Pete Lee was the first stand-up comedian to get a standing ovation on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Pete’s joyful humor comes from his Midwestern roots.
After making his television debut on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, Pete was selected to perform at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, where he was voted a standout performer. Pete performed on NBC’s Last Comic Standing finishing as a semi-finalist and shot his own Comedy Central Half Hour Special. He also made his television acting debut on the CBS soap opera As The World Turns.
Pete began producing and editing his own shows for the Internet which led to getting his own web show on MSN.com called New York Minute:30. He was hired to be a writer and cast member on FUSE TV’s Video on Trial and the NFL Network’s Top 10’s. Pete served as a writer and cast member for three seasons on VH1’s Best Week Ever. He made his late-night television debut on CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman.
Most recently, Pete was a cast member of TruTV’s Greatest Ever and he hosted his own segment on Nickelodeon’s Nicktoons, called NFL Rush, in co-ordination with the NFL. He’s a regular on TruTV’s Comedy Knockout and Comedy Central’s Roast Battle. Pete also starred in a documentary titled I Need You to Kill that is now available on iTunes and Amazon. If you haven’t heard of Pete Lee yet, prepare to tell other people.
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 Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, Happy Endings, Deadbeat, Flophouse, Hidden America and @midnight. He was also featured on the Nerdist, Comedy Bang Bang and Sklarbro County podcasts. Cayton-Holland has performed at the Montreal Just For Laughs, SXSW, 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 two albums, “I Don’t Know If I Happy,” and “Backyards,” both available on iTunes, and he’s currently writing his first book, Tragedy Plus Time, due to be released by Touchstone Books in 2018. Adam lives with a purebred Chesapeake Retriever named Annabel Lee, and once threw out the opening pitch at a Colorado Rockies game. People have described him as “genial” and “with pretty decent teeth.”
In 2015 David Rodriguez burst onto the Colorado comedy scene by winning Denver Comedy Works’ prestigious New Faces Competition (previous winners include Adam Cayton-Holland and Josh Blue). In 2016, he proved it was no fluke by taking 1st place in the Stand-up Showdown at the Denver Improv, and then in 2017 he won the Comedy Works’ Funny Final Four.
He has been recently featured on NPR for his standup and has performed on several great festivals including the Altercation, Bird City, Limestone, and High Plains Comedy Festivals as well being selected to the New Faces showcase at Just For Laughs in Montreal in 2018.
Audiences of all ages and backgrounds respond to his vibrant comedic style, which is a mix of animated story-telling and insights into being a responsible young parent living in a generation where growing up is generally frowned upon.
When he isn’t performing at clubs and indie rooms across the country, he is at home with his wife and two kids and small dog trying desperately to nap.
Based in northern Colorado, David Rodriguez is a comedian, husband, and father of two. His major credits include being selected to the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal, being featured on NPR for his standup, and getting his children to school on time almost every day.
Gary is a NY based stand-up comedian, who is one of only a handful to perform on every single late night program. You can see two of his hour long specials “It’s About Time” and “In This Economy” currently on Netflix. He has released four comedy albums and the Village Voice has said “Gary will be the next giant ex-Bostonian comic to break huge; CK, Burr, Gulman. You heard it here first.” Gary placed 3rd on season two of Last Comic Standing and you can see him on the HBO series Tourgasm and Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer.
Dusty Slay was recently selected to be a New Face at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. He has appeared on several network shows including The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”,”Laughs on FOX”, and has been a featured comedian on “TMZ”. Dusty’s comedy is regularly showcased on nationally syndicated radio programs including Sirius XM, Pandora Radio and “The Bob and Tom Radio Show”.
Dusty Slay is a stand-up comedian with a baritone voice so smooth it’s like champagne in your ears. Dusty walks you through a childhood in the trailer park, his adult years in the workforce and as an occasional blackout drunk. He thinks skunks smell like weed and leaves the serious topics like race, religion and politics up to someone who, unlike him hasn’t drank gas out of a water hose.
Jackie Kashian’s comedy is like listening to a really racy episode of “All Things Considered.” Her new hour standup special “This Will Make an Excellent Horcrux” is available on CD, DVD and digital download on Comedy Film Nerds. She’s appeared twice on the Conan O’Brien show, Comedy Central’s @midnight and has recorded This American Life with Ira Glass for NPR. Her critically acclaimed podcast, The Dork Forest, is in its 10th year. She interviews all and sundry about the things they love. Their “dorkdoms.” It’s the safest space in podcasting. Tune into The Dork Forest on iTunes or at her website: www.dorkforest.com.
