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The Amp continues tradition of world-class comedy in Vail with Bert Kreischer, aka ‘The Machine,’ taking the stage Oct. 5

Partner Press Release from Vail Valley Foundation


If you go …

What: Bert Kreischer

When: Thursday, Oct. 5, doors open at 7 p.m.

Where: Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Vail

Cost: Tickets are $99.95-$149.95 for reserved pavilion seating, $59.95-$65 for general admission lawn seating

More information: Visit


Vail, Colo., May 2, 2023 — Bert Kreischer, the hilarious, often-shirtless stand-up comedian performing to sold-out crowds and millions of viewers online, is bringing the laughs to the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail on Thursday, Oct. 5. Continuing a tradition of world-class comedy at The Amp, Kreischer – aka “The Machine” – brings real-life stories to Vail, including his run-in with the Russian mob that landed him his notorious nickname (and most popular bit).

Tickets to Bert Kreischer at The Amp go on sale Friday, May 5, at 10 a.m. and are $99.95-$149.95 for reserved pavilion seating and $59.95-$65 for general admission lawn seating. For tickets and more information, visit

In 1997, Rolling Stone named Kreischer (in a six-page story) “the top partyer at the Number One Party School in the country” while he was attending Florida State University – where he got his money’s worth with six-and-a-half years of college. And shortly after, his career in comedy took off.

Friends of Joe Rogan, Tom Segura, Theo Von and other powerhouses in entertainment, Kreischer’s content is splattered across the internet, television and social media. With 2.4 million followers on Instagram, Kreischer’s stand-up shows are in high demand.

His “Machine” story inevitably comes up at every show – and if it doesn’t, be sure to demand it. The full story in all its glory is so hysterical that it’s being turned into a Sony Pictures movie, coming to theaters May 25. Long story short, Kreischer tells the story about how he traveled to Russia as a student and got linked up with the mob, and in a language-barrier panic his first words to them was “I am The Machine.”

In past seasons, The Amp has welcomed comedic stars including Sebastian Maniscalco and Nate Bargatze. Bert Kreischer continues a tradition of laugh-out-loud comedy in Vail on Oct. 5.

Visit for tickets and more information.

About the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater

Each summer, the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail plays host to an array of cultural and entertainment offerings, ranging from headliner music and comedy, to internationally renowned dance and classical music presentations, courtesy of the Vail Dance Festival and the Bravo! Vail Music Festival, to the free weekly concerts of the Hot Summer Nights series. In addition, local chorale and theater presentations annually grace the Amphitheater stage. The venue, named after President Gerald R. Ford and family, opened in 1987, and is operated by the nonprofit Vail Valley Foundation.

About the Vail Valley Foundation

The Vail Valley Foundation is a 501c3 Colorado nonprofit corporation with a mission to provide leadership in Arts, Athletics and Education, and address community needs to enhance our Valley as a place to live, work and visit.

The organization’s work in education is through YouthPower365, a 501c3 Colorado nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire, educate and empower youth and families from early childhood to college and career readiness. The Vail Valley Foundation also provides the Vail Valley with several of its most treasured annual events, such as the GoPro Mountain Games, the Xfinity Birds of Prey Audi FIS Ski World Cup races, the Vail Dance Festival, and the Hot Summer Nights and ShowDown Town free concert series. The Vail Valley Foundation also manages and operates two performing arts centers, the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek Village and the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail, providing more than 100 Broadway, dance, comedy, classical, rock, pop, jazz, community and family events per year.

Vail Valley Foundation activities and events are in part made possible by cornerstone partners: the Town of Vail, Vail Resorts, Beaver Creek Resort Company, Nature Valley, Constellation Brands, CELSIUS Energy, TINCUP Whiskey, and Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate.

To learn more about the Vail Valley Foundation visit