Holly Faris as Joan Rivers, Tina Turner, etc.

Why book Holly Faris as Joan Rivers, Tina Turner, etc.?

Holly Faris is a Celebrity Impersonator, frequently seen in Las Vegas & Atlantic City, as well as Europe and the Caribbean for a variety of revues and corporate clients. Holly was featured on Celebrity Apprentice 2013 as Joan Rivers and has appeared on Celebrity Ghost Stories on the Biography channel as Joan. You can hire Holly as Joan on the red carpet for Oscar themed events or as any of her many characters. Holly sings Happy Birthday as Marilyn to your CEO. Her hysterical one woman show,"Divalicious", incorporates numerous superstar divas such as Cher, Liza and Tina Turner. Holly has many variety shows to offer and other impersonators: Trump, Michael Jackson, Elton John, Rat Pack, etc.

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The most excellent and hilarious performance of Joan Rivers!

Holly is a wonderful person and a spectacular performer. I have seen Joan Rivers twice perform in Atlantic City. Holly did an amazing impersonation of Joan Rivers--and was able to craft the funniest jokes as the night went on during our employee holiday party. I would recommend Holly without reservation for anyone looking for a way to make a great night a spectacular evening!

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Reviewer: Orsula V. K.
Organization: CareKinesis, Inc.
Event: Private Party in Moorestown, NJ
Event Date: Jan 4, 2013
Hired As: Joan Rivers Impersonator

Marilyn wows the audience at Ron's 70th!

Holly looked like dynamite, aka Marilyn Monroe, was dressed to the nines and sang 4 songs that sounded just like Marilyn. Holly coordinated seamlessly with the DJ while she worked the crowd of about 100 people.
After her 20 minute show, she spent a generous amount of time posing for pictures with the guests. While I hired her to do MM, Holly generously offered to do Joan Rivers at the beginning of the evening (at no extra charge), but logistics didn't work out for that. She drove down to Leesburg, VA for this gig. Of all the impersonators that I reviewed, Holly was the most expensive but confirmed my belief that you get what you pay for!

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Reviewer: Patrice L.
Event: Birthday Party in Leesburg, VA
Event Date: Dec 28, 2013
Hired As: Marilyn Monroe Impersonator

Response from Holly Faris as Joan Rivers, Tina Turner, etc.:

Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity, Patrice! I'm glad we wowed Ron as planned!!

Fabulous addition to our party!!

Holly was amazing at our Employee Holiday Party two weeks ago. It was an award show themed event with red carpet, so she stood on our red carpet in front of a step and repeat and greeted guests upon entering. Everyone got to hear her one liners and jokes and then get a photo with her. We still have employees talking about how funny she was and retelling her jokes. You wouldn't know the difference between her and the "real" Joan. Just fabulous!!

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Reviewer: Missi J.
Event: Holiday Party in Blue Bell, PA
Event Date: Jan 20, 2014
Hired As: Joan Rivers Impersonator

Response from Holly Faris as Joan Rivers, Tina Turner, etc.:

thank you so much, Missi. It was a pleasure working with you and the employees of the PCC for the PCC awards!

Holly was great, and kept the attention of our attendees!

Holly was easy to work with, professional and very witty. She kept the attention of our attendees the entire time as Joan Rivers and never used a joke twice. I would definitely use her again and would recommend her to anyone!

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Reviewer: Damaris Z.
Organization: NJ Apartment Association
Event: Awards Night in East Brunswick, NJ
Event Date: Oct 24, 2013
Hired As: Joan Rivers Impersonator

Response from Holly Faris as Joan Rivers, Tina Turner, etc.:

Thank you Damaris! It was a pleasure !

OUTSTANDING Show

Saw Holly's show this past week. What a great performer. All impersonations she did were great!

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Reviewer: Vince G.
Event: Restaurant in Berlin, NJ
Event Date: Nov 7, 2013
Hired As: Joan Rivers Impersonator, Barbra Streisand Impersonator, Bette Midler Impersonator, Cher Impersonator, Dolly Parton Impersonator, Liza Minnelli Impersonator, Marilyn Monroe Impersonator, Sonny and Cher Tribute, Tina Turner Impersonator

Response from Holly Faris as Joan Rivers, Tina Turner, etc.:

Thank you Vince! So glad you could make it!!

AWESOME!

This was the best show we have had thanks to Holly! She was amazing! We would definitely use her again in the future.

