TEMECULA, Calif. -- (May 7, 2014) - A recent article on Time.com talks about laughter having nearly the same effects on the brain as meditation. A researcher is quoted as saying, "joyful laughter immediately produces the same brain wave frequencies experienced in a true meditative state." That being shown by science, one simple way to get more true laughter into one's life is to make plans to see a comedy show, and the Pechanga Comedy Club offers four every weekend. The top touring comics make stops at Pechanga every Friday and Saturday for two shows each night - 7:30p.m. and 10:30p.m. Getting some uplifting giggles is only $15 per person and guests must be 21 or older. For tickets or more information, visit the Pechanga Box Office, call (877) 711-2946 or log onto www.Pechanga.com/Entertainment. The Pechanga Comedy Club features an intimate, 300-seat venue with a stage and tableside beverage service. The club has a two-drink minimum.
Upcoming comics include:
Jay Phillips - May 9-10
Seen On: "Semi-Pro," Jimmy Kimmel, Showtime, Chelsea Lately and Martin Lawrence's 1st Amendment
Variety magazine labeled Jay Phillips as one of the 10 Comics To Watch as a result of his break out year when 3 films that Jay co-starred in came out number one in the box office back to back to back. His leading role opposite Will Ferrell in the movie Semi-Pro, opposite Tina Fey in Baby Mama and role in the movie Prom Night solidified him as one of the rising stars in the industry.
Sam Tripoli - May 16-17
Seen On: Showtime, Comedy Central, CBS Late Late Show
Sam Tripoli views comedy as a calling rather a profession. It's a passion that he's been preaching to audiences at comedy clubs across the country and on television, including Showtime's "Live Nude" & "Russell Peters' Comic Without Borders!" E!'s "Love You, Mean it! With Whitney Cumming" Comedy Centrals' "Premium Blend" (receiving only one of two standing ovations in the history of the show), a frolicsome turn as a male escort for E! Entertainment's "Party @ the Palms," "The Late Late Show on CBS", "Comic Unleashed" and as a co-host of Spike TV's "Wide World of Spike!" Tripoli has also been heard on The Howard Stern show on Sirius Radio, a regular on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast, an original member of the Deathsquad Podcast Network and he also host a very popular radio show called "The Naughty Show" on Playboy Radio. On stage he's a force of nature, pacing the stage like a cyclone of funny as he questions authority and the conventions of our society one moment, then earnestly expresses his affinity for the bizarre the next.
Dante - May 23-24
Seen On: NBC's Last Comic Standing, BET
Bio: Dante is one of the top headlining comedians in the United States, appearing on numerous television shows and in films, and appearing to sold-out crowds across the country. HE also makes regular stops each year at U.S. military bases around the world, entertaining the troops in every branch of the Armed Forces. He has performed for the US troops more than any other comedian since Bob Hope. Dante has been a comedian since 1986. Most people know him as a cast member on season 5 of NBC's Last Comic Standing. He has been honored as the recipient of several comedy awards, including the $10,000 grand prize on America's Funniest People on ABC. He also still holds the record for winning the most comedy awards ever presented to a single comedian at the BET Comedy Awards.
Kira Soltanovich - May 30-31
Seen On: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Showtime
Kira Soltanovich grew up in San Francisco during a time when there were bad neighborhoods, cheap coffee and it wasn't ironic to ride the cable cars. She was a series regular on the hidden camera show Girls Behaving Badly for 4 seasons, and for the past 8 years Kira has been a correspondent on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Kira has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Call with Carson Daly, Set List TV and The World Stands Up. She has written and performed with Joan Rivers, Scott Baio, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber. And if that doesn't impress you, I don't know what will. Her half hour Showtime special, Here Comes Trouble, won Best Stand Up Special by a Soviet. Kira's three year old son inspired her to have her very own podcast. On The Kira Soltanovich Show, Kira interviews other fellow comedians who have kids and they discuss all things comedy and colic related.
Larry Reeb - June 6-7
Seen On: HBO, Showtime, NBC: Last Comic Standing
Known as "Uncle Lar," Larry Reeb is the wise cracking black sheep, politically incorrect relative everyone knows. Like any concerned relative "Uncle Lar" wants to help, so in his own twisted way he does. Uncle Lar has been voted Chicago Comedian of the year, twice. He won the Las Vegas comedy festival, and has appeared on Showtime: Billy Gardell presents, Road Dogs, HBO with Rodney Dangerfield, NBC's Last Comic Standing, and has been a frequent guest on the Bob and Tom Radio Show.
Mike Pace - June 13-14
Seen On: HBO, ABC's Comics Unleashed
Since his start Michael has been invited to the prestigious - Aspen Comedy Arts Festival, where he was a crowd favorite. His relationship with HBO continued when appeared on Larry David's Emmy Award -Winning-"Curb Your Enthusiasm." Michael was most recently featured on Comics Unleashed. He's also shared the stage in concert with legends of music and comedy including Jerry Seinfeld, Bob Dylan, B.B. King, Natalie Cole, Lou Rawls, Charo, Robin Williams, Chris Rock, Ellen DeGeneres, Rodney Dangerfield, Paul Rodriguez, The Smothers Brothers, Ron White, Kevin Nealon, Dennis Miller, Drew Carey, Richard Lewis, Milton Berle and Ray Romano- just to name a few
Grady - June 20-21
Seen On: Starz Network, TV One and GSN
Grady began performing comedy in 2002. Many who have seen him perform noticed his ability to make his audience find laughter in situations that many consider painful and saddening. Since his debut, he's worked alongside some of comedy's elite and has held his own. He landed his first televised performance four years after he started as a comedian on the TV One show, "Who's Got Jokes?" That same year, he was chosen to be one of quot;New Faces" of Jamie Foxx's Laffapalooza in Atlanta, GA. Weeks later he was also a Chicago Semi-Finalist for NBC Stand-up for Diversity. He's also appeared on TV One's "Love That Girl," and Starz's "Martin Lawrence Presents: First Amendment Stand-Up."
Shawn Pelofsky - June 25-26
Seen On: NBC, ABC's Comics Unleashed, Chelsea Lately, Showtime, E!
This sassy female stand-up comic will blow you away with her high energy as she takes you on a wild ride with her knowledge of pop culture and impressions. She is proud of her extensive travel to places such as Bosnia, Djibouti, Bahrain, Guantanamo Bay and Afghanistan to entertain our troops. She has opened for great talents such as Richard Lewis, Robert Klein, Bill Maher and Margaret Cho and has been featured in The Montreal "Just For Laughs" Festival. You can also catch her in the popular shows "Pretty Funny Women" and "Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad". Her comedy album, LADY HAHA can be found on i-Tunes and her T.V credits include; Community (NBC), Chelsea Lately (E!), Lip Service (Showtime), TVGN, The Gossip Queens (Logo), Byron Allen's Comics Unleashed (ABC), and writer for Fashion Police (E!). Her book: The Death of Dating comes out later this year.
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