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.
NANCY NORTON is..Award Winning Standup Comedian and Speaker
Registered Nurse who now heals with humor
“The Stay AWAY from home mom”
Hilarious & High Energy, Intuitive & Interactive
Producer of the Podcast: Tromedy – cope with trauma using comedy
Dry Bar Comedy Special - “Super Dork”
Comedy Album “4th of 3”
HONORS AND AWARDS:
2021 BEST OF THE FEST SHOW with Jay Leno- Burbank Comedy Festival
2019 CHAMPION 40th Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition
2018 WINNER Boston Comedy Festival – FIRST WOMAN TO EVER WIN IT!
2016 GRAND SLAM CHAMPION STORYTELLER of Truth Be Told
Nancy draws material from everyday life experiences such as growing up in a big Ozark family, the 4th of 3 wanted children, working as a Registered Nurse, spending months in Nepal adopting her son and then being a single “Stay AWAY from home mom.”
Norton tours nationally headlining clubs, festivals, conferences and events doing Standup Comedy and Keynote Speaking about The Power of Humor.
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.
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)
Originally from the Bay Area, Salma Zaky moved to Los Angeles to attend college where she began her comedy journey. She now performs in clubs around Colorado where she resides, and has been featured in festivals across the country.
Matt Cobos is a one-dude party from Denver, Colorado. His quick, punchy style, and kick-ass attitude quickly gets audiences onboard and ready to rage. He also says "dude" and "hell yeah" WAY too much.
Matt is a paid regular at Comedy Works Denver, has been on the High Plains Comedy Festival, and has opened for Melissa Villaseñor, Sam Tallent, Josh Blue, and more.
Overall, Matt Cobos is just a rad dude with a rad 'tude and he just wants to party with you. Hell yeah, dude!
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
BK Sharad is an up-and-coming comedian from the mean streets of Boulder, Colorado. You of course know him from his work as Jay Chandrasekhar’s body double in an as-of-yet unaired TV Pilot, but he is also making a name for himself in standup. His positive outlook shines through his jokes about the world and his experiences in it as a former emo, hockey playing, first generation, Indian millennial.
George Delgado is a comic from south Texas with his start in Corpus Christi. After living out in LA and Las Vegas, George now calls Denver his home. He loves to riff on his childhood, family , and cultural identity. Throughout his stand up career he as won zero comedy competitions, even though he thinks they’re scams he will never learn his lesson. If insecurity and blind confidence was personified, it would look like George
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
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.
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.
Sheldon Starr’s brand of comedy is distinguished by his literal short stories, ranging anywhere from 10 seconds to 2 minutes with abrupt delivery, non sequiturs, quick punch lines, witty thoughts, and one-liners.
Ms Kay has lived in Rapid City, South Dakota for the decade and a half by choice. Let that sink in. She joined West Dakota Improv many moons ago, and with that came the opportunity to try standup. As they say, the rest is history. She also has two forever-hungry, broke, best friends who she happened to give birth to, and she still managers to be a full time nurse and business owner. We're all having a good time, right?1?
Tyler Corbine is a standup comedian from South Dakota.
He has spent years sharpening his comedy chops all across the Midwest, learning how to entertain people from all different backgrounds. With routines built around audience engagement, Tyler’s shows create a sense of communal experience bringing together people from all backgrounds with funny and lightning clever insights about America, Money, and the absurdity of modern life.
Tyler has been a winner of the Black Hills Comedy Festival, a participant in the Sno Jam Comedy Festival, and a regular at Loonee’s Comedy Club in Colorado Springs.