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At 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 26 Colorado Comedians Vinnie Montez and John Novosad (Hippieman) will perform at Leadville’s Tabor Opera House (308 Harrison Avenue). An adult audience is suggested for the performance due to PG-13 to R-rated content.

General admission tickets are $30 each, with a student price (ages six to 17) of $15 each. Children age five and under are free. There is a VIP option for $45, which includes one drink ticket, appetizers, and early access seating. Tickets are available online at

Montez grew up in Boulder and always wanted to be a police officer. As a 20-plus year veteran of law enforcement, his experiences as a cop and his Mexican heritage are the foundation for his comedy.

Montez first found solace and catharsis in comedy in 2007, using it as a means to tackle the stress and trauma that accompanied his encounters with harrowing situations. He has performed regularly at Denver’s Comedy Works, at various other national comedy spots, and with nationally known comedians since then.

Montez made his comedic debut on Dry Bar Comedy with his special, “Armed & Hilarious,” released in 2019. With a focus on sharing humorous tales from his life as a police officer and advocating for better mental health within the law enforcement community, he has become a well-known figure at events throughout the nation.

John Novosad. Image courtesy of the Tabor Opera House.

Novosad will open for Montez. Novosad also grew up in Boulder, and is a stand-up comedian based out of the Comedy Works in Denver. He has performed in clubs, theatres, and bars across the country for more than 30 years. Novosad made his network television debut on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and returned for a second performance. He has also appeared on Bryon Allen’s nationally syndicated Comedy TV.

“We all need the chance to laugh and enjoy each other’s company! Bringing comedy back to the Tabor has been a priority, and we are excited to see it happening! Please join us,” said Artistic Director Scott Carroll.