Breuer cancels Laff Fest performance |

Breuer cancels Laff Fest performance

Staff report

Stand-up comedian Jim Breuer on Tuesday canceled his headlining appearance at the Aspen Laff Festival, citing a family emergency. The "Saturday Night Live" alum had been scheduled to perform Thursday at 7:45 p.m. following a one-man show by John "Hippieman" Novosad.

The theater was working on booking a replacement as of Tuesday evening and is expected to make an announcement about the situation on Wednesday, according to Wheeler marketing coordinator Lauren Pierce.

"Hippieman's Plan for America" will run as scheduled Thursday. The festival will feature three shows Friday and Saturday.

Friday's lineup includes a short set by "Last Comic Standing" contestant Andrew Sleighter, followed by a double bill of Ophira Eisenberg and Robert Dubac and closing with Laff Fest newcomers Kira Soltanovich and Tom Rhodes.

On Saturday, the festival opens at 6 p.m. with Emily Galati, followed by a double bill with Pete Lee and Josh Sneed. The festival closes Saturday night with the return of Christopher Titus, making his third headlining Laff Fest appearance with a new show he's dubbed "Angry Pursuit of Happiness."

Full festival passes are $112.50, day passes run $46.50 for Friday and $52.50 for Saturday. The first shows Friday and Saturday are "Short Snort" sets, for which tickets are $12 and include a drink. Tickets are available at the Wheeler box office and online at

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