‘Last Comic Standing’ Finalists at Olivia’s Caribbean Resort Comedy Fest

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 31 /PRNewswire/ — Olivia, the lifestyle company that connects, transforms and celebrates the lives of lesbians and their families and friends, announces that Kathleen Madigan and Tammy Pescatelli, finalists from the hit TV show “Last Comic Standing,” will perform at Olivia’s 4th Annual Caribbean Resort Comedy Extravaganza. Both veteran guests of “The Tonight Show,” Madigan and Pescatelli will perform at the Club O Resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, May 1-8, 2005.

“This trip is always a laugh a minute,” said Olivia CEO Amy Errett. “And I know that Kathleen and Tammy will be hilarious additions to our great line- up.”

Kathleen Madigan and Tammy Pescatelli are just two of the amazing women that will be raking in the laughs at Club O. Joining them will be the all-star cast of Elvira Kurt (voted Funniest Female Comic at the Canadian Comedy Awards), Suzanne Westenhoefer, Page Hurwitz, Julie Goldman, Rene Hicks and Amy Boyd. In addition to nightly shows, Olivia’s resident comic geniuses host karaoke, pool games and other activities.

Set on a half-mile stretch of beach, the all-inclusive Club O features the island’s largest beach, an ocean front pool, two restaurants, open-air cocktail lounges, beachside club and Caribbean-Latin atmosphere.

The 4th Annual Comedy Extravaganza is the most recent in a series of exciting announcements from Olivia, like Showtime filming part of an episode for their hit drama “The L Word” on board Olivia’s Mayan Caribbean Cruise, a performance by Gammy winner Mary Chapin Carpenter on the Alaska Discovery Cruise, a performance by Grammy winner Melissa Etheridge on their Eastern Caribbean Cruise and a performance by country music superstar Wynonna on their Four-night Caribbean Cruise. These announcements are fresh on the heels of successful on-board performances by Indigo Girls, Shawn Colvin and k.d. lang. Additionally, Olivia hosted it first lesbian film festival and a sports- focused women’s resort with all-star athletes.

ABOUT OLIVIA

Founded in San Francisco in 1973, Olivia, the premier travel company serving the lesbian and gay community, reaches more than 50 million people internationally. Over 75,000 people have traveled with Olivia in the last 10 years. Olivia charters entire ships or resorts to create one-of-a-kind vacations for lesbians, gay men and their family and friends, delivering world-class entertainment like Melissa Etheridge, Indigo Girls, k.d. lang, Shawn Colvin, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Kathleen Madigan and the cast of Showtime’s “The L Word” along the way.

Visit www.olivia.com for the latest information about Olivia cruise and resort vacations.

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