Outside of the world’s major comedy festivals such as JFL Montreal or Funny or Die’s Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival, there is a wave of comedy festivals that are much smaller in scale, but packed with just as much amazing performers and talent as their bigger counterparts. Portland’s annual Bridgetown Comedy Festival and the upcoming Maui Comedy Festival are such festivals that comes to mind. Denver’s High Plains Comedy Festival comes under the same umbrella drawing top level comedy to Mile-High City.
High Plains had a great inaugural edition last year and is aiming to top themselves this year. Looking over the comedians that they currently have booked, they might just accomplish that. Plenty of Nerdist favorites (many of them have their own podcast here at Nerdist) are slated to perform including Jonah Ray, Pete Holmes, TJ Miller, Kumail Nanjiani, Bryan Cook, and Emily Gordon. Others you’ve undoubtedly seen on @midnight like Beth Stelling, Howard Kremer, Sean Patton, and Baron Vaughn.
Thus far, the stellar High Plains line-up features:
Ian Douglas Terry
The Walsh Brothers
Billy Wayne Davis
High Plains is set for two packed days on August 22nd & 23rd and, yes, tickets are on sale. If you’re anywhere never Denver on that weekend, this comedy festival should be the one thing you’re absolutely going to.