Laura Peek is one of the most promising young Los Angeles based stand-up comics to come out of Nashville’s bustling comedy scene. She was selected as a ‘New Face’ at the prestigious 2022 ‘Just For Laughs Festival’ in Montreal, and was named one of Vulture Magazine’s Comics You Should and Will Know 2022. Her storytelling and sharp wit delight audiences across the country and as of recently, internationally. She has had the pleasure of working with comics like Taylor Tomlinson, Iliza Shlesinger, Fortune Feimster, Chris Distefano, Marc Maron, and many more.
There’s a certain type of comedian who coasts on rhythm, inertia, and persona. They draw analogies — “That’s like if …” — and generate reflexive laughs for jokes that don’t quite hold up under a microscope. Laura Peek writes comedy like she wants to put these comedians out of business. She tells mathematical jokes like ”You ever walk into a Quality Inn and think, Honestly, I would have gone for quantity at this point?” and “I washed myself like a woman in a movie who is trying to forget a memory” that work on paper just as well as they do onstage.
In this way, Peek’s comedy is a throwback. Her work shares DNA with that of Taylor Tomlinson, both in her commitment to strong punchlines and the way she speaks reverentially and critically about her Southern upbringing, similar to how Tomlinson discusses the church. She reaches into this well frequently, not just to ridicule people she believes have regressive beliefs, but to comment on elements of it that have shaped her. It’s the basis of one of her best bits about attempting to quit smoking, a habit she jokes that no one in California has. “One thing I’ve never tried is the stop smoking pill. It’s called Chantix,” she explains. “Three of the actual side-effects of Chantix are hallucinations, delusions, and night terrors … Chantix: You can’t smoke if you’re hiding from demons in your neighbor’s crawl space.”
Reservations are encouraged. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and priority given to those with reservations. Large groups should arrive early to ensure the best seating.
Shows feature adult content and are not suitable for those ages 18 and younger.
Food and Beverage
Bar service will be available before the show at Mawita. Come early and grab a bite in Snowmass Base Village.
Parking and Transportation
Parking is free after 4p.m. in the Snowmass Base Village parking structure or free shuttles run from the Rodeo Lot, Intercept Lot and Aspen.