COMEDIES BEST KEPT SECRET TOUR

I submit, I get in, I drive and I lose. We had submissions coming in back in February. That kind of upset me and my entrepreneurial attitude took over, so I started finding guys who I thought were funny and putting them on shows. It’s going to be fucking insane. No Thanks Sign Up. The semi-finals are at 8 and 10 p.

All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town. It is a full-time career to build your career. Or sign in with a social account: I love that place so much. Maybe you could make that round a kind of widow-making gauntlet before the big show at the Oriental. So combining both the delirious highs and spirit-crushing lows of a tour and a contest into one event is truly a logistical nightmare.

I comediex anyone else seccret a national tour would stop off at the Squire. In general, comedids do you think it’s important to break out of the coastal binaries and look into the talent in these smaller markets? I think the scene is so young that maybe not even that. Byron Graham March 25, 7: I had no idea that there was a scene in Anchorage. You know the scene. The next year it wasand it just keeps growing.

Co-host of Designated Drunkard: Eventually we had the Hoboken Comedy Festival, which started out as a headliner festival for a keppt in Hoboken and it grew so fast that I just added a submission portion to the website, thinking that would quell the emails and conversations I was getting into with people about how to get on this thing and out of nowhere people submitted for thirty spots.

It’s going to be fucking insane. We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. So, Erik, were you involved with the decision to bring the tour to Denver? Just through hanging out and talking, the blueprint for this kind secrett fell into place. Comedy’s Best Kept Secret Tour merges these two Herculean endeavors into one epic odyssey that features multi-day stops in nationally under-represented comedy towns to showcase local talent in the Make Me Laugh Contest.

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The Oriental Theater

Local comics rarely have the chance to prove themselves to anyone outside of Denver because it’s so geographically isolated from the rest cpmedies the country. Or sign in with a social account: Sunday, March 29, at the Oriental Theater. We also want to make sure we make it fair.

Maybe you could make that round a kind of widow-making gauntlet before the big show at the Oriental. Judges tally the votes at the Make Me Laugh Contest. Or should I wait until we call Dan Frigolette to ask that? If you like this story, consider signing up for our email newsletters.

Comedy’s Best Kept Secret Tour

Byron Graham is a writer, comedian and gentleman thief from Denver. The business end of comedy doesn’t take it into account whether or not someone’s actually funny. To find out more, sedret our cookies policy and our privacy policy. My big motto for my first five years in New York City is touur I believed every show should be free.

Comedy competitions, a rare chance for fledgling comedians to stand out from their peers, are similarly stressful. I love that place so much. He cannot abide cowardice and he’s never been defeated in an open duel. I had six cities that I needed to hit this year, and I was really super-interested in the fact that he had some Anchorage connections.

Talking more with Erik, and breaking down some of the cities we knew comedians in, we thought Denver would be perfect for this. In advance of the four-day funny extravaganza, we caught up with Frigolette and Anker over the phone to discuss the contest, their long car journey and creating their own opportunities. That kind of upset me and my entrepreneurial attitude took over, so I started finding guys who I thought were funny and putting them on cmedies.

I think it will actually be good for the scene the people are starting to move on, because it will create new opportunities for the people who stayed here and hopefully draw some national attention back to Denver as a place to mine for talent. Louis, we take the winner of that contest to Kansas City and then back to that Festus, Missouri, show you did, then we go up to Omaha and Lincoln and then into Denver.

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Form everything I’m hearing and the more research I do, it seems like it’s really not. We’re going to listen to nothing but heavy metal —the Nordic shit.

I imagine some of them will leave if they get good. Erick won and I just started putting him on shows. We got Kurt Metzger to headline the showcase and judge the contest.

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We’re trying to create opportunities.

So combining both the delirious highs and spirit-crushing lows of a tour and a contest into one event is truly a logistical nightmare. By clicking ‘X’ or continuing to use the besf, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. It looks like before this the Make Me Laugh contests were all on the Eastern seaboard. Then he started telling me about Denver and St. All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town. I submit, I get in, I drive and I lose.

You’ve got a couple rooms, you’re way ahead of most cities.