Jim Breuer and Tom Papa Kick-Off New Colorado Amphitheater

Article Contributed by Reed Rowley | Published on Monday, February 12, 2018

The Stanley Hotel and Comedy Works Entertainment are proud to announce the first public event in the brand new $10 million Pavilion Amphitheater in Estes Park with back-to-back nights of hilarious stand-up comedy.  The celebration kicks off with SNL alumni Jim Breuer on April 20th and continues on Saturday, April 21st with the former host of NBC’s Marriage Ref and prolific stand-up comedian Tom Papa.

The Pavilion itself stands as one of Northern Colorado’s most unique venues.  The building features a 300-seat indoor/outdoor Amphitheatre wrapped around a private pond with distinctive granite features and cascading waterfalls.  The main theater also features an 11,000 pound hydraulic glass door that opens outward 90 degrees creating an open-aired theater where Colorado’s natural beauty becomes the backdrop.

While the venue will stand as a new architectural icon in Northern Colorado, the Stanley and Comedy Works have planned a launch party worthy of the unique space.

The celebration starts on Friday night with freewheeling, New York-bred comic storyteller, Jim Breuer. Amongst his long list of accomplishments, Breuer was named one of Comedy Central’s “100 Greatest Standups of All Time.”  Today he tours the globe and is a regular presence on radio and television with a devoted audience of lifetime fans.

Saturday night’s headliner is Tom Papa a comedian with over 20 years of standup experience, who is one of the top comedic voices in the country finding success in film, TV, radio, podcasts as well as on the live stage.

Papa recently signed on as head writer and regular performer for the legendary radio show, A Prairie Home Companion.  A regular on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Conan, Tom’s third hour-long stand-up special, Human Mule, premiered on Amazon and Hulu on March 9, 2017.

The opening celebration will feature two shows each evening the first beginning at 7:00 p.m. and the second at 9:30 p.m.  In addition to the great entertainment on stage, ticket holders will have the chance to explore The Pavilion building and enjoy an exceptional reception hosted by Occasions Catering between the two show times.

General Admission tickets start at $45.  VIP tickets, which include premium seating and a private artist meet-and-greet are $65.  Discounted room packages are also available with the purchase of a comedy ticket.  Tickets go on sale February 16 at 10am.

Tickets can be purchased at www.stanleylive.com.