Some of America's leading comics have had a Denver connection including The Smothers Brothers. History has it that Tom or Dick Smothers long ago lived in the apartment above the Satire Lounge (1920 E. Colfax Ave.) and at 17th & Williams on Capitol Hill before being discovered clowning around a pool table downstairs in the bar. Read about them along with Roseanne, Bill Murray, Tim Allen, Sinbad, and Gary Coleman starting at the Cowtown Hall of Fame.
- A.C.E. Entertainment <ACEComedy.com> -
web site excerpts: "A.C.E., a Denver based comedy troupe, was formed by commercial actors, Linda Klein, Barbara Gehring and Matthew Taylor in 1998 and quickly grabbed the attention of the HBO representative during the HBO US Comedy Arts auditions that fall. Greatly encouraged by that response, A.C.E. went on to earn first place at the Aspen Comedy Fringe Festival two years in a row, wow local audiences and receive numerous accolades including Westword's Best of Denver 1999 and the coveted five-star rating from the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival."
ref: e-mail from Linda K. 2000Mr01; email update, Linda K., 2003My07We.
- The Avenue Theatre. -
2119 E. 17th Ave. (at Vine), Denver, CO 8020x
- Bovine Metropolis <BovineMetropolis.com> - "a comedy organization, specializing in performance, training and corporate entertainment. Led by Eric Farone and home to the ACME Comedy Players, the SansScript Players and the Player's Workshop West improvisational classes '
address: P.O. Box 24543, Denver, CO 80224
- Chicken Lips - Founded in 1980
Denver's oldest improv comedy troupe.
Last heard Chickn Lips was looking for new digs after losing it's Market Street space. In the meantime they are still doing private and corporate performances, under the name LipService. They formerly performed public engagements under the name Lipschtick and plan to update CAN info shortly. Chicken Lips is an operative of Bob wells.
mail: 1624 Market St., Suite 301, Denver, CO
(303) 825-KLUK (box office); (303) 534-4440 (LipService)
Edit note: Randy at 534-4440 will send mail to CAN clarifying history/bio real shortly. -per 97Nv25Tu
(See also: Wells Humor Org.)
- Comedy Club -
10015 E. Hampden Ave., Denver, CO
- Comedy Helper - "Improv and Sketch Comedy Group"
performances at: Arts Center of the West, 721 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 802xx
(303) 399-4662 (399-GOOB) (Comedy Helper troupe);
(303) 595-3821 (Arts Center)
- Comedy Jocks - Founded circa 1994
Home performances at: Fiore's restaurant and bar, 8236 S. Holly St (in Highlands Ranch area)
- Comedy Works <ComedyWorks.com> - Denver's leading and central comedy venue.
1226 15th St., Denver, CO 802xx
- Denver TheatreSports - "Competitive improv"
Part of the national TheatreSports franchise. (More details later.)
Performs mainly at Jack's Theatre, 1553 Platte St., Denver, CO 802xx
- Impulse Theater - Formerly Comedy Sports
Founded circa 1987 and Denver's longest continuously running improv theater. This company has done over 2,500 performances. Located in the Impulse Theater in the basement Wynkoop Brewing Company,1634 18th St., Denver, CO
- Mile Hi-Larity <MileHiLarity.com> - fast paced blend of improv, sketch comedy, and original music. Private shows and public performances at local venues including Jazz at Jack's..
Mile Hi-Larity, 5555 East Iliff Ave., Denver, CO 80222
- ref email 2002 March 20 We, Liz Epstein
- Rattlebrain Theater Co. <RattlebrainTheater.com> - "original comedy..... weekly in... cabaret theater, ...downtown in the D&F Clock Tower."
1601 Arapahoe St., Denver, CO 80202
- SansScript Players - Young actors doing long-form improv based on audience ideas.
Performs at the Avenue Theater, 2119 E. 17th Ave., Denver.
(303) 321-5925 (box office)
- The Universal Sign of Confusion <SignOfConfusion.com> - "Short-form improv comedy games & sketches."
420 Jackson St., Unit B, Denver, CO 80206
- info source: e-mail Jason Giardino 99Se21
- Wells Humor Organization - WHO is a Bob Wells operative which trains corporate workers in humor for the sake of effective communications.
mail: 1624 Market St., Suite 301, Denver, CO
also???: P.O. Box 300-302, Denver, CO 80203
office: 1360 17th St., Denver, CO 80202
Edit note: Randy at 534-4440 will send mail to CoArts.net clarifying updated address and basic bio real shortly. -per 97Nv25Tu
(See also :Chicken Lips.)
- Wits End Comedy Club
8861 Harlan St., Westminster, CO
Colorado - Statewide
- US Comedy Arts Festival <USCAF.com> -
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