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Reviewer: Karen M.
Organization: EPIC Pharmacies, Inc.
Event: Corporate Event in Baltimore, MD
Event Date: Sep 7, 2013
Hired As: Joan Rivers Impersonator

Clever, witty, a pleasure to work with.

After doing a few google searches, we came across Holly and were very interested in her coming along to our shoot for a corporate event. The expectations were high and Holly surpassed all of them and more. Hysterical. Completely hysterical. We could not stop laughing. I would not have any hesitation in recommending Holly for your event.

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Reviewer: Royston W.
Organization: Newsday
Event: Corporate Event in Bethpage, NY
Event Date: Sep 16, 2013
Hired As: Joan Rivers Impersonator

Response from Holly Faris as Joan Rivers, Tina Turner, etc.:

Royston,
It was a pleasure!
Your group was great..thank you again!
Holly

Hire Holly

Holly Faris is a true pro, very funny, very good all around and immensely talented. I recommend her. She will put some spark in possibly otherwise mundane event.

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Reviewer: Tracy J.
Organization: Jewish Renaissance
Event: Fundraiser in Jersey City, NJ
Event Date: Sep 12, 2013
Hired As: Joan Rivers Impersonator, Tina Turner Impersonator

Fabulous!!

Holly was amazing!!

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Reviewer: Susan L.
Event: Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party in Wilkes Barre, PA
Event Date: Apr 20, 2013
Hired As: Joan Rivers Impersonator

HOLLY IS AN INCREDIBLE TALENT!

Holly is one of the most professional talents in the Tribute Industry who is not only versatile but truly has the gift of portraying her characters in a very engaging way! I have had the privilege of working with her at high caliber events and have seen first hand how the guests are delighted with her performance. She truly has the gift of entertaining the crowds and a delivering a first class act to any event!

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Reviewer: Chris A.
Organization: Event Planner
Event: Fundraiser in Boston, MA
Event Date: May 11, 2013
Hired As: Joan Rivers Impersonator

HOLLY IS AN INCREDIBLE TALENT!

Holly is one of the most professional talents in the Tribute Industry who is not only versatile but truly has the gift of portraying her characters in a very engaging way! I have had the privilege of working with her at high caliber events and have seen first hand how the guests are delighted with her performance. She truly has the gift of entertaining the crowds and a delivering a first class act to any event!

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Reviewer: Chris A.
Event: Fundraiser in Boston, MA
Event Date: May 11, 2013
Hired As: Joan Rivers Impersonator

Simply the BEST!

I brought my Mother and Grandmother to see Holly as a mothers day gift. None of us were prepared for the amazing show we just saw. Amazing! The talent that Holly has is beyond anything we have ever seen before, and we have seen quite a bit. My grandmother who just turned 84 marks seeing Holly as the highlight of her entire life. I know...but it's true. Holly's ability to switch from performer to performer in a matter of seconds blew the entire crowd away! She completely becomes the performer. Starting with Joan Rovers and switching to Bette (which was so spot on it was scary!), Liza-Cher-Dolly-Marilyn-Tina-and on and on. We never wanted the show to end. She also was able to get my husband up on stage with her to be a Tina background singer. My husband does not do that...ever...but he did it for Holly! Best show ever. And most genuine performer ever. After the show she came to our table to personally talk with my mother and grandmother. She signed autographs and took pictures with us. It was not just a show-she created memories we will share for a life time.

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Reviewer: Frank E.
Event: Fundraiser in Clifton Heights, PA
Event Date: Jun 7, 2013
Hired As: Joan Rivers Impersonator, Barbra Streisand Impersonator, Bette Midler Impersonator, Cher Impersonator, Dolly Parton Impersonator, Liza Minnelli Impersonator, Marilyn Monroe Impersonator, Sonny and Cher Tribute, Tina Turner Impersonator

Response from Holly Faris as Joan Rivers, Tina Turner, etc.:

How very sweet of you! It was so nice meeting you and all your family, Frank!

Everyone Loved Her!

Holly was wonderful as both Joan Rivers and Bette Midler and the audience loved her! She was so professional and easy to work with, I will definitely use her again! People are still talking about it.

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Reviewer: Susan E.
Organization: Temple Sholom
Event: Fundraiser in Bridgewater, NJ
Event Date: Mar 9, 2013
Hired As: Joan Rivers Impersonator, Bette Midler Impersonator

A Hollywood red carpet themed wedding on NYE? Can we talk?

