SOH: 22nd Annual Telluride Comedy Festival Cancelled

SOH: 22nd Annual Telluride Comedy Festival Cancelled

Telluride’s Sheridan Arts Foundation is officially cancelling the 22nd annual Telluride Comedy Fest, scheduled for Thursday, February 11 through Sunday, February 14, 2021.

The difficult decision was made due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in San Miguel County and more importantly, the reliance on performers traveling by plane from all over the country, mostly from Los Angeles, which is also experiencing record numbers. While the Sheridan Arts Foundation feels this year’s festival should not take place in the current climate, the plan is to reschedule for the summer months.

Moving from Level Red to Level Orange in early January gave Sheridan Arts Foundation staff and co-producer Jeb Berrier hope that the festival could safely proceed in a limited capacity with 4-6 performers and 25% capacity audiences. Comedians were ready to enjoy their usual weekend full of days on the slopes and nights performing to (limited) sold-out crowds, however as the dates have gotten closer, both event producers and comedians feel it is not in the best interest of anyone to go forward with the usual dates.

The Sheridan Arts Foundation has hosted Telluride Comedy Fest for the past 21 years over President’s Day weekend with sold out shows each night. The festival is one of the biggest and most popular events of the winter for the organization. Tourists and local alike pour in the Sheridan Opera House after spending a day skiing the February powder, sit down with a drink (or a few) from the SHOW Bar and enjoy a boisterous night of laughter from stand-up, improv and sketch comedy from the nation’s top comedians.

Past performers include Ed Helms, Nick Kroll, Tig Notaro, Aziz Ansari, Jason Mantzoukas, Thomas Middleditch, Natasha Leggero, Rob Corrdry, Paul Scheer and Seth Morris.

The Sheridan Arts Foundation looks forward to hosting the event sometime this summer!

The Sheridan Arts Foundation was founded in 1991 as a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization to preserve the historic Sheridan Opera House as an arts and cultural resource for the Telluride community, to bring quality arts and cultural events to Telluride and to provide local and national youth with access and exposure to the arts through education. The Sheridan Arts Foundation is sponsored in part by grants from the CCAASE, CCI, The Telluride Foundation and Just For Kids Foundation.

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