“A polished spitfire.”
— THE NEW YORK TIMES

Selene Luna

[Luna] a walking ball of comic defiance, which is exactly what stand-up is supposed to be.”
— LA WEEKLY

“…the blistering self-assurance of Gypsy Rose Lee.”
— TALKIN’ BROADWAY

The Palm Springs International Comedy Festival presents

Selene Luna & Friends

Hosted by Selene Luna

Selene Luna, fresh off her role as the voice of Tía Rosita in Disney-Pixar’s Academy Award & Golden Globe Awards’ Winner COCO, is an established presence in Hollywood with multiple roles in movies and TV shows such as Celebrity Wife Swap, Lionsgate’s My Bloody Valentine 3D, and Margaret Cho’s The Cho Show, the disabled Mexican-American actress has also broken ground as a featured burlesque dancer in five national tours of the undisputed Queen of Burlesque, Dita Von Teese. Luna’s most celebrated stand-up comedy credit has been opening for several of Margaret Cho’s national tours. Last year, Luna, successfully produced, DON’T LAUGH AT US! A “Special” Comedians Comedy Special, the first-ever standup comedy show featuring an all-disabled line-up.  Most recently, Luna, filmed in front of a live sold-out LA audience,  Selene Luna: Pretty Special, the World’s First Female Little Person Stand-Up Comedy Special, directed by Margaret Cho.

Bringing you the brightest comedic stars, both rising and established, from LA, the Coachella Valley, and across the country, Comedy Night at Hotel Zoso is sure to add that unforgettable touch to your weekend or if you’re visiting, to your overall Palm Springs experience.

Check out the menu below (yes, you can eat at The Club too!).

 

“Selene Luna — who delivered almost 30 minutes of impressive, fresh takes on being a little person, being an atheist who’s afraid of ghosts and being in a committed relationship with a “normal-sized” guy.”
— CHICAGO TRIBUNE

“…she is awesome, she is hilarious, she’s beautiful and as an entertainer, she’s so incredibly diverse…”
— MARGARET CHO

…Selene Luna is a Gen X version of Marlene Dietrich. Just a couple inches shy of 4 feet in height, she exudes a feral sensuality. Selene Luna, Bad-ass goddess of the night.”
— STEPHEN LEMONS, GETTINGIT

Next Show:  Friday, October 11, 2019
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The Lineup:

Headliner: Guy Branum

Guy Branum is the creator and host of truTV’s Talk Show The Game Show, a hilarious mashup of two beloved television formats that pits comedians and celebrities against each other for the title of “Best Guest of the Night.”

You may also know him from his recurring segment “No More Mr. Nice Gay” on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, serving as “Staff Homosexual” on Chelsea Lately and his performance as Natalie Portman’s sassy gay friend in the feature film No Strings Attached. Noticing a trend?

Guy has also appeared on @MidnightThe Nightly Show with Larry WilmoreThe Meltdown with Jonah and KumailRoad to Roast and Debate Wars. As a TV writer, Guy spent three seasons writing for Hulu’s The Mindy Project and was a producer during the show’s last season. Other TV writing credits include A League of Their Own from Amazon, Punk’dand Awkward on MTV, Another Period on Comedy Central, Billy on the Street on truTV and Fashion Police on E! That means he’s watched the Grammys at Joan Rivers’ house.

Sally Mullins

Sally Mullins hosts the Deez Nutz show at the Comedy Store on Sunset. You can check her out this Season on Comedy Central’s Lights Out With David Spade and WE tv’s Bringing up Boo Boo. Sally has toured worldwide for the US. Troops and won Funniest Comic in LA 2015. She rescues animals and is a lifestyle cougar. Watch for Sally in Alley Way Season 2 and Hello Cougar on You Tube.

Max Mitchell

Max Mitchell is a comedian, award-winning filmmaker and writer, he has performed stand-up comedy in top clubs across the United States and his native Canada.  Max has written, produced and directed two feature-length film comedies now streaming on Netflix and had audiences begging for more are World Series of Comedy, Joshua Tree Comedy Festival, HIGHlarious Comedy Festival.  Max studied acting with the legendary Uta Hagen at HB Studio in New York, standup comedy with Stephen Rosenfield at ACI in New York and with Jerry Corley in LA.

Kristen Lundberg

Kristen is from Dayton, OH and is what some might call the Spawn of Dayton. This Ohio native currently performs in comedy showcases all around Los Angeles. For work, Kristen is a sculptor. In Cincinnati she was a toy sculptor for Hasbro, Mattel and Disney. Currently she is an ice sculptor of mainly swans and those big huge ice cubes you see in those drinks that cost $20. When she was born, her foot was backwards, but it got straightened out. Everything about her body is normal now.

