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Comedian Bryan Kellen returns

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Funnyman Bryan Kellen brings his stand-up comedy to the Back Bowl in Eagle Saturday.

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 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.

Well, the excitement returns — without the anxiety — once again, to the Bowlmor Cafe and Lounge, located in The Back Bowl in Eagle on Saturday at 8 p.m. with more of his off-the-wall physical humor.

Kellen, who is a regular at Denver's Comedy Works, has 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 he has appeared on numerous TV comedy specials, including multiple gigs on the George Lopez Late Night Show.

Opening for Kellen will be J Marc. J Marc has opened for some of the top names in the business at the Comedy Works, as well as some of the best clubs in the region.

NATIONAL TALENT, LOCAL STAGE

Now in its fourth successful season, Comedy Night at the Bowlmor works in conjunction with Denver's iconic Comedy Works to bring the best in regional and national talent to the local stage.

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"Since the fall, we've seen some of the best attendance since we first started the series." said owner and general manager Joe Gonzalez. He believes that both the quality of the performers and the affordable ticket price contribute to this. "When you look at the cost of going out for an evening, let alone seeing live entertainment, this stacks up pretty well. Where else can you get this caliber of professional entertainment so inexpensively … and in such an intimate setting? Besides, everybody loves live comedy — there's really nothing like it."

Tickets are on sale now for $12 in advance and are$15 on the day of the show. Tickets can be purchased in person at The Back Bowl or by phone with a credit card by calling 970-328-BOWL.

For more information, visit http://www.the backbowl.com.

If you go …

Who: Comedian Bryan Kellen with opener J Marc.

When: 8 p.m. Saturday.

Where: The Back Bowl, Eagle.

Cost: $12 in advance, $15 day of show.

More information: Call 970-328-BOWL or visit http://www.thebackbowl.com.