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The Narrators
Sep
28
4:00 PM16:00

The Narrators

The Narrators Denver is a live monthly storytelling show in Denver hosted by Ron S. Doyle and Erin Rollman. Comedians, actors, musicians, writers, and other fascinating folks share true stories from their lives, centered on a monthly theme. For the High Plains special show, the theme will be "Bomb." Come see how comedians interpret a single phrase in different ways, resulting in stories that can be sad, touching, or—of course—funny.

Line-Up

Troy Walker
Hayden Kristal
Wendy Wroblewski
Adam Burke
Joe Kwaczala
Aparna Nancherla
HOSTS:
Erin Rollman
Ron Doyle

Line-up subject to change.

$10

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Boogie Monster Live Podcast Recording
Sep
28
5:00 PM17:00

Boogie Monster Live Podcast Recording

Comedians Kyle Kinane and Dave Stone bring their good-timin' shit-show of a podcast to the stage. Come see the boys talk para-crypto nonsense, argue about mustard, and fart on a few special guests. No dorks!

Line-Up

HOSTS:
Dave Stone
Kyle Kinane

GUESTS:
Sam Tallent
Amy Miller
Chris Garcia

Line-up subject to change.

$15

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Endless Honeymoon Live Podcast Recording
Sep
28
6:00 PM18:00

Endless Honeymoon Live Podcast Recording

Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher, married comedians, are using their hilariously hard-won wisdom on relationships and building on their hit Netflix special to help others by interviewing their guests, offering love advice, and simultaneously examining the ups and downs of their own relationship!

Line-Up

Kate Willett
Baron Vaughn

HOSTS:
Natasha Leggero
Moshe Kasher

Line-up subject to change.

$15

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Cartoons & Comedy
Sep
28
6:00 PM18:00

Cartoons & Comedy

Cartoons & Comedy is a purely fun show for crowds and performers alike, a rare glimpse into childhood from the safely ironic distance of years past. Hosted by Christopher Baker, the show features comedians riffing on your favorite cartoons and commercials from days past, with full sets of comedy thrown in.

Line-Up

Jim Hickox
Jordan Doll
Barbara Gray
Kyle Ayers
HOST: Christopher Baker

Line-up subject to change.

$10

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All Fantasy Everything Live Podcast Recording
Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

All Fantasy Everything Live Podcast Recording

All Fantasy Everything is a show where funny people and experts come together to fantasy draft pop culture, from music to movies to sandwiches, everything is in play.

Denver faves Ian Karmel, Sean Jordan, and David Gborie take their usual seats on the panel, and they're joined by Shane Torres—who avid AFE fans will recognize as "Sampler Platter." Come watch four frenemies draft a whole lotta fun.

Line-Up

Ian Karmel
David Gborie
Sean Jordan
Shane Torres

Line-up subject to change.

$25

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SATELLITE SHOW: Tom Segura
Sep
28
7:30 PM19:30

SATELLITE SHOW: Tom Segura

Tom Segura is bringing his Take It Down Tour to Denver’s Bellco Theatre on Saturday, September 28th, 2019. Our Peak Pass holders are lucky enough to have a great ticket to the sold-out early show, but tickets to the late show are still available.

Actor/Comedian/Writer Tom Segura has quickly become one of Hollywood’s most in demand and highly regarded talents. He is best known for his three Netflix specials, Disgraceful (2018), Mostly Stories (2016), and Completely Normal (2014). Segura has risen to be one of the top comedy theater acts in the country. When he isn’t performing on stage or recording a podcast he’s watching College Football or waiting for College Football to come back.

Line-Up

Tom Segura

Line-up subject to change.

$29-40

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Hi Spirits
Sep
28
8:00 PM20:00

Hi Spirits

The High Plains showcases let you see performers in their natural setting: no gimmicks, no themes, just a microphone, a comedian, and a whole lot of funny. Come see a fantastic mix of local and national comics—catch some of your faves or discover some new ones!

