Say What, Aspen?
So I thought I would get a break after being thrown into the National College Comedy Competition in February and doing a whirlwind tour of such stimulating mid-western college hamlets as Normal, IL and Eau Claire, WI. There were three of us covering 48 events nationwide in 9 weeks, searching for the funniest college kids in the US. It was like being a part of the Rolling Stones without all the, um, glory and booze.
Not so much with the break. Events Marketing is now ramping up for some serious awesomeness in Aspen, CO at the end of the month. Say what?
Yeah, so HBO used to host this weekend comedy affair, inviting all the Hollywood mucky-mucks out to Aspen for some serious schmoozing. But since they dropped out last year, we’re picking up where they left off and bringing the fest underground and online. Seeing as how we’re all about getting comedians who wouldn’t typically be given the opportunity for mass distribution via that old TV screen – the theme of the sparkly new Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival is Comedy meets Interactive Media.
We all know that traditional broadcast platforms are going away, right? I mean, you’re the one reading the blog, buddy. We like our loyal rooftop comedians. We want our unsung heroes out on a level playing field with their maintstream counterparts – mostly because we know people want solid entertainment and fresh faces. We’re all over it, peeps.
Anyway, it’s nice to see a culmination of my work during the college competition come to a head with my work on Aspen. I got to call all the finalists of the national college tour and tell them they’d be coming to Aspen to perform in the final round of the show – always a fun task, letting poor college kids know they get a free trip!
And I’ve been digging deep into the scene in Aspen scouting venues for our VIP functions and various parties. So far, so good. We’re getting pretty close to deadline with a million things to do…and there are only so many hours in the day. Sigh. No rest of the weary here at RooftopComedy.com.
At the end of the ride? I head to Aspen to keep things trucking along throughout the weekend and maybe meet and greet with some comedians, if there’s time. And perhaps at the wrap-party, I’ll get to party like it’s 1999.