Randy Rainbow, Judy Tenuta, Luenell Set for Honors at Palm Springs International Comedy Festival

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The festival, scheduled for Oct. 11-18, will feature honorees Randy Rainbow, Judy Tenuta, Luenell, and filmmaker George Gallo’s The Comeback Trail.

Randy Rainbow, a comedic performer who has made President Donald Trump his primary parody target, has been selected to receive a top honor at the Palm Springs International Comedy Festival.

Rainbow, who just teamed with Patti Lupone on the viral duet "If Donald Got Fired," will receive PSICF's Pioneer in Comedy Award as part of an awards program that will honor Judy Tenuta with a Lifetime Achievement Award, Luenell with a Breakthrough Award, and filmmaker George Gallo’s The Comeback Trail with the Stanley Kramer Mad World Comedy Award.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, PSICF is going virtual from Oct. 11-18. The schedule features talent including Robert Sternin, Prudence Fraser, Stan Zimmerman, Bruce Vilanch Tom Schiller, Laraine Newman and Alan Zweibel, and competitions in categories including stand-up, improv, sketch, feature and short film, TV pilot, web series and animation. Judges will include Anne Ramsay from Mad About Yousoap opera star Heather Tom, Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood from Whose Line Is It Anyway?, and casting pros from NBC, FOX and Urban Flix.

"We are looking for exceptional talent in all areas of comedy. The possibilities from this festival, whether it be a comedian, a TV show or a film are unlimited," says PSICF director Paul Cruz stated. "We are passionately committed to discovering the most incredible talent. And at the same time, the Festival is also about celebrating those who have made a difference in Comedy with honors and panels."

A full lineup can be found here.