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SATELLITE SHOW: Lucha Libre & Laughs
Sep
28
8:00 PM20:00

SATELLITE SHOW: Lucha Libre & Laughs

Denver's award-winning mix of stand-up comedy and pro wrestling action is back, and part of the High Plains Comedy Fest!

Caleb Crush will defend his title, in a triple threat against Lonnie Valdez and Darin Corbin. Royce Isaacs is back, and will take on Simon Gotch. Simone Lockhart defends the women's title against Abadon The Monster and so much more!

18+

Line-Up

Jordan Doll
Anwar Newton
Mike Carrozza
Dave Stone

COMMENTARY BY:
Nathan Lund
Sam Tallent

Line-up subject to change.

$16-100

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SATELLITE SHOW: The Gateway Show
Sep
28
8:00 PM20:00

SATELLITE SHOW: The Gateway Show

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Stand-up comedians take to the stage and tell their BEST jokes, then they go to an undisclosed location to get WAY too high, only to come back to the stage and ATTEMPT to tell more jokes completely baked.

Hosted by Billy Anderson

Line-Up

Nick Nemeroff
Sammy Arechar
MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!

Line-up subject to change.

$10-15

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Bounty on the Mutiny
Sep
28
8:00 PM20:00

Bounty on the Mutiny

The High Plains showcases let you see performers in their natural setting: no gimmicks, no themes, just a microphone, a comedian, and a whole lot of funny. Come see a fantastic mix of local and national comics—catch some of your faves or discover some new ones!

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Moshe, Natasha and More
Sep
28
9:00 PM21:00

Moshe, Natasha and More

Moshe and Natasha are keeping the honeymoon going with a night of standup, sharing, and maybe even some relationship advice. Joined by some of the fest's best and brightest, this show is bound to have you feeling the love.

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Comedy Works Presents: Thick Skin
Sep
28
10:00 PM22:00

Comedy Works Presents: Thick Skin

As a special presentation from Comedy Works, enjoy comedy the way it's intended. No holds barred, no punches pulled, and no f**ks given. Watch seasoned pros and future stars battle each other for supremacy. Good sets will be awarded, bad sets will be punished. Feelings will be hurt, fun will be had.

Comedy is at its best when it isn't scared to tell the truth. So let's stop pretending that the world is nice and fair, and help us celebrate each other by pointing out our differences and similarities that make us all amazing and utterly stupid.

Thick Skin may not be for everybody, but everyone should see it! 

Be sure to check out Thick Skin every week at Comedy Works!

Line-Up

HOSTS:
Mike Stanley
Brandt Tobler
GUESTS:
Lizzy Wolfson
Jose Macall
Zac Maas
Derrick Stroup
AND MORE!

Line-up subject to change.

$10

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Closing Time
Sep
28
10:00 PM22:00

Closing Time

The High Plains showcases let you see performers in their natural setting: no gimmicks, no themes, just a microphone, a comedian, and a whole lot of funny. Come see a fantastic mix of local and national comics—catch some of your faves or discover some new ones!

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High Plains Finale Show With The Grawlix
Sep
28
to Sep 29

High Plains Finale Show With The Grawlix

Denver's favorite trio return for a final blowout show guaranteed to have your knees a-slappin' and your sides a-splittin'. They have a killer lineup scheduled for you, with some secret surprises thrown in! This is always the most raucous, hilarious, fun show of the Festival, so don't miss it!

Line-Up

Barbara Gray
Joe Kwaczala
Andrew Orvedahl
Ben Roy
Adam Cayton-Holland
PLUS SECRET SURPRISE GUESTS!

Line-up subject to change.

$25

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High Plains Finale Show With The Grawlix
Aug
25
to Aug 26

High Plains Finale Show With The Grawlix

The majority of Denver's favorite trio return for a final blowout show guaranteed to have your knees a-slappin' and your sides a-splittin'. They have a killer lineup scheduled for you, with some secret surprises thrown in! This is always the most raucous, hilarious, fun show of the Festival, so don't miss it!

