Our next Comedy Show is Friday January 31st. This event is sold out.
We are pleased to announce Brad Hughes as our comedy partner for 2020.
Join us at The Event Space at Tilt for our monthly sell out stand up comedy show.
Recently noted as Top 10 Things to do in Denver under $10 and Top 10 Comedy by Westword.
We'll also keep the bar open for an hour or so after the show so stay and hang out after the show.
Doors and bar open at 7pm with show at 8pm.
WRY, WITTY, CUNNING, AND CRASS Detroit native Mike Stanley is all of these things, but none, when put on paper, quite manage to serve the justice dealt by Stanley onstage. Yeah, he's pretty hilarious, but more than just coarse anecdotes about life and sex, there's an enviable amount of heart and warmth behind Stanley's humor.
Given his penchant toward brutal honesty, spiced up with a healthy dose of insatiable wit, it's not difficult to see why Stanley was named "Best Chicago Stand-up
Comedian" in a Peoples Choice poll done by the Chicago Reader and "Best Detroit Comedian" by HOUR Magazine.
Originally hailing from Detroit, and after spending a decade honing his craft in the Windy City of Chicago, Mike tours constantly, both domestically and internationally. Don't miss out on an incredible opportunity to catch the man in action - this high level of killer stand-up is too remarkable to sit out.
Some of the comedians Mike has performed with include : Jerry Seinfeld, Robin Williams, Al Madrigal , Jim Gaffigan, Bill Burr, Dave Attell, Doug Stanhope, Larry Miller, Andy Kindler, Artie Lange, Christopher Titus,Gary Valentine, Marc Curry, The Sklar Brothers, Brian Posehn, John Heffron, Kyle Kinane , Ben Bailey, Jim Jeffries , Glenn Wool , Demetri Martin , Hannibal Buress , Kurt Metzger, Big Jay Oakerson, Joey Diaz, Colin Quinn.
Stand-up comedian, podcaster, aspiring voice actor, and avid pop culture enthusiast: Mitch Jones is a Colorado native that has been performing comedy since 2010. From the corners of the smelliest dive bars to the brightly lit stages of mid-sized theaters... Mitch stands ever vigilant; forever in pursuit of the creative process!
Past credits include:
High Plains Comedy Festival (2016, 2017, 2018)
Presidential Comedy Festival (2019)
Southwest Chief Bicycle & Comedy Festival (2019)
Crom Comedy Festival (2016, 2017)
Savage Henry Comedy Festival (2016)
Laughing Devil Comedy Festival (2015)
Justin Going is a Fort Collins, CO based stand-up comedian from Detroit, MI. After honorably separating from a successful Air Force career, Justin quickly made a name for himself in the Northern Colorado Comedy Scene known for his spirited rants and story telling focused on the frustrations of everyday life. Aside from hosting and producing a number of successful comedy shows that have helped put Fort Collins on the map, Justin has performed at Trinidad Comedy Festival and opened for a number of nationally touring acts including Kyle Kinane, Judah Friedlander, and Mark Normand.
Kate Strobel is a Denver-based comedian known for her honest and unique voice that hilariously grapples with what it's like to be socially awkward and perpetually anxious. Kate has been a Semi Finalist in the Comedy Works New Faces contest, and has been featured on Colorado's most beloved showcases including The Boulder Comedy Show, The Colorado Room, and Lucha, Libre & Laughs. You can see Kate perform on showcases all around Denver.
Taking comedy audiences by storm since 2004, Ben Roy brings an unparalleled energy and unique voice to stage. Often compared to Lewis Black or Bill Hicks due to his passionate, ranting approach, Roy has a style that is definitively his own. Ben just signed a new album deal with 800 Pound Gorilla Records and they are recording his new album live at Comedy Works.
Roy cut his comedic teeth in Denver at Comedy Works. Since then, he has been selected to perform at the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, LA Riot Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Festival, Austin’s South by Southwest festival, and many more. Roy has been featured on HBO's Funny as Hell series; in the John Wenzel book Mock Stars: Indie Comedy and Dangerously Funny (alongside comedy greats like Patton Oswalt and Fred Armisen); as well as on the Comedy Central shows Adam DeVine's House Party and This Is Not Happening. Ben has also released three stand-up comedy albums.
