Comedy

Three Sisters: Off the Grid

Three Sisters: Off the Grid

By | April 5, 2017 at 4:25 am | No comments

Judy Wold, Martha Wold Cornwall and Mary Wold Souza By Angela Romeo The High Desert is always a place to find provocative and compelling exhibitions. The location is stark beauty fraught with mystery and mysticism. Three Sisters: Off the Grid continues the tradition of art...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Comedy, Week 04/06 - 04/12 2017

Dana Carvey Performs at Fantasy Springs Friday, March 24

Dana Carvey Performs at Fantasy Springs Friday, March 24

By | March 22, 2017 at 4:00 pm | No comments

By Tracy Dietlin Dana Carvey burst on the comedic scene back in the mid-80s as part of the cast of Saturday Night Live. During his 6 year stint on the show he created many memorable characters including “Church Lady,” “Garth” and Hans” to name a few. He also brought...

Posted in: Columns, Comedy, Events, Feature Stories, Week 03/23 - 03/29 2017

Improv Comedy Series Returns to Fantasy Springs Casino

Improv Comedy Series Returns to Fantasy Springs Casino

By | January 11, 2017 at 11:35 am | No comments

By Craig Michaels Whether you chuckle, snort or giggle, life is better when you’re laughing! Grab some friends or make it the perfect date night at the valley’s only dedicated comedy venue, Imrpov at Fantasy Springs Casino. The side-splitting shows return every Friday and...

Posted in: Columns, Comedy, Events, Week 01/12 - 01/18 2017

Comedy at Fantasy Springs Casino

Comedy at Fantasy Springs Casino

By | November 16, 2016 at 12:57 pm | No comments

MULTI-AWARDING WINNING COMEDIAN KATHY GRIFFIN BRINGS HER "CELEBRITY RUN-IN" TOUR TO FANTASY SPRINGS IN JANUARY Two-time Emmy and Grammy award-winner, and NY Times bestselling author Kathy Griffin is bringing her critically-acclaimed "Celebrity Run-In" Tour to the Special Events...

Posted in: Columns, Comedy, Events

Cheech & Chong Roll Into Town

Cheech & Chong Roll Into Town

By | September 1, 2016 at 3:22 pm | No comments

Friday, September 2 By Noe Gutierrez Cheech & Chong are the most recognizable comedy team of our time. At Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio on Friday, September 2, 2016 at 8 p.m. you can witness their classic comedy show live, along with their long-time opening act...

Posted in: Columns, Comedy, Cover Stories, Feature Stories

Zika Virus Update

Zika Virus Update

By | September 1, 2016 at 1:02 pm | No comments

By Dr. Peter Kadile Since I last wrote about the Zika Virus in February 2016, there have been laboratory confirmed cases of the virus in 48 states. As of August 24, 2016, Zika has not been confirmed in Alaska and Wyoming. Florida is the only state where local mosquitoes have...

Posted in: Ask The Doctor, Comedy

Comedy Night at Sol Nightclub With Spanky Hayes and A.J. Johnson

Comedy Night at Sol Nightclub With Spanky Hayes and A.J. Johnson

By | July 15, 2016 at 12:20 am | No comments

Friday, July 15th. Hosted by Tiptoe Stallone By Esther Sanchez This time of year when the snowbirds have migrated back to the north and the population (and traffic) has thinned out accordingly, many of us locals are always looking for something different to entertain...

Posted in: Columns, Comedy, Events, Feature Stories

Brian Regan

Brian Regan

By | June 30, 2016 at 4:44 am | No comments

By Noe Gutierrez On July 16th at 8 p.m. at The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, California, Brian Regan will be performing his unique brand of stand-up storytelling and physical comedy to an expected sell-out crowd. There are still tickets...

Posted in: Columns, Comedy, Feature Stories

JASH ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL JASHFESHT COMEDY & MUSIC FESTIVAL

JASH ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL JASHFESHT COMEDY & MUSIC FESTIVAL

By | March 30, 2016 at 5:59 pm | No comments

Featuring Live Performances and Screenings from JASH Partners Michael Cera, Sarah Silverman, Reggie Watts and Tim & Eric – and many more! Destination Comedy Weekend in Palm Springs, April 2-3, 2016 Today JASH – the comedy collective founded by Michael Cera, Sarah...

Posted in: Columns, Comedy, Events, Feature Stories

JASHFESHT COMEDY & MUSIC FESTIVAL

JASHFESHT COMEDY & MUSIC FESTIVAL

By | March 11, 2016 at 1:00 am | No comments

Featuring Live Performances and Screenings from JASH Partners Michael Cera, Sarah Silverman, Reggie Watts and Tim & Eric – and many more. Destination Comedy Weekend in Palm Springs, April 1-3, 2016 What: JASH announced their inaugural JASHFESHT Comedy Festival. The...

Posted in: Columns, Comedy, Events, Feature Stories

Love & Laugh with Selene Luna of The Cho Show

By | March 3, 2016 at 1:51 pm | No comments

At Oscar’s Palm Springs March 12 @ 7pm. Luna, along with Jennie McNulty, “one of the top ten lesbian comedians,” according to Curve Magazine, rising LA star Nick Stadler, Palm Springs comedian Teri Conley as well as host Max Mitchell (World Series of Comedy) promise an...

