Comedy Works Downtown at Larimer Square Announces Their Upcoming Show Calendar

November 18
4:10 2009
Comedy Works Downtown at Larimer Square Announces Their Upcoming Show Calendar

Craig Ferguson January 8 - 9  Friday 8:00 & 10:00pm $50 

Saturday 8:30 & 10:30pm $50 Craig Ferguson entered the world of late night comedy following a diverse and eclectic career that encompasses film, television and the stage. Since taking the helm of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson in 2005, the show has set all-time viewer records and achieved the highest ratings since the show's inception in 1995.

After several stints on the English comedy circuit, Ferguson brought his act to America to star with Betty White and Marie Osmond in the short-lived ABC comedy Maybe This Time. After the show ended, ABC decided to add the talented Scotsman to The Drew Carey Show, playing Drew Carey's boss, Nigel Wick.

Jo Koy

February 3 - 7
Wednesday 8:00pm $15
Thursday 8:00pm $15
Friday 8:00 & 10:00pm $23
Saturday 8:30 & 10:30pm $23
Sunday 7:00pm $15 With his catchy phrase "I love orange chicken," Jo Koy continues to embark on a comedy career that transcends his goals. Named one of the "ten comics to watch" by Daily Variety, comedian Jo Koy continues to raise his fame and stature in the comedy and entertainment world. ??Jo Koy is a regular guest on E!'s Chelsea Lately and recently debuted his first Comedy Central Presents: Jo Koy. Jo has been seen on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel, Comedy Central's Premium Blend, BET's Comic View, VH-1's I Love the 80's, and Showtime at the Apollo.

Aziz Ansari

February 19 - 20
Friday 8:00 & 10:00pm $25
Saturday 6:30, 8:30, 10:30pm $25 Aziz Ansari is having a breakout year starring in the popular NBC comedy series Parks & Recreation, a number of films, and debuting his first hour-long standup special and album. Entertainment Weekly named him one of the top 12 future stars of comedy and LA Weekly put him on the cover of their annual People Issue.

Ansari currently co-stars opposite SNL's Amy Poehler in Parks & Recreation from the producers and creators of The Office. ??Ansari can also be seen in a handful of feature films. He appears in Judd Apatow's comedy Funny People opposite Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, and Jonah Hill. Ansari recently wrapped production on another Judd Apatow film Get Him to the Greek, which he will star in alongside Russell Brand, Jonah Hill and Sean ‘Diddy' Combs. Ansari also had roles in the hit comedies I Love You, Man with Paul Rudd and Jason Segel, and opposite Seth Rogen and Anna Faris in Observe and Report.

Ansari first came to audiences' attention on MTV's hit sketch comedy series, Human Giant. Last year, Ansari also had a very memorable guest-starring role on HBO's Flight of the Conchords. Rolling Stone named him their choice for "Hot Standup" on their annual "Hot List," and he was also awarded the Jury Award for Best Standup at the US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen.

Ben Bailey

February 25 - 27
Thursday 8:00pm $17
Friday 8:00 & 10:00pm $25
Saturday 6:30, 8:30, 10:30pm $25
Acclaimed stand-up comedian, Ben Bailey is the most desired cabbie in New York. He is the host of the highly successful shows Cash Cab and Cash Cab: After Dark on the Discovery Channel. In fact, Cash Cab has gained such a following that he received a Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Game Show Host.??Ben has appeared at the Aspen Comedy Arts Festival a couple times while promoting the movie Bad Meat. He has performed at the Edinburgh Festival as well as the Masters show at the Montreal Just for Laughs festival. Ben was also a Star Search semi-finalist. Ben has also guest starred on numerous television comedies and dramas such as: ABC's The Knights of Prosperity & Hope & Faith, NBC's Law and Order SVU, and Fox's Mad TV, as well as a recurring role on One Life To Live. ??Some television highlights of Ben's career include his own Comedy Central Presents Special, and performances and interviews on shows such as: The Tonight show w/Jay Leno, the Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, Last Call with Carson Daly, Comedy Central's Premium Blend, The World Stands Up, and Tough Crowd w/Colin Quinn. Film roles include a featured role in Spiderman 2, and the independent comedies; Bad Meat, Don't Shoot The Pharmacist, They're Made Out of Meat, and Meet Me at Rays, (also co-wrote/directed).

