Tl;dr – Casa de Haha is back! And in its original form – a monthly live stand-up showcase. Join us on the last Saturday of every month, 8pm at Mutiny Information Cafe. January 26th is the first show.
I ran this comedy room at my sister’s indie record store, Sweat Records, in Miami for almost 7 years. It helped me grow as a comic, try new things, showcase comedy I loved, and provide a cornerstone for a small comedy scene.
I should have continued it the moment I moved to Denver, but I saw a scene stuffed with showcases and experimented making it a public access TV show. I should have done both. Regrets aside, the Denver comedy scene is more spacious these days and I can’t wait to contribute.
Casa is a stand-up showcase, but there are themed nights where comedians are creatively challenged to experiment. Some of my favorites were…
Sets with Pets
I didn’t’ call it that but should have. With all the animals, we were on high alert for stage pooping, luckily only done in joke form.
aka Last Comic Misunder-Standing
Each of our comic judges had different personas (overly agreeable, wishy-washy, asshole) that judged comics, sometimes getting in their heads. The podcast version is available here: http://danielreskin.com/07-casa-gots-talent/
This became our annual standby. Comics do sets as created characters. It’s where I was Australian shock comic Raniel Deskin, slam-poet Truth Particles, and the smart-phone mime Deangelus Applesteam. Other comics also were stupid.
We had a Hahathon for Hydration Awareness. We weren’t telling you to drink, save, or clean it. We just needed to make sure you know.
Here are some of the new themes I want to try this year:
- a VR comedy night where the comic navigates a virtual world while doing comedy
- “Odd Alan” tribute night where comedians karaoke their own parody songs
- THEODORE Talks, way better than TED
- a Fitness night where the audience is in a workout class with comics leading the exercises.
The best part is the show will be moving from my favorite record/book/coffee/culture store in Miami, to my favorite one in Denver – Mutiny Information Cafe! A perfect fit.
Speaking of perfect fits, Casa de Haha will be snugly tucked before the 10pm show, the long-running music video comedy party, Comedy Saved the Video Star, run by JD Lopez.
Denver – your last Saturday of the month free comedy power block is ready!