LINEUP

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David Gborie is a comedian, writer, podcaster and all-around-thorough-type dude based out of Los Angeles, California. He has appeared on MTV, Showtime, Viceland, NFL Network, TruTV, and was named one of Comedy Central’s Top Comics to Watch in 2015. He’s also a co-host of the wildly popular All Fantasy Everything podcast and the newer hit Shinin’ With Sam and Dave. He’s written for Comedy Central, Fusion, and the ESPY awards, all of which he thinks is pretty good for a dude who used to get 4lokos on credit at the liquor store (shoutout to Randy at Tabor Liquors). David was going to try to explain his comedy using words like “fearless” and “daring” and “new” but then he remembered he thinks that’s corny and he refuses to go out like that. He does want you to know that he’s a proud son of a hard-working Sierra Leonean mother, he reps Colorado real heavy, and he’s never called the cops.

Known for whip-quick wit and rollicking improvisations, Sam Tallent is one of the sharpest, most original rising talents in comedy today. Fresh off his New Faces debut at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, Sam has been called "the absurd voice of a surreal generation" by the Denver Post, and, when not Sam Tallent (“the absurd voice of a surreal generation”- The Denver Post) is a comedian. For the last decade he has performed more than 40 weekends per year across America, Canada and France. His writing has appeared in Birdy Magazine and on VICE.com and he’s told jokes on Comedy Central, TruTV and VICELAND. His acclaimed debut novel, Running the Light, has been heralded as the definitive book on stand-up comedy. He lives in Colorado with his wife and dog, and while maintaining a "Black Flag esque tour schedule" (Savage Henry Magazine), Sam has worked alongside many of the biggest names in comedy, including Russel Peters, Ron White, Dave Chappelle, Doug Stanhope, Dana Carvey and Hannibal Buress. He recently won his battle on Comedy Central's Roast Battle, and was seen on VICELAND's Flophouse as well as the Chris Gethard Show.

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In 2019, Zac appeared on Spaghetti High on Adult Swim. He is a regular at The World Famous Comedy Works, and in 2018, Thrillist called him one of the 50 best-undiscovered comedians in the country. Zac founded the Denver Phone It In Film Festival in 2016 and in 2021, the Black Hills Comedy Festival.

Christie Buchele is an up-and-coming standup comic from Denver, Colorado. Christie has made a name for herself by sharing the heart-wrenching and hilarious realities of being a woman with a disability. Christie has been featured on Viceland’s Flophouse; Hidden America with Jonah Ray; and Laughs on Fox. Christie has performed at the Crom Comedy Festival in Omaha, Nebraska, Denver's own High Plains Comedy Festival, Hell Yes Fest, and Limestone Comedy Festival.

Christie has been described as "brave" for leaving the house in that body. Her comedy has been described as "funny despite what she talks about" and "uncomfortable" by Christie's mom. She has opened for the likes of Josh Blue, Sean Patton and Andy Kindler.

Christie co-hosts a witty relationship advice podcast, Empty Girlfriend, which earned Best Comedy Podcast by Westword magazine's Best Of awards and Best Podcast at the Sexpot Comedy awards in 2017. As one-third of the Denver Comedy powerhouse, The Pussy Bros, Christie reps the Mile High City hard while crushing audiences with a wry, biting style that’s a bit sweet and a little bit surly, proving time and again you can say almost anything with a smile on your face and a gimp in your step.

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Stylistically manic, artistically brilliant, AJ Finney is an eclectic midwesterner with a passion for the psychedelic scene of the Sixties. Comedy, jam bands and Volkswagens — that’s him. He’s an eco-friendly, improvisational, sometimes philosophical, patchouli-soaked quipster. AJ’s organic approach is refreshing and his poetic stream of consciousness style makes for a colorful and unforgettable comedic experience.

His audience (much like the Deadheads) are finding him through alternative venues such as music festivals, head shops, and record stores. In 2014, AJ was crowned “Best of the Midwest” winner at Gilda’s LaughFest in Grand Rapids, was featured on the FOX television show Laughs, and was one of the 100 performers chosen for Season 8 of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. In 2013, he was a semifinalist in the Comedy Central talent search Up Next, as well as a finalist in the 2011 San Francisco International Comedy Competition. He was voted “Best in Fest” at the 2011 Detroit LaughFest and was a finalist in HBO’s Lucky 21 comedy competition.

AJ is an effective and engaging storyteller with a rhythm that quickly pulls you into his world. You'll laugh until you leave and then later you'll laugh again.

Stand-up comedian, podcaster, novice voice actor, and avid pop culture enthusiast: Mitch Jones is a Colorado native who has been performing comedy since 2010. From the corners of the smelliest dive bars to the brightly lit stages of mid-sized theaters…Jones stands ever vigilant; forever in pursuit of the creative process!