This Week

Brad Upton

November 19 - 22
Thursday 8pm $14
Friday 8 & 10:00pm $22
Saturday 6:30, 8:30, & 10:30pm $22
Sunday 7:00pm $14 Brad is a past winner of the Las Vegas Comedy Festival and appeared recently at Caesar's Palace as part of the HBO Comedy Festival. This Seattle veteran will be making his first ever tour of Australia in October and his new CD entitled, Smart Guy, Stupid World is available on iTunes. Brad has been seen in concert with Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Johnny Mathis, The Smothers Brothers, Joan Rivers, Rodney Dangerfield and Lewis Black. The Seattle Times said, "Brad Upton has mastered the nearly impossible task of appealing to people from the ages of 18 to 80." Working smart, clean and fast, Brad puts his foot to the floor as soon as he hits the stage and never lets up--he is a crowd favorite wherever he appears.

Upcoming Shows

Greg Warren

November 25th & 27th-29th
Wednesday 8:00pm $12
Friday 8:00 & 10:00pm $20
Saturday 6:30, 8:30, & 10:30pm $20
Sunday 7:00pm $12 Greg Warren, most recently seen on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, has been building a strong fan base around the country with his act inspired by stories from his Midwestern upbringing. Greg attracts a diverse audience, performing on networks such as BET as a finalist on Coming to the Stage and Country Music Television's Comedy Stage. Greg is also a favorite on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom radio show, which led him to tour theaters across the country with the Friends of Bob and Tom Comedy Tour.
Greg was invited to the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, where Greg performed as one of their featured New Faces of Comedy. He has also been seen on Comedy Central's Premium Blend.

Kevin Pollak

December 4 - 5
Friday 8:00 & 10:00pm $36
Saturday 6:30, 8:30 &10:30pm $36 Kevin Pollak has captured the attention of audiences worldwide with his range of both dramatic and comedic roles. Over the past two decades, he has appeared in over sixty films, as well as countless television projects, and has established himself as one of the few stand-up comedians to have a successful dramatic film career. In addition to his acting talents, he has also proven himself as both a writer and producer. Pollak co-starred with James Caan and Mira Sorvino in Streetwater and will be seen starring with Katheryn Winnick in Choose, an Indie thriller, as well as co-starring opposite Luke Wilson, Gabriel Macht and Giavonni Ribisi in Middle Men. Pollak also co-starred in films like Numb, Picture This, Tortured, Oti, A Few Good Men, Grumpy Old Men, Grumpier Old Men, The Usual Suspects, Casino, The Whole Ten Yards, End of Days, Hostage, and many more! As a stand up, after appearing in two of his own HBO Stand-Up Comedy Specials, Kevin was recently named by Comedy Central as one of the Top 100 Comedians of all Time.

Natasha Leggero

December 9 - 13
Wednesday 8:00pm $15
Thursday 8:00pm $15
Friday 8:00 & 10pm $25
Saturday 8:30 & 10:30pm $25
Sunday 7:00pm $15 For the past six years, Natasha has performed stand-up all over the country and abroad. Her TV stand-up performances include appearances on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Comedy Central's Premium Blend, The Comedy Factory on Dutch television, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Natasha has played various deviants in her three-year recurring stint on Comedy Central's Reno 911 and also recurred on Fox's 'Til Death. She has starred in recent pilots for ABC (Pulling), NBC (Comedy Colosseum), and Comedy Central (Gay Robot), and was also the star of the MTV hit series The 70's House. She has guest starred on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Samantha Who, Worst Week, and The Sarah Silverman Program. You can also see her in the movie He's Just Not That Into You and as a regular panelist on E!'s Chelsea Lately. Natasha is currently developing her own starring vehicle with VH1.

Reno Collier

December 16 - 20
Wednesday 8:00pm $15
Thursday 8:00pm $15
Friday 8:00 & 10pm $25
Saturday 6:30, 8:30 & 10:30pm $25
Sunday 7:00pm $15 A former P.E. teacher, West Virginia native Reno Collier has endeared himself to a wide range of audiences from college students to church softball teams. With a contagious laugh and friendly, almost intoxicating demeanor, Reno's observations often find him recalling mishaps of his West Virginia cousins, his Scottish heritage, unruly in-laws and alien abductions. Reno's past TV credits include NBC's Late Friday, Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, The Martin Short Show, VH-1's The List, and Comedy Central Presents. He can currently be heard during his weekly call-ins to the Blue Collar Comedy Channel on Sirius Satellite Radio.

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