To perform at The Ace Hotel Saturday, June 24
Beth Lapides, affectionately (and accurately) known as the High Priestess of Alternative Comedy, brings her vanguard comedy and music show UnCabaret back to the Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs on Saturday, June 24, after a sold-out event there last fall.
The return presentation features comedians Greg Behrendt (“Conan,” “Sex and the City,” “He’s Just Not That Into You”), Baron Vaughn (“Grace and Frankie,” “Mystery Science Theater 3000”) and Julie Goldman (“Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “The Big Gay Sketch Show”), whose outrageous storytelling had last November’s Ace Hotel crowd rolling dangerously close to the pool. The band, led by Mitchell Kaplan, includes the venerable Louis Van Taylor (Kool and the Gang, The Four Tops) on sax and Denise Fraser (Catalina Jazz Club, Sandra Bernhard’s “I’m Still Here… Dammit!”) on drums.
Beth carved a space in L.A. over 20 years ago for transcendence and meaning in comedy, and some of the most visionary, ruthless and illuminated comics have cut their teeth on her UnCabaret stage — Jon Stewart, Sarah Silverman, Roseanne Barr, Sandra Bernhard, Carrie Fisher and Bill Maher, to name a few. She was recently seen in the CNN documentary series “The History of Comedy.”
Beth, in fact, is a former Palm Springs resident and frequent desert visitor, and she is filled with great, funny observations about living in the Coachella Valley — which she’ll share again as host when she returns to the Ace. She’s a one-woman band who does all her own bookings and joke-writing and doesn’t have a professional publicist. Beyond that, she is a very cool, smart and independent woman who’s also happy to talk generally about world we live in.
Doors at 8 p.m. Show starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets: www.acehotel.com/uncabaret