Comedy Fest

Sheridan Opera House comedy fest

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 best and funniest comedians for four nights of amazing comedy in a historic and intimate venue. Every night the show revolves around one comedic form; either stand-up, improv or sketch comedy, with an occasional world premiere such as the Human Giant Roadshow or Ed Helms ‘Whiskey Sour Radio Hour’.

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, 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 from the Sarah Silverman Program, SNL’s Casey Wilson, Rob Corddry, Ed Helms, Brian Huskey, Seth Morris, Jamie Denbo, John Ross Bowie, Bob Dassie, Craig Cackowski, Rob Huebel, Aziz Ansari, June Raphael, Scott Armstrong, Jason Mantzoukas, Eric Appel, Brett Gelman, Eric Andre and Paul Scheer.

Please join us over President’s Day Weekend for four nights of comedy here in the mountains of Telluride. The 15th Annual Telluride Comedy Festival takes place Thursday - Sunday, Feb. 13 - 16, 2014. 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! A new twist on the old Comedy Festival....we will no longer announce our performers in advance, you will just have to buy your tickets, cross your fingers and hope for the best! Performers will be announced the week of the event - with each night guaranteeing a strong laugh! Tickets are on sale, via the link below above.

Jeb and company run a great festival. I will continue to attend until I die.” – Rob Corddry

"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 & MTV's Human Giant)


Become a sponsor of the 16th Annual Telluride Comedy Festival and be recognized as a supporter of one of the most popular events in Telluride!

In exchange for a $2,000 pledge to the Sheridan Arts Foundation and the 2014 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.
  • Placement of your company’s logo on all Telluride Comedy Fest’s and 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 following Saturday night’s performance.
  • Framed Telluride Comedy Festival poster signed by all participating comedians.

Call (970) 728-6363 x1 to make your reservation as a 2015 Telluride Comedy Festival sponsor!

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