Line-Up

Matt Cobos
Clare O'Kane
Eric Dadourian
Emily Heller
Andrew Orvedahl
Adam Cayton-Holland
PLUS SECRET SURPRISE GUESTS!

Line-up subject to change.

$20

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Ex-Pats
Aug
25
10:00 PM22:00

Ex-Pats

They left us behind, but they're back and they're funnier than ever! Come see a selection of some of the best ex-pats who have moved away, but remain Denver Darlings! From NYC to LA, these folks stay "Mile High 'til they die." Catch some of your faves or discover some new ones!

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Thick Skin
Aug
25
10:00 PM22:00

Thick Skin

Enjoy comedy the way it's intended. No holds barred, no punches pulled, and no f**ks given. Watch seasoned pros and future stars battle each other for supremacy. Good sets will be awarded, bad sets will be punished. Feelings will be hurt, fun will be had.

Comedy is at its best when it isn't scared to tell the truth. So let's stop pretending that the world is nice and fair, and help us celebrate each other by pointing out our differences and similarities that make us all amazing and utterly stupid.

Thick Skin may not be for everybody, but everyone should see it! 

Line-Up

HOSTS:
Greg Baumhauer
Mike Stanley
GUESTS:
Jose Macall
Miriam Moreno
John Tole
Dante Powell
Samantha Ruddy
AND MORE!

Line-up subject to change.

$10

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Adomian's Domain
Aug
25
9:00 PM21:00

Adomian's Domain

James Adomian is one of the most talented impressionists and standups walking this planet today. Whether its via Bernie Sanders, Orson Welles, or his own damn funny self, James will have you rolling. With him is a fantastic line-up of some of the Fest's best local and national performers.

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Hi & Mighty
Aug
25
8:00 PM20:00

Hi & Mighty

The High Plains showcases let you see performers in their natural setting: no gimmicks, no themes, just a microphone, a comedian, and a whole lot of funny. Come see a fantastic mix of local and national comics—catch some of your faves or discover some new ones!

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Bounty on the Mutiny
Aug
25
8:00 PM20:00

Bounty on the Mutiny

The High Plains showcases let you see performers in their natural setting: no gimmicks, no themes, just a microphone, a comedian, and a whole lot of funny. Come see a fantastic mix of local and national comics—catch some of your faves or discover some new ones!

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High Plains Presents How Did This Get Made?
Aug
25
7:00 PM19:00

High Plains Presents How Did This Get Made?

Come see a wildly popular podcast about wildly unpopular movies. Hilarious hosts Paul Scheer, Jason Mantzoukas and June Diane Raphael (and maybe a surprise guest?) breakdown the Travolta "classic," Look Who's Talking Too. If you're not already an HDTGM fan, you will be after a live show, and if you already are, get ready to experience the shenanigans you love, live and in person in Denver for the very first time. 

Line-Up

Paul Scheer
Jason Mantzoukas
June Diane Raphael

Line-up subject to change.

$45

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All Fantasy Everything Live Podcast Recording
Aug
25
7:00 PM19:00

All Fantasy Everything Live Podcast Recording

All Fantasy Everything is a show where funny people and experts come together to fantasy draft pop culture, from music to movies to sandwiches, everything is in play.

Denver faves Ian Karmel, Sean Jordan, and David Gborie take their usual seats on the panel, and they're joined by Shane Torres—who avid AFE fans will recognize as "Sampler Platter." Come watch four frenemies draft a whole lotta fun.

Line-Up

Ian Karmel
David Gborie
Sean Jordan
Shane Torres

Line-up subject to change.

