Aspen, CO: Aspen Laugh Festival returns to the Wheeler Opera House next week. Due to circumstances beyond the Wheeler’s control, regrettably Ron Funches will not appear as part of Aspen Laugh Festival. We are pleased to announce Preacher Lawson will be closing out this year’s festival on Saturday, February 25, 2023, at 7:30 PM.  Ticket buyers for Ron Funches do not need to take any action at this time. Previously purchased tickets and passes will be honored at Saturday’s show with Preacher Lawson.

Preacher Lawson is a standup comedian, actor, singer, human, professional black guy. Preacher was born in Portland, Oregon, and spent most of his adolescence in Memphis, Tennessee. He moved 20 times before the age of ten. If you asked him what city he’s from he’d say Orlando, Florida, because that’s where he grew as a comedian.

Lawson is best known for his appearance on season 12 of NBC’s hit series, America’s Got Talent (2017) where he made it to the final round. Based off his stellar performance in season 12, Lawson was invited to compete on America’s Got Talent: The Champions (2019) and Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions (2019) where he advanced to the finale after receiving the most fan votes. Lawson shot his first standup special, Get To Know Me, which premiered on BET+ in 2019.

In Television, Lawson can be seen on HBO’s A Black Lady Sketch Show as well as NBC’s Connecting as a series regular. He also hosted the Facebook Watch series World’s Most Amazing Dogs (2019) with George Lopez and Lisa Vanderpump. Most recently, he can be seen on The Tonight Show talking about his fame recognition and MMA fight.

Lawson has built a massive following on TikTok of 3.2 million followers. His YouTube channel has amassed over 600,000 subscribers and features clips of stand-up, MMA training, and even Vegan cooking tips! He recently completed his residency hosting AGT Live in Las Vegas and continues to perform at sold-out venues around the country.

Tickets and passes to the festival are still available and on sale at the Wheeler Opera House Box Office (970.920.5770/ The Wheeler Opera House is located at 320 E. Hyman Ave., Aspen, CO. A full festival pass is $195 (20% savings) with single tickets ranging from $38-$65.