Line up: Erin Foley, Cameron Esposito, Brad Loekle, Jason Stuart, Celia, Pacquola, Poppy Champlin
Erin Foley presents Gays R Us, featuring the best gay, gay friendly, questioning, curious, funniest comics available that night. Now in it's third year at the Improv, Gays R Us continues to pack the house on the first Wednesday of each month.
Erin Foley, a recent transplant to Los Angeles, spent years in New York City’s comedy clubs mastering the art of stand-up comedy while successfully pursuing her acting career. In New York and Los Angeles, Erin can be regularly seen at Gotham Comedy Club, Caroline's on Broadway, The Improv, The Laugh Factory and Stand Up New York. She has performed at the Just for Laughs/TBS Comedy Festival in Chicago and the Marshall’s Women in Comedy Festival. Foley has had the honor of being selected to perform at the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival three times. Not only has Erin had a successful career in comedy, but she also succeeds on the small screen with several national television commercial campaigns.
At the present time, Erin is filming a comedy pilot for E! Entertainment. She recently shot her own half hour comedy special for Comedy Central and has taped Chelsea Lately and The Kilborn File on FOX. Simultaneously, Erin has enjoyed success in the field of acting. She can be seen in the short films “Cried Suicide” and “Squeezplay”, as well as a pilot for MTV called, “This is Ray.” Her favorite role to date was in Cameron Crowe’s film “Almost Famous”. Erin played the role of Allison, the fact checker. Erin has branded a unique position for herself in the industry as not only a gifted stand-up but a talented actress. Her versatility makes her one of the most sought- after women working the comedy scene today.
Poppy Champlin: There’s just something about Poppy! Thanks to her time at the famed Second City in Chicago, she’s a crackerjack at the craft of Improv and can magically turn anything into comedic fodder. Champlin is one of the quickest witted comedians working today with a wild and roaming spontaneity making each show a one of a kind experience.
She’s starred in specials on “Showtime” and “Logo,” appeared on “Oprah,” “Entertainment Tonight,” the “Joan Rivers Show” and “Comics Unleashed.” She’s also a favorite on the Atlantis and Olivia cruises and has opened for Ray Romano, Denis Leary, Bill Maher, Bill Hicks and Rosie O’Donnell.
Poppy currently can be seen performing her comedy in the HBO Documentary “All Aboard Rosie’s Family Vacation” and traveling around the country producing the Queer Queens of Qomedy show now in it’s seventh year.