Sam Tallent

Since 1987

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Sam joins The Grand Adventure Tour

Sam's current tour schedule--23 consecutive one-nighters--with ukulele thrash sensation, S.L.F.M. This'll be the first time he's told jokes in Arizona, California, Idaho, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, or Washington:

6.04.2011 - Amarillo, TX
6.05.2011 - Santa Fe, NM
6.06.2011 - Albuquerque, NM
6.07.2011 - Flagstaff, AZ
6.08.2011 - Phoenix, AZ
6.09.2011 - San Diego, CA
6.10.2011 - Los Angeles, CA
6.11.2011 - Goleta, CA
6.12.2011 - Santa Maria, CA
6.13.2011 - Santa Cruz, CA
6.14.2011 - San Francisco, CA
6.15.2011 - Santa Rosa, CA
6.16.2011 - Oakland, CA
6.17.2011 - Sonora, CA
6.18.2011 - Sacramento, CA
6.19.2011 - Chico, CA
6.20.2011 - Portland, OR
6.21.2011 - Olympia, WA
6.22.2011 - Bellingham, WA
6.23.2011 - Seattle, WA
6.24.2011 - Spokane, WA
6.25.2011 - Boise, ID
6.26.2011 - Salt Lake City

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Sam, again, on TV8 Vail

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sam on TV8 Vail

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Sam in Eagle tonight

Per Vail Daily:

Comedy in Eagle
Longtime locals (and now professionally touring stand-up comedians) Jordan Doll and Brett Hiker will be performing at the Brush Creek Saloon in Eagle today at 8 p.m. They will be joined by a new group of comics including Nate Balding, Denver favorites Roger Norquist and Sam Tallent and Aspen comic Mark Thomas. Their last show at the Brush Creek Saloon was to a standing-room-only crowd, so get there early and take advantage of the drink specials and no cover.


Sunday, July 25, 2010

The UMS: Day 2, by Mike Long, Reverb

A nice mention by Mr. Long about young Sam:

"I bounced back and forth across the street from Skylark to Sobo 151 to catch some of Denver’s best new comics like Sam Tallent and Jodee Champion (the two I saw) gamely attempt to draw laughter from an appreciative but mostly quiet — or too hip to laugh out loud — audience."

Entire article here.

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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Chella Negro and Sam

Chella Negro (with Sam accompanying stylishly on drums with brushes) performs in Manitou Springs next Friday. Don't know if there's a cover.

  • The Gift Shop (739 Manitou Ave, 80829) / March 5 / 8 p.m.

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Friday, February 5, 2010

Sam mentioned in

More nice words about young Sam following his Comedy Works South performance. We like Nicole Qualtieri.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Sam at Comedy Works South

Per Facebook status
: the Comedy Works South tonight for New Talent Night. Don't worry. It's not New Tallent Night. I'm the same old Sam.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Sam at Comedy Works' New Talent Night

Sam "just crushed the Comedy Works" at Larimer Square.

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Sunday, January 31, 2010


Somewhere in Kansas, Sam will open for Jordan Zuckerman. More details later?


Saturday, January 30, 2010

Sam and Roger's Night of Hilarious Fun, Part 6 or 7

Leela European Cafe / tonight / 10 p.m. / "A night of non-traditional comedy"

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Friday, January 29, 2010

Sam at Gennaro's

Sam just finished a set at Gennaro's.

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Sam at D Note in Olde Town Arvada

Sam performs with the Oklahoma Christian Summer Singers at the D Note's Improv Cavalcade (Thursdays / 9 p.m. / $5).

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Sam mentioned on Denver's

A blurb by Nicole Qualtieri on last Tuesday's open mic shenanigans at the Squire Lounge included some kind words about Sammy.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sam at Squire Lounge

Tonight's installment of the Squire's Tuesday night open mic is hosted by Greg Baumhauer.

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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Sam at Casselman's tonight

Huge Comedy Show starts in less than 2 hours. Be there.

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About Friday night

Sam worked Broadway last night, doing sets at Club 404 and Gennaro's.

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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Paris on the Platte Cafe & Bar, tonight

We've heard Sam is headed to Paris on the Platte for a set sometime after 10 p.m. Apparently, they have free live comedy every Thursday night in their bar. It's hosted by Alex Ash.

