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More Shows Announced For Comedy Works Downtown At Larimer Square

Comedy Works Downtown at Larimer Square has announced their upcoming shows for September and October 2009. Scheduled to appear are Finesse Mitchell, Chris Hardwick, John Heffron, and more. All shows will take place at 1226 15th Street, Denver, Colorado 80202.

Finesse Mitchell

September 10 - 12
Thursday 8:00pm $14
Friday 8:00pm & 10:00pm $22
Saturday 6:30pm, 8:30pm, & 10:30pm $22

Comedian, actor, author and Essence Magazine columnist Finesse Mitchell got his first big break when he was asked to be a featured player on the hit NBC sketch comedy Saturday Night Live, and eventually joined the cast in 2005. Long before that, Finesse was making an impact in the world of stand-up comedy with his hilarious takes on life and love garnering sold-out performances across the country. Since leaving the cast of SNL, Finesse has been making people laugh out loud with his witty sense of humor, showmanship and smooth Southern charm. He's been seen on the big screen in the movies Who's Your Caddy?, The Comebacks and Mad Money and as an expert on love and relationships on shows including The Today Show, TYRA, The Early Show, The Tom Joyner Morning Show and The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet. His comedic performances have been featured on NBC's Late Friday, The Late Show with Craig Kilborn, BET's Comic View and Comedy Central. Finesse is the 2008 recipient of the African-American Literary Award for Best Comedy Book, for his best-selling novel, Your Girlfriends Only Know So Much (Simon Spotlight 2007) a humorous guide on dating advice for women.

Chris Hardwick

September 3 - 6
Thursday 8:00pm $12
Friday 8:00pm & 10:00pm $20
Saturday 6:30pm, 8:30pm, & 10:30pm $20
Sunday 7:00pm $12

Chris has been featured on several major motion pictures such as Johnson Family Vacation, T3 and House of 1000 Corpses. In addition he has also hosted Wired Science, Attack of The Show, News Junkies, Shipmates, Singled Out, MTV's Beach House, Trashed, Stop Making Sense, Talk Soup, and Web Soup. Hardwick is also a stand-up comic and also performs with Mike Phirman in the music comedy duo Hard 'n Phirm. They have a half-hour comedy special Comedy Central Presents: Hard 'n Phirm. Both Chris's solo stand-up and duo act were featured on the comedy compilation CD Comedy Death-Ray (album). Hard 'n Phirm completed several songs for the Rob Zombie animated film The Haunted World of El Superbeasto.

John Heffron

September 17 - 19
Thursday 8:00pm $18
Friday 8:00pm & 10:00pm $28
Saturday 6:30pm, 8:30pm & 10:30pm $28

The winner of Last Comic Standing (Season Two), John Heffron has made a name for himself as one of the funniest comedians on the road today. He has made numerous appearances on The Tonight Show, is a regular on Chelsea Lately, and has released two half-hour specials on Comedy Central. You've also seen him on Gene Simmons: Family Jewels, Dirt, I Love the 80's: 3D, and Comedy Central's Premium Blend.

Kathleen Madigan

October 2 - 3
Friday 8:00pm $30; 10:00pm $20
Saturday 6:30pm & 8:30pm $30; 10:30pm $20

Kathleen's standup specials on HBO and Comedy Central haved earned rave reviews and her latest CD/DVD In Other Words is one of the most downloaded comedy albums. She is a regular guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman, VH-1, E!, and CNN. She is a mainstay on Comedy Central where she debuted a new one-hour special and appeared on The World Stands Up, USO Comedy Tour, The World Comedy Tour, and Comedy Central Presents. Kathleen served as a talent scout on NBC's Last Comic Standing and is the host of her own weekly show on Sirius Radio Networks, The Kathleen Madigan Show. She is the only 5 ft 2 in Mid-Missouri Hoop Shoot Champion in recorded history.

Jake Johannsen

October 8 - 10
Thursday 8:00pm $25
Friday 8:00pm & 10:00pm $30
Saturday 6:30, 8:30 & 10:30pm $30

Jake is dry, witty acerbic, smart and full of hilarity! His's bizarre takes on everyday life have earned him rave reviews, including a Cable ACE award nomination for his HBO Comedy Special This'll Take About an Hour, which was voted one of the 50 Funniest Moments in Television History by TV Guide. His other tv credits include over 40 appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman and hosting duties on Comedy Central's Two Drink Minimum.

Rich Vos

October 29 - November 1
Thursday 8:00pm $14
Friday 8:00pm & 10:00pm $22
Saturday 8:00pm & 10:00pm $22
Sunday 7:00pm $14

Rich Vos is an incredibly gifted comic who not only has sharp, insightful material, but he is also a master at working the crowd. His ability to perform in front of any audience has landed him television shows as varied as being the first white comic on Def Jam to performing on the View. Rich was the breakout star of NBC's Last Comic Standing seasons 1 and 3, was a regular guest on Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn and wrote for Chris Rock when he hosted The Academy Awards in 2005. He also played Lenny Bruce on NBC's American Dreams and is a regular on the Opie and Anthony radio show. He has two half hour specials on comedy central and two CD's out!

New Faces Contest
September 2nd & 16th
Various days/times $12
The New Faces Contest is our annual search for the best undiscovered talent in Colorado. Watch as we start with 100+ comedians and work our way to one grand prize winner who is crowned in the month of September. The stars of tomorrow get their starts here, competing for cash & prizes in our sizzling summer showcase. Catch a star on the rise at Comedy Works

Chuck Roy's 10th Anniversary Show
September 9th
Wednesday 8:00pm $12

Chuck Roy celebrates ten years of Fat Tire Beers and telling jokes at Comedy Works. You may know Chuck as that mouthy Bear that makes fun of Highlands Ranch. Since 1999 Chuck's created the Crop Report, hosted Film on the Rocks at Red Rocks Amphitheater and scored as a semi-finalist on Last Comic Standing. For a great night of entertainment join us for the Bear's 10th Anniversary as Chuck hosts an all-star comedy showcase of friends including Hippieman, Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald, Louis Johnson, Lori Callahan and Steve McGrew.

Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald
September 30th
Wednesday 8:00pm $12
You may know Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald as the star of Animal Planet's Emergency Vets, but there is much more to him than what has been seen on television. In addition to his duties as a full-time veterinarian, Dr Fitzgerald has also been performing stand-up comedy on an almost nightly basis since 1986. His rapid paced, one-liner style, combined with his ability to entertain without offending, have made him a highly requested act at clubs, colleges and corporate events throughout the country.

Open Mic Night
Every Tuesday Night in August & September
Tuesday 8pm $10
Looking for a place to try your chops at stand-up? Comedy Works is the place every Tuesday night. Every comedian that's out there making a living at making us all laugh started out on a night just like this. Perhaps you have heard of Roseanne Barr? She started her career on our stage at Open Mic Night! The show starts at 8pm. On any given Tuesday night you will see a plethora of new and professional talent working on their act. It's a great night out for the comedians and the audience itself. Due to the popularity, interested participants must sign-up in advance. If you would like to perform, please call our Open Mic hotline at 303.477.7844

Tickets for Comedy Works are on-sale now at, 303.595.3637, or in person at the Comedy Works box office open 10am - 6pm Mon-Fri. Tickets are subject to a service and handling fee. Two drink or food item minimum in the club. Comedy Works is 21 and up with a valid photo ID


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