Past credits include:
High Plains Comedy Festival (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
Crom Comedy Festival (2016, 2017)
Savage Henry Comedy Festival (2016)
Laughing Devil Comedy Festival (2015)

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Stand-up comedian for over 12 years. Dē Kelley first caught the comedy bug while doing skits for his track team in college. He got his first laughs in front of an audience and was hooked. He began honing his skills at open-mics and showcases throughout the Country quickly becoming one of Denver’s premiere up and coming comedians.

Gabby Gutierrez-Reed is a Colorado based comedian who relates to people through her playfully confessional jokes. She has been in High Plains Comedy Festival, Beast Village Comedy Festival, and will be in this upcoming Alaska B4UDie Festival. She’s been on Adult Swim, Funny or Die, and was recently featured in a collection of Wingstop training videos. Things are looking up!

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Eric Henderson is a nationally touring comedian and known outer space enthusiast who brings to the stage a high energy, unique style of observational humor and storytelling all blended together with a subtle punch or morality.

Being addicted to the road, Eric can be been seen at comedy clubs, dive bars, and theaters all over the globe. Also known for co-hosting a monthly food-based-showcase called 3 Course Comedy as well as regularly featuring for Comedy Works Entertainment and The Improv

Nathan Lund is a Denver comedian who recently moved to Trinidad, Colorado, for some fucking reason? He has told his little jokes at festivals around the country and is a favorite at the best club in the world, Denver's Comedy Works. Nathan hosts a podcast with Sam Tallent called Chubby Behemoth. Please listen to it. Thank you.

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Kate Strobel is a Denver-based comedian whose unique style is as energetic as it is ingenuous—allowing her awkward charm to liven any room with genuine enthusiasm that’s contagious (in a good way). Kate was a semifinalist in the Comedy Works New Faces Contest and has performed at the Aloha and Chief comedy festivals. She produces showcases at Rita’s Law and Number Thirty Eight in Denver, which have quickly become two of the most reputable shows in town.

Steve Vanderploeg is a comedian, writer and improviser based in Denver, Colorado. Steve is the founder of a brewery themed touring comedy show known as Rotating Tap, which includes awards such as Westword’s Readers Choice for Best Comedy Night in Denver.

Steve is a regular at the world famous Comedy Works, where he often opens for nationally touring headliners. Steve has been featured as “Comedian of the Week” on 103.1 FM radio in Denver. He has also performed on over two dozen comedy festivals across the country, including Beast Village Comedy Festival and multiple appearances on the High Plains Comedy Festival, 208 Comedy Festival and Rogue Island Comedy Festival. Steve consistently works with people much more famous than him, and usually, they like him

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Geoff Tice is a comedian based in Denver, Colorado. He is a regular at the world-famous Comedy Works and performs in clubs, bars, and basements all across America. He has also performed at SF Sketchfest, Red Clay Comedy Festival, Limestone Comedy Festival and High Plains Comedy Festival.

Joshua Emerson is a Navajo stand up comedian based in Denver, Colorado. He is a founding member of the award-winning comedy troupe and production company, DeadRoom Comedy. Joshua surprises audiences around the courntry with emotional intelligence and his  trademarked volume. 

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Shanae Ross is a Comedian based out of Denver With engaging charm, a snazzy fashion sense, and personable storytelling ability, she has had the honor of performing at festivals such as the High Plains Comedy Festival  and 50 First Jokes. While fluent in the language of comedy, her inability to speak “Parent” does not hold her back from making them laugh. (However, she will watch a kid or two)  she draws her audience in with her light hearted and happy energy.

Brett Hiker was a regular guy until ten years ago when he was bitten by a stray comedian. Since, Hiker has spent the last decade telling jokes in theaters, clubs, and music venues across North America. His comedy has found its way to television on Fox, Comcast, and the CW as well as the Aspen, Limestone, and High Plains Comedy Fests.  He is an avid fan of dive bars, legos, large dogs, soft drugs, snowstorms, carharts, Wiffle Ball, Toaster Strudels, silly hats, open containers, vintage hockey teams, pillow forts, day drinking, breakfast food, and nothing else. Although Brett was raised by a pack of mountain folk in Colorado, he now lives and tells jokes in NYC where against his will he gets meaner and funnier by the day.

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Elise Kerns is a Denver-based comedian. She’s performed on hundreds shows in Colorado and beyond. You’ve seen her as a recurring guest on the J.A.G.U.A.R. Morning Show, on live feeds with Josh Blue and acting in sketches. She hosted and produced a successful showcase at Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox in Denver for two years and recently became the host of a monthly show at Rise Comedy. Her father is quoted in the Denver Post newspaper saying he'd rather she be a stripper than a stand-up comic. Fingers crossed she continues to disappoint him.

Nancy Rose hails from the small town of Los Angeles. She has traveled the world with her husband in the military circus for 19 years before settling in the Black Hills. Nancy Rose has acted in commercials, reality shows, independent films, sketches, and web series. She has performed stand up in L.A. at Flappers Comedy Club, The Tao of Comedy, Comedy Chateau, and various states in the Midwest. When not performing comedy she’s a practicing psychotherapist.

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