March's top ten comedy shows
March holds a variety of options for comedy fans -- from a new night in Boulder to the appearance of such '90s nostalgia faces as Chris Tucker and the duo from Loveline. Click ahead to see what side-splitting adventures await as we laugh our way out of the winter chill.
Doug Benson performs March 9-10 at Comedy Works.
- Ben Kronberg on his new Comedy Central special, and why he left Denver
- Arguments and Grievances second-anniversary edition at Vine Street Pub
- Adam Carolla on Obama's taxes, obese-shaming and Celebrity Rehab death Mindy McCready
There have been several attempts at cultivating a comedy scene in Boulder, with mixed results. This showcase at the Dairy Center is off to a great start, though, with a few Boulder comics as well as such recognizable Denver talent as Jodee Champion and trans-comedian Jordan Wieleba. We know there are some funny minds in Boulder and with more events like this, we should start hearing more from them.
8 p.m. Friday, March 15 at Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut Street in Boulder, www.thedairy.org
Stealing the hearts of the "geek" phenomenon in the mid-2000s with his Dylanesque guitar and harmonica accompanying Hedberg-like micro-jokes, Demetri Martin has sustained our attention well beyond his time on The Daily Show and his 2009 Comedy Central series, Important Things With Demetri Martin. If you're ready for some deadpan observational humor from a shaggy-haired loner who looks half his age (39), this will be a good ticket to impress that barista with the asymetrical haircut you've been crushing on.
6 p.m. Sunday, March 24 at Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place in Greenwood Village, www.comedyworks.com
8. Nick Thune at Comedy Works, March 7-10
Somewhat more forthright and personable than Demetri Martin, Nick Thune falls into the similar category of tiger-beat hipster with a guitar delivering smashing one-liners. Don't dismiss him as a trend for college sophomores and closeted suburbanites, though: Thune's concise jokes, killer timing and dark worldview make for an ab-cramping good time.
Thursday, March 7 through March 10 at Comedy Works, 1226 15th Street, www.comedyworks.com