Festivals & Events:
SAF Comedy Festival
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 director Jeb Berrier bring in some of the countries 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 ‘Whisky 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 Choncordes, 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 next President’s Day for a great weekend of comedy here in the mountains of Telluride. The 12th Annual Telluride Comedy Festival takes place Thursday - Sunday, Feb. 16 - 20, 2012. Please note that the Friday - Sunday shows will be offering 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! For more information on this year's comedians, and for a complete schedule of the festival line up, please visit the Telluride Comedy Festival under the "Events" page.
“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)