$20

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Cartoons & Comedy
Aug
25
6:00 PM18:00

Cartoons & Comedy

Cartoons & Comedy is a purely fun show for crowds and performers alike, a rare glimpse into childhood from the safely ironic distance of years past. Hosted by Christopher Baker, the show features comedians riffing on your favorite cartoons and commercials from days past, with full sets of comedy thrown in.

Line-Up

Jim Hickox
Jordan Doll
Emma Arnold
James Adomian
HOST: Christopher Baker

Line-up subject to change.

$5

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Hi Spirits
Aug
25
6:00 PM18:00

Hi Spirits

The High Plains showcases let you see performers in their natural setting: no gimmicks, no themes, just a microphone, a comedian, and a whole lot of funny. Come see a fantastic mix of local and national comics—catch some of your faves or discover some new ones!

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Dork Forest Live Podcast Recording
Aug
25
5:00 PM17:00

Dork Forest Live Podcast Recording

Come and dork out with Jackie Kashian and some special guests! Jackie's gathered a couple of her friends to talk all about something they really, really like—their dorkdom. You'll probably learn some things and you'll definitely laugh a lot.

Line-Up

Jackie Kashian
Eliza Skinner
Baron Vaughn

Line-up subject to change.

$5

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Groomzillas Live Podcast Recording
Aug
25
4:00 PM16:00

Groomzillas Live Podcast Recording

Long distance friends and recently married comedians Dan Gill & Eric Dadourian have learned everything there is to know about wedding planning and now they’re ready to share their expertise with a little help from their fellow comedians.

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The Narrators
Aug
25
4:00 PM16:00

The Narrators

The Narrators Denver is a live monthly storytelling show in Denver hosted by Ron S. Doyle and Erin Rollman. Comedians, actors, musicians, writers, and other fascinating folks share true stories from their lives, centered on a monthly theme. For the High Plains special show, the theme will be "Bit." Come see how comedians interpret a single phrase in different ways, resulting in stories that can be sad, touching, or—of course—funny.

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High Plains Finale Show With The Grawlix
Aug
26
to Aug 27

High Plains Finale Show With The Grawlix

Denver's favorite sons return after spending the last several months writing and filming the third season of Those Who Can't, for a final blowout show guaranteed to have your knees a-slappin' and your sides a-splittin'. They have a killer lineup scheduled for you, with some secret surprises thrown in! This is always the most raucous, hilarious, fun show of the Festival, so don't miss it!

Line-Up

Rachel Weeks
Baron Vaughn
Ben Roy
Andrew Orvedahl
Adam Cayton-Holland
PLUS SECRET SURPRISE GUESTS!

Line-up subject to change.

$20

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Orange Crushers
Aug
26
9:00 PM21:00

Orange Crushers

Come see a selection of some of the best local comedic talent and ex-pats who have moved away, but remain Denver Darlings! From newbies, to new-to-Denverites, to Los Angelenos who stay "Mile High 'til they die," these performers run the gamut, but they'll all make you laugh. Catch some of your faves or discover some new ones!

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Rory Scovel Tries Stand-Up For The Second Time
Aug
26
8:00 PM20:00

Rory Scovel Tries Stand-Up For The Second Time

Now that Rory has his first time under his belt (and a bunch of TV shows, movies, albums and comedy specials), he's celebrating his second time trying stand-up at High Plains! With him is a fantastic line-up of some of the Fest's best performers.

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Bounty on the Mutiny
Aug
26
7:00 PM19:00

Bounty on the Mutiny

The High Plains showcases let you see performers in their natural setting: no gimmicks, no themes, just a microphone, a comedian, and a whole lot of funny. Come see a fantastic mix of local and national comics—catch some of your faves or discover some new ones!

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Reunited!
Aug
26
6:00 PM18:00

Reunited!

Reunited! brings together the casts of beloved sitcoms for in-depth panel discussions, Q & A sessions, and table-reads of classic scenes.

The catch? The shows never existed, except in the minds of hosts/show-creators Josh Androsky and Bryan Cook.  Additionally, none of the guests have any prior knowledge of the series they “starred” on.

