Comedy night brings big laughs to Breckenridge |

Comedy night brings big laughs to Breckenridge

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Hey, High Country Comedy Night goers: You rock. At least according to this Wednesday

night’s headliner Chris Voth.

Voth said Breckenridge was one of his favorite places to take the stage because the town’s great, and the audience – unlike some other mountain town audiences we won’t name – recognize good comedy, as opposed to “junk food” comedy, and are ready for a good time, Voth said.

Voth has yucked it up on the last three seasons of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” The first time he made the show, he stood in line in San Francisco auditions for eight hours. For the next two seasons, producers called him back. The first two seasons, he made it through two episodes, and last season, he was only on one episode – but he has no complaints about not making it to the finals. He met plenty of new friends and connected with old friends who saw him on the shows. But participating in “Last Comic Standing” did remind him of one thing: “the randomness

of showbiz.” He said it’s not necessarily the most talented who succeed; sometimes it has to do with luck, knowing the right person, looking the part or telling the right joke.

His comedic style revolves around telling a lot of little jokes, which ultimately make up a picture, he said.

“They may not be great jokes, but I have a lot of them,” Voth said. “The volume’s there, if not the quality.”

Voth also has appeared on Comedy Central and has won the Miller Lite Comedy Competition of Denver. He’s worked with everyone from Dave Chappelle to Linda Ronstadt.

“Chris is a master of using timing and misdirection to set up his jokes,” said High Country Comedy organizer JonScott McClung. “He is always a ton of fun to watch.”

Sam Adams is the feature comedian of the night. Voth describes his style as Bill Cosby-like storytelling.

Adams’ stranger-than-fiction tales are always crowd pleasures, and he’s become a favorite guest speaker at corporate events. He was a sports reporter with the Rocky Mountain News for 12 years and is an in-studio analyst for KCNC-channel 4 and cable television’s FSN-Rocky Mountain.

And, just for the record: Adams does not look like that guy on the beer bottle, or any of the beer guy’s relatives, so he can’t hook you up with free Samuel Adam’s brews – however great of an audience you may be.

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