Welcome to Voodoo Comedy, Denver’s only full-time improv comedy bar and theater! We offer 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.
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.
On January 1st, 2019, the Voodoo was pleased to welcome Nick Armstrong and Josh Nicols as new partners and majority owners. Working in concert with Voodoo Comedy founder and co-owner Steve Wilder, Nick & Josh have brought their decades of comedy and improv experience to the table to usher in the next wave of growth in Denver improvisation!
There is an amazing level of comedic talent in our city, and we are most proud to present these shows for your approval. 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’ve also hosted many nationally known improv and comedy acts, such as Kevin McDonald of Kids In The Hall, Frank Conniff & Trace Beaulieu of Mystery Science Theater 3000, Ithamar Enriquez, Susan Messing, Rachael Mason, Jill Bernard, Brian Babylon of NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, and many many more.
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 nights a week for shows. The bar opens at 7:30 PM Tue – Thu, and 6:15 PM Fri & Sat. Shows are 18+ before 10:00 PM, and 21+ after 10:00 PM.
With Voodoo Comedy, we have made our dreams real, and we’d love to have you in for a show and a drink. See you soon!
Meet The Voodoo Comedy Partners
Josh Nicols is artistic director and co-owner of Voodoo Comedy. An LA Native, Josh has been a professional improv teacher, producer and performer for over 20 years. He has studied under instructors from iO West & Chicago, The Annoyance Theater, Groundlings, UCB, Second City & The Pack Theater. Josh is the creator of Spectacles Improv Engine’s unique focus based curriculum. He has performed and taught around the country and abroad. He is the Artistic Director/ Co-owner of Voodoo Comedy in Denver as well as the head counselor for Camp ImprovUtopia. Josh was the improv teacher at Mater Dei High School, He also served as the Training Center Director at the Westside Comedy Theater, prior to that he was the Artistic Director/ Co-Owner of Spectacles Improv Engine in Fullerton Ca. He created and directed 7 years of The Orange County Improv Festival and founder and former director of the The Improv Cup.
Steve Wilder is the founder and co-owner of Voodoo Comedy, operating since October 26th, 2011. He has been teaching, improvising and performing for 26 years. An alumnus of iO West and Second City Hollywood, Steve has performed with and studied under improv luminaries such as Michael Pollock, musical director of Second City Hollywood and the premier improv accompanist in the country; Shulie Cowen, the founder and director of Opening Night: The Improvised Musical in Hollywood; David Razowsky; Armando Diaz; Kevin McDonald; Craig Cackowski; Dave Hill; Eric Hunicutt; Karen Graci; and many many more.
Steve now operates as CTO and corporate/private workshops & events manager for Voodoo Comedy. He has personally deployed corporate workshops and events for companies like Apple, Adobe, Comcast, Chipotle, Davita, Dell, Ernst & Young, Vail Resorts, and dozens of others. He is also webmaster for VoodooComedy.com (currently in its 5th design iteration) and its sub-sites.
In addition to Voodoo Comedy, Steve is co-executive producer for The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show, where he manages 5 cities across the country, as well as coordinating the websites for all 75+ locations. Steve is also founder and director of Hit and Run: Musical Improv™, Colorado’s longest-running longform improv show, which has created hundreds of fully improvised Broadway-style musicals over the past 15 years.
Steve’s comedy festival and improv festival performing & teaching credits include: Los Angeles Improv Festival, New York Musical Improv Festival, New York Improv Festival, Out Of Bounds Comedy Festival, Montreal Improv Festival, Duke City Improv Festival, Denver Improv Festival, Colorado Improv Festival.