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Snowmass Live Comedy Series: Comedy Throwdown is Sold Out

August 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Come early and we’ll do our best to place you on a waiting list. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.


It’s time to see who is home to the best comedians around at our first ever COMEDY THROWDOWN: Denver versus Roaring Fork Valley. Come watch 3 Denver based comedians and 3 RFV comedians battle it out for the Audience Favorite–where you will be the judge!

Hosted by Christie Buchele (Denver)
Christie Buchele is an accomplished standup comic from Denver, Colorado. Making a name for herself by sharing the heart-wrenching and hilariously raw realities of being a woman with a disability. Christie has been featured on Viceland’s, Flophouse; Hidden America with Jonah Ray; Laughs on Fox; First Look on NBC. Christie has performed on Limestone Comedy Festival in Bloomington, Denver’s own High Plains Comedy Festival and 208 in Boise. She 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 Colorado, Christie empowers young comics to hit the stage running and tell their stories with confidence.

Christie co-hosted a witty relationship advice podcast, Empty Girlfriend, which earned best Comedy Podcast by Westword Magazine and best Podcast for Sexpot Comedy in 2017. As one third of the Denver Comedy powerhouse, The Pussy Bros, Christie reps the Mile High City hard while crushing audiences with a wry, biting style that’s a bit sweet, a and a little bit surly; proving time and again you can say almost anything with a smile on your face and a gimp in your step.

Brett Hiker (Denver)
Brett 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 all over North America and afforded him the opportunities to travel overseas to perform in front of large foreign audiences that both laugh with and AT his boorish American ways. 

Hiker’s stand-up made its TV debut in 2011 on the After After Party: with Steven Michael Quezada — Gomez from Breaking Bad. Since then his comedy has been featured on Fox, the CW, Comcast and dozens of morning radio shows across the country. From growing up deep in the mountains of Colorado, to living a fast paced life in Manhattan, to countless months spent abroad as an expat; Hiker is currently based in Denver, Colorado

Michael Isaacs (Denver)
Michael Isaacs is a Denver-based comedian and writer. With his heavy audience engagement and disorienting, word-scrambling style, his standup 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 on 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, Denver’s Dangerous Theatre, The Jester’s Palace, and Denver Open Media Foundation.

Elise Kerns (Denver)
Elise Kerns is a Denver-based comedian. She’s performed on hundreds shows in Colorado and beyond and festivals including Chief Fest and Black Hills Comedy Festival. You’ve 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. 

Beth Brandon (RFV)
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 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.*

Ryan Honey (RVF)
Prior to becoming the Executive Director at TACAW, Ryan 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. He and his wife, Amy, and their three children live in El Jebel.

TJ Kaiser (RVF)

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.


August 24
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Collective Snowmass
49 Wood Road
Snowmass Village, CO 81615 United States