Demetri Martin has canceled his show tonight at the Wheeler Opera House due to illness, the venue announced on Tuesday afternoon.
Comedian Alex Edelman, who was originally slated to open for Martin, will perform as the main act. Aspen native Rebecca Robinson will open for Edelman.
Presented by Aspen Laugh Festival, tonight’s show will take place inside the Wheeler Opera House’s newly renovated “Vault” area beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 each.
No additional information on Martin’s illness was provided, though Martin has cancelled other recent shows, according to media outlets.
Edelman and Robinson make their return to the local comedy scene after performing at the Aspen Laugh Festival in February.
Originally from Boston, Edelman, 30, has been performing stand-up comedy since he was 15. Edelman’s first show, called “Millennial,” won the Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2014 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for Best Newcomer. His second show, “Everything Handed to You,” was the second best-reviewed show at the festival in 2015. Edelman performed his third show, “Just for Us,” in Aspen during the Laugh Festival earlier this year. Outside of his solo shows,Edelman was featured as a “New Face” in 2015 at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, and has opened for comedians such as Eddie Izzard, Ricky Gervais, Patton Oswalt and Gary Gulman.
Robinson is a stand-up comedian, writer and winner of the 2018 Aspen Laugh Festival. Born in Aspen, Robinson is making her name for herself in Denver’s comedy scene with her “honest, absurd and delightfully twisted comedy,” according to a statement from the Wheeler.
Ticket buyers for Martin are in the process of being refunded by the box office, according to a Wheeler spokesperson. Contact the Wheeler box office or visit aspenshowtix.com to purchase tickets for tonight’s show.