GULFPORT, FLORIDA: Nationally-celebrated comic Poppy Champlin returns to Gulfport on Saturday, February 16 at 8 p.m. at Catherine Hickman Theater (5501 27th Ave. South). This engagement follows her hilarious sold-out 2018 show. Her appearance will once again be a fundraiser for the LGBTQ Resource Center at Gulfport Public Library. Pop a happy pill with Poppy Champlin’s Funny Medicine Show as she injects humor into everything from yoga for oldsters to red, blue and purple politics from a lesbian feminist perspective. Adults only suggested.
She is one of the quickest-witted comedians working either coast today. “She erupts onto the stage, fearless, upbeat and energetic – spitting out jokes, quips, songs, impressions and even birdcalls. Poppy’s shows can be described as spin art – No two alike.” (Laugh Factory) Poppy has appeared extensively on TV, including The Joan Rivers Show, Entertainment Tonight, Showtime, LOGO, Comics Unleashed, Comedy Central, VH-1, HBO and Oprah.
Tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3900986 or simply go to BrownPaperTickets.com and search Poppy Champlin. Tickets are also available at the Gulfport Beach Bazaar (3115 Beach Blvd. S.). A limited number of early admission tickets are $30/ea. (suggested donation) and allow ticket holders into the theater at 7 p.m. for light hors d’oeuvre and an opportunity to reserve their seats. General admission tickets are $25/ea. (suggested donation) and allow entrance to the theater at 7:30 p.m.
The show is presented by and benefits the Gulfport Public Library’s LGBTQ Resource Center. The Resource Center provides collections, services and events throughout the year to the local LGBTQ community, its friends and family, and is a project of the non-profit Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Public Library. Find out more about the Resource Center, the Circle of Friends and the Library on the web at www.mygulfport.us/gpl or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GulfportLibraryFL.