Comedy Night

August 5

Get loose and let the burdens of life be lifted from your shoulders through an evening dedicated to riotous laughter. The Center’s seasonal Comedy Night brings intelligent, thought-provoking standup comedy chock full of clever word play and shocking insights into current politics and culture - sometimes a little twisted and dark - for all of your lightening up needs. Traveling improv professionals herald from such auspicious venues as Comedy Central, Chicago City Limits, Second City, Denver’s own Comedy Works and beyond. They claim accolades of appearing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and have worked with the likes of Jerry Seinfeld and Drew Cary. They’ve taken away top honors at prestigious laugh fests like the Great American Comedy Festival, HBO Comedy Festival and High Plains Comedy Festival. Ages 18 and up.

Doors 7:30 p.m.
Show 8:00 p.m.
Early Bird through 7/29: $18
Regular: $22

Deacon Gray is a 30-year comedy veteran who has performed at the Aspen Comedy Festival, the High Plains Comedy Festival, and was the winner of the inaugural Great American Comedy Festival, held at the Johnny Carson Theater. Deacon released his first comedy album, Revival (of the Fittest) in 2011.

Deacon has worked with (among others): Louie Anderson, Dave Attell, Lewis Black, David Brenner, Drew Carey, Dick Cavett, Dave Chappelle, Louis C.K., Andrew ‘Dice’ Clay, David Cross, Ellen DeGeneres, Craig Ferguson, Jeff Foxworthy, Greg Giraldo, Bobcat Goldthwait, Kathy Griffin, Mitch Hedberg, Bill Hicks, D.L. Hughley, Sam Kinison, Robert Klein, Richard Lewis, Norm MacDonald, Jay Mohr, Jon Oliver, Paula Poundstone, Brian Regan, Paul Reiser, Chris Rock, Bob Saget, Sinbad, David Spade, Wanda Sykes, and Daniel Tosh.

For the last dozen years, Deacon has served as New Talent Coordinator at Comedy Works, overseeing the development of Denver’s amateur talent. (Denver’s Westword dubbed him “Best Comedy Guru.”) He is the co-host of the podcast, Comedy In The Paint, which combines his two loves: comedy and basketball.