Along with fellow Denver Comedians Adam Cayton-Holland and Andrew Orvedahl (who collectively perform as The Grawlix), Ben created, writes and stars in TruTV’s original comedy series Those Who Can’t, which ran for three seasons. In addition to stand-up comedy, Roy is a prolific musician, currently the lead singer of SPELLS.
ShaNae Ross is just goofy for no reason! Native of Oklahoma has been in a relationship with comedy since 2006 and doesnt plan on divorcing anytime soon. She is a a finalist in this year’s Comedy Works New Faces Contest.
Luke Gaston is a Colorado comic using the hell out of his art degree. Being a big fan of the marijuana and working odd jobs from everything from radio DJ to fake doctor, he has an inherently silly perspective. Luke was a featured performer in the 2018 Toronto Cannabis Comedy Festival and a semi-finalist in the 2018 Comedy Works New Faces Competition. Luke also hosts and produces a comedy showcase at Scrumpy’s Hard Cider Bar every last Friday in Fort Collins. Luke lives in Fort Collins with his girlfriend, dog, and 2006 Subaru (Non Turbo) Impreza.
Brigid is a Denver based comedian who got her start in Fort Collins in 2014. You can now find her at venues across the state, including her show Big Girl Pants at Factotum Brewing the first Thursday of every month, or on social media @PrettyGEEKY91.
Andrew Orvedahl is a comedian and person currently based in Los Angeles. If you were a comedy sommelier, you might say his comedy is somewhat cerebral, with a dry finish and floral notes of sarcasm. He prefers mixing real-life stories with creative (and often improvised) observations within those stories. He is a regular at his home club, the renowned Comedy Works in Denver, and has performed at the Montreal Just for Laughs, Bridgetown, Aspen, Las Vegas, Seattle, and Great American comedy festivals.
Andrew is one-third of Denver’s comedy supergroup The Grawlix, who sold their sitcom pilot Those Who Can’t to Amazon Studios and then again to truTV, where it aired for 3 seasons.
In 2014, Andrew made his late night debut on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and then appeared on Last Call with Carson Daly. Andrew has a stand-up album Hit the Dick Lights—the album was named one of the top 10 comedy specials of 2013 by Time Out New York. In 2012, Andrew was awarded Denver’s prestigious ‘Mastermind’ award for his support of comedy culture in the city.
In 2010, Andrew created the hit storytelling show and podcast The Narrators, a show that continues today in Denver and San Diego.
Kyle Pogue is a stand-up comedian from Colorado (pronounced Col-o-ray-do). Kyle was a finalist in the Denver Comedy Works New Faces & Funny Final Four Competition, as well as The Best of Fort Collins Competition. He has appeared on the High Plains Comedy Festival 2017 & 2018, the Altercation Festival 2017 & 2018, the Longmont Laugh Fest 2017 & 2018 and the Red River Comedy Festival.
“Pogue is as sharp and dangerous as a fanny pack full of dirty needles, and he’s uproariously funny” - Mishka Shubaly
“He eats hangovers for breakfast. Book him.” - Derrick Stroup
“I don’t remember your last name, Kyle.” - Doug Stanhope
Eeland Stribling is a fresh comic from Denver CO. He started stand-up comedy in 2018 while finishing his bachelors degree. He's opened for Jay Larson and Josh Blue, and will be travelling to different festivals this year. Eeland loves his dog, fishing and making people laugh.
Can Sun is a stand-up comedian, a Chinese immigrant and a mom. Her jokes explore stereotypes of Asian women as well as parenting in America. She currently lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.
August 30th, 2019
Take a look what we've got in store this month:
Jay Whitecotton is the product of a clinically diagnosed schizophrenic family of drug addicted Star Trek nerds, who would rage tweak all night while playing Dungeons and Dragons. Somehow this was not a setback.
Jay’s comedy has been seen on FOX, Hulu and FusionTV and he’s performed at Funny or Die’s Oddball Fest, Moontower Comedy Fest, Australia’s Adelaide Fringe Festival, Las Vegas Punk Rock and Bowling, and many more. His debut album Hi, Lonesome! reached #1 on iTunes and his second release, Monster Ballads, helped him afford a night out at Olive Garden.
Whitecotton was a featured performer with the American Heretics Comedy Tour as heard on Sirius XM Radio (the Canadian one) and he likes dragons.
