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” and Marie DelPrete of CBS’s “King of Queens.”

“Comedy Night Palm Springs™ has already become a hit,” exclaimed Tony Marchese, Purple Room co-owner with Mark Van Laanen. “Our customers are excited to see comedians from TV and film perform live on our stage, and to be able to meet and talk with them in person is icing on the cake.”

The monthly comedy show features the latest stand-up comics from top comedy venues in Los Angeles and New York, including the Hollywood Improv, Laugh Factory, Caroline’s on Broadway, and more. Shawn Pelofsky, the self-proclaimed “Queen of Atlantis Cruises,” has also appeared on E!’s “Chelsea Lately,” and on Showtime. Marie DelPrete, an accomplished actress, writer and standup comedienne, performed in Nickelodeon’s “NickMom Night Out,” and has a weekly show on Sirius Extreme XM called “Bad Advice.”

Comedy Night Palm Springs™ previously sold out 49 monthly shows in a row, so reservations are highly encouraged. Seating begins at 5:30 pm and the show starts at 7:00 pm. The dinner-and-a-show package is $50 per person and includes a delicious three-course meal, comedy show, and complimentary valet parking.


The legendary Purple Room is open for dinner from 3 pm to 11 pm Tuesday through Sunday, offering an array of selections from small plates to fresh seafood and USDA Steaks, and a late night menu is served from 11 pm until 2 am on Fridays and Saturdays. Happy hour in the bar from 3 pm – 7 pm features $3 well, $5 call, and $8 premium drinks, and half price small plates. A $19 three-course prix fixe dinner is available from 3 pm – 6 pm. For reservations and more information call 760-322-4422 or visit


Shawn Pelofsky can currently be seen on LOGO’s “The Gossip Queens.” Additional television and film credits include “Community” (NBC), “Lip Service” (Showtime), “Chelsea Lately” (E!), “Pretty Hurts” (LOGO), “Comics Unleashed” (ABC), “The Tonight Show” (NBC), Pauly Shore’s “Minding the Store” (TBS), “Last Comic Standing” (NBC), Playboy Channel and “Free Enterprise” starring William Shatner.

Pelofsky wrote and stars in the worldwide YouTube sensation, “Lady HaHa,” and has a new comedy album by the same name. She has opened for greats such as Bill Maher, Margaret Cho, Richard Lewis, and Huey Lewis and The News, and was also a finalist for “The Comedy Central Laugh Riots” and “The Funniest Woman in Orange County.”

Pelofsky performs regularly at The World Famous Comedy Store in LA and La Jolla, The Hollywood Improv, Akbar, Downtown Comedy Club, and other top comedy venues around the country. She has been featured in Montreal’s Just For Laughs Comedy Festival and in the all-female hit comedy tours, “Pretty Funny Women,” “Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad,” and “The Hot Tamales” produced by Eva Longoria.


Marie DelPrete won FameCast’s top $10,000 prize as season four’s Comedy Fenom, the first female standup to win the prestigious award. Marie’s offbeat, highly original act has become a fixture at comedy clubs in the Los Angeles area, including The Hollywood Improv, The World Famous Comedy Store, Ice House and many others. She’s been described as “the love-child of Andy Kaufman and Gilda Radner” by actress Nichole Hiltz (“Smallville,” The Riches) and hailed by industry pros as a bright star to watch.

Her television appearances include a guest-starring role in CBS’s hit comedy, “The King of Queens.” She’s a familiar face on Nickelodeon’s new comedy network, NickMom, both as a standup on “NickMom Night Out,” and in her own original “Mom Confessions” spots airing on “Parental Discretion.” Marie was also seen on NBCʼs “Last Comic Standing,” and in regional and national commercial campaigns, such as the popular spots for KFC with Jason Alexander. Marie recently completed photography on an independent feature film, “Commander and Chief.”