Comedian Bryan Kellen returns to The Back Bowl in Eagle on Friday, Nov. 25 | VailDaily.com

Comedian Bryan Kellen returns to The Back Bowl in Eagle on Friday, Nov. 25

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EAGLE — When Bryan Kellen made his first appearance at the Comedy Night at the Bowlmor series back in 2007, he was excited — if not a bit anxious — about appearing before a mountain-town audience. With a background that brought him to some of the biggest stages in the country, including New York, San Francisco and Las Vegas, he hoped the smaller venue would be a good match for his big, physical comedic style.

Kellen returns, this time without the anxiety, to The Bowlmor Cafe and Lounge, located in The Back Bowl in Eagle, today at 8:15 p.m.

A regular at Denver's Comedy Works, Kellen was been anointed "one of the funniest up-and-coming comics in America" by the National Comedy Hall of Fame and one of the country's Top 100 Comedians by Entertainment Business Journal. Kellen is also a former winner of the Las Vegas Comedy Festival and the Laugh Across America series and appeared on numerous TV comedy specials, including a winning appearance on NBC's "Last Comic Standing."

'Energy is Undeniable'

He has gained some of his best exposure, though, from numerous appearances on late-night television, with multiple gigs on the now defunct "George Lopez Late Night Show," which were so successful that Lopez ultimately brought him along on tour as his opener.

"This is Bryan's 10th appearance since we began the Comedy Night series in 2007, and he always sells out," said owner and general manager Joe Gonzalez. "It's tough to nail him down for a show here because of his touring schedule. But, when we do … it's always an experience, to say the least. The guy's energy is undeniable, and his timing really gets the crowd going."

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About Eric Henderson

Eric Henderson will open the evening for Kellen. Henderson, currently based in Denver, brings a dynamic style of observational humor and storytelling that leaves the audience doubled over with laughter. He has appeared at world-famous Second City comedy club in Chicago, as well as regular gigs at the Comedy Works in Denver and other clubs around the country. He also writes and produces a live podcast called "3 Course Comedy."

Tickets for Comedy Night at The Bowlmor are $18 and can be purchased in person at The Back Bowl or by phone with a credit card by calling 970-328-BOWL. Discounts are available in advance for larger groups. For more information, contact The Back Bowl at 970-328-BOWL or go to http://www.thebackbowl.com.

If you go …

What: Comedy Night at The Bowlmor, featuring Bryan Kellen with opener Eric Henderson.

When: 8:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25.

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

Cost: $18; discounts are available in advance for larger groups.

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