The organizers of Denver’s High Plains Comedy Festival, going on its fifth year, have announced that comedian and Silicon Valley co-star T.J. Miller will be one of the festival’s headliners, rounding out the festival with a finale performance at the Paramount Theatre. In addition, Georgia Hardstark and Karen Kilgariff, the hosts of the popular true crime podcast My Favorite Murder, will be performing a special live version of their show, also at the Paramount. The festival will take place from Thursday, August 24th — Saturday, August 26th.
It’s also been announced that truTV, the home of festival organizer Adam Cayton-Holland’s scripted series Those Who Can’t, will be sponsoring the festival for the second year in a row.
“With T.J., My Favorite Murder, and truTV all on board, we’re looking forward to a fantastic fifth year,” said Cayton-Holland. “We’re really proud that we’ve been able to grow the festival every year to offer even more national and local comedians for the audiences, while still keeping it intimate and authentic.”
The festival has grown exponentially since its inception, managing to pull in bigger and bigger names each year. Last year’s festival had three headliners: Cameron Esposito, Kyle Kinane and Garfunkel and Oates, meaning that we’re likely in for a series of big announcements from Cayton-Holland and his team in the coming weeks. Previous performers at High Plains include Bobcat Goldthwait, Jonah Ray, Jermaine Fowler, Aparna Nancherla, Sean Patton, Anthony Jeselnik, Ron Funches, Matt Braunger, Nikki Glaser, Jay Larson, the Lucas Bros, Beth Stelling, and of course, Denver’s own The Grawlix, featuring Those Who Can’t stars/creators Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl, and Ben Roy.
Tickets for the High Plains Comedy Festival will go on sale on Friday, May 5th at 10 a.m. and can be bought on the festival’s website.