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Hippieman takes the stage for Comedy Night at the Bowlmor, April 15

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John Novosad, aka Hippieman, has opened for top comedians such as Jerry Seinfeld, Lewis Black, Kevin Pollak and Tommy Chong. He comes to The Back Bowl in Eagle on Saturday, April 15.
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What: John Novosad, aka Hippieman, with opener Aaron Urist, the final Comedy Night at the Bowlmor performance of the winter season.

When: 8:15 p.m. Saturday, April 15.

Where: The Bowlmor Lounge at The Back Bowl, 50 Chambers Ave., Eagle.

Cost: $20.

More information: Tickets can be purchased in person at The Back Bowl, or by phone with a credit card at 970-328-BOWL.

EAGLE — No, that’s not a flashback you’re having from that last Widespread Panic show. It’s just the return of standup legend Hippieman to the Vail Valley. John Novosad, better known throughout the comedy world as Hippieman, is back for Comedy Night at the Bowlmor at The Back Bowl in Eagle today at 8:15 p.m.

The Boulder native has been a mainstay at Denver’s Comedy Works for years, as both headliner and as opening act for many of comedy’s top names as they pass through Denver, including Jerry Seinfeld, Lewis Black, Kevin Pollak and Tommy Chong. He has also plied his talents at some of nation’s best comedy clubs, including Las Vegas’ iconic Catch a Rising Star. He has been a mainstay on Denver’s comedy scene for years and has had a hand in many of the charitable comedy showcases that take place there.

His national exposure has led to numerous appearances on late-night television, where his laid-back, self-effacing style helped him stand out in the world of today’s in-your-face comic assault. His mellow demeanor, along with a disarming presence and sharp wit, is a fitting foil to his weird and twisted takes on his long, strange trip through life and the pursuit of happiness in our world today.

“We try to get Hippieman as often as his touring schedule will allow,” said Back Bowl owner Joe Gonzalez. “The guy is just plain hilarious, and his humor is always so timely. It’s a fact that his shows usually take a bit longer, simply because his delivery is interrupted so often by the laughter.”

About Aaron Urist

Opener Aaron Urist is a Denver-based comedian and writer. During his time in comedy, he has quickly gone from nice Jewish boy to frequenting open mics to headlining local shows. He now performs at prestigious clubs and indie venues across the nation, such as Denver’s Comedy Works, the Hollywood Improv and the Nerdmelt Theatre. He also is a regular performer on the High Plains Comedy Festival.

Now in it’s 10th year, the Comedy Night series has collaborated with Denver’s Comedy Works club to bring the region’s top comedy headliners and opening acts to the area. For more information, contact The Bowlmor Lounge at The Back Bowl at 970-328-BOWL, ext. 12, or go to http://www.thebackbowl.com.


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