Comedy Nights returns to the Dolores River Brewery Feb. 7.
Four professional stand-up comedians will perform at 9 p.m., and there will be open mic for new or amateur comedians at 7:30 p.m. There is a $5 cover.
Headliners are Kate McLachlan, Jill Carlson, Betsy Schur, and Derek Ryter. Brian Nystrom will host the first set, and David Oakley the second.
The event is organized by Comic Uprising, a new club formed by Carlson to showcase local comedians. Sponsors include Matthew Walk-In Haircuts and Kokopelli Cabins.
McLachlan was the recent winner of the First Next Best Comic of the Four Corners.
Carlson, a local attorney and former Cortez City councilwoman, has been participating in stand-up comedy for many years. In 2017, she started the annual Four Corners Comedy Festival, and organized Comic Uprising to promote regular stand-up events in the area.
This is the third Comedy Nights at the Dolores River Brewery and the event has packed the house, said Aaron Lemay, who gave stand-up a try during the open mic session.
“It was fun, and I was not too embarrassed. Some people laughed, so I’m going to try it again,” he said.
Upcoming Comic Uprising events are:
Feb. 9, “Comedy Confessional” open mic at Balcony Bar & Grill, Durango, 8 p.m.Feb. 14 “Off With Their Heads” at Down the Rabbit Hole, Durango, 8 firstname.lastname@example.org