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Huge Comedy Show this Saturday

Sam will be part of the lineup at Casselman's Bar & Venue on January 9 at 8:30 p.m. $10 online / 12 bucks the day of the show.


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Later on Wednesday

Sam followed up his set at the Jet Hotel with a performance at Old Chicago's OC Comedy on the Rocks (Wednesdays / 8:30pm. / no cover / 21 and up.

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Sam at Jet Hotel

Sam is at the Jet Hotel's BB Talent Comedy Showcase tonight and every Wednesday starting at 8 p.m.

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Episode 153, Marijuana Radio

Download an .mp3 of Sam's appearance last night:

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Sunday, January 3, 2010

The blogmaster is an idiot

Sam's itinerary for the last quarter of 2009 was packed, but he fell victim to the untimely loss of months of data due to a server failure at the blogmaster's mobile telephone provider. The times and dates of Sam's live, recorded, or filmed stand-up and improvisational comedy performances are being reconstructed from social networks, voice and email, printed materials, and handwritten notes. Any new stuff is posted as it is discovered.

The end-of-the-year for Sam included stand-up dates in Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, and Kansas. He performed game and long form improvisation with a number of groups at the Bovine Metropolis. Sam was interviewed and appeared several times in studio and on site for internet and terrestrial radio stations based in Denver and Vail. He acted in projects for Starz, The Shoot Out 24 Hour Filmmaking Festival Boulder, and Twixter Productions. Sam also played drums in Red vs. Black and crept closer to an undergraduate degree at Metro State College.

Sam provides no direct or intentional information for this blog.

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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Recent standup dates

09.10 - Paris on the Platte Cafe and Bar, Denver

09.11 - Club 404, Denver

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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Sam returns to Denver

Sam did a set at Club 404 last night.

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Monday, August 10, 2009

Red vs Black, Equinox, Las Cruces NM

Image by Karl Hatfield

Red vs. Black, Miranda Burning, Yazata, and Cultivation at Equinox Tea/Art Shop and Music Venue (tonight / 8:00 P.M. / $5).

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Sunday, August 9, 2009

Red vs Black tour notes

Parsed carelessly from text messages:

"Sam is in Chandler AZ staying with someone [dad] in HaHa Hooligans. Eating and sweating. Play in Las Cruces NM tomorrow, then home.

"[Red vs. Black have] never played to more than 15 people [on the Western leg of tour]."

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Saturday, August 8, 2009

Red vs Black, Tucson AZ

Tonight. Venue to be announced.

Image courtesy of Karl Hatfield.

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Friday, August 7, 2009

Red vs Black, The Clark House, Coronado CA

House party tonight.

Image courtesy of Karl Hatfield.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Red vs Black, The Venue, Sanger CA

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Sam on Reno gig

Per text message:

"It was eventful. Lots of weirdness. Not many people. Adventures afterward. Fun."

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Red vs Black, Plea for Peace Center, Stockton CA

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Monday, August 3, 2009

Red vs Black, Davidson's Distillery, Reno NV

Tonight. A testimonial:

"...and not just a biker bar, but a biker bar in that hellhole of an outlaw town some call Reno – an' others… just call Draino. You’ve got to see this place...Certainly, the type of place that you’d, well, you’d at least wash your hands after visiting."

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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Red vs Black, The Thunderdome, Redding CA

Tonight. Sometime. Probably playing with someone else.

Image courtesy of Karl Hatfield.

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Saturday, August 1, 2009

Images: Red vs Black

From Wednesday's show at Seattle's Central Saloon.

All images courtesy of Karl Hatfield.

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Red vs Black, Black Forest, Eugene OR

With Ha Ha Hooligans and Country Death (Tonight / 10:00 P.M.)

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Friday, July 31, 2009

Red vs Black, Plan B, Portland OR

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Red vs. Black, Central Saloon, Seattle WA

Red v. Black played last night at the Central Saloon, Seattle's oldest bar. Previous performers have included Alice in Chains, Jane's Addiction, Soundgarden, and Nirvana.

Images courtesy of Karl Hatfield.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Red vs Black, Cross Keys Pub, Longview WA

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Monday, July 27, 2009

Red vs Black, Cretin Hop, Spokane WA

Tonight with Oi Oi Boys.