Cook and Androsky create a fictionalized world where a panel of comics discuss personal issues, professional pitfalls, and brushes with the law. It would be the most scandalous show in Hollywood if any of it had ever happened.

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The Narrators
Aug
26
5:00 PM17:00

The Narrators

The Narrators Denver is a live monthly storytelling show in Denver hosted by Ron S. Doyle and Erin Rollman. Comedians, actors, musicians, writers, and other fascinating folks share true stories from their lives, centered on a monthly theme. For the High Plains special show, the theme will be "Eating It." Come see how comedians interpret a single phrase in different ways, resulting in stories that can be sad, touching, or—of course—funny.

Line-Up

Chris Charpentier
Nancy Norton
Ramon Rivas II
Ryan O'Flanagan
Jono Zalay
Sonya Eddy
Andrew Orvedahl
HOSTS:
Erin Rollman
Ron S. Doyle

Line-up subject to change.

$10

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Cartoons & Comedy
Aug
26
5:00 PM17:00

Cartoons & Comedy

Cartoons & Comedy is a purely fun show for crowds and performers alike, a rare glimpse into childhood from the safely ironic distance of years past. Hosted by Christopher Baker, the show features comedians riffing on your favorite cartoons and commercials from days past, with full sets of comedy in between.

Line-Up

Matt Monroe
Aaron Urist
April Richardson
Baron Vaughn
HOST: Christopher Baker

Line-up subject to change.

$5

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Those Who Can't Live Table Read
Aug
26
4:00 PM16:00

Those Who Can't Live Table Read

Hometown boys The Grawlix (Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl and Ben Roy) were already big stars in Denver, but they did the Mile High City proud—and gained an even wider nationwide following—when truTV picked up their original show Those Who Can't as the network's first scripted comedy. The trio has spent most of the year in L.A. writing and filming the show's third season.

Now you can get a sneak peek at a future episode! Adam, Andrew and Ben will be joined by TWC writer Lisa Best, and castmates Sonya Eddy, Maria Thayer, and Rory Scovel as they perform a live table read of a season three episode (or two!).

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Late Late Breakfast
Aug
26
3:00 PM15:00

Late Late Breakfast

Hosted and created by comedians Tyler Jackson & Danny Maupin and produced by Liz Maupin, Late Late Breakfast is a fast-paced, mixed-format standup show where anything can happen. Each show offers a wildly different experience and features a diverse lineup of top comedians telling their jokes while facing randomized challenges that could be anything from pitching in a baseball game involving the entire audience or flying a kite, to hooking the comedian up to a polygraph machine or smashing fruit like Gallagher. Our show has been featured on NYCF, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, The Comedy Exposition, Orlando Indie Comedy Fest, Green Gravel Comedy Fest, Crom Comedy Fest, Hell Yes Fest and more.

PRESS

  • Featured as one of the best comedy shows in America
    The Interrobang 6.01.16
  • "There's something very special going down in Chicago. Every month for the past three years, Tyler Jackson and Danny Maupin have been putting on Late Late Breakfast, a standup comedy show like no other." –The Daily Dot 3.31.16
  • Featured as a top concept comedy show in New York City
    –The Interrobang 2.18.16
  • "[Late Late Breakfast has] gathered so much momentum in the last few months that I'd guess 2016 is going to be the year of breakfast comedy." –Chicago Reader 12.23.15
  • "Late Late Breakfast [is] just such an incredible concept for a show, and the masterminds behind it are...brilliant. Just brilliant. It's weird and chaotic and fun and silly and smart and everything standup comedy lacks." –Brightest Young Things: 2015 Comedy Favorites 12.9.15
  • Featured as one of the best experimental comedy shows in Chicago –Time Out 3.25.15
  • "Late Late Breakfast is one hell of a ride and a great insane show."
    –Eddie Pepitone 2015
  • "The chaos can't help but be entertaining" –Chicago Reader 4.8.14
  • "The Late Late Breakfast is a find. It's the rare open mic that general audiences and comedians alike can all rally around. It's a raucous afternoon of high-energy mischief presented with an insiders wink by creators Danny Maupin and Tyler Jackson." –Chicago Tribune 11.17.14
  • "Every time I've gone, it's been the best afternoon of my month."
    Brightest Young Things 9.24.14
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Ding Donger With Matt Braunger
Aug
26
3:00 PM15:00

