Below are the celebrity participants who participated in this year’s Festival.


Kathy Griffin
Comedian, Actress
2 Emmy Wins & Grammy Nominee



Illeana Douglas
Emmy Nominated Actress
Goodfellas, Cape Fear



Bill Holderman
Book Club Producer, Writer & Director


Erin Simms
Book Club Writer & Producer

Ed Begley Jr.

Judy Tenuta
Comedian, Actress
2 Grammy Noms, “The Love Goddess”

Kat Kramer
Actress, Producer
Miss Golden Globes

Karen Sharpe Kramer
Actress, Producer
Golden Globe Winner

Tony Tripoli
Executive Producer, Writer, Comedian
E!s Fashion Police

Anne Ramsay
Mad About You
A League of Their Own

Max Zeigfeld
The Liberace of Comedy

Dawn Wells
Gilligan’s Island


Steve Bluestein
Comedian, Author
Showtime, Merv Griffin

Joyce Bulifant

Alison Arngrim
Actress, Comedian
Little House on the Prairie


Ruta Lee
Legendary Actress



Cathy Ladman
Comedian, Actress
Roseanne, HBO