Perfoms as Joan Rivers - Adult Stand Up Comedian | Fort Lauderdale, Florida(no reviews)
Based In: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fees: $2500 to $5,000 depending on venue size & Type
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Joe Posa is the nations top Joan Rivers Stage Act, and has been performing as Joan Rivers for the past 14 years. Called Joan's favorite Joan Rivers Impersonator, by Joan herself, as well as Joan's former head comedy writer Tony Tripoli, who is The Executive Producer of Fashion Police and the opening act for the "Bitch is Back" tribute show. The tow have been performing all over the US and Mexico for the last two years, just completing 16 straight sold out performances at the Empire Stage Theater in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Tony Tripoli keeps Joan's material updated with jokes he would have written ... for her today, were she alive.
Joe Posa – Comedian, Female Impersonator, Actor & Dancer
Joe, a long standing member of Actors Equity and SAG, performed in numerous stage productions, both in the US and abroad, feature films, commercials and Television. Then in 1993, as a cast member of “An Evening at La Cage”, launched his career as one of the top female character impersonators.
Joe has performed as Liza Minnelli, Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson and others in La Cage shows all over the world.
Joe performed with the late “Comic Legend, Joan Rivers” on several occasions over the years; and met with Ms. Ri ... vers on July 5, 2014 in Provincetown, MA. That evening, Joe said to Ms. Rivers “I am doing you in my show just down the street, but of course I always do you respectfully”. To which Joan said “Joe, you can do me disrespectfully.” Both laughed, Joan kissed Joe on the cheek and left. Little did he know it would be their last visit.
Joe currently enjoys touring his new show “The Bitch is Back” with comic writer Tony Tripoli, Executive Producer of Fashion Police, and Joan’s former head comedy writer.
Lisa Bacon E Network Executive Producer, “Joe Posa recreates all of Joan’s movements, mannerisms and especially her humor… in this wildly entertaining” 90 minute comedic stage performance.
Tim Teeman, The Daily Beast As someone fortunate enough to have interviewed the real Rivers a few times—the final time, her last major interview before her death in August 2014—the similarities of voice and presence between the figure—the performer Joe Posa—and Rivers are resonant and mesmerizing
Joe began as a dancer at the age of 19 and toured with West Side Story throughout Europe, danced in musical thoroughout the us, doing regional and off broadway productions, then was hired to work with Lou Pascioca, who produced "An Evening at La Cage" with productions in NY, Las Vegas, & Aruba. Joe then move back to NY and did extar work on many films and TV shows, before producing his own shows, of which "The Bitch is Back" is the most exciting of his productions to date.
The Joan Rivers show has been featured at the following venues:
Oasis Nightclub, San Francisco
Purple Room Palm Springs
Martini's Above Fourth, San Diego
Clocktower Cabaret, Denver Colorado
Metropolitan Room, NYC, Club Cafe, Boston, MA
The Crown & Anchor, Provincetown, MA
Empire Stage Theater, Fort Lauderdale, FL
The Provincetown Theater, Provincetown, MA
The Palm Cabaret, Puereto Vallarta, MX
plus many others
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