Sheridan Opera House: 22nd Annual Telluride Comedy Festival, 2/17 – 2/20!

Sheridan Opera House: 22nd Annual Telluride Comedy Festival, 2/17 – 2/20!

Telluride’s Sheridan Arts Foundation and Jeb Berrier present the 22nd annual Telluride Comedy Fest. The happening takes place Feb. 17-20, 2022.

VIP Tables Available: In addition to reserved theater seating, eight (8) VIP Tables are available nightly for $600 per table Friday through Sunday. These tables offer prime cabaret seating on the main floor for four (4) individuals plus wine or champagne. And, if you enjoy being the brunt of a joke or a potential candidate to be brought up on stage, these tables are for you!

Tickets and more info are available at the Sheridan Opera House Box Office by phone at 970.728.6363 ext. 4 or at

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After a year off due to COVID, the President’s Weekend tradition is back— an hilarious, mid-winter, four-day weekend of entertainment with some of the funniest and most talented performers in the world of comedy.

About this time every year for 20+, the Sheridan Arts Foundation has welcomed established stars and new faces to the Opera House stage for a unique mix of stand-up, sketch and improv comedy. The 22nd festival features Comedy Fest regulars including Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer, as well as new names like Beth Stelling.

The Sheridan Opera House will open its SHOW Bar for ticket holders one hour before each show.

The 2022 Telluride Comedy Festival Guests:

Rob Huebel — Rob is a former student of and frequent performer at the UCB Theatre. It was at the New York City UCB Theatre that Rob met Paul Scheer and Aziz Ansari, the guys with whom he would create “Human Giant” for MTV. Following the success of “Human Giant,” Rob has fleshed out his resume with roles on “Transparent,” “The Descendants,” “The Office,” “30 Rock,” “Modern Family,” and “Children’s Hospital.”

Most recently he starred in the “Medical Police” series on Netflix.

And peeps can still find Rob at the UCB in Los Angeles performing in the shows “Facebook” and “Crash Test.”

Paul Scheer — Paul is an actor, comedian, writer, producer, director, and podcaster, currently starring in Showtime’s “Black Monday.” He also starred in the FX series “The League.”

Paul was co-creator and one of the stars of the cult MTV sketch series “Human Giant,” as well as the “Adult Swim” comedy-action-parody series “NTSF:SD:SUV::. ”

And he co-hosts two popular film discussion podcasts: “Unspooled” with film critic Amy Nicholson and “How Did This Get Made?” alongside his wife, June Diane Raphael, and Jason Mantzoukas.

Paul won a SAG award for his work on “Veep” and currently is co-writing “Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History” for Marvel.

Andrew Michaan— Andrew is a comedian/actor/writer based in Los Angeles. He has acted in or written for  Netflix, Comedy Central, TruTV, Funny or Die, Paramount Network, JASH, Super Deluxe, Twitter, and Yelp.

Andrew performs stand-up comedy at shows and festivals around the country, including a recent set on “The Late Late Show” with James Corden.

He also acted in a fan-favorite sketch on the newest season of “I Think You Should Leave on Netflix.”

Andrew co-hosts the very popular and often viral podcast and YouTube channel “Podcast But Outside.”

He too grew up in Telluride, a fact he usually doesn’t include in bios, but there we are.

Claire Mulaney — Claire is a writer and performer from Chicago. She has written for shows such as “Saturday Night Live,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live”  and “Last Man Standing.”

Beth Stelling — Beth is a stand-up comedian, writer and actress from Dayton, Ohio, who started stand-up in Chicago and is now based in Los Angeles. Her one-hour stand-up special, “Girl Daddy,” produced by Conan O’Brien, is currently streaming on HBO Max.

Beth was most recently a co-producer on Apple’s upcoming cartoon series “Strange Planet.” Prior to that she was an ESE on TBS’ “The Last OG,” and an on-set writer for the Universal hit movie, “Good Boys,” produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.

