 and 23 (flexible hours)

Or: The comedy works downtown

Cost: 28 $

The truth: Enter those last laughs before the holidays with comedian Josh Blue. After winning Last comic standing in 2006, Blue made headlines in theaters around the world and was also featured on Tonight’s Show with Jimmy Fallon and Just for Laughs Festival. Blue is back in Denver for his new special As NOT seen on TV – and it is sure to bring the laughs. Tickets can be found here.

Grawlix saves the world Recording live podcasts

When: December 30

Or: The insect theater

Cost: $ 15

The truth: The Grawlix saves the world – a self-help podcast hosted by Denver comedians Adam Cayton-Holland, Ben Roy and Andrew Orvedahl – will make a live recording of the show! This episode’s challenge will come as a surprise, but like all of their Grawlix antics, it’s a must-have. Get tickets here.

New Years Eve comic showcase

When: December 31 6 p.m. & 7 p.m.

Or: The Denver Comedy Show

Cost: $ 18

The truth: Close 2021 with a few laughs at the Denver Comedy Lounge for their New Years’ Showcase. Bringing together top local and national talent, the show will kick off your 2022 festivities. Tickets can be found here.

New Years Eve with Dusty Slay

When: December 31 (times vary)

Or: Comedy Works South

Cost: $ 25-55

The truth: Closing the last of his three days at Comedy Works South, comedian Dusty Slay will headline a New Years extravaganza in Greenwood Village. The previous shows will be family-friendly and the evening will end with a countdown and a champagne toast with the comics. Get tickets here.


Cory E. Barnes

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