STAND UP COMEDIAN TAYLOR TOMLINSON WILL PERFORM AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO ON FEBRUARY 18, 2023
Sept. 6, 2022 – INDIO, CA – Award-winning comedian Taylor Tomlinson is bringing the laughs to the Special Events Center at Fantasy Springs on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $29 and go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 9 at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, via phone (800) 827-2946 or online at www.FantasySpringsResort.com.
Taylor Tomlinson’s perspective possesses a degree of wisdom that’s typically earned with age. Named to Forbes’ 2021 class of 30 Under 30, fans got a healthy dose of that wisdom when her first-ever, hour-long special, “Quarter-Life Crisis,” debuted on Netflix in 2020 just as the world entered into a once-in-a-century pandemic. The special went on to earn unanimous critical praise with the Washington Post calling her “your favorite quarantine-watch” and Newsweek opining she is “undeniably hilarious” and “wise beyond her years.” Critics also applauded her follow-up special, “Look at You,” which debuted on Netflix in early 2022.
Focusing exclusively on Taylor’s old-soul clarity is tempting, but what makes the woman Mashable calls “whip-smart and spectacularly cynical,” stand out isn’t just that she seems too young to understand youth so well. It’s that she combines that vision with on-the-nose immediacy that can only come with still living in the moments being lampooned.
“I think that’s what comedians do: We’re funny in the moment,” Taylor says. “We’re just so self-reflective and narcissistic.” She laughs, then adds, “But I’ve always felt older than I am. That virus joke is similar to a lot of material in my first Netflix special. It’s me being frustrated that I’m in a period of my life that everybody talks about like—”Ooof, yeah, that was hard. It was fun! But I wouldn’t go back for anything.”
Performances on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “CONAN,” Comedy Central’s “Adam Devine’s House Party,” and Netflix’s “The Comedy Lineup,” as well as a top-ten finish in season 9 of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” have all endeared Taylor to a national audience. Variety Magazine named her one of the Top 10 Comics to Watch at the Just for Laughs Festival, and she’s a regular on “What Just Happened??!” with Fred Savage.
Along with Delanie Fischer and Kelsey Cook, Taylor also co-hosts “Self-Helpless,” an iTunes Top 100 podcast that combines hilarious send-ups of self-help books, trends, and more.
Taylor is in her mid-twenties, but she’s honed her craft for more than a decade. The California native began doing standup at 16 after taking a class with her dad––and she never stopped. Churches, schools, and fundraisers were her first stages. When Taylor turned 18, she played every club in San Diego that she could. “When I started doing standup, it was the first time I felt comfortable with myself,” Taylor says. “I think people I went to school with were surprised––I was kind of quiet and introverted.”
Tickets for the Taylor Tomlinson show start at $29 and go on sale Friday, Sept. 9 at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, via telephone (800) 827-2946 or online at www.FantasySpringsResort.com.