The ten best comedy events in May

4. Chuck Roy and his spicy 'LiL JALEPENOS!
If Latino-flavored comedy is your bag, then May has you covered. Denver comedian Chuck Roy (formerly of The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn) has delivered filthy themed comedy shows at Comedy Works on everything from marijuana to Santa Claus, and with this dirty Cinco de Mayo show, he'll be bringing out the big guns with the King of Colfax, Greg Baumhauer, headlining as his caustic lounge-singer character Bobby Valentino, along with established CW locals Hippie Man and Troy Walker.

7 p.m., Sunday, May 5, at Comedy Works South. Tickets are $12. Click here for more information.

3. Aziz Ansari
Named "world's greatest hip-hop comedian" (whatever that is) by Rolling Stone, Aziz Ansari remains one of the funniest voices of the geekster generation, presenting an image that is both stylish and confident, while confessing his neurotic insecurities about dating and socializing in the 21st century.

8 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, at Macky Auditorium, Boulder. Tickets are $25 for students, $35 general admission. Click here for more information.

2. Chris Hardwick
Like Ansari, Chris Hardwick is a handsome fashionista with a dweeby underbelly. If you were born before 1983, you may remember him as Jenny McCarthy's co-host on the post-music MTV dating show Singled Out. Since you're reading a blog about comedy in 2013, however, you'll most likely recognize Hardwick from his standup and wildly successful comedy podcast, The Nerdist. Trekkies, techies and terrestrials alike, come out of your computer dens: You now have your own cool-kids' table in the lunchroom.

May 2-4 at Comedy Works. Tickets are $25. Click here for more information.

1. Ron White
In this divisive time of politics and culture in standup comedy, few comics can transcend party lines and become a hero to both liberals and conservatives. But as a Southern-fried, cigar-smoking, military-supporting tough-guy icon of The Blue Collar Comedy Tour, as well as a dope-smoking wildman who believes everyone is "a little gay" (often making jokes about enjoying a dildo shoved up his ass), Ron White is a classy everyman who manages to be both relatable and wildly eccentric.

7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., Friday, May 17, at the Temple Buell Theatre. Tickets are $85-$390. Click here for more information.

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Location Info


Denver Improv

8246 E. 49th Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Oriental Theater

4335 W. 44th Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Macky Auditorium Concert Hall

17th St. & University Ave., Boulder, CO

Category: Music

Comedy Works

1226 15th St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Temple Buell Theatre

14th and Curtis streets, Denver, CO

Category: Music

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excellet. please keep profiling comedy shows!

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