ABOUT THE SHOW
Hosted by Christie Buchele (Denver)
Buchele is an accomplished stand-up comic making a name for herself by sharing the heart-wrenching and hilariously raw realities of being a woman with a disability. She has been featured on Viceland’s “Flophouse: Hidden America with Jonah Ray” “Laughs” on FOX and “First Look” on NBC. She has performed at the Limestone Comedy Festival and Denver’s own High Plains Comedy Festival, as well as starred in and wrote for the Project DU film “Scary Lucy” which has won multiple awards at film festivals around the country. As Director of Stand-Up at Rise Comedy Theater in Denver, she empowers young comics to hit the stage running and tell their stories with confidence.
Beth Brandon (RFV)
Beth Brandon has been doing stand-up in the RFV and beyond since 2006. She’s studied at The Second City in Chicago, writes a column for The Aspen Daily News and performs locally whenever she’s not working her day job. She recently won second place in the The Collective’s Colorado Comedy Showcase.
Brett Hiker (Denver)
Hiker may look like he’s better suited for clearing brush or moving crates down at the dock, but he has become one of the more popular comedians currently touring the country. A career in comedy has taken Hiker has afforded him the opportunities to travel across the US and overseas to perform in front of large audiences that both laugh with and at his boorish American ways. His comedy has been featured on FOX, the CW, Comcast and dozens of morning radio shows across the country.
Ryan Honey (RVF)
Prior to becoming the Executive Director at TACAW, Honey was the Director of the 50th Anniversary Campaign at one of the nation’s largest nonprofit theatres, Center Theatre Group, in Los Angeles. In that role, he led a $120 million fundraising effort. Prior to working in arts administration and fundraising, Honey worked as an actor and producer in Los Angeles. As an actor, he was seen in numerous TV shows and movies. As a producer, he sold features to Warner Brothers and Anchor Bay Entertainment, as well as short films and new media content to Amazon.
Michael Isaacs (Denver)
With his heavy audience engagement and disorienting, word-scrambling style, Isaacs stand-up has been described as being “like wearing 3D comedy glasses,”- whatever that means. He is a regular at Comedy Works in Denver on their Almost Famous roster. He has been a featured performer across the US at the High Plains Comedy Festival, Altercation Festival, Savage Henry Festival, Denver’s Underground Music Showcase, 50 First Jokes and was a finalist in the 2019 Comedy Works “New Faces Competition.” He is a two-time first place winner of Denver’s Phone It In Film Festival and has written and directed productions at Denver’s Bug Theatre, Dangerous Theatre, The Jester’s Palace and Open Media Foundation.
TJ Kaiser (RVF)
He’s so funny, he doesn’t need a bio. You’ll just have to come see him to find out.
Elise Kerns (Denver)
Kerns has performed on hundreds shows in Colorado and beyond. You may have seen her as a recurring guest on the “J.A.G.U.A.R. Morning Show,” on live feeds with Josh Blue and acting in sketches and commercials for “Shinesty Threads.” She hosted and produced a wildly successful showcase at Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox in Denver for two years and now hosts a great show at Denver’s Walnut Room. Her father is quoted in the Denver Post newspaper saying he’d rather she be a stripper than a stand-up comic. Fingers crossed she continues to disappoint him.
Seating will be available first-come-first-serve, with advance reservations seated first. Food service is only available prior to the show, so please come early if you would like dinner.
Masks are recommended for all attendees , regardless of vaccination status. We will operate based on current event guidelines from Pitkin County Public Health, which may change at any point in time.