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Corona, Community and the Vail Comedy Show

This Letter To The Editor was published in the print version of the Vail Daily on Sunday November 8, 2020

Before we heard about flattening the curve, a monthly Saturday night event was growing in the valley. Once a month it turned a quiet brewery space into something like 30 minutes before Gondola One opens on a 14 inch powder day.

Only the crowds weren’t there to ski, they were there to laugh during another free Vail Comedy Show.

Traveling stand-up comedians visited the EagleVail VBC location, and had so much fun a tour was created with a stop in Aspen. Then in March Steamboat Comedy and Kyle Ruff were going to help make it a three mountain monthly tour. …


Last week I was — not exactly — in St. Louis.

I was in East St. Louis. Located in Illinois. But close enough to St. Louis’s famed arch that I jogged across state lines every morning to visit.

St. Louis Arch
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I was at the Casino Queen hotel for an event. Just a two minute train ride from Sugarfire, my 2nd favorite barbecue place in St. Louis. I went there almost every day. (My favorite? Pappy’s)

I was attending the World Series of Comedy Main Event, a comedy-palooza that mashed up a multi-night comedy contest, comedy seminars, networking, and more. …


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I wrote a book about (Denver, CO) open mic comedy that was released in April 2019.

It is available in so many places you can even get it on a Nook. If you don’t know what a Nook is, it is like off brand Kleenex, with the features of a Kindle, but with a fragrance derivative of the Microsoft Zune.

For real, you can get the book through any independent bookseller in America as well as at the biggest behomoth of online booksellers. Tattered Cover and Mutiny Information Cafe have it in stock in Denver.

The audio book, currently in post production, will similarly be available all over the place, probably in May 2019. …


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[This is an excerpt from the book Not Good Yet, Lessons from the first six months and one hundred performances of a Denver open mic comedian.

If you like it please support the author and buy a copy by visiting the book’s website www.notgoodyet.com.

Special offer: The first person to send a nice note to the author by going to the book website, then clicking over to the author’s comedy website, and filling out the contact form (please mention Medium), can arrange for a free signed copy to be mailed anywhere in the continental United States. ]

I attended the Red Clay Comedy Festival last weekend. …

About

Mark Masters

Denver based stand up comedian, contact me using the form at www.markmasters.co. WATCH satirical news: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU98_R_deruKAHQWAAazY0Q

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