The ten best comedy events in Denver this August
6) Bill Maher
Friday, August 8
The Paramount Theatre
After generations in the public eye, America is still very much divided on Bill Maher. But while people from every shade of the political spectrum may disagree with his beliefs, few could deny his impact on the media landscape. In addition to his long-running shows Real Time with Bill Maher and Politically Incorrect, Maher has written four bestselling books and produced and starred in Religulous, a satire of organized religion and the seventh-highest-grossing documentary film of all time. He's recorded nine one-hour specials and continues to tour the country every year during Real Time's production breaks. The avowed legalization advocate and public stoner rolls through Denver early on this month, presumably to check out a recreational weed shop or two and also perform standup comedy.
The show begins at 8 p.m.; tickets cost $55-$95 and can be purchased from Altitude Tickets.
5) Werewolf Radar Picture Show
Wednesday, August 6
Just the most recent of the many Cthulhuian tentacles growing from the Werewolf Radar podcast brand, the Werewolf Radar Picture Show melds host Roger Norquist's interest in the macabre with old-school pageantry. "Werewolf Radar Picture Show contains the greatest monster movies ever, hosted in creature feature fashion, along with magic, and rituals to sleeping gods," Norquist says. This month, pseudonymous hosts Oliver Krom and Joey Phantoma will screen George A. Romero's genre classic Night of the Living Dead. Norquist will also be joining his Werewolf Radar cohorts Jordan Doll and Nate Balding for a paranormal news update.
The show begins at 8 p.m.; there is a suggested donation of $3 to help fund the Buntport Theatre's youth program.
4) Sasheer Zamata
Comedy Works Larimer Square
Though the media scrutiny surrounding her casting may have overshadowed her debut on Saturday Night Live, Sasheer Zamata quickly emerged among the featured players as a multi-faceted talent who shines in wide variety of sketches. As a standup, she's opened for John Mulaney and appeared on Comedy Central's Comics to Watch Showcase. She's also turned up in sketches on Inside Amy Schumer, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. Here's a rare chance to catch her standup act early on in her rise to fame.
The early show begins at 7:30 p.m., the late show starts at 9:45 p.m. Tickets cost $23 and are available from theComedy Works website.
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