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Standup and film

Pieced together from text messages:

07.22 - Copper Club, Aurora CO, standup
- filmed a "Starz [network pilot with] Paul Cross"

07.23 - filmed at PokerNetwork

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Red vs Black, Mojo's Cafe, Ogden UT

Red vs Black's begins the western leg of its summer tour tonight at Mojo's Cafe with Oi Oi Boys.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Club Sensationzzz!!

O' forest rangers: from last night at Bovine Metropolis.

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Monday, July 20, 2009

Sam at Bovine Metropolis

Tonight: Club Sensationzzz!! (Sam, Galloway Allbright; Ryan Mattingly) headlines at the Improv Hootenanny! (7:30 P.M. / $5).

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Sam's back in Denver, briefly

Sam performed at last night's Battle Royale at the Bovine Metropolis.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Red vs. Black, the NINES, Ithaca NY

With Jesse Nobody and Iwo Jima Medkit, tonight, 8:00 p.m., the Nines.

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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Red vs Black, outdoors, Chatham MA

Via text messages:

"[We played near] Chatham MA or [in] New York. We were in the woods so I couldn't tell. Some guy gave us 60 bucks to drive out there, so we didn't lose any money.

"...drove 9 hours total yesterday to play 2 songs before the cops came.

"...two artists gave us 20 original drawings made just for us to use in our flyers.

"Things are kind of happening...We're putting out a cassette on a New Orleans label."

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Friday, June 26, 2009

Red vs Black June tour notes

Per text messages:

06.22 - I need to live till next Friday...We eat alot of dumpster food.

06.24 - I've been at work for 4 hours!...My phone is the one thing I worry about. Don't fret. I sleep with it in my hand.

06.26 - Just got off [work]...weird..None of my pants fit.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Red vs. Black, Tommy's Tavern, Brooklyn NY

Red vs. Black headlines tonight with Vulture Shit, Highway Gimps, and Pat Doyle.

Tommy's Tavern: Best bar to drink two-buck Buds, then blow out your eardrums.
--Best of Manhattan, 2004

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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Red vs Black tour notes

Today's text transmissions:

"Astral Weeks is pretty good..I like it a bunch, and I'm no old guy...bought the Death album on vinyl."

"Tweeted a bunch this morning. Enjoy."

"I'm dripping wet with lake water somewhere near Athens, Ohio."

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Monday, June 8, 2009

Sam on television

You can see Sam performing two sets at the Comedy Works South on Comcast On Demand ("Your Colorado...Comedy Open Mic" ). One set is as Sam and Roger, and the other is solo.

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Sunday, June 7, 2009

Red vs. Black, Pirate House, Ithaca NY

"[Last night's] tour kick-off was 30 sweaty kids in a basement - it was perfect. Made 135 bucks. In the van, pounding towards Pittsburgh's Rock Room."

Follow Red vs. Black on Twitter.

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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Red vs Black, Pittsburgh, Sunday

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Red vs Black's summer tour kicks off Saturday

Red vs. Black

6/6/2009 7:00 PM at Pirate House
505 Cliff St., Ithaca, New York 14850
Cost: 5

Our Tour Kick-Off show!! Come see us before we lose our innocence on the road. w/ Rolemodels, Ballistic Shit Circus, Agog, Chutzpah

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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Official Red Vs. Black 2009 Tour Schedule

06.06 / 7 PM / Pirate House / Ithaca NY

06.07 / 10 PM / Rock Room / Pittsburgh PA

06.08 / 8 PM / TBA: HELP! / Somewhere between Pittsburgh and Columbus OH

06.09 / 8 PM / The Last House on the Left / Columbus OH

06.10 / 6 PM / Basement 414 / Lansing MI

06.11 / 7 PM / Ramalama Records / Toledo OH

06.12 / 8 PM / Cultural Preservation Resources / Lexington KY

06.13 / 8 PM / TBA with Ancient Shores / Morgantown WV

06.14 / 3 PM / Scrapple Fest / Harrisburg PA

06.14 / 5 PM / Colonial Field’s Mall / Harrisburg PA

06.15 / 8 PM / TBA: HELP! / Boston / Providence MA

06.16 / 8 PM / Tommy’s Tavern / Brooklyn NY

06.17 / 8 PM / TBA: HELP! / NYC/Connecticut/North Jersey

06.18 / 8 PM / U-8 / Montclair NJ

06.19 / 8 PM / TBA: HELP! / New Jersey/Somewhere below New Jersey

06.20 / 8 PM / TBA: HELP! / Somewhere near Maryland/Virginia

06.21 / 8 PM / The Hexagon / Baltimore

07.24 / 8 PM / TBA Western Tour Kickoff Show with Oi Oi Boys / Elizabeth CO

07.25 / 8 PM / Mojo’s Cafe with Oi Oi Boys / Ogden UT

07.27 / 8 PM / Cretin Hop with Oi Oi Boys / Spokane WA

07.31 / 8 PM / Plan B with Oi Oi Boys / Portland OR

08.01 / 8 PM / Black Forest with Oi Oi Boys / Eugene OR

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Saturday, May 9, 2009

Red vs Black, Boulder

Text message:

