It happened. You blinked and now February is over and March has started and before you know it, it will be December again and have you started your Christmas shopping yet? Ok, while you probably still have time to think about the 2018 holiday season, it’s the perfect time to enjoy a date night out or a fun night with your pals. And lucky for you, Denver is packed with tons of comedy in every shape and style. Whether you’re a fan of long form improv, short form improv, standup comedy or sketch, there is something for you this month in Denver. So read on and check out some of our favorite picks for your comedy buck this March.
High Plains Comedy Presents Rory Scovel
At The Bug Theatre
3654 Navajo Street
Denver, CO 80211
High Plains Comedy seems to be behind some of the best stand-up comedy shows in town these days, and here is another one to look forward to. Rory Scovel, who has been seen on everything from Modern Family to Those Who Can’t, Conan and Jimmy Fallon (just to name-drop a few) is headed to Denver this March. You can catch him on stage at The Bug Theatre along with his special guest, Denver’s own Adam Cayton-Holland – who is best known as one of the Grawlix. Grab your tickets in advance for this one. They’re $15 now but $20 if any are left at the door. It all goes down March 17th at 8:00 PM.
Denver’s Next Improv Star – Season 9
At the Bovine Metropolis Theatre
1527 Champa Street
Denver, CO 80202
Every Saturday in March you can cheer your favorite local improv talents to stardom at Bovine Metropolis’ annual Denver’s Next Improv Star. This ninth exciting season continues weekly as the contestants are thrown into a variety of games and situations all depending on suggestions from the audience. From familiar games to musical improv you’ll see it all at this fun weekly showcase. You can catch this one every single Saturday night at 8:00 through May 5. Tickets run $22 online or $24 at the door.
At The Walnut Room
3131 Walnut Street
Denver, CO 80205
If you’ve never checked out The Walnut Room, you might be surprised at how many great shows pop up at this comfortable local hot spot. Stop by on March 31st to check out Bent Improv – Denver’s only long-form LGBT improv comedy ensemble. This team shows up at Voodoo as well, so here’s a great chance to get to know them before they become your new favorite local improv group. Tickets for Bent Improv at the Walnut Room are $10 in advance or $15 at the door and it all goes down at 7:30 PM on March 31st.
At RISE Comedy Playhouse
1260 22nd Street
Denver, CO 80205
One of our favorite shows is sure to be one of yours! Makeshift Shakespeare takes the stage every Friday night at 8:00 PM. This hilarious ensemble takes the stage once you, the audience, decide what new Shakespearean-style comedy they will be performing for you that night. The performers stay in the style and absurdity of The Bard himself, making up everything on the spot. Once you catch Makeshift Shakespeare for the first time, you’ll want to come back to see what these brainy improvisers come up with next. You can get your tickets in advance for $13 or pay $15 at the door. Be sure to stick around after this one! Up next is Hit and Run Musical Improv, which follows this show every week!