STANDUP COMEDY CLASSES
THE JOKE MENTOR Christie Buchele teaches standup comedy at RISE Comedy
Christie Buchele is an accomplished standup comic from Denver, Colorado. Making a name for herself by sharing the heart-wrenching and hilariously raw realities of being a woman with a disability. Christie has been featured on Viceland’s, Flophouse; Hidden America with Jonah Ray; Laughs on Fox; First Look on NBC. Christie has performed at Limestone Comedy Festival in Bloomington, Denver’s own High Plains Comedy Festival and 208 in Boise. She starred in and wrote for the Project DU film Scary Lucy which has won multiple awards at film festivals around the country. As Director of Stand-Up at RISE Comedy Theater in Denver Colorado, Christie empowers young comics to hit the stage running and tell their stories with confidence.
THE COMEDY PRODIGY David Rodriguez teaches standup comedy at The Comedy Fort
In 2015 David Rodriguez burst onto the Colorado comedy scene by winning Denver Comedy Works' prestigious New Faces Competition in just his 9th month of doing comedy (previous winners include Adam Cayton-Holland and Josh Blue). In 2016, he proved it was no fluke by taking 1st place in the Stand-up Showdown at the Denver Improv, and then in 2017 he won the Comedy Works' Funny Final Four.
He has been recently featured on NPR and has performed on several great festivals including the Altercation, Bird City, Limestone, and High Plains Comedy Festivals as well being selected to the New Faces showcase at Just For Laughs in Montreal in 2018.
Audiences of all ages and backgrounds respond to his vibrant comedic style, which is a mix of animated story-telling and insights into being a responsible young parent living in a generation where growing up is generally frowned upon.
He also runs the best comedy club in Fort Collins, The Comedy Fort! If he is not onstage there, chances are he is at home with his wife and two kids and small dog trying desperately to nap.