When: Wed., July 13, 8 p.m. and Thu., July 14, 8 p.m. 2016
There have been many pretenders to the “Qomedy” throne over the years, but even if Poppy Champlin, Mimi Gonzalez and Sandra Valls haven’t ever been been crowned “Queen” in any official ceremony, they all boast majestic resumes. Champlin opened for angry clown prince Bill Hicks and was named “America’s Funniest Real Woman” by none other than the acid-tongued goddess Joan Rivers. In her two decades of stand-up, Gonzalez has entertained troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, et al, and appeared on Logo TV, Ellen and the Today Show. And Laredo native Valls, in addition to appearing on two Showtime specials and the comics-to-watch lists compiled by Curve and Diva magazines, received a Certificate of Recognition from the California Senate for promoting recovery in the LGBT community. Hail to the queens, baby.