The ten best comedy events in May
7. The Urban Citizen's Garden Project Presents: A Night of Comedy for the Kids!
Presented by local comic Elliot Woolsey, this benefit show will raise funds to install a vegetable garden in the Shiloh House (a residential and educational facility for at-risk youth). And if the idea of contributing to a children's cause on Mother's Day doesn't turn your heart to jelly, the bill of ten excellent Denver comedians -- including Adrian Mesa, Kristin Rand, Jodee Champion and Sam Tallent -- should be more than enough to get you off the couch.
6. Andrew Orvedahl CD-release party
While all three Grawlix boys are riding high on the success of their Amazon pilot, Those Who Can't, Orvedahl and Cayton-Holland are doubling down on their market share of Denver comedy with the release of their comedy albums recorded last fall (Cayton-Holland's will be released on May 3). And now that these guys are known as the "upper classmen" of the local comedy scene, the release of their first albums is quickly becoming one of the most anticipated developments of the new year. This event will also include a performance by Ben Roy's band, Spells, as well as The Big Get Even.
8 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret. Tickets are $10 (includes a copy of the CD!). Click here for more information.
5. Lucha Libre and Laughs
Everyone loves masked Mexican wrestling, right? Okay, not everyone -- but those who are indifferent can at least get behind some comedy commentary for Mexican wrestling by the Fine Gentleman's Club's Nathan Lund, who will be joined by Jim Hickox, Jordan Doll, Kristin Rand and surf-rock band the Royal Aces for this campy night of body laughs and body slams.
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