"We played a rock show in Boulder last night. We did 'Green Onions.'"

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Saturday, April 18, 2009

The week that was: April 12-18

Sam did standup:

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Friday, April 10, 2009


Sam wrote for Marijuana Radio last Tuesday even though he's not listed in the show credits ("I contributed a little. It's not like my stink was all over it.").

"Sam [was] back in the studio..." yesterday for episode 8 of Laugh Room Radio.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Sam's team wins Funny Final 4

Sam performs with the team captained by Jake "Jesus of Denver" Sharon in the Funny Final 4 finals at the Comedy Works Downtown.

(tonight / 8:00 p.m. / $12)

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Sunday, April 5, 2009

Comedy Showdown at 1515

Sam does standup for cash prices tonight beginning at 10 p.m. at the 1515 Restaurant.

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Agreeable Feelings at the Impulse Theater

Agreeable Feelings performs tonight at AfterMass, "Denver's Newest Open-Stage Variety Show." Aftermass is the first Sunday of every month except December. The details per Impulse Theater website:
  • When: Sunday, April 5, 7 P.M. – 9 P.M.
  • Where: Impulse Theater (inside the Wynkoop Brewing Co.) (map)
  • Description: doors open at 6:30P.M., 21+, bring your ID, $5/person, cash-only (includes your first pint of one of Wynkoop's Famous Microbrews) $3 microbrews in the theater all night. FREE POOL upstairs after the show w/ticket stub.
  • Disclaimer: AfterMass is NOT an Impulse Theater performance, but rather an open-stage variety show held AT Impulse Theater. Impulse Theater is NOT responsible for AfterMass content. While Impulse Theater's weekly improv performances promise not to introduce anything too gratuitously gross or offensive, AfterMass content is no way regulated by Impulse Theater. You've been officially warned.

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Friday, April 3, 2009

Club 404

Tonight, Sam will do standup at Dick Black's weekly gig at Club 404 (4th and Broadway / 10 p.m. / free).

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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Lafayette standup appearance

Sam, standup mercenary, competed for cash prizes in a "nice place" in Lafayette last evening.


Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Club Sensationzzz's at Battle Royale

Sam performed with Club Sensationzzz and Cows on a Plane last night at the Bovine Metropolis's Battle Royale.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Sam and Roger at Comedy Works South

Sam and Roger Norquist performed standup last night as part of the team captained by Jake Sharon in Round 2 of the Funny Final Four Comedic Team Tournament.

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Monday, March 16, 2009


Sam authored this tour announcement on MySpace:

REDvsBLACK is riding the Flaming Griffin into the sweet, sweet underbelly of America. This tour will eat lies and shit mischief. June, July and August are weak with fear, trembling at the thought of REDvsBLACK, sonic assassins, and the pain we are associated with. It is time to take your medicine, and we taste pretty good. We plan our sojourn for the eastern coast of these United States, down through the hot, humid south, bound to fight across the One Known As Texas until we emerge anew into the Southwest dripping green chili and afterbirth. We are looking for (in no particular order): shows to play; friends to make; minds to blow; floors to sleep on; girls to impress with our amazing feats of strength; music to hear; lessons to learn; memories to make. REDvsBLACKis charging hard and fast like lightning on bathtub-speed. Summer 2009 heard that we were coming, and it tried to trade with Fall 2011. Most bands hit the road, we pummel. Hello friends, watch out enemies/public restrooms. REDvsBLACK is hungry for more bone marrow-your sweet, smooth, most-likely-Anglo bone marrow (although we don’t discriminate, hate is for pussies).From Maine to Miami, no basement venue is safe.and only a couple women will be unsatisfied, but they are many and we are few. Be prepared East Coast because we’re gunning for you like Tupac, only we aint going out like no bitch.

