2019 Stand-Up Comedy At The Festival
Friday, September 13 at 10 pm (Back Porch Comedy Club at the Wood Ear)
Saturday, September 14 at 4:30 pm (Blues Stage)
Saturday, September 14 at 10 pm (Back Porch Comedy Club at the Wood Ear)
Sunday, September 15 at 4 pm (Blues Stage)
Comedy returns to Blues & Brews with stand-up shows featuring five comedians and a brand new "Back Porch Comedy Club" at the Wood Ear (135 E Colorado Ave). With cozy couches and comfortable seating along with rustic decor and ambient lighting, Back Porch Comedy Club will be the ideal setting to catch some late night humor. This intimate venue will host the "Dirty Shows" on Friday and Saturday nights starting at 10:00 pm. For the young at heart, please note that some of the comedy will be adult in nature. Catch all five comedians again on the Blues Stage, Saturday, September 14 at 4:30 pm and Sunday, September 15 at 4:00 pm during the Festival.
Debra DiGiovanni is a standup, writer and performer originally from Toronto, now based in Los Angeles. Debra’s first hour special Single, Awkward Female premiered on Showtime in 2011. Debra tours live at venues and festivals around the world including the Glasgow Comedy Festival, JFL Sydney, Bridgetown, Moontower, High Plains, Bumbershoot and RIOT LA. Additionally she has appeared at JFL NorthWest, Toronto and Montreal over 15 times. Debra releases weekly episodes of her hugely popular podcast Killing Time w/Debra & Zach, and has been in both seasons of Comedy Central’s Corporate. She made her US late night comedy debut on CONAN in February of this year, and she just released her second comedy album Lady Jazz with A Special Thing Records. She will be seen in her upcoming Comedy Central Stand Up Featuring set.
Caleb Synan is one of the hottest young comics in the country. (Funny AND good looking!) 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” (That’s the internet!) And he’s performed on CONAN (twice!), Last Comic Standing (once!), and Fuse’s “Uproarious” (TV! That’s right!)
A regular at Comedy Works, Walker has won the Comedy Works "New Faces" contest twice. After making his network TV debut on The Late Late Show, Troy has steadily racked up credits including VICE’s Flophouse and playing the role of “Don Lemon” on Fusion TV’s Trump vs. Bernie. Troy was also featured in a PetSmart commercial directed by Christopher Guest and starring Jane Lynch, had his own Comedy Central digital series and can be seen later this year in "Corporate" on Comedy Central.
Walker has had the pleasure of opening for some of the most prominent comedians in the country. In addition to headlining clubs and colleges across the nation, Troy serves as a fine ambassador of Denver comedy at national and local comedy festivals including The Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival, The Great American Comedy Festival, and Portland's Bridgetown Comedy Festival. He was also selected as one the Just for Laughs Montreal’s prestigious “New Faces” and is currently clawing his way up the L.A. comedy scene.
After witnessing Troy’s storytelling abilities and commanding presence on-stage it should come as no surprise that he's also a licensed attorney who graduated from University of Denver's Sturm College of Law.
Candice Thompson is a comedian/writer/actor that was born in Queens, raised in Cincinnati, and currently resides in Los Angeles. She is the perfect mix of both East and West coasts with just the wrong amount of Midwest street cred. Candice comes from an ethnically mixed family with both of her parents being of African-American and Native American descent and one day hopes to parlay her racial ambiguity into huge action roles like Dwayne Johnson did.
Candice is a paid regular at The Comedy Store in Hollywood. You may have seen her on THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT and Comedy Central’s THE NEW NEGROES. She was also on NBC’s BRING THE FUNNY & LAST COMIC STANDING as well as correspondent on E! network’s THE COMMENT SECTION. You can hear her every week on her podcast THE STRUGGLE, and in the comedic YouTube sketch series she co-created, CREEPY CARESS.
Candice’s comedy has often made people squirm in their seats and most recently, has gotten her ejected from a wedding, but it’s her edgy vs. adorable factor that keeps crowds begging for more. Candice wants to thank her friends and family for all their support, but most of all she wants to thank God for making her better than everybody.
Dave Stocker is originally from Ohio and attended Ohio University majoring in Adventure Recreation, which made Telluride the perfect place to one day call home. Dave moved to Telluride from Alaska for the library and stayed the next 9 years to ski. Since then he has picked up several other passions including comedy and playing music. He’s been writing for years and excited to continue his love for comedy and stand up returning to the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival for the second year in a row.