Anthony Armstrong began cultivating his comedic craft in the thriving Denver Comedy scene. He has taken Denver by storm, performing at every local show including the national premier comedy clubs The Improv & Comedy Works. Anthony's comedy is highly sought after, mastering the delivery of uncomfortable truth in a creative, hilarious way, has made him one of Denver's top comics.
Allison Rose is a Denver comedian and writer. Born on a quiet farm in Kansas, she came into her own on the loud stages of Denver dive bars. Marked by thoughtful wording and unabashed honesty, Allison isn't afraid to discuss anything on stage. Allison has been featured on the Denver edition of 50 First Jokes and the High Plains, Red Clay, 208, Savage Henry, and Yuck Fest comedy festivals You can catch her at Comedy Works and on showcases all around Denver.
She is a co-host of the Denver chapter of We Still Like You, a comedic storytelling show that celebrates our ability to recognize and forgive the shame in all of us, and a member of the Denver comedy troupe Gravy Train.
She graduated from the University of Kansas with Spanish and English Literature degrees, with an emphasis on creative writing, and is venturing back into fiction writing on top of comedy. If you ever need someone to take a picture of your dog on a walk, she's pretty good at that too.
BK Sharad is a comedian based out of Denver/Boulder Colorado. Born Sharad Ravichandran, he changed his name to BK Sharad after realizing no one could say or spell the name he was born with. Originally from Dallas, BK moved to Colorado and began his journey in comedy. BK Sharad is the president of, and runs the CU Comedy Club at the University of Colorado Boulder. He has helped bring many different acts to CU Boulder such as Tig Notaro. He also runs shows and an open mic at the University. In 2019 BK Sharad entered the New Faces Comedy Contest at Comedy Works, and advanced to the next round. Currently he awaits, training to battle in the next round of the contest. BK Sharad has also been on the news commenting on how it had rained for 2 weeks, and then stopped raining. BK Sharad continues to fight for his main goal in life; to spread joy and try to make the world a more positive place.
JUNE 7th : Adam Cayton-Holland - Derrick Stroup - Meghan E. DePonceau - Jose Macall
Adam Cayton-Holland is a national touring headliner who was named one of 25 “Comics to Watch” by Esquire magazine and one of “10 Comics to Watch” by Variety. Along with his co-horts in the The Grawlix comedy troupe, Adam created, writes and stars in truTV’s “Those Who Can’t,” in which Adam plays Spanish teacher and bon vivant Loren Payton.
He has appeared on CONAN, The Late Late Show with James Corden, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, Happy Endings, Deadbeat, Flophouse, Hidden America and @midnight. He has also been featured on WTF with Marc Maron, Nerdist, Comedy Bang Bang and Sklarbro County podcasts. Cayton-Holland has performed at the Montreal Just For Laughs, SXSW, and Bridgetown Comedy festivals, and helms his own comedy extravaganza in Denver, the High Plains Comedy Festival. He has also performed at The Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall.
Adam has three albums, “I Don’t Know If I Happy,” “Backyards,” and “Adam Cayton-Holland Performs His Signature Bits,” all available on iTunes, and his first book, Tragedy Plus Time, was published by Touchstone Books in 2018. Adam lives with his wife Katie, his son Malcolm, and a purebred Chesapeake Retriever named Annabel Lee. He once threw out the opening pitch at a Colorado Rockies game and people have described him as “genial,” and “with decent teeth.”
Alabama native and stand-up comedian Derrick Stroup is not your average slow-talking Southerner. With the cadence of a pissed-off auctioneer, he locks people in with his detailed stories and over the top energy. Derrick tours the South regularly and loves a Waffle House that's clean and cares about its customers.
Meghan E. DePonceau
Meghan E. DePonceau is both a professional giggle maker & hooch slinger, with blood made of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce. DePonceau left behind her previous career, as a ruthless bookie in Buffalo, NY to pursue her passion in the defensive dark arts of stand up comedy, in Denver, CO. Currently she the host/producer of unCORKED! & Charlie Foxtrot and "Chief of Butts" at 5280Comedy.com. Her writing has been published by Funny or Die, Suspect Press, Barf Magazine and her storytelling has been featured on RISK! & Narrators podcasts. Meghan regularly performs at Helium Comedy Club & Comedy Works, known inventor of “Taco Pasta”, while also performing at High Plains Comedy Festival, Crom Comedy Festival, Savage Henry Comedy Festival, Beast Village Comedy Festival, Altercation Comedy Festival and on the Loosen the Bible Belt tour. DePonceau is fluent in three dead languages, two of which she killed with her bare hands.
