Joe Posa as Joan Rivers
Dinner at 6pm, Show at 8pm.
Certainly, the figure in the outrageous black and gold ruffled coat and black pants on stage at New Yorks Metropolitan Room sounds and looks a lot like Joan Rivers.
As someone fortunate enough to have interviewed the real Rivers a few timesthe final time, her last major interview before her death in August 2014the similarities of voice and presence between the figurethe performer Joe Posaand Rivers are resonant and mesmerizing.
The above is a quote from a review by Tim Teeman of The Daily Beast, Its one of many such reviews of the amazing performances by Joe Posa as Joan Rivers, and as other famous characters such as Liza Minnelli, Barbra Streisand and Michael Jackson.
This nationally acclaimed actor, south Florida resident, and celebrity impersonator, has been wowing audiences all over the world since his early days as a dancer with The International Touring Company of West Side Story, and his celebrity status as the best Liza Impersonator in NYC.
Joe shared some tender moments with Joan, in her one and only performance in Provincetown, MA, July of 2014. When they parted, she said continue to do me in your shows disrespectfully, they laughed and parted, assuming they would see each other again soon.
Having performed alongside Ms. Rivers on two separate occasions, Mr. Posa, who Joan called, her favorite Joan Rivers Impersonator, has since joined forces with Fashion Police Executive Producer (and the real Miss Rivers joke writer), Tony Tripoli, for a hilarious 90 minute Tribute, Joan Rivers Back & Bitter than ever!
The show begins with Tony Tripoli sharing his shocking memories of working for Ms. Rivers: The trouble they got into, the joke that E!, refused to air, and how outrageous she was - both offstage and on.
Then Tony passes the baton to Joe Posa, who brilliantly recreates the comedy legends look, mannerisms and signature frenetic energy.
Posa does an hour of Joan, and youll laugh so hard youll swear Joan is back for one last performance. Seeing is believing!
After sold out shows worldwide, Joe is thrilled to present this very-naughty-but-SO-much-fun evening to The Purple Room.
Tickets: $35 and $30
The Purple Room (Inside Club Trinidad Resort) (View)
1900 E. Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92264
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|