Photos: Ten funniest Best of Denver awards from 2012
As you know, we're currently gearing up for our annual Best of Denver issue, which will hit streets and computer terminals near you next week. How best to get you geared up for our latest opus? By sharing the funniest award-winners from 2012. Who has Denver International Airport penis envy -- and what's Stephen Colbert have to do with it? Who should Peyton Manning have hired as a babysitter? And what's the funniest roller-derby nickname? The answers, and the laughs, are below. Check them out -- and be sure to check back next week for an all-new batch of bests.
Best Roller Derby Nickname -- 2012: Boo Boo Radley
Photo by Dave Wood
Roller derby names have the dual requirement of striking fear in the hearts of lesser opponents while making them giggle. Boo Boo Radley, aka Deirdre Sage of the Denver Roller Dolls, accomplishes both -- and manages a To Kill a Mockingbird reference, to boot.
Best TV Commercial -- 2012: "The Least Interesting Man in the World"
"I always drink beer, and when I do, I prefer good beer," says the bottling-plant employee whose name tag reads "Bob" and who holds up a bottle of Breckenridge brew. The anti-big-beer-company beer commercial, produced by Breckenridge Brewery, managed to not only take stabs at the big boys, but spoof Dos Equis's "Most interesting man in the world" commercial as well. The spot -- all part of a "Truth in Beervertising" campaign -- ran on Super Bowl Sunday, although not during the game, and just locally on Fox 31. Still, it was plenty crafty.
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