Comedy Fest

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Since 1999, the Sheridan Opera House has been the home of the Telluride Comedy Festival. Each year over Presidents' Day Weekend, the Sheridan Arts Foundation and festival co-director Jeb Berrier bring in some of the country's funniest comedians for four nights of world-class comedy in a historic and intimate venue. The Telluride Comedy Festival strives to be a world class event while keeping the grass roots feel and uniqueness of Telluride itself.

Past performers include many familar faces: Nick Kroll, Ed Helms, Thomas Middleditch, Natasha Leggero, Moshe Kasher, Jason Mantzoukas, Paul Scheer, Rob Riggle of the Daily Show, Jack MacBrayer from 30 Rock, Stephanie Weir of Mad TV, Arj Barker from Flight of the Conchords, Tig Notaro, SNL's Casey Wilson, Rob Corddry, Brian Huskey, Seth Morris, Jamie Denbo, John Ross Bowie, Bob Dassie, Rob Huebel, Aziz Ansari, June Diane Raphael, Scott Armstrong, Eric Appel, Brett Gelman, Eric Andre, Paul Scheer and much more!

Check out our 2020 schedule and comedians below to get an idea of what's in store for 2021!

Thursday: Local's Night pays tribute to the hard working, and no so hard working, people of Telluride. Jason Mantzoukas, Paul Scheer, Rob Huebel and Anna Drezen perform.

Friday: Stand-up featuring Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher, plus opener Anna Drezen. Improv with Nick Kroll, Rob Huebel, Jason Mantzoukas, Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer.

Saturday: Crash Test hosted by Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel. Sketch, improv and stand up are all a part of this show. Featuring Jason Mantzoukas, Seth Morris, Nick Kroll, Moshe Kasher, Natasha Leggero, Anna Drezen, and Emmy Blotnick will also appear.

Sunday: Stand-up featuring Nick Kroll and Emmy Blotnick plus improv with Jason Mantzoukas, Seth Morris, Paul Scheer, Rob Huebel, Nick Kroll, and Anna Drezen.

Please join us over President's Day Weekend for four nights of comedy here in the mountains of Telluride. Please note that each night we will offer VIP cocktail tables up at the front of the theater. Use this as a unique opportunity to see your favorite comedians up close and personal and possibly even become the brunt of a joke or two. Performers will be announced about a month in advance of the event - with each night guaranteeing a strong laugh!

"The Telluride Comedy Festival is a hidden gem. It attracts some of the biggest names in comedy and pulls them together for a weekend of the most unique and hysterical shows that you'll ever see. When you attend the Telluride Comedy Festival you are assured to see some of the biggest name stars of today and tomorrow!" -Paul Scheer (FX's The League )


Telluride Comedy Fest Sponsorship

Become a sponsor of the 22nd annual Telluride Comedy Festival and be recognized as a supporter of one of the most popular events in Telluride!

In exchange for a $2,500 pledge to the Sheridan Arts Foundation and Telluride Comedy Fest you'll receive:

  • Tickets: Two VIP/Patron Tables to the evening of your choice (subject to availability), which includes prime cabaret seating for eight. (These can be distributed over a few nights.)
  • Placement of your company's logo on all Telluride Comedy Fest marketing materials (press release, posters, flyers, marquees, etc.) and website.
  • Nightly recognition and thank you of all sponsors at the shows.
  • Invitation for eight (8) people to a private Meet and Greet Reception with all participating comedians.
  • Telluride Comedy Festival poster signed by all participating comedians.
  • A tax letter to the extent allowable by law

Call (970) 728-6363 x1 to make your reservation as a Telluride Comedy Festival sponsor or email!

2020 Comedians

  • Top L-R: Jason Mantzoukas, Rob Huebel, Emmy Blotnick, Nick Kroll
  • Bottom L-R: Paul Scheer, Seth Morris, Jeb Berrier
  • Not pictured: Natasha Leggero, Moshe Kasher, Anna Drezen