Comedy Night returns to the Back Bowl in Eagle |

Comedy Night returns to the Back Bowl in Eagle

Daily staff reportnewsroom@vaildaily.comVail, CO Colorado
Gretchen Hess

EAGLE, Colorado – If you’ve never imagined a veterinarian as a stand-comic, now is your chance, as Comedy Night at the Bowlmor returns to The Back Bowl in Eagle, Saturday at 8 p.m., with the reprise engagement Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald.Fitzgerald, already a regular headliner at Denver’s comedy Works, is becoming a mainstay at the Valley’s longest running live comedy series. Returning for his fourth appearance at the Bowlmor Lounge. He is the nation’s only known veterinarian and stand-up comic and, as luck and more than 25 years on stage would have it, he also happens to be very, very funny. So funny, in fact, that he starred in his own television series on Animal Planet for more than 10 years. Over the years, he has opened for some of the greatest comic talents of our time including the legendary Bob Hope. He’s shared the stage with Lewis Black, Sinbad and yes, Larry the Cable Guy. In addition he’s performed warm-up for musical acts like Emmy Lou Harris, Diana Ross, Randy Travis and the Neville Brothers.Opening the evening is Gretchen Hess. Hess, a former Vail local who has already graced the stage at the Back Bowl several times, was initially discovered while writing and performing for RSN TV. Her talents landed her a gig as a regular contributor on ESPN 2. She has since performed at some of the top comedy clubs in the region, opening for some of the finest comics of the day.Her observational humor is clean, clever and definitely funny. As she likes to say about herself… “She’s tall, German and cheap! Like a good pilsner beer … she will surely satisfy.”Tickets are on sale now for $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Group rates are also available. For this month’s show, the Back Bowl is offering a ‘Dine & Laff’ dinner special with select entrees and the comedy show for $21.95. 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

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