Denver can be a tough place for comedians, with the best having to settle for doing shows at crummy dives, and the very best having to settle for writing hilarious, daily e-newsletters brimming with Rip Torn jokes. Now, there's a new spot worthy of their talent: Voodoo Comedy Playhouse.
Opening next Wednesday from a husband/wife team who want a place "where something different is happening every night", Voodoo's got 60+ seats ready to accommodate your butt as you enjoy improv, sketch, stand-up, variety acts, burlesque, and karaoke; plus, there's a full bar, which you'd better hit quick before Rip Torn shows up!
Shows are just $8 in advance, and October's stocked: every Friday they've got Makeshift Shakespeare (who improv Billy's plays) and Hit & Run Musical Improv (piano accompaniment!), while Saturdays are primed for four of Mile High's funniest stand-ups performing as The Fine Gentleman's Club, as opposed to the Fooiiiiine Gentleman's Club, which only has four Will Smiths.
Voodoo's also teamed up with The YES! Lab to offer classes with improv pros who've studied in Chicago at famed venues like Improv Olympic, Second City, and Annoyance theaters; plus there'll be one-off workshops, like an upcoming one to help aspiring actors "gain confidence with physical interaction" -- ironically, something much more easily gained after becoming rich and famous.
And because laughing's even funnier when your mouth is full, they're also hosting "The Dinner Detective" (tickets available now!), which provides a catered meal while entertaining with a "blend of mystery and comedy" not seen since "The Ponderous Case of the Side-Splitting, Un-Bylined E-Newsletter".