Vail Comedy Show - September 15, 2022 - Steph Tolev & Special Guests - Mark Masters host - Bridge Street Bar

Thursday September 15, 2022 7:00PM - Doors at 7:00, show starts at 8, arrive early for best seating, lineup subject to change

  • Steph Tolev [NETFLIX, Comedy Central, Amazon Prime, Juno Nominated] (Los Angeles, CA--originally Toronto, Canada)
  • Jeff Nelson [Winner Kansas City Comedy Festival, Semi-Finalist Denver New Faces Comedy Contest] (Kansas City)
  • Beth Brandon [Aspen Daily News, Snowmass Collective Comedy Competition winner] (Aspen)
  • Ali Kareem [Winner Omaha Funnybone Clash of the Comics, Finalist (3X) Best Comedian in Omaha, Boulder Comedy Festival] (Baghdad, Iraq)
  • Damon Howard (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)

Bridge Street Bar - 304 Bridge St, Vail, CO 81657 - this venue and show are 21+, you must be 21 years or older to enter


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. She was well-received at the acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe Fest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Clusterfest, Laughing Skull Festival, San Fran Sketch Fest, High Plains, Big Sky Festival, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver Sketch Fest’s, NXNE, and JFL42. Steph has released four albums, “So Many Wolves” in 2014 with her sketch duo Ladystache and most recently “Older & Wider”. On her own she has released ” Hot N’ Hungry” from 2016 and just recently “I’m Not Well” that was nominated for a Juno Award for Best Comedy Album. It is also available on pink vinyl, email for more info!

Jeff Nelson: Jeff Nelson is a comedian from Denver by way of Kansas City. In 2017 Jeff won The Kansas City Comedy Festival and has also advanced to the semifinals of the Comedy Works New Faces Contest. LA comedian blog writer Nichole Force writes: “It’s his unique take on reality that sets Jeff apart. He’s looking at the same world as the rest of us, but through far different, far edgier, and far funnier lenses.”

Beth Brandon: Beth Brandon has been doing standup in the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond since 2006. She’s studied at The Second City in Chicago, writes a column entitled “I Digress,” for The Aspen Daily News and performs locally whenever she’s not working her day job. She recently won second place in the Snowmass/Collective comedy showcase.*

Ali Kareem: Ali Kareem is a stand-up comic based in Denver. He's a 3x finalist for The Best Comedian in Omaha presented by the Omaha Entertainment Arts & Awards Committee and won the Omaha Funnybone Clash of Comics. Originally from Baghdad, Ali worked as an interpreter for the United States Military in Iraq, which helped him obtain U.S. citizenship. He can be seen performing all over Colorado, as well as producing and hosting his own monthly showcase, Kareem in Your Face, in downtown Denver.

Damon Howard: Damon Howard is a comedian and comedy event producer from Denver, Colorado

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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