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20th Annual Telluride Comedy Festival

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Telluride Comedy Festival keeps the local feel, while still remaining a world-class event. The top comedians from all over the country come to perform right here on our little stage at the Sheridan Opera House. The lineup will be announced mid-late January so check back to see what performers will attend. This festival sells out each year so be sure to buy your tickets in advance. Trust us, it'll be a hilarious evening you don't want to miss out on! 

The 2018 Telluride Comedy Festival Attendees:

  • Jason Mantzoukas — The League, Neighbors, HBO’s Enlightened, The Dictator, Transparent, Comedy Bang! Bang!, Drunk History,  Baby Mama, Parks and Recreation, Children’s Hospital, Kroll Show.
  • Brian Huskey — Workaholics, Neighbors, People of Earth, Children's Hospital, Veep, and Bob's Burgers
  • Seth Morris — Veep, The Good Place, Go On, I Love You Man, Step Brothers, No Strings Attached, Cedar Rapids, Happy Endings, The League, Brooklyn 99, Kroll Show, Broad City
  • Steve Agee — Sarah Silverman Program, New Girl, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Bob's Burgers, Adventure Time.
  • John Ross Bowie — Speechless, The Bing Bang Theory, Veep, Love, Fresh Off the Boat, Casing Life, The Wrong Mans.
  • Jamie Denbo — American Princess,  Ronna & Beverly, The Heat, Daddy's Home, Speechless, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
  • Emily Heller — Late Night with Seth Meyers, Conan, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, John Oliver's New York Stand Up Show.
  • Mary Holland — Upright Citizen's Brigade, Veep, Silicon Valley, The Good Place, Shrink, The Mindy Project.
  • Claire Mulaney — Writer for Saturday Night Live, Stand Up and Improv with Fanny and Vacation Ladies.
  • Lily Sullivan — Telluride’s own rising star returns to the festival and venue that first inspired her comedy career. She performed for the Second City Touring Company in Chicago before moving to LA in 2015. Lily was apart of JFL New Faces Characters showcase in Montreal in 2016 and now writes and performs her own web series for Project Runway Way called "Project Sammy's Way."

Thursday Locals Night:

As per the Comedy Fest tradition, the festival opens with our all-star lineup of comedians paying tribute to the people who live and work here in Telluride making it the special, quirky place that it is. This show is a mix of characters, sketches, stand-up and improv that celebrates (and pokes fun at) the place we all love. But you don’t have to be a local to attend! Tickets are discounted to $35 reserved seats and $45 for table seats! Performers will be Jason Mantzoukas, Emily Heller, Brian Huskey, Seth Morris, Steve Agee, Mary Holland, Lily Sullivan & Claire Mulaney. 

Friday Night Improv and Sketch:

A night of sketch and improv comedy from the brilliant minds of Jason Mantzoukas, Emily Heller, Brian Huskey, Seth Morris, Steve Agee, Mary Holland, Lily Sullivan & Claire Mulaney.

Saturday Stand Up & Improv:

Featuring stand up comedy sets from Steve Agee and Emily Heller. And improv from Jason Mantzoukas, Emily Heller, Brian Huskey, Seth Morris, Steve Agee, Mary Holland, Lily Sullivan, Claire Mulaney, Jamie Denbo and John Ross Bowie.

Sunday Sketch Comedy & Improv Sunday:

We finish out the weekend with a bang! Starting with the hit show from UCB LA, Super Married featuring John Ross Bowie and Jamie Denbo. They met at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade and got married. Now, in lieu of couple’s counseling, they work out their issues on the improv stage. (Come! Watch! Judge! and enjoy the Valentine's loving dysfunction.) The night will culminate with an all hands on deck long-form improv set from all f our talent. Always one of the highlights of the weekend!