Comedy Comes to Oscar’s Palm Springs With Headliner Poppy Champlin
National headliner POPPY CHAMPLIN kicks off a new stand-up comedy series “LAST LAUGH WEDNESDAY” at Oscar’s Palm Springs on July 28 and continuing the last Wednesday of every month.
The winner of America’s Funniest Real Woman on The Joan Rivers Show, Poppy was featured on Entertainment Tonight! Her numerous television appearances include Showtime, LOGO, Comics Unleashed, Comedy
Central, VH-1, HBO and Oprah. Yes, she’s that good!
Poppy has opened for superstars Bill Maher, Ray Ramano, Denis Leary, Bill Hicks and Rosie O’Donnell. Club appearances range from Gotham Comedy Club in NYC, the Comedy Cellar, Hollywood Improv, Laugh Factory and she’s a regular in Provincetown.
As a staff writer for Fox’s “Show Me the Funny” Poppy wrote, starred in and produced her comedy pilot “News you Can’t Use.”
Wait there’s more! Poppy produces of her own highly successful tour “The Queer Queens of Qomedy,” in its twelfth year, traveling the country with the hottest lesbian comics working today.
Poppy had the great honor of performing for 25,000 people in the closing ceremonies of the Gay Games in Chicago. She has entertained our troops in both Japan and Korea.
Poppy’s observational humor tackles tough subjects with ease. In her hands we laugh at life’s most formidable perils… and laughter that ravages fear is the best kind of all.
One of the quickest witted comedians working today, Poppy erupts onto the stage, fearless, upbeat and energetically spitting out jokes, quips, songs, impressions and even birdcalls. Poppy’s’ shows can be described as spin art – “No two alike.” She is a graduate of Chicago’s famous Second City Training.
“Poppy was a freakin’ ball of comedic thunder,” says one fan. “The best comedian I have seen since Whoopi Goldberg,” says another. “She fractured me,” says a third.
Comedian SELENE LUNA was called “a polished spitfire” by the New York Times and “a walking ball of comic defiance” by LA Weekly. She is famous for being the voice of Tía Rosita in Disney-Pixar’s Academy Award Winner COCO. Selene opened for several of Margaret Cho’s national tours. In 2019, she took to Capitol Hill alongside U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters and U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer to speak on behalf of disability rights. SeleneLuna.com
JIM BARNES is a middle-aged divorced father of two young adults, born and raised in Southern California. He’s convinced his best days are still ahead. But his family and friends aren’t so sure. Jim’s comedy explores his misunderstandings of the lessons he’s learning in this stage of life. Let this comedian show you a perspective you won’t see coming and won’t soon forget. jimbarnescomedy.com
Local comedian MAX MITCHELL will host and produce the stand-up comedy shows at Oscar’s the last Wednesday of each month starting July 28. Mitchell has created shows at Oscars and several other venues in LA and Coachella Valley. An award-winning filmmaker, he’s has performed stand up at Gotham New York, Yuk Yuk’s Toronto and Comedy Store LA to name a few. comedy-max.com
All shows are the last Wednesday of every month at 7:00PM. Tickets are $35 which includes a $10 Food / Drink credit. Doors open with dinner and full bar at 5:30pm. Oscars is located at the corner of Tahquitz Canyon Way and Indian Canyon, in the heart of Palm Springs. Dinner reservations call Oscar’s at (760) 325-1188.