REDvsBLACK is a steak burrito-prepare to be carne asadomized, America.

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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Internet talk comedy radio

Last night's Laugh Room Radio episode 6 included "another great People You May Know by Sam Tallent"

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Sam rolls into Wyoming this weekend

March 13, 2009 - 8:00 P.M.

JJ’s Bar
2nd and Custer
Laramie , WY
Cost: $5

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Monday, March 9, 2009

Sam at Comedy Works

Competing tonight in Round 1 of the Funny Final Four Comedic Team Tournament with the Jake Sharon-led crew, Agreeable Feelings (Sam and Roger Norquist) "...killed. [The team] probably moved on to [the] next round. [Agreeable Feelings] used [an] overhead projector to diagram hell [and] compare Jesus and Satan" in the biblically themed show.

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Saturday, March 7, 2009

Laugh Room Radio # 5

"Mooch and Sam Tallent perform Mooch’s poor excuse [for] sketch [comedy] that he thought was funny in The Rebirth of Radio Theatre."

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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Funny Final Four, Round 1

"Next Monday, come and see twelve of the most comedic comedians in Denver perform for a chance to win...uhhh....what do we win?....Nothing?! Ah fuc% this!"

Sketchy details, but Sam will do standup, and perform with Agreeable Feelings and as a member of a comedic team hosted by Jake "Jesus of Denver" Sharon in the Funny Final 4 competition at the Comedy Works Downtown.

(March 9 / 8:00 p.m. / $12)

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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Sam and Roger's Night of Hilarious Fun, Part III-Gospel!

A night of alternative comedy for your brain, hosted, as always, by Sam Tallent and Roger Norquist.

Tentative performers include:
(Tonight / 8:00 P.M. / Five Points Pavilion (the coffee shop next to the DMV)

All Ages
$3 / $1 with student ID
Beers for one US dollar

"Share in the diamond studded miracle"

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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Laugh Room Radio podcasts

"Laugh Room [Radio] regulars, Sam Tallent and Roger Norquist, sit and discuss some of the most important topics to ever be discussed in the history of internet radio."

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Saturday, February 7, 2009

Sam on debut of Laugh Room Radio

"Listen in on the very first episode of Laugh Room Radio. Dick Black and Mooch are joined by the Laugh Room regulars, Sam Tallent and Roger Norquist."

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Sam and Roger's Night of Hilarious Fun, Part 2: Judgment Day

"A showcase of non-traditional comedy" hosted by Sam and Roger Norquist.
  • Five Points Plaza (2736 Welton Street, Denver) / Saturday, January 31 / 8:00 p.m.
  • 3 bucks / $1 with student ID / Beers for donations

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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Episode 104, Marijuana Radio

"Rod and Randy came on to ask us about our new year’s resolutions."

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Sunday, January 4, 2009

Big Bleu Cow 5 III Comedy Variety Contest

Agreeable Feelings (Sam and Roger Norquist) are in the semi-finals of the Big Bleu Cow 5 III Comedy Variety Contest '08 at the Bovine Metropolis.

(Saturday, January 10 / Midnight / $5)

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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Episode 103, Marijuana Radio

"Roger, the intern, and Sam ‘Danger’ Tallent entertained us with a quiz during the show."

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Monday, December 15, 2008

Marijuana Radio Christmas Carol

Sam appears with "the Marijuana Radio crew [in this]... stoney adaptation of A Christmas Carol with Paul the Producer as ‘Scrooge,’ and everyone else as themselves. If you don’t get a giggle somewhere in here something is positively wrong with you."

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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Sam and Roger's Night of Hilarious Fun

"A Showcase of Non-Traditional Comedy" hosted by Sam and Roger Norquist.
  • December 13
  • 8:00 p.m.
  • Five Points Plaza (2736 Welton Street, Denver)

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Monday, December 8, 2008

Improv Hootenanny!

Sam headlines with Galloway Albright aka the legendary Club Sensationzzz! at the Bovine Metropolis.

(tonight / 7:30 p.m. / 5 bucks)

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Saturday, December 6, 2008

Game improvisation

Sam is "On the Spot" tonight at the Bovine Metropolis (Saturday / 10:15 p.m. / $10).

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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Sam at Comedy Works South

Agreeable Feelings performed this evening at the Comedy Works South and was enthusiastically received. Billy D. Washington headlined.

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