Telluride Comedy Fest

Nick Kroll, Jason Mantzoukas, Ed Helms, Seth Morris

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. Tickets are currently for sale for the 2020 Comedy Fest, and the event will take place each night at 8 p.m. from Thursday, February 13-Sunday, February 16. 

Past performers include many familar faces: Nick Kroll, Ed Helms, Thomas Middleditch, Jason Mantzoukas, 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 Raphael, Scott Armstrong, Eric Appel, Brett Gelman, Eric Andre, Paul Scheer and much more! 


Check out our 2019 schedule below for a taste of what's to come in 2020. 

Thursday: Local's Night pays tribute to the hard working, and no so hard working, people of Telluride. Jason Mantzoukas and Brian Huskey will lead a mega talented and hilarious crew with a send up of all things Telluride. Featuring Jason Mantzoukas, Brian Huskey, Seth Morris, Lily Sullivan, Tim Baltz, Rebecca Kohler, Toni Charline and Matt Braunger. 

Friday: Stand up Comedy with Matt Braunger and Rebecca Kohler, and an improv set from some of the very best in the business. Featuring Jason Mantzoukas, Brian Huskey, Nick Kroll, Lily Sullivan, Toni Charline and Tim Baltz.

Matt Braunger has performed his stand-up act on televsion programs such as the Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, John Oliver's New York Stand Up Show  and Live at Gotham  on Comedy Central, as well as his own Comedy Central Presents special. 

When not writing for CBS's hit comedy series, Happy Together, Canadian Comedy Award-winner Rebecca Kohler, takes to demolishing stand-up stages in both Canada and the U.S. Balancing an innate benevolence with a tongue like an acid attack. With fifteen years under her belt, Toronto's Best Femal Comic (NOW Magazine) has had her own half hour special for the Comedy Network, mulitple televised appearances at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, her own 1-hour show at Toronto's JFL42, several TV tapings at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Moncton Comedy Festival and several otehr Canadian comedy festivals you may or may not have heard of. Rebecca also tours nationally as a headliner and was nominated in 2018 for the Juno Award for best comedy album. It's like a Canadian Grammy. Rebecca should be famous by now, but, whatever. 

Saturday: Sketch Improv Night featuring Nick Kroll, Jason Manztoukas, Brian Huskey, June Diane Raphael, Matt Braunger, Seth Morris, Lily Sullivan, Tim Baltz and Rebecca Kohler. Whatever happens will be simply amazing and hilarious with the best of the best. 

Sunday: Stand Up with Nick Kroll, followed by a grand finale long form improv set to end the weekend. with Kroll, Mantzoukas, Huskey, Seth Morris and Rebecca Kohler. 

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 20th 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.

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


The 2017 Comedy Fest comedians!