In a word, "WOW" - Not only did the bride and groom love it, but we're still getting calls 3 months later about how fantastic our wedding was. "The best wedding we have ever been to", "Joan was beyond funny" to name a few of the comments we have heard. We had the best day of our lives thus far and we owe a large part of that to Holly. She really knows what she's doing and does it very, very well. Coud not have asked for a better entertainer.

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Reviewer: Ken H.
Organization: Hartley Productions
Event: Wedding Reception in Paulsboro, NJ
Event Date: Dec 31, 2012
Hired As: Joan Rivers Impersonator

review of Holly Faris at Tavistock CC "Oscar Night" 10/2012

Holly was the complete professional. I had asked her to conduct pre-Oscar interviews with our members, followed by a comedy routine on our main stage, then the awarding of the Oscars with improvisation. Every step of the way, Holly wowed our members. As Entertainment chairman, she made my job easier and virtually guaranteed the success of the event.

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Reviewer: douglas k.
Organization: tavistock cc
Event: Dinner Dance in Haddonfield, NJ
Event Date: Oct 27, 2012
Hired As: Joan Rivers Impersonator

Response from Holly Faris as Joan Rivers, Tina Turner, etc.:

Thank you so much Doug..it was a pleasure!

Oh What Fun!

Holly as Joan pepped up our bridal shower with fun marriage advice and fashion critiques. Easy to work with, calm, professional - we couldn't have been more pleased.

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Reviewer: Kathleen T.
Event: Other in East Syracuse, NY
Event Date: Aug 19, 2012
Hired As: Joan Rivers Impersonator

Wow! What a performance. So many smiles !

Holly was brilliant. Her Barbara Streisand and Cher routines were special are had everyone smiling and enjoying. Got really lucky with taking a chance on her and hitting a grand slam. My wife was stunted. Everyone at our party has remarked - "The party of all parties".

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Reviewer: John Y.
Event: Birthday Party in Landenberg, PA
Event Date: Jul 6, 2012
Hired As: Barbra Streisand Impersonator, Cher Impersonator

Made the Evening Perfect!!!!

From greeting our guests on the Red Carpet to singing Happy Birthday to Chamber Members for our 125th Birthday Gala, you were perfect!!!! Everyone is buzzing in Delaware County about how you are soooo your character-funny as Joan Rivers, gorgeous as Marilyn Monroe, and overall the perfect accent to a great evening. If given the opportunity, we will definitely have you entertain us again.

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Reviewer: Barbara A. D.
Organization: Delaware County Chamber of Commerce
Event: Corporate Event in Bryn Mawr, PA
Event Date: Nov 18, 2011
Hired As: Joan Rivers Impersonator, Marilyn Monroe Impersonator

Holly is simply an outstanding entertainer!

I hired Joan Rivers (aka Holly Farris) to celebrate my wife's 50th birthday. Holly was a real pleasure to work with from the very first time we spoke on the phone and she helped to create a truly unique and memorable event. In fact, she even wrote a special song for the event which we listen to on a regular basis. If you are looking for something special for your event (large or small), you can't go wrong by hiring Holly Farris, a first class entertainer who knows how to put everyone at ease. Booking Holly guarantees you a lot of fun, a lot of laughter and a lot of great memories.

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Reviewer: Abe M.
Organization: Personal
Event: Birthday Party in Philadelphia, PA
Event Date: Feb 7, 2009
Hired As: Joan Rivers Impersonator

Holly's One-Woman Show Was Our Best Event!

When asked to find entertainment for our synagogue's annual "closing event," I discovered Holly Faris and her Diva Doubles on Gig Salad. Right from the start, I could see (and hear) that Holly had just what we were looking for! Originally, we had wanted a Barbra Streisand impersonator; however, thanks to Holly, we also had Joan Rivers, Cher, The Nanny and Carol Channing! In a matter of seconds, Holly transformed from one diva to another, capturing their looks, voices and mannerisms with amazing results. (Her Cher routine, which enlisted the help of an audience member as Sonny, will be talked about for years!) Holly is a real professional who was great to work with and helped make this a truly memorable event. I certainly hope to see her perform again!

