Vail Comedy Show - November 19, 2020

Thursday November 19, 2020 5:30PM

  • Laurie Kilmartin [CONAN, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing]
  • Caleb Synan [Comedy Central, CONAN, Last Comic Standing]
  • Steph Tolev [CBS, Comedy Central, JFL]
  • Sammy Anzer [Kevin Hart's LOL Network]
  • Rekha Shankar [CollegeHumor, JFL, Netflix, New Yorker]
  • Special Guests: Chubby Behemoth - Sam Tallent and Nathan Lund [JFL, Quibi, Vice, Comedy Central, TV8 Vail]
  • Mark Masters

ONLINE - streaming link will be sent to ticketed participants one hour before show


Laurie Kilmartin: Laurie is an Emmy-nominated writer for CONAN on TBS, and has performed standup on CONAN, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Comedy Central. She was a Top 10 finalist on season 9 of Last Comic Standing. Her first book, Sh*tty Mom, was a NY Times bestseller. Her Seeso (RIP) special, 45 Jokes About My Dead Dad, was named one of Vulture's Top Ten Comedy Specials of 2016.

Caleb Synan: Caleb Synan is one of the hottest young comics in the country. His unique background as a preacher’s kid from a small southern town gives him the ability to relate to any and every crowd -- even though he’s a big old millennial who lives in LA. Want proof? He’s written and starred in two different Comedy Central web series: “Deadliest Chef” and “Wise Words” And he’s performed on CONAN (twice!), Last Comic Standing (once!), and Comedy Central Stand Up Featuring Season 2. He’s also starring in Bill Burr’s upcoming stand up show on Comedy Central in 2020. He’s also entertained our troops in South Korea and Japan.

Steph Tolev: Steph Tolev is a stand up and sketch comedian from Toronto, Canada currently living in Los Angeles. Her unique brand of absurd and personal comedy has made her an audience favorite across North America both on stage and on television. As a stand up, Steph has done the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal four times, three of which were taped for TV and air on the Comedy Network. Steph made her American TV debut on on Comedy Central part of Bill Burr’s new show “The Ringers”. She was recently named one of Vultures “Comics You Should and Will Know” and one of Comedy Central’s “Up Next” comics to watch. She also co-wrote and co-stars in the Comedy Central web series ”Steph & Deb” with comedian Deb Digiovanni. Steph can also be seen in the Amazon show “Please Understand Me” produced by Sarah Silverman and was featured in season two of “Corporate” on Comedy Central. Steph has won the Canadian Comedy Award for Best Female Stand up and was a finalist in Sirius XM’s next top comic.

Sammy Anzer: Sammy Anzer, fresh off the streets of Queens, NY. Some call him @BadboyAnzer, some call him a visual representation of the 'other' ethnicity box. Sammy’s first comedic appearance was at JHS 157, wherein he successfully ruined 80 class periods of Earth science. He's appeared on Kevin Hart’s LOL network, The comedy radio station 103.1, the web series “Comedians doing stuff in Denver” by Visit Denver and jail (twice).

Rekha Shankar: Rekha Shankar is the former Head Writer/performer for CollegeHumor's Hardly Working series. In 2020 she was selected for Just For Laughs: New Faces - Creators. Recently, she was a writer on Netflix’s Magic For Humans (premiering in 2021), a correspondent on Kal Penn Approves This Message, a guest writer on the Astronomy Club Netflix sketch series, Gaya the Director in Between Two Ferns: The Movie, and an ensemble player in the upcoming Netflix sketch show Aunty Donna’s House (premiering in late 2020). She is an improviser at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre LA. She is also the writer/creator of Hustle, which was an Official Selection at the 2016 New York Television Festival. Her other pilot, Queens, advanced to the Second Round in the Comedy Teleplay Pilot category at the 2018 Austin Film Festival.

Chubby Behemoth: Nathan Lund and Sam Tallent are Chubby Behemoth, a podcast. They are two of the comedians in Denver I (this is Mark Masters writing) look up to the most in the Denver scene, they are outrageously funny, incredibly giving, and pretty much everything they do is successful. Collectively, they have a ton of credits including Viceland, Comedy Central, BBC, JFL and more. They are legend, I'm so excited they agreed to do this.

Mark Masters: Mark Masters lives in Colorado. He hosts and produces the monthly Vail Comedy Show as well as a weekly online showcase called the Comedy Test Kitchen. He has a podcast and web series, creatively named "Mark Masters", and you can buy the story of his comedy journey "Not Good Yet" almost anywhere books or audiobooks are sold. Learn more at and buy his merch here.

As always we may have some special guests dropping in too, so get your tickets early. There are two ways to watch and interact live, you can be backstage and have your laughs heard during the broadcast or tune into the stream and interact through on screen comments. Live laughers are eligible for prizes. Lineup subject to change.

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Chubby Behemoth

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Steph Tolev

Rekha Shankar

Sammy Anzer

Caleb Synan

Laurie Kilmartin

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