Well Denver, it’s officially the most wonderful time of the year. That magical season where we are all endlessly stressed about holiday gifting, travel plans and family Christmas parties filled with old people who ask way too many questions about our personal lives.
If the holiday cheer is running a little low this year, not to worry. The Denver comedy scene is stacked this month with a long list of local and big-name comedians who will help you turn those ho-ho-ho’s to ha-ha-ha’s. (Don’t worry, I hate myself for that joke, too.)
Comedy Works Holiday Roast
When: December 1 & 19
Where: December 1 @ Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Pl, Greenwood Village
December 19 @ Comedy Works Downtown, Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St, Denver
The Lowdown: “Laugh your chestnuts off” with Denver’s best comedy talent as they transform themselves into your favorite Holiday characters for a roast unlike any other. Watch Santa Clause verbally destroy Frosty the Snowman at Denver’s most popular comedy club. Tickets can be found here.
When: December 2 & 3
Where: Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Pl, Denver
The Lowdown: Mike Birbiglia is taking his comedy tour to Denver! Known for his Netflix comedy specials — My Girlfriends Boyfriend and Thank God for Jokes — as well as his acting roles in hits such as Trainwreck and HBO’s Broad City, Birbiglia is back on the road with his new show The New One: Painfully True Stories From a Reluctant Dad. For more information, visit his website.
When: December 2, 3, & 4 (showtimes vary)
Where: Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Pl, Greenwood Village
The Lowdown: Known best for his time as a writer and round table guest on E!’s Chelsea Lately, as well as his role as host of Naked and Afraid, comedian Josh Wolf will be headed to Greenwood Village for a three-night run of his new comedy show. Tickets can be found here.
When: December 9-11 (showtimes vary)
Where: Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St, Denver, CO 80202
The Lowdown: Trevor Wallace is a stand-up comedian, writer and actor that has been featured on everything from MTV to Barstool Sports to the New York Times. Wallace is bringing his new comedy tour Are You That Guy? to the Mile High City for a three-night run at Comedy Works Downtown. Tickets can be found here.
A Very Savage Comedy Special
When: December 10, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Blush & Blu, 1526 E Colfax Ave, Denver
The Lowdown: Hosted by Mo Vida, enjoy a Christmas-themed comedy show with a lineup of Denver’s favorite LGBTQ+ and alliance stand-ups! Get your tickets here.
Sunday Funday Comedy Show
When: December 12 @ 7 p.m.
Where: Improper City, 3201 Walnut St, Denver
The Lowdown: Fight off those scaries with Sunday Funday’s Christmas Comedy Show. Hosted by comedian Alec Flynn, their last show of 2021 will be headlined by LA comedian David Gborie as well as a stacked lineup of local talent. Get tickets here.
Uncorked! Comedy Night
When: December 15 @ 8 p.m.
Where: Infinite Monkey Theorem, 3200 Larimer St, Denver
The Lowdown: Hosted every first and third Wednesday, join comic Hannah Jones for an intimate showcase of local comedy talent. The show is free so be sure to get there early for seating! More information can be found here.
A Very Merry Dyketopia
When: December 15 @ 7 p.m.
Where: The Bug Theater
The Lowdown: Dyketopia Comedy is going big for the holiday season with “a night of extremely gay comedy, drag, games and audience merriment.” Put on your best ugly Christmas sweater and join hosts Lee Robinson and Kate McLachlan for the “queer comedy experience” of the season. Get your tickets here.
When: December 17 @ 8 p.m.
Where: The Black Buzzard at Oskar Blues
The Lowdown: A monthly Denver reprise of their weekly LA show, comedians David Gborie and Brent Gill bring the best of the best comedy talent from across the country to bring all the laughs. The night starts with a cocktail hour from 6:30 to 8 p.m., followed by the show as well as an after-party. Get tickets here.
When: December 22 & 23 (showtimes vary)
Where: Comedy Works Downtown
The Lowdown: Get in those last laughs before the holiday with comedian Josh Blue. After winning Last Comic Standing in 2006, Blue has headlined at venues throughout the world, as well has been featured on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. Blue is back in Denver for his new special As NOT Seen on TV — and it is sure to bring the laughs. Tickets can be found here.
The Grawlix Saves the World Live Podcast Recording
When: December 30
Where: The Bug Theatre
The Lowdown: The Grawlix Saves The World — a self-help comedy podcast hosted by Denver comedians Adam Cayton-Holland, Ben Roy, and Andrew Orvedahl — will be doing a live recording of the show! The challenge for this episode will be a surprise, but like all of their Grawlix antics — it is a can’t miss. Get tickets here.
New Years Eve Comedy Showcase
When: December 31, 6 & 7 p.m.
Where: The Denver Comedy Lounge
The Lowdown: Close out 2021 with some laughs at the Denver Comedy Lounge for their New Years Showcase. Bringing in the best local and national talent, the show will be your kickstart to your 2022 festivities. Tickets can be found here.
New Years Eve with Dusty Slay
When: December 31 (showtimes vary)
Where: Comedy Works South
The Lowdown: Closing out the last of his three-day run at Comedy Works South, comedian Dusty Slay will be headlining a New Years Eve extravaganza in Greenwood Village. The earlier shows will be family-friendly, and the night will close with a countdown and champagne toast with the comics. Get tickets here.