Posted in: Columns, Comedy, Events

The Idle Effect Podcast

The Idle Effect Podcast

By | February 25, 2016 at 2:39 am | No comments

By Noe Gutierrez The Idle Effect is a new geeky, pop culture and comedy podcast brought to you by Jerry ‘Jer’ White (Producer/Writer/Host) and Charlie ‘Chuck’ Ellis (Producer/Writer/Host), Melissa Hull (Camera operator/ Voice Over) and Makena Hull (holds up signs and...

Posted in: Columns, Comedy, Tech Talk

Multi-Talented Comedian and Impressionist FRANK CALIENDO

Multi-Talented Comedian and Impressionist FRANK CALIENDO

By | January 14, 2016 at 12:54 am | No comments

Bringing The Laughs To Fantasy Springs In February Comedian, actor, and impressionist Frank Caliendo has been making people laugh his entire life, and he’s set to make audiences laugh at the Special Events Center at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on Valentine’s Day, Sunday,...

Posted in: Columns, Comedy, Events, Feature Stories

Fantasy Springs Casino Presents…

Fantasy Springs Casino Presents…

By | November 25, 2015 at 11:09 pm | No comments

MULTI-AWARDING WINNING FUNNY LADY KATHY GRIFFIN BRINGS HER "LIKE A BOSS" TOUR TO FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO Two-time Emmy award winner, Grammy winner, and NY Times bestselling author Kathy Griffin is bringing her all-new, critically-acclaimed "Like A Boss" Tour to the...

Posted in: Columns, Comedy

Paul Rodriguez – 50+ years of Making Friends, One Smiling, Gut-busted Audience At a Time

Paul Rodriguez – 50+ years of Making Friends, One Smiling, Gut-busted Audience At a Time

By | July 1, 2015 at 10:13 pm | No comments

Performing @ Spotlight 29 Casino, July 18th, 8pm. ALL AGES SHOW (13 and over recommended) Tickets:  $25, $30, $35 By Lisa Morgan Whether it was the kids at the new school he attended growing up (13 in all), his fellow soldiers in the U.S. Army, his college classroom, or the...

Posted in: Columns, Comedy, Feature Stories

A WEEKEND OF COMEDY AT IPAC FEATURES FESTIVAL WINNERS

A WEEKEND OF COMEDY AT IPAC FEATURES FESTIVAL WINNERS

By | March 26, 2015 at 2:22 am | No comments

The Indio Performing Arts Center, 45-175 Fargo Street in Indio, is proud to present “A Weekend of Comedy” March 27, 28 & 29, 2015. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7PM, Sunday’s performance is at 2PM. By Jeanette Knight What makes this show special for the...

Posted in: Columns, Comedy, Feature Stories

COMEDY CENTRAL’S FUNNY LADY AMY SCHUMER AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO

COMEDY CENTRAL’S FUNNY LADY AMY SCHUMER AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO

By | December 18, 2014 at 7:42 pm | No comments

As the funniest, freshest face on television, Amy Schumer is on the rise in the world of comedy with her blend of honesty, and unapologetic sense of humor. On Saturday, March 28th, she dishes out hysterical comedy on the Special Events Center stage at Fantasy Springs Resort...

Posted in: Columns, Comedy

Jim Jefferies

Jim Jefferies

By | November 19, 2014 at 11:20 pm | No comments

An Australian comedian who currently resides in Los Angeles. On November 29th, he will grace the stage of Spotlight 29 Casino, and hopefully he won’t wreak too much havoc! By Kira Golden Jefferies is known for his offensive, ranting style of comedy and controversial...

Posted in: Columns, Comedy, Feature Stories

The Mesmerizing Ron Stubbs

The Mesmerizing Ron Stubbs

By | October 15, 2014 at 10:12 pm | No comments

By Denise Ortuno Neil The Coachella Valley’s entertainment choices are growing at a rapid pace. And now with Ron Stubbs calling the desert home, we are entering high octane entertainment levels. With his Comedy Hypnosis Show, he will be mesmerizing us with a stunning...

Posted in: Columns, Comedy

Bill Burr Brings His Comedy to Spotlight 29 Casino

Bill Burr Brings His Comedy to Spotlight 29 Casino

By | October 8, 2014 at 8:46 pm | No comments

On Saturday, October 11 By Tracy Dietlin Bill Burr is an American comedian from Boston, Massachusetts who has a resume a mile long. Having first gained notoriety for his recurring role on the second season of Chappelle’s Show, Bill developed a comedic style of...

Posted in: Columns, Comedy, Feature Stories

COMEDY NIGHT at Charli Marrone’s

COMEDY NIGHT at Charli Marrone’s

By | October 8, 2014 at 8:31 pm | No comments

THIS SATURDAY, October 11 @ 7:30 PM By Lisa Morgan Thanks to CV Weekly's own funny man, Richard Weiss (of Weiss Cracks found in the paper every week), the rare opportunity for top tier comedy and a beautiful meal are yours this weekend. The popular dining destination, Charli...

