JESELNIK HEADLINES THE PARAMOUNT AND HIGH PLAINS ANNOUNCES 14 OTHER COMICS FOR THE AUG 20 - 22, 2015 FESTIVAL—FULL FEST PASSES NOW ON SALE

DENVER, CO - May 19, 2015 – In just its third year, the High Plains Comedy Festival has quickly garnered the love of Colorado (and national) audiences by showcasing some of the best comics performing today. High Plains prides itself on offering some of the best comics from stage, TV, film, as well as from right here in our own ridiculously talented backyard of Denver, and this year is no exception. 

In 2015, High Plains will continue to up the ante with a Saturday finale show at the historic Paramount Theater headlined by NBC’s Last Comic Standing host and stand-up superstar Anthony Jeselnik.  FULL FEST PASSES ARE NOW ON SALE at www.highplainscomedyfestival.com. 

FIRST WAVE OF COMICS ANNOUNCED

As is customary, High Plains announced Anthony Jeselnik amongst the first wave of comics. Others announced in this wave include: Kurt Braunohler, Jonah Ray, Matt Braunger, Guy Branum, Emily Heller, Beth Stelling, John Early, Kate Berlant, Jay Larson, Sean Patton, Adam Cayton-Holland, Ben Roy and Andrew Orvedahl.  A larger wave of comics will be announced in the coming months and a final wave of Denver comedians will be announced after that.

BIGGER VENUES, MORE SHOWS

In its third year the High Plains Comedy Festival is delighted to be partnering with Comedy Works Entertainment to host the festival finale show at the historic Paramount Theater. Demand for more shows and bigger venues continues so High Plains is answering. Most shows, however, will continue to be primarily on South Broadway, Thursday through Saturday, at venues like hi-dive, 3 Kings Tavern, Mutiny Information Café, and more. The Paramount show will be Saturday evening and then High Plains will come back to South Broadway for some final shows and partying. The overall total show count will go up and that full schedule will be out in the coming months.

In three years, High Plains has boasted impressive crowds and escalated its final shows from The Gothic Theater, to the McNichols Building in Civic Center Park, to now The Paramount Theater. 

FULL FEST PASSES ON SALE

Passes are $125 and include access to all shows and a limited edition 2015 High Plains Comedy Festival T-Shirt. Tickets are on sale at www.highplainscomedyfestival.com. 

Individual show tickets will go on sale in the coming months. 

This is an early bird price for the festival. 

FEST INFO

Adam Cayton-Holland, Andy Juett, and Pete Turner along with Virgil Dickerson head the fest.  It is an invitation-based festival, not a submission-based festival.  Sponsors include Presenter Illegal Pete’s and additional partners (new additions) Comedy Works Entertainment and Comedy Central as well as local sponsors Denver Relief, Sexy Pizza and Sexpot Comedy.

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