Jackie Kashian is a comic whose current album, I Am Not The Hero Of This Story, was #1 comedy album on iTunes and Amazon and is critically acclaimed. She is in the thirteenth year of her podcast The Dork Forest, where she talks with people about what they love to do, think about and collect. She also has a podcast with Laurie Kilmartin where they complain and celebrate standup comedy. It is called The Jackie and Laurie Show.
If you haven’t heard yet, the Denver comedy scene is blowing up and Troy Walker is one of the most talented local rising stars. Troy Walker has quickly become one of Denver’s most sought-after comedians, a designation he’d dismiss with a modest scoff, despite its accuracy. A regular at Comedy Works, Walker has won the Comedy Works “New Faces” contest twice. Recently, Troy made his network TV debut on the Late Late Show. He was also just featured in a PetSmart Commercial directed by Christopher Guest and starring Jane Lynch!
Walker has had the pleasure of opening for some of the most prominent comedians in the country and also serves as a fine ambassador of Denver comedy at national and local comedy festivals including The Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival, The Great American Comedy Festival, The Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, Portland’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and The Telluride Comedy Festival.
After witnessing his storytelling abilities and commanding presence on-stage it should come as no surprise that he’s also a licensed attorney who graduated from University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law.
Steven Scott is a comedian, actor and host whose unique and tasteful brand of comedy combines clever observations of his everyday life with his amazing vocal talents; which include an array of characters, voices and sounds ranging from celebrities to musical instruments.
Described as a perfect mix between Jerry Seinfeld and Jim Carrey, Steven loves getting paid now to do exactly what used to get him in trouble as a kid. He has traveled to all 7 continents; performing comedy clubs, conventions, cruises, colleges, festivals, roasts, military bases and major stages from Broadway to the Las Vegas Strip. Steven was also cast as a series regular in a pilot for a hip sketch comedy show co-starring Tyra Banks & Jamie Foxx and is a longtime member of the legendary Friars Club.
Don’t miss the chance to see this ultra-talented man in action!
Nancy consistently gets 5 Star Reviews from clubs and clients by connecting with hearts and funny bones through her intuitive, in the moment, engaging style! She delivers shows that are high energy, fast-paced and hilarious.
Nancy tours nationally headlining clubs, festivals, conferences and events. She has also toured internationally on several USO tours to Europe, Asia, Iceland and the Pacific. Nancy draws from a lifetime of experience. She worked for many years as a Registered Nurse and shares hilarious healthcare anecdotes that will leave you in stitches… and really wanting to STAY WELL.
Norton has been a regular Headliner at Comedy Works in Denver since 1992 and has been featured on a variety of TV showcases: currently on Amazon Prime Video, previously on “Evening at the Improv” on A & E, Nickmom Night Out on Nickelodeon, and in her one-woman show, “The Yellowish-Green Girl” on PBS.
Nancy inspires people to have a better life through laughter with her Keynote, “The Power of Humor: Laugh and Grow Rich!” which is often paired with her Improv Team Building Workshops, entitled: “Practicing Playful Presence”.
Nancy Norton lives in Colorado and balances comedy, speaking, and workshop engagements with writing, producing shows, podcasts and being a single mom to her active and creative teenage son. Nancy adopted her son as an infant in Kathmandu, Nepal in 2005 – a magical journey of a mother and child meant to be together that would not have had a happy ending without the help of humor.
With his unique sense of humor, profound dry wit and likeable demeanor, Kevin Nealon has established himself as one of the premiere television, theatrical and stand-up comedians of his generation. As a cast member of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (1986-1995), Kevin is most recognized for the characters he created, including; ‘The Subliminal Man,’ ‘Hans and Franz,’ and anchoring ‘Weekend Update.’ Currently, Kevin can be seen on Showtime’s, Golden Globe winning hit series, “WEEDS.” He also provides the voice for Glenn Martin DDS on Nick at Nite, currently in its second season. Kevin also taped his first one-hour stand up special, ‘Now Hear Me Out’, which is airing on Showtime and is also available on DVD. Nealon, who made his film debut in the 1987 romantic comedy, ‘Roxanne,’ with Steve Martin, has gone on to star in over two dozen comedies, including ‘Happy Gilmore’ and ‘The Wedding Singer,’ both with Adam Sandler, ‘Anger Management’ with Jack Nicholson, ‘Daddy Day Care’ with Eddie Murphy, ‘Grandma’s Boy,’ and most currently, ‘Just Go With It,’ with Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston and Nicole Kidman, to be released Feb. 14th, 2011. He recently published a comedic memoir that chronicles his life and his experience with going through his wife’s pregnancy called, “Yes, You’re Pregnant, But What About Me?”