Teddy Margas

Teddy Margas is an actor/comic/writer performing regularly all over the country.  He has been a warm-up/opener;  working with Joan Rivers, Kathy Griffith and Margaret Cho. He’s guest starred on several television shows including “Lethal Weapon” on FOX and the soon to be released RuPaul Netflix series “AJ and the Queen”  His rave reviews as Edna Turnblad in “Hairspray” has piqued his musical theater interest. Currently he is a producer and a writer on the pop culture phenom: “Hey Qween!” Check him out at: teddymargas.com.

Sharon Houston

Sharon Houston has done stand up on MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, and more. You may have seen her on Wendy William’s hidden camera show “Celebrities Undercover” on Oxygen or on Season 8 of “Punk’d”. She’s performed at Laughing Skull Comedy Fest in ATL, Bridgetown Comedy Fest in PDX, and the Women Are Funny Fest in Austin to name a few. You can see Sharon’s digital series, “Bob & Donna” on Instagram and YouTube, which was featured in several web fests on both coasts. She’s also a proud member of Ralph’s Club

Friday, October 19, 2019 Show
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The Lineup:

Headliner: Debra DiGiovanni

She’s been called the “Best Comedian to see after a Messy Break Up” and for the years 2008/2009-she was named Toronto’s (her home town) favorite comedian. In 2008, she taped her second “Comedy Now!” special for CTV/Comedy network and in 2009 she taped her second gala at Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival. She also taped her first special on Comedy Central with her Live at Gotham recorded in New York City. Her special, “Single Awkward Female” premiered on Showtime in January 2012. Debra’s comedy has a sharp edge while maintaining a playful, happy air and her persona is one of the best developed of any comic working today. Couple that with a hilarious act that is so personal everyone can relate and you see why Debra is so popular; her humor and charm lies in her unflinching honesty and openness.

Zach Noe Towers

Zach Noe Towers was recently selected to be a New Face at the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs Festival 2018, and was one of Time Out Magazine’s “2018 Comedians to Watch.” Zach was the host of the “The Elite Daily Show” on Verizon’s Go90 network for Seasons 1-4, and hosts and stars in the feature presentation of Out On Stage, which premiered July 24th. Zach’s recent short film “Killer Friends” (which he directed, wrote, and starred in) was screened at many film festivals both domestically and internationally, and won the overall audience award at Dances With Films.

Nadya Ginsburg

Nadya Ginsburg’s career as a comedian actress and writer/producer encompasses the NYC and LA stage, network television and feature film. Having honed her skills in the alternative comedy scene in the late 90’s in NYC, she’s best known for her spot-on impressions of Madonna and Cher which have gained her an international cult following. She’s shared the stage with Lily Tomlin, Sarah Silverman, Amy Poehler, and Amy Sedaris, and she’s been featured in The New York Times, London’s Q Magazine, The New Yorker, Time Out New York and In Style. She’s voiced everything from Anime cartoons to national commercials and radio spots and written for comedy legends Joan Rivers and Roseanne Barr.

Boogie B Montrell

Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana Comedian Boogie B Montrell currently resides in Los Angeles California and his is really stirring things up in Stand Up Comedy, TV and Film. Boogie B. has been featured on “Laughs TV” on FOX, LaffMobb’s “WeGotNext” on Aspire network, “Deal With It” on TBS and hosted the Season 3 showcase of Hart Of The City New Orleans. Boogie B also just taped his new 1 hour Special “EVACUATED” and his Social Media presence is going crazy! Now in his 11th year of Stand Up comedy Expect huge things to come from Comedian Boogie B!!

Cari Kabinoff

Cari Kabinoff is an LA based stand-up comedian, writer, and actor. After attending UC Berkeley where she studied Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies, Cari moved to LA began her career doing improv and sketch comedy at The Groundlings. Cari was thrown into the deep end of stand-up comedy and loves it! She has performed at The SLO Comedy Festival, Ventura Harbor Comedy Festival, and Palm Springs International Comedy Festival. She performs regularly at Flappers Comedy Club, The Comedy Store, and hosts a handful of other shows monthly in LA. Cari’s comedy is like her laugh- infectious, in your face, and unforgettable.

Eric Hahn

Eric Hahn has been an LA based comedian writer and producer in Los Angeles for the past ten years. Eric recently recorded a set for Comedy Dynamics’ series and theatrically released movie ‘Out on Stage’ which is currently streaming both on Amazon and Pluto TV. Eric also has produced a successful standup show for two years in Santa Barbara and manages LA’s Best- a production team that produces standup shows throughout Southern California working with famous names like Ali Wong, Jon Rudnitsky and Taylor Tomlinson to name a few.