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Reviewer: Richard S.
Organization: Congregation Beth El-Ner Tamid
Event: Private Party in Broomall, PA
Event Date: Jun 5, 2011
Hired As: Joan Rivers Impersonator, Barbra Streisand Impersonator, Cher Impersonator, Sound-Alike

Review by Ann

We hired Holly aka.. JOAN RIVERS to entertain at our Halloween Party...at our home. We had 51 very pleased, guests that still can't stop talking about her performance. She did "red carpet" and some comedy... She was fantastic and would recomment her to all ! As a matter of fact, We live in an Adult Community and Holly is talking with the Lifestyle Director to possibly perform out our New Year's Eve Party...and that will consist of approx. 300 guests...that I am sure she will have in stitches. Great Job Holly....and We certainly would highly recommend her to all...she is a true professional.

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Reviewer: Ann
Organization: Private Party
Event: Halloween Party in Monroe Township, NJ
Event Date: Oct 29, 2010
Hired As: Joan Rivers Impersonator

Review by Oleg S.

Holly was very witty and on her toes, greeting and mingling with 200+ guests at our daughter's sweet 16 party. Really made event even better! Her impersonation was right on! Many guests were really convinced it was Joan! Holly is a must for anyone looking for top grade entertainment!

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Reviewer: Oleg S.
Event: Birthday Party in Philadelphia, PA
Event Date: Oct 9, 2010
Hired As: Joan Rivers Impersonator

Review by Sandra L. B.

The SRO house rocked and roared to the impersonations of Holly Faris. From the moment she entered the auditorium with her abbreviated One-Woman-Show as the sharp tongued Joan Rivers, Holly captivated the crowd with the naughty antics of Rivers, Minnelli, Midler, Streisand and finally as herself. Alliance for Living is hoping Holly will come back soon to Mystic to delight the crowd with her full blown show. Sandy Brindamour, Executive Director, Alliance for Living

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Reviewer: Sandra L. B.
Organization: Alliance for Living
Event: Concert Venue in Mystic, CT
Event Date: Sep 24, 2010

Review by Ed M.

I have seen Holly Faris on numerous occasions from 1995 thru 2010 and if you are looking for the best entertainment someone can provide, you must go see Holly The Diva.
She is the best !!!
Outstanding ! Beautiful ! Excellent !
Ed Maloney #1 Fan

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Reviewer: Ed M.
Event: Bar/Lounge in Atlantic City, NJ
Event Date: Nov 12, 2009

Review by Pauline V.

I must thank you for providing us with such a delightful and fun evening. Your performance was amazing. As soon as you put a wig on and then turned around you magically became the personality you were impersonating. That's incredible.
Please let us know where or when you will be doing another show. I can't promise I'll attend but I would like to.
Bob wasn't there because he was on a business trip. But he, too, wants to see one of your shows.
Good job and you looked fabulous darling!

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Reviewer: Pauline V.
Event: Private Party in Cherry Hill, NJ
Event Date: Jun 25, 2010

Review by Stephen E. F.

I serve on the board of a non-profit and I chaired their first gala last year. Holly was hired as Joan Rivers to great the guests while boarding the dinner cruise. Later in the evening Holly appeared as Tina Turner and sang three songs. She exceeded our expectations. Her performances were amazing. She is not only a dot-on visual impersonator, but she executes the voices and mannerisms perfectly. As Joan Rivers she engaged each guest with witty reparte upon boarding and took a photograph with each guest. She was warm and vivacious during that entire stint. After dinner, Tina Turner performed like a champ. After she sang her songs, she went from table to table where people could speak with Tina, get photograpsh, etc. Again Holly was engaging throughout that portion of the event. Holly did a fabulous job for a fair price. I will hire again when the next opportunity presents itself.

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Reviewer: Stephen E. F.
Organization: Environmental Strategies & Applications, Inc.
Event: Cruise in Perth Amboy, NJ
Event Date: Nov 7, 2009
Hired As: Joan Rivers Impersonator, Tina Turner Impersonator

Review by Eric R.

I can’t say enough great things about you and John! WOW! Joan was a huge success the night of the dinner! People were still talking about it at the Trade Show the next day! Marilyn and Lucy were just as fabulous and Rocky and Elvis were amazing! I think people were just as impressed that it was the same 2 people doing all those characters! I am so glad we had the opportunity to work together, and I would LOVE some information on the team building program that you have! Can I use enough exclamation points? Nope! I hope you guys had fun… I know it was a…mixed…crowd, but everyone loved you!