Jose Macall is a joke-hawker from Denver, Colorado. His penchant for offbeat joke writing has allowed him to successfully infiltrate the High Plains Comedy Festival, Project Pabst, The Denver Improv, Comedy Works as well as every dive, hideaway, nook and cranny with a stage to raid. He has worked with acts such as Adam Cayton-Holland, Ben Kronberg and Rory Scovel. He is definitely not a spy.
July 19th : Samantha Ruddy - Aaron Maslow - Roger Haak
Samantha Ruddy tells jokes, writes funny stuff, and weasels her way into your heart with her girl-next-door charm. Samantha has performed standup on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, headlined Carolines on Broadway, and appeared in videos for Comedy Central--all before her 27th birthday! She has also performed at national comedy festivals like New York Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest, and High Plains Comedy Festival.
Brooklyn Magazine called her one of Brooklyn's 50 Funniest People, BUST says she's a comic "you should be obsessed with," and Vulture recently featured her for "Follow Friday." Samantha is a skilled joke writer and her comedy is clever, disarming, and sly. Read her writing on Collegehumor, Someecards, and Reductress, check out her weekly Wednesday show at Lucky Jack's in Manhattan at 9pm, and follow her on Twitter @Samlymatters. You'll be glad you did. And she will too!
Aaron Maslow is a stand up comedian from Denver, CO. This father of three, delights audiences by stripping away the romanticism of parenthood. His jokes about family life are as lighthearted and goofy as they are subversive and quick-witted. Aaron is happy to be entertaining audiences all over but, really, he's just glad to be out of the house. Aaron was a finalist in Denver Comedy Work's 2018 New Faces Contest, has performed in numerous festivals including the Cape Fear Comedy Fest in North Carolina and the Boulder Fringe Fest in Boulder, Colorado. He hosts Your Dad's Comedy Show and Schooling Noah w/Aaron Maslow and a Special Guest, a podcast on Sexpot Comedy Radio.
Roger Haak is a successful vocalist who has toured with choirs across Europe, talented event coordinator, and avid cyclist who has ridden solo across the country, but instead of developing those traits into a stable livelihood, Roger has focused his energies on being an okay stand-up comedian. In spite of overwhelming mediocrity, Roger has been accepted to Gilda’s Laughfest, Dallas Comedy Festival, and Cleveland Comedy Festival. He also hosts a popular open mic every Sunday at Denver Bicycle Café, emcees for Colorado Chautauqua and Boulder Fringe Festival, and one time Roger opened for Doug Stanhope. And I mean legit opened. Not a “Doug Stanhope happened to show up at the show I was already booked on, so I’m using this as a credit now.” I mean Roger was purposefully placed on the same bill as Doug Stanhope one time. Roger’s most notable praise from audiences is, “Yeah, that was pretty good. I should probably go to the bathroom now.” This is the end of Roger’s bio.
MAY LINE UP:
Stylistically manic, artistically brilliant, AJ Finney is an eclectic midwesterner with a passion for the psychedelic scene of the Sixties. Comedy, jam bands and Volkswagens — that’s him. He’s an eco-friendly, improvisational, sometimes philosophical, patchouli-soaked quipster. AJ’s organic approach is refreshing and his poetic stream of consciousness style makes for a colorful and unforgettable comedic experience. His audience (much like the Deadheads) are finding him through alternative venues such as music festivals, head shops, and record stores. In 2015 AJ joined TJ Miller on his Meticulously Ridiculous tour. In 2014 AJ was crowned “Best of the Midwest” winner at Gilda’s LaughFest in Grand Rapids, was featured on the FOX television show Laughs, and was one of the 100 performers chosen for Season 8 of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. In 2013 he was a semifinalist in the Comedy Central talent search Up Next, as well as a finalist in the 2011 San Francisco International Comedy Competition. He was voted “Best in Fest” at the 2011 Detroit LaughFest and was a finalist in HBO’s Lucky 21 comedy competition. AJ is an effective and engaging storyteller with a rhythm that quickly pulls you into his world. You'll laugh until you leave and then later you'll laugh again.
