As a new English language student in Denver, you will no doubt be seeking any and all opportunities to practice your English. What better way to practice than to take in a live comedy show? After all, one of the sparkling features of Denver nightlife is its vibrant comedy scene, featuring dozens of shows running all throughout the week.
Taking part in a live comedy show has many benefits in your quest to learn English. Comedy, much like language, is all about communication and connection, and there are few things in this world that bring us together like laughter. There is something undeniably universal about a live theatrical experience, and it’s great way to practice your new language! Many comedy shows require audience participation; what an entertaining way to improve your listening and understanding, practice your skills in an improvised setting, and spontaneously find the words in English for what you want to say?
One of the best things about comedy in Denver is, you don’t need much (or any) money to take in a show! The following theaters offer good times and great laughs at extremely low prices:
- The Voodoo Comedy Playhouse: While this venue is fairly new to the Denver comedy scene, it is already gaining fame for its affordable prices and spectacular quality. Whatever laughs you are seeking, you are sure to find them at the Voodoo. With a full bar and a different show every single night of the week, the Voodoo boasts one of the most diverse comedy line-ups in the city. The best part? A $5-$10 ticket gets you into the theater for a whole night! Feel free to finish up the evening with a round of karaoke on the house!
- The Avenue Theater: One of Denver’s most well respected independent theaters, The Avenue Theater provides opportunities to comedians all over Denver to come out and share their talents in an intimate and affordable settings. Featuring live musicals, plays, and a weekly improvisation night, The Avenue provides tons of laughs for as low as $10!
- The Bovine Metropolis: Featuring shows 5-6 nights a week, the Bovine Metropolis theatre has earned its fame by putting on great shows populated by both improv experts and newcomers to the Denver comedy scene. Famous for its school of comedy, classes at the Bovine have turned out some of Denver’s best improvisers and comedians who now perform all over the USA. Only $10 gets you in the door, and be sure to ask about a class while you are there!