Vail Comedy Festival Announces 2023 Headliners

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This week, we announced our four headliners at the 2023 Vail Comedy Festival. Follow us for updates all the way to May 26-28, 2023 on Instagram @vailcomedyfestival. Make your plans to visit Vail over Memorial Day weekend and get your passes today! Don’t wait because this festival was sold out last year! Check out this post on the sold-out 2022 festival.

Leah Bonnema

Leah Bonnema Vail Comedy Festival 2023 Headliner

We’re thrilled to welcome Leah Bonnema as a headliner at the 2023 Vail Comedy Festival (May 26-28, 2023)! 

Leah has been seen on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Don’t Tell Comedy, and performing for our troops overseas! Huffington Post named Leah one of their Favorite Female Comedians! Leah has countless appearances on TV, comedy festivals, and news mentions (IFC, TruTV, Buzzfeed, AXS, Vh1). And now, you can see Leah headlining at the Vail Comedy Festival!

Leah has been co-hosting the iTunes “New & Noteworthy” and Webby-nominated weekly podcast Were You Raised by Wolves since 2019. She and co-host Nick Leighton, a two-time Emmy Award-winning journalist, share practical advice on how to navigate a wide range of situations, from the serious to the whimsical—whether they tackle interrupting excessive talkers, establishing healthy boundaries with coworkers, or the proper way to eat Cheetos.

Follow Leah on Instagram and Twitter @leahbonnema. Leah Bonnema is a headliner at the 2023 Vail Comedy Festival. Pick up Leah’s 4.6 star-rated holiday romance novel Holiday Breakdown and read it on your way to the festival!

Rob Haze

Rob Haze is a 2023 Vail Comedy Festival Headliner

We’re thrilled to welcome Rob Haze as a headliner at the 2023 Vail Comedy Festival (May 26-28, 2023)! 

Rob is a comedian from Atlanta, Georgia. He can be seen on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. He was on the latest season of Adam Devine’s House Party on Comedy Central and the new Viceland show Flophouse. Rob is cohost of the Kanye West Podcast The Book of Ye. Rob was a New Face in the 2015 Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. He was on the 9th season of Last Comic Standing. Rob is the 2015 winner of the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival. 

He has made appearances on HLN News Now, and can be heard as a personality on the Ryan Cameron morning show. Rob was named by Creative Loafing one of the 25 people to watch in 2015. In 2012 Rob was a finalist in NBC Stand Up for Diversity and was a part of their 2013 college tour. Starting making funny poems at college poetry nights, Rob started performing stand up while studying Political Science in college. Rob shares his gift of comedy at clubs, colleges, and corporations all over the country. Rob prides himself on bringing people together rather than tearing them apart.

Follow Rob Haze on Instagram and Twitter @robhaze. Rob Haze is a headliner at the 2023 Vail Comedy Festival. Pre-game on your way to Vail with Rob’s new comedy album Haze-o-pedia on Spotify

Dustin Chafin

Dustin Chafin is a 2023 Vail Comedy Festival headliner

We’re thrilled to welcome Dustin Chafin as a headliner at the 2023 Vail Comedy Festival (May 26-28, 2023)!

He’s been a staff writer for the SciFi Channel and contributed to many television shows. Chafin has also written and produced for United Stations Radio and iHeart radio. He played himself in an episode of Crashing, an HBO series created by Judd Apatow and Pete Holmes. Holmes said that Chafin is “a funny and good man.” Chafin Album’s Stop Telling People That on Comedy Records and The Zoom Album 2020. Podcast Dustin’s Vinyl This is repped by Authentic Management. 

A lot of the comedy centers around Dustin’s sobriety of 14 years. He hopes it will help people who suffer from addiction know they’re not alone and can get a good laugh from his story. He is currently on tour with Nate Bargatze and T.J. Miller and resides in Los Angeles with his fiancé and rescue dog

Follow Dustin Chafin on Instagram and Twitter @dustin_chafin. Dustin Chafin is a headliner at the 2023 Vail Comedy Festival. Get groovy on your way to Vail with Dustin’’s youtube channel on Vinyl music

Carmen Lagala

Carmen Lagala is a 2023 Vail Comedy Festival headliner

We’re thrilled to welcome Carmen Lagala as a headliner at the 2023 Vail Comedy Festival (May 26-28, 2023)! 

Carmen Lagala is a New York City based stand-up comedian who made her network television debut in 2018 on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Originally from Vermont, Carmen endears audiences with her small-town charm, weaving the observational and personal with jokes that are smart, dark, dirty and playful. She regularly features for comedian Hari Kondabolu at the best clubs and theaters across the country, and recently appeared in the digital series “Dollar Store Therapist” for Comedy Central.

Carmen was featured in the 2018 New York Comedy Festival for stand-up, sketch, a roast, and her own show “Puppets Present” which was a Time Out New York pick for “Best Shows to See”. She’s performed in several other festivals including Brooklyn Comedy Festival, Bridgetown, Rogue Island, and the Women in Comedy Festival. She has clavicals so big they could hold cups of soup, featured in the picture below.

Follow Carmen Lagala on Instagram @carmstagrams or Twitter @carmenlagala. Carmen Lagala is a headliner at the 2023  Vail Comedy Festival.