Comedy scene in Denver surges, is brimming with talented comics

While the Internet may have democratized comedy, it didn’t make everyone a genius. There may be videos and showcases being assembled all over the US, but only a few regional scenes (Portland, Austin) have risen above their less organized counterparts and created thriving communities of comedians that not only attract the big-wigs from New York and L.A., but in some cases are making their own industry – one that doesn’t require outside finance or attention.

Beginning with random, poorly attended open mics in forgotten bars a decade earlier, Denver, Colorado has built a community of a couple hundred comics and several packed shows every night of the week.

Adam Cayton-Holland