Sun, Jun 26|
The Bug Theatre
Late to the Party with Emily James - Standup Special
Emily James comes home for a night of Standup Comedy, June 26th- The Bug Theater. Join special guest Vargus Mason for a live taped event!
Time & Location
Jun 26, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
The Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St, Denver, CO 80211, USA
About The Event
Emily James will be performing her new stand-up special “LATE TO THE PARTY” which focuses on her roller coaster experience as mother of two small boys while juggling a career in entertainment. Slapped in the face with an MS diagnosis during a worldwide pandemic, Emily documents her journey with raw honesty and a fair share of crass humor. Included in the event, is a viewing of James' award-winning short film, "BoyMom."
Emily is also thrilled to be reuniting with fellow stand up comic and Colorado native, Vargus Mason, who will be hosting the show. They were both in Denver’s Kidskits Performing Company in their early teens and later reunited in Los Angeles where Vargus helped Emily get her start in stand up comedy at The Comedy Store.
Comedian and actress, Emily James earned her degree in Film Studies at CU: University of Colorado, then moved to LA, working in casting and production while she studied improv and sketch performance at The Second City and the Upright Citizen’s Brigade. After spending years doing commercials & guest starring in film and TV, Emily booked “the role of a lifetime” as a mom. She put her career on hold to focus on her children, but discovered that raising two boys was emotionally, mentally and spiritually confronting in ways she’d never imagined. These real, raw experiences pushed her to pursue her art again with her directorial debut of her award winning film, BoyMom, which is now being developed into a series.
As a member of Stand Ups for a Cause, she helps raise money for nonprofit organizations like Big Brothers Big Sisters and The MS Society. Emily is also a founding member of the comedy trio, Dysfunctional Divas, directing, producing and performing stand up comedy for private and public audiences. They are currently on the college circuit using humor to spark conversations about race with Emily’s passion project, “Wake Up, Becky.”