Katie Bowman is a local artist, stand-up and improv comedian based out of Denver. Bowman’s voice is best described as confessional and goofy. She strives to connect with the audience with bits about her life as a social underdog using voices and act outs. Bowman has performed at the 50 first Jokes Denver edition of 2018, Beast Village Comedy Festival, The High Plains Comedy Festival, The Longmont Laugh Fest, The Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains All Agency Conference of 2018. Bowman has opened for many funny people like Maggie Maye and Todd Barry. She hosts a monthly showcase at Call to Arms Brewing Company every second Wednesday of the month at 8 p.m. You can also catch her around Denver performing at local spaces.
Andres Becerril is a comedian from Denver. He cohosts “Joke and Destroy,” a podcast built on beers, pop punk references and more beer. Appearing at Flyover Comedy Festival and High Plains Comedy Festival are some of his credits, along with a solid record collection. When not on stage, Andres likes being a dad, going to shows and wearing too much black.
Nate Brown is a comedian born and raised in Colorado (Greeley, something he's only a lot sad about). He has performed all over the state as well as Wyoming and Texas, opened for comedy legend Todd Barry, advanced in the competitive Denver Comedy Works New Faces contest, and runs shows at Hodi's Half-Note and Elliot's Martini Bar, as well as being part of the FoCoMX Festival for 4 years running.
This month our headliner Dave Yates is coming in from Los Angeles along with other local stand up's it's guaranteed laughs at Tilt. 21+ Tables and individual tickets are available. Jump on quick they sell out fast!
Dave Yates is a Los Angeles based comedian, entrepreneur, writer, and actor. Dave performs his stand up comedy nationally while simultaneously selling his own brand of hot sauce called Ha Ha Hot Sauce. Dave’s television appearances include the upcoming season of Amazon’s Laugh After Dark, Rain Wilson’s SoulPancake Network, and Kendra On Top on WeTV. In addition, Dave has been a featured performer at comedy festivals across the country such as Gilda’s Laughfest, The Wild West Comedy Festival, and Milwaukee’s Summerfest. Dave’s comedy has been described as a mixture of wit and whimsy. Wherever Dave performs, laughs and spicy fun times are sure to follow.
MARCH LINE UP
John Novosad is a stand-up comedian based out of the Comedy Works in Denver, Colorado. John grew up in Boulder, Colorado. He’s performed in clubs, theatres and bars across the country for over thirty years.
Making his network television debut on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, John followed that up with a second performance on the Ferguson show. He’s also appeared on Bryon Allen’s nationally syndicated Comedy.TV.
John has toured extensively over the years and continues to do so. A favorite at Denver's Comedy Works, John’s disarming presence and sharp wit create a versatile and engaging performance every time!
John’s credits include:
Sketchfest Comedy Festival – 2018
Limestone Comedy Festival – 2018
Big Pine Comedy Festival - 2018
Bridgetown Comedy Festival – 2017
Big Sky Comedy Festival (2nd Place) - 2017
Winning the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in 2016 and the Laughlin Laugh Festival in 2015 are additional career highlights.
John has also performed at the Comedy Exposition in Chicago, the High Plains Comedy Festival in Denver and the Aspen Laff Fest.
John weighs 189 lbs.
It’s often difficult to find “The Line” in Comedy, that edge between funny and offensive. Thank God we have Mike Hammock to show us exactly where it is. Winner of the Comedy Works New Faces Contest (2018) this nationally touring comic combines old fashioned charm with a dark sense of humor that shreds the rulebook and leaves you laughing.
Mandy Appleton has been making audiences laugh for over 5 years. She got her comedic start in the South and has a unique take on the world that she’s brought here to Colorado. You can catch her around Colorado at many shows, as well as, on her podcast “The Three Mandys Podcast”.
Anthony Bartolo has been a stand-up comedian based out of Boulder, Colorado for more than half a decade and has performed all over the state of Colorado and Wyoming. He has been part of a still active and vibrant Boulder comedy scene since the beginning of its resugence. Anthony has called Boulder home since 2006, but grew up in the urban landscapes of New Jersey. He is a first generation American to Filipino parents, and he’s pretty sure his parents are OK choosing comedy instead of a profitable medical profession. Anthony hosts a weekly open mic comedy show Thursdays at VisionQuest Brewery in Boulder.