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Reviewer: Eric R.
Event: Trade Show in Lancaster, PA
Event Date: Apr 10, 2010

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 30 - 90 minutes
  • Fee: $750 and up
  • Insurance: Please contact me for info.
  • Languages: English, German, Other
  • Unions: SAG, SAG-AFTRA

Overview

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Past Booked Events

09/18/10 Holly Faris, Opening for Tommy James and The Shondells, Mayo Center For The Performing Arts, Morristown, NJ, TIX: 973-539-8008

Holly Faris as Joan Rivers, Tina Turner, etc.

Holly Faris is a multilevel performer whose TV appearances have included the recent 2013 season of Celebrity Apprentice, Celebrity Ghost Stories and the Joan Rivers Show as Joan Rivers, Flight of The Conchords, The Morey Povitch Show and The Gordon Elliot Show as Tina Turner and Celebrity Apprentice 2008 and One Life To Live as Cher. Her memorable stage appearances include a portrayal as Mae West in the off Broadway production of Queen of The Silver Screen and the original voice of Gracie in the Tony nominated “Say Goodnight Gracie”, starring Frank Gorshin. Her feature films include Road To Graceland starring Bridget Fonda and Harvey Keitel and Angels with Angles starring Rodney Dangerfield. Johnson and Johnson, Astro-Zeneca and Pepsi are among some of Holly’s numerous corporate clients. Some of her favorite personal appearances include opening in Las Vegas for Frank Gorshin, starring in her own production of Unforgettables and Donald Trump’s birthday bash both at Trump Marina in Atlantic City. In 2010 Holly opened for Tommy James and The Shondells at the
Mayo Performing Arts Theatre in Morristown, NJ. Holly stars regularly in original productions which she writes and produces for Starr Tours at the Tropicana Resort and Casino in Atlantic City.

Testimonials

Thank you for always being available to work with us, even on some of our last minute events. Your professionalism, promptness and eye for detail is unsurpassed and every job you do is always appreciated. My personal thanks to your staff for their wonderful support. We couldn't have done it without you!"

– Bill Baker,CEO

"People are still raving about your impersonations of Joan Rivers, Cher and Tina Turner. Your comedy routines and singing brought the house down and made our show one that all in attendance will remember for a long time in the future. You might find it interesting that several guests remarked that they could not believe one woman could do such incredible impersonations of three very different celebrities."

– Donna Marie Gove, President

"Thank you for performing the Let's Talk Show event. We were very impressed with your professionalism and the way you pulled in the crowd. The shoppers really believed that you were Joan Rivers, which made them all very interested in the event!
You were organized and detail-oriented; a true pleasure to work with."

– -Felicia Pollaro, Marketing Manager

"Your sensational impersonations of Cher and Tina Turner added to the evening's fun and excitement. You were those characters-their looks, their voice and their attitude! Our guests were simply dazzled by the authenticity of your spectacular show!"

– -Carolyn Embry, Joyce Jennings

"This writer always enjoys good entertainment and the new show at the Claridge Casino Hotel, Viva La Diva, is just that, a really good show. Of course, one reason is that the show's emcee, Holly Faris, is a favorite. Not only does Holly Faris do Joan Rivers so well, she does the comedienne well for about fifteen minutes…a perfect Cher, singing "I Got You, Babe…it's good Holly fun…a terrific show. Viva La Diva!"

– Lou Perri

"There are several reasons to recommend the Frank Gorshin show, his talent, and an equally impressive opening act, impressionist Holly Faris."

– David Renzi

"Her comedic timing, singing voice and ability to mimic her character brings fascination to the audience."

– Don Kravitz

"Holly Faris, who's become a local favorite, developing into one of the most versatile performers this city has working in it's showrooms…"

– Pinky Kravitz

"Not only does Holly Faris sound like the singing Miss Streisand, but she is able to instantly switch to everyday conversation and carry off Barbra's real speaking voice, too."

– -Charles Einstein

Influences & Inspiration

Holly has imitated Joan Rivers since she was five years old. She remembers how happy she was being allowed to stay up and watch Joan on the Ed Sullivan show. How amazing that almost 20 years later she'd appear in NY on Joan's tv talk show dressed as Joan Rivers. Joan was so much fun, even asking her if she remembered any of the jokes from Ed Sullivan, which Holly provided to a laughing Joan Rivers. Holly loves to perform as her hero, Joan Rivers, because “it allows me to make people laugh and it always challenges my comic improvisation.” People are always good natured and know it's all in good fun, even when Holly as Joan, like the real Joan Rivers, turns most of the jokes on herself.

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