Four Corners Comedy Festival gets funny in Durango

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Four Corners Comedy Festival gets funny in Durango

Despite Bobcat Goldthwait’s cancellation, annual fest brings in the comedians
Comedian Jay Whitecotton will headline Four Corners Comedy Festival’s “Best of the Fest” show Sunday night at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College.

Four Corners Comedy Festival gets funny in Durango

Comedian Jay Whitecotton will headline Four Corners Comedy Festival’s “Best of the Fest” show Sunday night at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College.
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Four Corners Comedy Festival Schedule

Friday, Aug. 23

3 p.m.: Workshop: “Correctly offensive,” Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave. Learn the right way to be offensive. Guest speakers will provide useful tips about how to best send up the stereotypes that plague the comedy world, especially jokes centered around the LGBTQ+ and disabled communities. $10, shorturl.at/lyCJV.

5 p.m.: Theatre Show One, Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave. The opening show of the 4 Corners Comedy Fest packs a full lineup of hilarious acts from each of the Four Corners states. Hosted by Anthony Myers, with headliner Curt Fletcher and feature act JC Anderson. Plus Rich Gary, Austen Brinker, Autumn Horvat, Matt Ziemak, Joe Holt, Matt Micheletti, Kory David and Edward Bell. $10, shorturl.at/iADX1.

8 p.m.: Theatre Show Two, Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave. Join the festival founder and host Jill Carlson as she welcomes Jonathan Gregory. Featuring the Season 2 winner of Next Best Comic of the Four Corners, Kali Parmenter. Plus Zach Abeyta, Joshua Fournier, Caryn Carson, Maverick McWilliams, Collin Williams, Justin Tietjen, Danger K Varoz, Ann Gora and John Demming. $15, shorturl.at/dwHY4.

11 p.m.: Afterparty, El Rancho Tavern, 975 Main Ave.

Saturday, Aug. 24

1 p.m.: Workshop: “Joke Writing,” Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave. Festival headliner Jay Whitecotton will be featuring for Bobcat Goldthwait on Sunday night, but you can hear what he thinks about your material on Saturday. Whitecotton and fellow comic Kyle Pogue will break down joke writing techniques and help you punch up your set. $10, shorturl.at/ozMYZ.

3 p.m.: Theatre Show Three, Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave. Virginia Gonzales headlines a stacked lineup of comics: Mary Byrd, Jake Hovis, Steven Marek, Derek Ryter, Jake Hovis, Bailey Carlson, Chris Arellano, Sam Alvarado, Tanner Rahlf, Jandro Sanchez, Ryan MC and more. $10, shorturl.at/gqQ17.

5 p.m.: Theatre Show Four, Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave. Jason Thornton, Brandon Henderson, Courtney Wahlstrom, Brian Mystrom, Bubba McComb, Reed Becker, Kallan Reece, PJ Johnson, Georgina Smith, Jason Balmforth and Steve Costa. Hosted by David Oakley. $10, shorturl.at/itxDS.

8 p.m.: Theatre Show Five, Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave. Comic Jay Whitecotton takes the stage with Kyle Pogue along with special guest Elliot Weber. With Jeff Koehn, Brittany Hanrahan, Josh di Donato, Jacob Jonas, Kristofer Royer, Jon Kelley, Joey Johnson, Troy, Leslie Barton. Hosted by Allie Wolfe. $15, shorturl.at/efikR.

11 p.m.: Afterparty, El Rancho Tavern, 975 Main Ave.

Sunday, Aug. 25

3 p.m.: Workshop: “Being a Bookable Comic,” Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave. Hear from FCCF selection committee chairwoman Jill Carlson about the importance of quality submission videos, and from Peter K. Yankee, an agent with Phirgun Mair Worldwide, Rio Rancho. Learn how to get more bookings at clubs, festivals and other shows. $10, shorturl.at/ghyNY.

7:30 p.m.: Headline show, “Best of the Fest,” Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Drive. Comedian Jay Whitecotton will headline. He will be joined on stage by comedians from the festival. Patrons holding tickets for Bobcat Goldthwait can receive a refund or exchange the tickets for general admission seating for The Best of the Fest. Best of the Fest tickets are $20 per person at www.durangoconcerts.com, by phone at 247.7657 or in person at the Ticket Office inside the Durango Welcome Center at Eighth Street and Main Avenue. Posted ticket prices include applicable service charges. All sales final. shorturl.at/cehjn.

For more information, tickets, wristbands and VIP access, visit comedyshowcasedurango.com.

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