The 3 Bears are a stand up comedy showcase hosted by Poppy J Snacks, the very first Mr. Key West Bear, and starring Al D and Tarek Turjman. Now they’re coming down to Key West Bear Weekend as part of their All American Tour!
All three comedians are staples of the Miami comedy scene and residents at Villain Theater. The 3 Bears show is queer made but hetero-friendly, and everyone over the age of 21 can enjoy the show.
The show was inspired by each comic’s unique experience “becoming” an American. From the queer coming of age experience to immigration interviews, the bears tell it all. This fun show also consists of one improv crowd participation game and a local, queer, guest comedian.
In Key West, the guest comedian is Gwen Filosa, a journalist covering Key West for FLKeysNews.com and the Miami Herald. She has appeared at Comedy Key West since 2016 and has also performed at the Key West Theater, the San Carlos Institute and the Greenwich Village Comedy Club in New York.
Catch this trio of comedic talent, plus special guest, during Key West Bear Weekend at Comedy Key West (218 Whitehead Street, Key West) on November 4th 6:30 PM – it’s right before the contest to crown the next Mr. Key West Bear too (at Bourbon St Pub, 724 Duval St)!
Who are The 3 Bears?
Tarek Turjman is a queer, Guatemala born Palestinian, comedian living in Miami. He is an instructor, improv actor and producer at Villain Theater, where he hosts his own late night show, “Tonight with Tarek”. Stories of his diverse upbringing and his experiences in the real estate industry will surely leave you baffled and entertained.
He has opened for Ilana Glazer, Carlos Santos, Francisco Ramos and Brittany Brave. This past year he produced Gay8 Festival’s first comedy stage and headlined Villain Theater’s annual pride comedy festival “No Fear, We’re Queer”.
Al D is a Uruguayan born, South Florida-raised comic, actor and producer. Acting on the stage for most of his life, he now produces and hosts several stand-up and improv shows at Villain Theater, including the weekly Al D’Oke Karaoke show and the live talk show, Tonight with Tarek. He has opened for the likes of Carlos Santos, Brittany Brave and Francisco Ramos and has performed in the New York Underground Comedy Festival. Al D uses his unique perspective as a queer, millennial DACA Dreamer to explore topics of love, dating, sexuality and the immigrant experience in America.
Poppy J Snacks (They/Them) is a non-binary Latinx comedian and Bearlesque performer raised in Miami, FL but currently lives in Wilton Manors. When Poppy is not eating or clapping cheeks, they serve laughter and comedy as part of Villain Theater in Miami. Poppy has opened for Francisco Ramos and is the first Bear to hold the title of “Mr Key West Bear” which they won in 2018. They’ll make you fall off your seat with jokes about their awkward upbringing and Bear identity.
Tickets & more info
Tickets for The 3 Bears: All American Tour in Key West can be booked here.
Get all the times and info for Key West Bear Weekend here.
See the flyer below for all the show details!