Comedy Line-up Added to Civic Center Concert Series

DENVER —Levitt Pavilion Denver and Sexpot Comedy have collaborated to add five talented and up-and-coming comedians to this year’s Civic Center Concert Series. The series is a teaser concert series featuring five FREE concerts in Denver’s historic Civic Center Park. It is an exciting prelude of what’s to come when Levitt Pavilion Denver formally opens in 2017 at its permanent location in Ruby Hill Park.

Levitt Pavilion Denver unveiled the five headlining musical acts last month and are now pleased to announce the partnership with Sexpot Comedy and the addition of the comedians to the shows.

Sexpot Comedy is responsible for more than 35 live shows each month in Denver, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York. In 2015, Sexpot Comedy was named one of the five funniest nights in America by GQ Magazine and have received numerous other awards and accolades nationwide.  

The public is invited to bring their picnic blankets and lawn chairs to the free concerts—reflecting the casual, family-friendly atmosphere of all Levitt concerts.

A full schedule of the artists, as well as comedians’ bios, can be viewed below.

Location: Civic Center Park, 101 West 14th Avenue, Denver, CO, 80204
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

2016 Teaser Concert Series Line-up

Friday, August 12, 2016
Flobots and Phil Palisoul

Phil Palisoul, Professional Comedian is your best bet for fresh, funny, clean comedy. Phil is perfect for your club or corporate event. Having performed for 20 years in every imaginable type of venue, Phil is a seasoned professional who knows how to please a crowd. Phil’s been on The Tonight Show, Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central and more. Recently, Phil was named the winner of the 2013 Great American Comedy Festival and was featured on The Late Late Show, with Craig Ferguson.

Friday, August 26 2016
Brandy Zdan w/ Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald

With a background that ranges from being a bouncer with The Rolling Stones and The Who, a 25-year career in veterinary medicine that saw him named “Specialist of the Year in Private Practice” in 2006, & over 20-years of performing as a professional stand-up comedian; Kevin Fitzgerald is a true renaissance man. As a comedian, Kevin has opened for such diverse and legendary performers as Bob Hope, Diana Ross, The Temptations, and The Neville Brothers. Despite maintaining a busy practice at Alameda East Veterinary Hospital in Denver, Kevin performs to rave reviews at nearly one hundred corporate and fundraising events annually and is in very high demand as a host, guest speaker, and lecturer at universities and veterinary conferences across the country. He believes that laughter is an incredibly important part of everyday life, and that nobody could ever laugh too much.

Friday, September 16, 2016
Young Dubliners w/ Janae Burris

Los Angeles native, and recent Denver transplant, Janae Burris has performed stand-up and improv comedy for ten years. Janae earned a bachelor of fine arts from California Institute of the Arts and worked as an actress in Los Angeles theater. She has taught acting and improv comedy with Performing Arts Workshops, Oak View Middle School and Columbia College Hollywood. Memorable performances in Denver include The Narrators at Buntport Theater, Too Much Fun at The Deerpile, and hosting at The Denver Improv Comedy Club. If you’d like to see more of Janae, catch her every third Saturday of the month performing with sketch group BuddyBuddy! at the Voodoo Comedy Playhouse.

Friday, September 23, 2016
Stooges Brass Band w/ Aaron Urist

Aaron Urist is a Denver-based comedian, writer, and co-owner of a Subaru Outback. During his time in comedy, he has quickly gone from nice Jewish boy to frequenting open mics to headlining local shows. Now he gets to perform at prestigious clubs, theatres, and indie venues across the nation, such as Denver's Comedy Works, the Hollywood Improv, and the Nerdmelt Theatre. His own show, Crush City, which he runs with fellow Denver comic Jordan Doll, features some of the best performers from Denver and beyond. He's a regular performer on the High Plains Comedy Festival, and has opened for many of the best comics in the country, such as Kyle Kinane, Ron Funches, TJ Miller, the members of the Grawlix, and others. He does not have a podcast, a fact about which he is very proud.

Friday, October 7, 2016
John Fullbright w/ Deacon Gray

Deacon has become a Comedy Works favorite having opened for the likes of Dave Chappelle, Drew Carey, and Chris Rock. Being raised by a preacher, Deacon has a fun and unique take on being the only comic in his family.
A 27-year comedy veteran, Deacon performed at the Aspen 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 and has been named “Best Comedy Guru” by the Westword.

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