Ding Donger With Matt Braunger

Matt Braunger shares stories, observations and, in the new Feral Audio incarnation, doles out advice in the “Dear Ding-Donger” segment. Swing by and let Braunger hop in for a bit. “Ding-Donger with Matt Braunger,” the hilarious podcast with a super serious name.

Line-Up

Matt Braunger

Line-up subject to change.

$5

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High Plains Finale Show With The Grawlix
Aug
27
to Aug 28

High Plains Finale Show With The Grawlix

Denver's favorite sons return after spending the last 8 months writing and filming Those Who Can't, for a final blowout show guaranteed to have your knees a-slappin' and your sides a-splittin'. They have a killer lineup scheduled for you, with some secret surprises thrown in! This is always the most raucous, hilarious, fun show of the Festival, so don't miss it!

Line-Up

Josh Blue
Bobcat Goldthwait
Baron Vaughn
Ben Roy
Andrew Orvedahl
Adam Cayton-Holland
PLUS SECRET SURPRISE GUESTS!

Line-up subject to change.

$20

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Epilogue Comedy
Aug
27
9:00 PM21:00

Epilogue Comedy

This popular monthly showcase has been charming audiences at the Mutiny Information Cafe for three years now. Helmed by host Timmi Lasley, Epilogue serves as a launching pad for local comedians and platform for national performers to reach new audiences...and perform in the best bookstore on South Broadway.

This special Festival version of the show gives audiences the chance to see some of the best High Plains has to offer...all for FREE! Come get a taste of the fest without opening your wallet.

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Saturday Night Special Showcase
Aug
27
8:00 PM20:00

Saturday Night Special Showcase

The High Plains showcases let you see performers in their natural setting: no gimmicks, no themes, just a microphone, a comedian, and a whole lot of funny. Come see a fantastic mix of local and national comics—catch some of your faves or discover some new ones! This special showcase is designed for those who want to stay on South Broadway (instead of venturing to The Paramount for the Headlining Show), but still catch some of the best acts High Plains has to offer.

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Headliner Show
Aug
27
8:00 PM20:00

Headliner Show

The Headlining Show of the High Plains Comedy Festival this year is stacked with talent! In addition to official headliners Garfunkel & Oates, the show is rounded out by two perennial fest favorites—Kyle Kinane and Cameron Esposito. They're joined by local crusher Nathan Lund as the MC for an evening full of laughs. The whole thing goes down at the historic and gorgeous Paramount Theatre and is not to be missed!

Line-Up

Garfunkel & Oates
Kyle Kinane
Cameron Esposito
Nathan Lund

Line-up subject to change.

$42.50

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These Things Matter Live Taping
Aug
27
7:00 PM19:00

These Things Matter Live Taping

Join hosts Kevin O'Brien and Taylor Gonda as they talk to guests and each other about pop culture and its never ending impact on our lives in a live version of their über-popular podcast.

These Things Matter is built on the concept of High Fidelityism – the belief that pop culture can change your life. No reference is too obscure, no genre too highfalutin. Join Kevin, Taylor and a panel of guests as they wade through movies, music, comedy, television, video games, toys, books, comics and more!

Line-Up

Chris Garcia
Eliza Skinner
Caitlin Gill
Kenny DeForest
HOSTS:
Kevin O'Brien
Taylor Gonda

Lineup subject to change.

$10

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