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Maria Bamford to headline High Plains Comedy Festival

The 7th annual comedy festival is returning to Denver this September.
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Maria Bamford performs at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival

DENVER — The High Plains Comedy Festival has announced its headlining show for Denver’s biggest weekend of comedy.

Maria Bamford and special guest Aparna Nancherla will headline the 2019 festival. Comedian Jackie Kashian will round out the lineup at Paramount Theatre on September 27 at 8 p.m.

Bamford is best known for her semi-autobiographical Netflix comedy series Lady Dynamite. She holds the distinction as the first female comic to have two half-hour Comedy Central Presents specials. She’s also voiced characters on Big Mouth, BoJack Horseman, Adventure Time, and Bob’s Burgers. 

Aparna is a comedian/actress featured in the second season of Netflix’s The Standups. Other TV credits include Netflix's Master of None, HBO's Crashing, and Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer. 

The festival, now in its seventh year, runs from Sept. 26 through Sept. 28 primarily at venues along South Broadway. More than 90 local and national comedians are expected to perform throughout the weekend.  

Standard Fest passes are $140, and include a ticket to the Paramount show, along with full access to the rest of shows on South Broadway, and a limited edition fest t-shirt.

Comedy fans can elect to upgrade to a "Peak Pass," for $180, which includes a ticket to the already sold-out Tom Segura show at the Bellco Theatre on Sept. 28. 

Pre-sale passes to the festival go on sale May 1, and general ticket sales start on May 3. Clip/tap this link for more information. 

Announcing our 2019 Headliner: Maria Bamford! Maria will be joined by special guest Aparna Nancherla & Jackie Kashian at our headlining show at Paramount Denver on Friday, September 27th! Fest...

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