Posted in: Columns, Comedy

FUNNYMAN, GEORGE LOPEZ AT FANTASY SPRINGS ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6th

FUNNYMAN, GEORGE LOPEZ AT FANTASY SPRINGS ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6th

By | June 18, 2014 at 7:40 pm | No comments

George Lopez is a multi-talented entertainer whose career encompasses television, film, standup comedy and late-night television and on Saturday, September 6th he brings his comedy to the Fantasy Springs Special Events Center. George Lopez’s multi-faceted career encompasses...

Posted in: Columns, Comedy

Haddon Libby: Enlightening Through Humor

Haddon Libby: Enlightening Through Humor

By | June 11, 2014 at 3:40 pm | No comments

By Denise Ortuno Neil It is widely known and accepted that laughter can be instrumental in brightening the mood of the masses; relieving stress and enticing those feel good hormones to come to the surface. But what if laughter came with a nice shot of knowledge as well? With...

Posted in: Columns, Comedy, Feature Stories

Richard Weiss and His Weiss Cracks

Richard Weiss and His Weiss Cracks

By | June 4, 2014 at 7:35 pm | No comments

By Lisa Morgan Most people read CV Weekly from front to back. Not the Weiss family. They start at the back page because that's where Richard Weiss' syndicated cartoon is published weekly. The beautifully penned cartoons inspired from Weiss' stand up routine, are collected in...

Posted in: Columns, Comedy, Feature Stories

COACHELLA VALLEY IMPROV/COMEDY FESTIVAL AT IPAC

COACHELLA VALLEY IMPROV/COMEDY FESTIVAL AT IPAC

By | June 4, 2014 at 7:15 pm | No comments

This July 11, 12 and 13, stand -up comics, Improv groups and sketch comedy groups from Los Angeles, Phoenix, Chicago and elsewhere will converge upon the Indio Performing Arts Center for its first ever Coachella Valley Improv/Comedy Festival. Performances and workshops are all...

Posted in: Columns, Comedy

Comedy Night Palm Springs™ Presents Jackie Loeb & Dana Eagle

Comedy Night Palm Springs™ Presents Jackie Loeb & Dana Eagle

By | May 29, 2014 at 2:59 am | No comments

Comedy Night Palm Springs™ announces its Saturday, June 14, show at the legendary Purple Room with top comic stars JACKIE LOEB of Australia who recently won the “MO Achievement of Excellence Award in Live Comedy,” was nominated for the 2012 “Hollywood Fringe Festival...

Posted in: Columns, Comedy

COPA FOR CASA

COPA FOR CASA

By | April 30, 2014 at 11:14 pm | No comments

June 19th, doors open at 6pm, show time 8pm. On Thursday June 19th at 8pm, The Palm Springs Copa, in association with Some Fabulous Leo's, will present some very funny comedians while raising money for CASA for Riverside County, Inc.. CASA is a non-profit organization which...

Posted in: Columns, Comedy, Events

THE PURPLE ROOM ANNOUNCES MAY LINEUP FOR “COMEDY NIGHT PALM SPRINGS”

THE PURPLE ROOM ANNOUNCES MAY LINEUP FOR “COMEDY NIGHT PALM SPRINGS”

By | April 24, 2014 at 12:48 am | No comments

Monthly Dinner Show to Feature Top Comedy Stars from Stage and Screen Comedy Night Palm Springs™ will bring an evening of hilarity to the legendary Purple Room on Saturday, May 17, 2014, with a dinner show featuring top comic stars Shawn Pelofsky of NBC’s “Community”...

Posted in: Columns, Comedy

Kathleen Madigan Again

Kathleen Madigan Again

By | January 1, 2014 at 6:17 pm | No comments

By Heidi Simmons What’s so amazing about comedienne Kathleen Madigan is she’s a natural. She is intuitive, observant and incredibly funny! Yet Madigan does not consider herself a “funny” person. But at the same time, she does not separate who she is from her work as a...

Posted in: Columns, Comedy, Feature Stories

Astrella Inc Launches Luxury T-Shirt Line

Astrella Inc Launches Luxury T-Shirt Line

By | December 11, 2013 at 6:30 pm | No comments

By Tracy Dietlin Cover an Photos by Chris Miller (Imagine Imagery). Taken at the Riviera Hotel in Palm Springs During my first interview, I sat down with Astrella, her husband Jason Rothberg (producer), Tommy Flanagan (“Chibs” on Sons of Anarchy), Rob Patterson...

Posted in: Comedy, Cover Stories, Feature Stories

Comic Bill Burr

Comic Bill Burr

By | August 28, 2013 at 4:56 pm | No comments

(The Heat, Breaking Bad, Letterman, Jimmy Fallon, Conan) Appearing Saturday, September 7 @ 8pm at Spotlight 29 By Lisa Morgan Comic Bill Burr might seem to some, to be an overnight success. With recent roles in AMC's uber popular television show, Breaking Bad as “Kuby”...

Posted in: Columns, Comedy, Feature Stories