Questions with the comedians: Vail Comedy Show returns with Steven Rogers on November 9

Steven Rogers appeared on “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in May 2022.
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Vail Comedy Show is back with a special pop-up on November 9 at the Grand Hyatt Vail in Cascade Village with headliner Steven Rogers. Tickets, which include free valet parking, a free drink and 25% off food at Gessner before the show, are available online at Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.

Steven Rogers is a New York-based comedian whose comedy album debuted at #1 on iTunes. He tours with Brian Regan in theaters across the country. On Wednesday, he will be at the Grand Hyatt Vail.

Have you ever played Vail?

Just once! I got to headline the first Vail Comedy Festival last May and it was so much fun and the crowds were great so I’m very excited to be back!

Do you have a favorite Colorado comedy memory from Vail?

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I did hikes last time in Vail which were breathtaking and loved walking through Vail and seeing the mountains from town. I was blown away and think it will be a place I will always try to come back to.

What do you know about the Vail Comedy Show?

I’m pals with Mark who is a great showrunner and comedian and I know a bunch of comedians who have featured there so I know it’s a good time and perfect for anyone looking for a good stand up!

Tell us about your last special?

It was my very first special and it was taped at the National Comedy Center in Jamestown, NY where I had a lot of my greatest comedy moments (outside of Vail of course) and it was a really magic that I will never forget! The special was released on YouTube and is called “Before It Was Great”.

You’ve been on late night television twice, how was it different the second time around?

The second time was different in the sense that I didn’t have the stage fright of the first time, it was more of a “let me out” feeling. It was also my first time having a late night out with my girlfriend and meeting the host of the show I was on, so that was pretty special for me.

What is the biggest theater you have played in last year?

I’m honestly not sure! I know it’s crazy, but I’m so lucky to be able to do a lot of theaters and to have others on the program. Theaters are probably my favorite stage to perform on because I feel like I belong up there and that’s where I really want to be headlining one day. I’m going to the Kennedy Center next year so this might be my biggest one yet!

How would you describe your comedy?

I never know what to say to that, I would say my style is good! I talk a lot about my personal world and the world around us and it’s very fast, you’re going to get a lot of jokes every time you see me.

What’s next for Steven Rogers?

I’m currently touring with different material than my last special and will be doing that for the rest of this year and all of next year maybe I’ll do more TV as well (so you’ll have to follow me to see what it is!) I also have two web series “The Adventures of Caitlin and Steven” (the first episode is out now) and “The Feast of My Worries with Steven Rogers” which will be released early this year next.

A final thought?

Follow me on Instagram and YouTube @StevenRogersComedy.

Vail Comedy Show has more upcoming shows. Ben Bryant will be at Bridge Street Bar in Vail Village on November 17, Mike Stanley from New York will be at Moe’s Original BBQ at Eagle on November 29, and Lisa Curry from Los Angeles will perform in Vail Village on December 15. All tickets are available at

Javier E. Swan