Humor on the Slopes kicks off today with a VIP welcome reception at 5:30 p.m. and a special performance by funnywoman Lisa Lampanelli at 7:30 p.m. (she'll also appear in Boulder tomorrow night). Tomorrow through Sunday, stop by the New Yorker Lounge between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. to get event information and to enter the cartoon-caption contest. Each participating cartoonist (Matt Diffee, C. Covert Darbyshire, Drew Dernavich, Carolita Johnson, Mort Gerberg and Paul Noth) has created a captionless cartoon; the person who supplies the best caption will receive a copy of the cartoon with his caption hand-lettered in by the artist.
Another event taking place tomorrow through Sunday (from 3 to 5 p.m.) is Kidtooning; participating kids draw a squiggly line, and a New Yorker cartoonist has to fill in the rest. And while the kids enjoy free cookies and hot cocoa at that activity, adults can join the artists for a drink and some improv cartooning during Cartoonists & Cocktails (3 to 5 p.m. daily).
There's much more going on all weekend, including a panel discussion and film screening tomorrow night and a comedy set by Jim Gaffigan on Saturday night. VIP packages are available for $195; they include comedy shows, welcome receptions and private parties and a gift bag. Visit beavercreek.snow.com/info/winter/wa.humor.asp or call 1-888-920-2787.
Feb. 28-March 2, 2008