Jim Gaffigan to headline Wheeler Opera House in February, Tig Notaro to play Aspen Laugh Fest | AspenTimes.com

Jim Gaffigan to headline Wheeler Opera House in February, Tig Notaro to play Aspen Laugh Fest

Staff report

Comedian Jim Gaffigan will perform at the Wheeler Opera House on Friday, Feb. 15, days before a seven-comic lineup at the Wheeler's annual Aspen Laugh Festival running Feb. 20 to 23.

Passes for Laugh Fest will go on sale Thursday, Oct. 11 at noon at the Wheeler Opera House and aspenshowtix.com.

Buying a full Laugh Fest pass will grant early pre-sale access to Jim Gaffigan tickets, which go on sale to the general public Nov. 1. Single Laugh Fest tickets go on sale Jan. 4.

Headliners at the annual Laugh Festival will include Nate Bargatze (Feb. 20), Kathleen Madigan (Feb. 21), Tig Notaro (Feb. 22) and two performances by Jo Koy (Feb. 23).

A triple-bill Feb. 22 will also host Rachel Feinstein, Moshe Kasher and Julian McCullough.

 Aspen Laugh Festival-goers have the option of purchasing a Full Festival Pass for $225, which includes admission to all performances (select one Jo Koy performance). The Pick 3 Pass is also available.

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“If last year's sales are any indication, we highly recommend comedy fans order their passes early,” Wheeler executive director said in the announcement. “In addition to our headliners, we will also be soon announcing off site shows to the lineup."

Details on the Laugh Fest lineup:

Nate Bargatze

Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Hailing from Old Hickory, Tennessee, rising stand-up comedian Nate Bargatze is selling out shows across America. Nate followed in the showbiz footsteps of his dad, a former clown turned world class magician, whose influence is seen on Nate's 2015 debut special Full Time Magic and his debut album Yelled at By a Clown. Nate's half-hour Netflix Special The Standups premiered on July 4th, 2017 to rave reviews. In addition to touring the country as a headliner, Nate toured in arenas with Chris Rock on his 2017 Total Blackout Tour. He currently has a deal with 20th Century Fox to develop his own TV show.

Kathleen Madigan

Thursday, February 21 at 7:30 PM

For 28 years, comedian Kathleen Madigan has been touring 250 nights on the road and squeezing in hour-long filmed specials and performances on every late-night show ever made. From 25 appearances on The Tonight Show and multiple appearances on Letterman and Conan to recently riding around with Jerry Seinfeld in his internet series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Madigan is still having a blast and selling out theaters across the country.

Triple The Laughs:
An Evening of Comedy with Rachel Feinstein, Moshe Kasher and Julian McCullough

Friday, February 22 at 7:30 PM

Rachel Feinstein

Rachel is a nationally touring comedian and actress. She has had three Comedy Central specials, including the most recent Amy Schumer Presents Rachel Feinstein: Only Whores Wear Purple. Rachel recently recurred on the Steven Soderbergh Amazon series Red Oaks and on Judd Apatow’s HBO comedy Crashing. She also guest starred on Bravo's Odd Mom Out. Her past credits include Trainwreck, Top Five, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, co-hosting The View on multiple occasions and several appearances on Inside Amy Schumer. Her latest special premiered on March 20, 2018 as part of Netflix's half hour series The Standups.

Moshe Kasher

Currently the Co-host of The Champs podcast and the author of the acclaimed memoir Kasher In The Rye on Grand Central Publishing, Moshe Kasher has been selected as one of Variety Magazine's "Ten Comics to Watch," LA Times' "Faces to Watch," and iTunes' "Comic of the Year."

Julian McCullough

Julian McCullough has toured the country so much that he’s earned Diamond Medallion Status on Delta Airlines. His next stop? Aspen! Julian has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Conan, and NPR's This American Life, Inside Amy Schumer and TruTV's Comedy Knockout. Julian was a fan-favorite at the 2018 Sunset Sessions series, and we are thrilled to have him return to the Wheeler, this time to the main stage!

Tig Notaro

Friday, February 22 at 9:30 p.m.

Tig Notaro is a groundbreaking stand-up comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director originally from Mississippi. Hailed for her effortless storytelling and fearless stage presence, her subject matter ranges from the delightfully absurd to the monumentally serious. Rolling Stone recently named Tig "one of the 50 best stand-up comics of all time."

Jo Koy

Saturday, February 23 at 7:30 & 9:30 p.m.

Jo Koy has come a long way from his modest beginnings at a Las Vegas coffee house. He sells out venues across the nation, is a weekly guest on The Adam Carolla Show podcast and recently started his own podcast, The Koy Pond with Jo Koy. His infectious, explosive energy onstage, insightful jokes, and family‐inspired humor cross all boundaries.