About Us


Denver Improv Comedy, Sketch Comedy, Denver Improv Comedy Classes & Training, Karaoke and More!

Welcome to the Voodoo Comedy Playhouse, Denver’s PREMIER improv comedy bar and theater!  We offer the city’s most fun and unpredictable entertainment experiences in the heart of LoDo.  The Voodoo is the place to enjoy a wide variety of intriguing, original improv comedy, sketch comedy, Denver improv classes, karaoke and more; a well-stocked bar; and a unique, affordable night out that you and your friends won’t soon forget.

Frank Conniff - Mystery Science Theater 3000“Trace and I had a blast performing at the Voodoo. It is a fun, hip, well-run venue. Steve Wilder and his staff treat performers with great respect and the audiences that come are phenomenal. I look forward to playing the Voodoo again!” Frank Conniff, Mystery Science Theater 3000

We have been performing in Denver since 2008, with The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show and Hit and Run: Musical Improv.  Over the years, our passion for interactive, unscripted theater grew exponentially, and we realized it was time to expand our dreams and move into our own theater space.  And so, after a lot of hard work and planning, the Voodoo opened its doors on Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 for the people of Denver.

Trace Beaulieu - Mystery Science Theater 3000“The Voodoo Comedy Playhouse is a wonderfully intimate space for comedy. The staff is wonderful and we were treated like family which is more than we deserve.” Trace Beaulieu, Mystery Science Theater 3000

There is an amazing level of comedic talent in our city, and we are most proud to present the best shows for your approval.  The amazing musical and comedic prowess of Hit and Run: Musical Improv; the brilliance of Makeshift Shakespeare… we consider all of our shows to be the cream of the comedy crop, with performers who are or soon will be known on the national stage.

We offer a fully-stocked bar for your enjoyment, as well as a technologically advanced theater setup to provide the ultimate in amusement.  We are open five to six nights a week, with karaoke on Friday nights.  Shows are all ages until 10:30 PM, after which the bar and theater are 21+ only.

Kevin McDonald“I had an amazing time at the Voodoo Comedy Playhouse. The theater was full of talented and funny people, it was run and organized excellently, everyone there were the nicest people in the world and to add to everything else, they have an amazing bar! In short, it’s a wonderful place where you can go to laugh, see very funny shows and then have a lot of fun even after the show.” Kevin McDonald, Kids In The Hall

Hit and Run: Musical Improv and our other improv comedy shows are available for private events, and the theater itself is available for private functions and rentals.

With the Voodoo, we have made our dreams real, and we’d love to have you in for a show and a drink.  See you soon!

Brian Babylon From NPR's Wait Wait Don't Tell Me - Standup Comedy“I had the best time ever!” Brian Babylon, NPR’s “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me”

The Voodoo - Bar, Comedy, Lounge

Steve WilderStephen Wilder, Owner and Artistic Director – Steve has been improvising for over eleven years, and he is the most experienced musical improv performer and instructor in Colorado. He has performed with and studied under Michael Pollock, the musical director of Second City Los Angeles and the premier improv accompanist in the country, and Shulie Cowen, the founder and director of Opening Night: The Improvised Musical in Hollywood. Stephen has had the pleasure of performing and teaching at the Los Angeles Improv Festival; the New York Musical Improv Festival; the New York Improv Festival; the Out Of Bounds Comedy Festival in Austin, Texas; the Montreal Improv Festival; the Duke City Improv Festival in Albuquerque, New Mexico; and the Denver Improv Festival and Colorado Improv Festival.

Natalie Sasso, Bar Manager – Bio coming soon!

Charlie Robbins - House ManagerCharlie Robbins, House Manager – Jack of all trades, Viking of the Pandas, Slinger of drinks, Hugger of all Huggers and Caretaker of what-ever. nuff said.

Frank Haas, Technical Director – Bio coming soon!