Welcome To The

Palm Springs International

Comedy festival

The next festival will be on Sept 21st-29th 2024

The next festival will be on Sept 21st-29th 2024

The next festival will be on Sept 21st-29th 2024

The next festival will be on Sept 21st-29th 2024

The next festival will be on Sept 21st-29th 2024

The next festival will be on Sept 21st-29th 2024

The next festival will be on Sept 21st-29th 2024

The next festival will be on Sept 21st-29th 2024

The next festival will be on Sept 21st-29th 2024

The next festival will be on Sept 21st-29th 2024

The next festival will be on Sept 21st-29th 2024

The next festival will be on Sept 21st-29th 2024

Stanley Kramer Mad World Comedy Film Award Honorees

About Us

Paul Cruz

President

Paul Cruz – Is a Hollywood Producer, Actor, Writer, Entertainment Host and Director of the Palm Springs International Comedy Festival and Comedy Club. The bulk of his professional credited work has been as a Casting Director having worked in casting on such films as ‘Terminator 2’ with Arnold Schwarzenegger, ‘For the Boys’ with Bette Midler, ‘The Addams Family’ with Anjelica Houston, ‘The Butcher’s Wife’ with Demi Moore and ‘City Slickers’ with Billy Crystal just to name a few. For television, such note-able shows such as ‘L.A. Law, ’with Harry Hamlin & Susan Dey for Emmy winning producers Steven Bochco and David E. Kelley.

Kat Kramer

Board Member

Katharine ‘Kat” Kramer is a former Miss Golden Globe Ambassador. Kat is the Founder of “Kat Kramer’s Films That Change The World,” in international cinema series to showcase motion pictures and documentaries that raise awareness of important social issues. Kat is the daughter of legendary filmmaker Stanley Kramer, actress/producer Karen Sharpe-Kramer, and the Godchild/namesake of screen icon Katharine Hepburn.

Karen Sharpe-Kramer

Board Member

Karen sharpe was born an only child in San Antonio, Texas. Her father was a successful businessman, owning three businesses. Karen’s mother was also a businesswoman and helped run the companies. However, their focus was on their young daughter. Karen’s mother entered her in ballet and dancing at a very young age. She loved performing in San Antonio’s theatrical productions, which led to ice‐skating. She developed into quite a good skater and she and her mother spent a summer in Los Angeles so Karen could further her talents as a skater. However, Karen’s mind was not as much on skating as it was on motion pictures.

The next festival will be on

Sept 21st-29th 2024

It will be located at the Mary Pickford Movie Theater

36850 Pickfair Street Cathedral City, CA 92234 with special thanks to D’Place Entertainment

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We are non - profit

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to promote Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion while fostering education and understanding of different cultures through Comedy because ‘Laughter is Healing.’