They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and to commemorate at least a thousand laughs here are our favorite photographs from the 2022 Vail Comedy Festival from Memorial Day Weekend. Photographs by Dude, IDK / Nick Holmby. Stay tuned for tickets to the 2023 Vail Comedy Festival taking place May 26-28, 2023 in Vail, Colorado.
Steven Rogers headlines a show on the famous Bridge Street Bar stage in Vail Village, all comedy venues were a few minute walk from this stage during the 2022 Vail Comedy Festival. Steven has been seen on Late Night with Stephen Colbert, the Late Late show with James Corden and tours with Brian Regan.
Mark Masters the organizer of the Vail Comedy Festival makes announcements before a show. Check out that awesome official Vail Comedy Festival Hoodie (hooded sweatshirt) and the Vail Comedy Festival backdrop
Smiles and laughter from an audience during a live stand-up comedy show during the 2022 Vail Comedy Festival, which was held Memorial Day Weekend 2022. All passes sold-out.
A special aspect of the 2022 Vail Comedy Festival were pop-up shows in unique venues. This was pre-show at a retail store called Aviator Nation. This late show was headlined by Xazmin Garza. (Not pictured) Mark Masters and Orin Be entertain the crowd. This photo ran in the Vail Daily newspaper.
Magic and family friendly entertainment were an important part of the 2022 Vail Comedy Festival. A magician entertains a group of approximately 150 at one of three family friendly and FREE special events held at the RocketFizz stage in Lionshead. An incredible sunny day and lots of smiles!
10th Mountain Whiskey held a special live podcast taping for the You Can Tell me Anything podcast during the 2022 Vail Comedy Festival. Special equipment was purchased to accommodate four microphones recording at once.
Mark Masters and Orin Be entertain an audience before a pop-up show at Aviator Nation. Pictured is the infamous “high stage” and a ladder for comics to mount it at the 2022 Vail Comedy Festival.
A future comedy fan enjoys Vail Village underneath a Vail Comedy Festival banner. The 2022 Vail Comedy Festival had two sixteen foot wide banners in addition to eighteen eight foot tall roundabout banners off the main exit to Vail from Interstate 70.
The 2022 Vail Comedy Festival sold out. A pass holder gets his passes on the first morning of the festival while Mark Masters explains how they work.
A live podcast taping at 10th Mountain Whiskey in Vail, CO during the 2022 Vail Comedy Festival. Bring In The Backups is a podcast from Los Angeles comedian Erick Hellwig (green shirt), he is interviewing comedian and 8 year NFL veteran Joe Barksdale.
Merch at the 2022 Vail Comedy Festival included pins, stickers, posters and t-shirts/hoodies.
2022 Vail Comedy Festival staff help pass holders get their credentials for a weekend of laughs at festival pass pickup.
Meka Mo from New York City on stage at the 2022 Vail Comedy Festival during a fiver show where comics perform five minute spots intended to showcase as many comics as possible for industry who were mixed into the capacity crowds.
Long John the comedian from Zimbabwe at a pop up showcase at Loaded Joe’s Coffee in Vail Village at the 2022 Vail Comedy Festival.
Usama Siddiquee from New York City as seen on Netflix and NBC’s America’s Got Talent headlines a 2022 Vail Comedy Festival show.
The iconic covered bridge in Vail, Colorado under a Vail Comedy Festival banner at the 2022 Vail Comedy Festival
A wall painting encourages folks to Enjoy The Ride as surprise headliner Al Jackson from HBO and Comedy Central performs at a late show during the 2022 Vail Comedy Festival
Enjoying the hang at the 2022 Vail Comedy Festival are three submission comedians from the Denver, Colorado comedy scene–Austin Black, Sammy Anzer and Korey David
Catherine McCafferty, a comedian from New York City laughs it up during an impromptu photo shoot with Nick Holmby at the 2022 Vail Comedy Festival
Usama Siddiquee and Mark Masters joke it up outside Bridge Street Bar at the 2022 Vail Comedy Festival
Audience members wait to be let into a pop-up comedy venue as announcements are made at the 2022 Vail Comedy Festival
Comics enjoy the hang at the 2022 Vail Comedy Festival and pose for a couch picture in an oversized green room during a show
Steven Rogers who performed on the Late Late Show with James Corden two weeks before his appearance at the 2022 Vail Comedy Festival tells jokes to a standing room only audience
Comedian Usama Siddiquee does a surprise drop in spot at a late show at the 2022 Vail Comedy Festival
Ambient entertainment was a permitted activity during the 2022 Vail Comedy Festival. Pictured are future comedy fans enjoying card tricks from a professional magician.
Comedian Austin Black enjoys the hang at a 2022 Vail Comedy Festival party while wearing his Vail Comedy Festival badge with Artist credential
New York City comedian Kyle Mara performs at a pop up show at Cucina at The Lodge at Vail in front of a Vail Comedy Festival banner and a Vail, Colorado poster during the 2022 Vail Comedy Festival
New York City based Comedy comic Caitlin Peluffo gets laughs at a pop up comedy show during the 2022 Vail Comedy Festival. Caitlin Peluffo has been seen on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on CBS and is a passed regular at the world famous Comedy Cellar in New York City.
In the heart of Vail Village during the 2022 Vail Comedy Festival a magician amazes passers-by as audience members cheer
Audience members at a sold-out standing room only comedy show laugh and smile during the 2022 Vail Comedy Festival
Night time magic activity at the 2022 Vail Comedy Festival included fire effects in the streets of Vail, Colorado
Vail Comedy Festival headliner Caitlin Peluffo gets a big laugh from organizer Mark Masters behind the scenes at the 2022 Vail Comedy Festival
Headliner Steven Rogers enjoys some stage time at a pop up comedy show during the 2022 Vail Comedy Festival after working out some new material at an open mic held in the basement of the world famous Vendetta’s pizza Comedian Al Jackson closes out a show during the 2022 Vail Comedy Festival