Beth has since been a go-to hire for punch-up. She also wrote on Seasons 1 and 2 of “Crashing” for HBO (and was the on-set punch-up writer for both seasons) on Seth Rogen’s “Hilarity For Charity” and Sarah Silverman’s Hulu show “I Love You, America.”

Beth’s half-hour stand-up special currently streams in The Standups series “S1Ep5” on Netflix. She plays Ms. Fish on “Rutherford Falls,” which can be streamed on NBC’s Peacock.  She has also guest starred on Comedy Central’s “Corporate” and Amazon’s “Red Oaks.”

Lily Sullivan — Lily is a writer and actor based in Los Angeles. She recently appeared on the “Righteous Gemstones” on HBO and the upcoming Peacock series “Killing It.”

Other credits include “I Think You Should Leave,” “Death to 2020,” “Lonely and Horny,” “SHRINK,” and a very spooky Geico commercial.

Lily hosts two improvised podcasts: “This Book Changed My Life” on CBB World and “Going Deep” on Stitcher Premium. You can also listen to her regularly on “Comedy Bang Bang!”

Lily grew up in Telluride and is thrilled to be back home performing in her favorite theater in the world!

Nick Thune — Nick is comedian/actor who hails from the Great Northwest (Seattle), where he spent his early years growing up.

Nick’s absurdist view and deadpan wit have distinguished his unique style of storytelling mixed with one-liners.

He has appeared on “The Tonight Show” 10 times, “Conan” two times, and “Late Night” one time. On each occasion, he won.

Nick performs comedy to sold-out crowds across the country and around the world, and has been featured at the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival, South By Southwest, Bonnaroo, The Moontower Comedy Festival, The Dublin Comedy Festival, The Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and many more.

Thursday Locals’ Night:

Comedy Fest kicks off the weekend, as always, with Locals’ Night. The show is designed for the people who make the lifts go, the drinks flow and those who make the snow. An evening of hilarious and irreverent humor about the town and the people we all know and love so much. One of the highlights of the weekend for sure.

Thursday ends with a set of improv from all the performers. Not to be missed. They are some of the best! In person: Paul Scheer, Rob Huebel, Andrew Michaan, Claire Mulaney, Beth Stelling, Lily Sullivan and Nick Thune.

Local comedians Miranda Beck, Dave Stocker, Sarah Schwab, Marissa Mattys and Máire Higgins perform for FREE in the SHOW Bar at 10:30 p.m. as part of the “Silas Berrier Locals Show” featuring Telluride homies performing stand-up.

“Silas” was an irreplaceable part of the Telluride Comedy Festival family, who passed away in 2021. He assisted with production every year and performed stand-up himself.

Stand-Up Friday:

Friday is a night of stand-up comedy from national headliner Beth Stelling, with Claire Mulaney and Andrew Michaan.

Telluride Comedy Fest is lucky to have Beth perform. She has appeared on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “Jimmy Kimmel,” “Chelsea Lately,’ “Pete Holmes Show.” Her new hour-long stand-up special “Girl Daddy” is currently streaming on HBO Max.

Equally exciting is the return of Claire Mulaney, and Andrew Michaan, who grew up in Telluride. (Not just Lily Sullivan!)

Sketch & Improv Saturday:

Saturday is the “Crash Test,” with Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel hosting an evening of absolute madness, hilarious bits, guest comedians, and whatever else their shared comedy brains concoct. Always a festival highlight.

Some may remember them as Brodie Brostein and Gary St Clair of the infamous Telluride Ski Patrol. Strap in, sit back and be prepared to howl.

Saturday finishes with an improv from some world-class performers including Huebel, Scheer, Sullivan, Mulaney, Eddins and more.

Stand-Up Sunday:

Sunday closes the weekend with Nick Thune! Andrew Michaan opens the show for what promises to be yet another evening of absurdity and laughs.


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