Comedy finds a permanent home in Summit County
BRECKENRIDGE ” Since it started in November, the High Country Comedy Night at the Park Avenue Pub in Breckenridge held the second Wednesday of the month, has been selling out.
“Our goal is to become a Summit comedy tradition for great stand-up comedy and we are striving to continue to ‘up the level’ of comedians that we can bring up here,” event organizer JonScott McClung wrote in an e-mail.
This coming Wednesday’s comedy night, McClung has arranged for some members from Denver’s Wrist Deep Productions to provide the laughs.
Greg Baumhauer and Adam Cayton-Holland, who will be performing in Breckenridge on the 14th, along with Ben Roy (who performed at the Park Avenue Pub recently) and Jim Hickox, created Wrist Deep Productions after running into each other at several Denver open mics, and recognizing they had a similar type of comedy.
“We’re pretty dirty. Sometimes, in fact, we’re filthy,” Baumhauer said. “But it’s smart, we’re not just being filthy to be filthy ” it’s clever.”
The comics started their own open mic night and now have a following in the city.
McClung is dubbing the next High Country Comedy Night as Local’s Appreciation Night with a free keg to be tapped at 6:30 p.m. and free admission to locals until 7:30 p.m.
There will also be a joke contest with a $50 purse.
“The idea is to have a very low-risk entry point for anyone who has been thinking of trying stand-up out,” McClung wrote.
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