Vail Comedy Show - October 20, 2022 - Sam Tallent & Special Guests - Mark Masters host - Sarah's Lounge

Thursday October 20, 2022 7:00PM - Doors at 7:00, show starts at 8, arrive early for best seating, lineup subject to change

  • Sam Tallent [Comedy Central, Just For Laughs, Chris Gethard Show, VICELAND, Comedy Central Roast Battle] (Elizabeth, CO)
  • Patrick Richardson [High Plains Comedy Festival] (Denver, CO)
  • Austin Black [Iowa's Funniest Person, Floodwater Comedy Festival, Comedy Works Clean Comedy Competition Finalist] (Denver, CO)
  • Leah Althoff [Four Corners Comedy Festival] (Denver, CO)
  • Special Guests
  • Mark Masters [AWE Network, OutsideTV, ESPN, Pro Comedy Tour, Antelope Valley Comedy Festival, SnoJam Comedy Festival, Rubber City Comedy Festival] (Colorado)

Sarah's Lounge - 356 Hanson Ranch Rd., Vail, CO 81657 - park at Vail Village Transporation Center (free if you don't stay overnight)

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Sam Tallent: Known for whip-quick wit and rollicking improvisations, Sam Tallent is one of the sharpest, most original rising talents in comedy today. For the last 10 years, he has performed at least 45 weekends annually across America, Canada and France. Called "the absurd voice of a surreal generation" by the Denver Post, Sam is beloved by fans of contemporary comedy. He was a New Face at the 2019 Just for Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival, he won his battle on Comedy Central's Roast Battle, hosted the Denver episode of VICELAND's Flophouse and appeared on the Chris Gerhard Show to impress a girl. His critically acclaimed debut novel Running the Light - heralded as the “definitive novel about stand up comedy” (Marc Maron, WTF) - was published by Too Big to Fail Press in 2020 and his short fiction has been published on and in BIRDY magazine. He lives in Colorado with his wife and his dog.

Patrick Richardson: Patrick Richardson is a stand up comedian and artist living in Denver, Colorado. Founder of the comedy collective Birthday Piss, Patrick produces podcasts, video content and music. A true master of none, his comedy has been described as absurd, hilarious and insane. However you experience Patrick’s comedy, one thing’s for sure—you’ll know he’s having fun, and you will be too. Patrick is the cohost of two comedy podcasts: Cobos Patrick Podcast and Certified Cinephiles. You can find his music under the moniker Whirlaway. He has been on High Plains Comedy Festival multiple times, and is a regular at The Comedy Fort in Fort Collins.

Austin Black: Austin is a comedian originally from Iowa and now resides in Denver, Colorado. He performs at clubs all around Colorado including Comedy Works, Loonees Comedy Corner, and the Denver Comedy Lounge. No one cares that in his six years of performing he has performed in multiple comedy festivals such as Denver Fringe, Floodwater, Green Gravel, and finished top five in the “Funniest Person in Iowa Contest” at Penguin’s Comedy Club. He was also a finalist in the Clean Comedy Contest at Comedy Works. Shortly before moving to Denver, he had the opportunity to open for Theo Von. Austin’s parents have described his comedy as “I wish he would’ve graduated college.”

Leah Althoff: Leah Althoff is an up and coming Denver based comedian who began navigating the open mic scene in June 2021. She relocated to Colorado six years ago from the great state of Minnesota and has not stopped poking fun at the Colorado lifestyle since, knowing full well she has transformed into a stereotypical transplant herself - sticker covered water bottle and all. Her approach to comedy is comparable to a Disney movie: typically lighthearted but not afraid of darker themes, audiences may come away from it learning a lesson or two, and every now and then, there's a joke just for the adults. She has performed at notable venues around Colorado including Comedy Works, The Comedy Fort, and was selected to perform at the 2022 Four Corners Comedy Festival in Durango. A short resume for now but working to get her name out there and enjoying the process (most of the time).

Mark Masters: Mark Masters lives in Colorado. He hosts and produces the monthly Vail Comedy Show as well as the annual Memorial Day Weekend Vail Comedy Festival. He regularly appears as a host on OutsideTV and has made appearances on the AWE Network, ESPN and the Clean Comedy Podcast. He was a quarter-finalist at the Antelope Valley Comedy Festival outside Los Angeles California and was named an official selection of the SnoJam Comedy Festival. 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. He has headlined comedy clubs and open-mic'd many dive bars.

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