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Local Band Hangout


Looking for something to do Thursday night? No better place to be than at the Local Band Hangout! Enjoy some appetizing food, enticing drinks and most of all great music.  Every 3rd Thursday of the month beginning at 7:00pm the Queen Mary will host local artists for a night of fun and entertainment. What are you waiting for? Text your friends and get your tickets now!


The Observation Bar at the Queen Mary


As part of the daily Free After 6pm* access to the Queen Mary, the admission to Local Band Hangout and Ships & Giggles Comedy Night are now free as well when entering the ship after 6:00pm. 

 *Certain block out dates due apply.


Thursday - July 20th - 7:00 pm 


Chadwick Bishop


Singer- songwriter and trombonist Chadwick Bishop has been a staple on the Long Beach music scene since the release of his 2006 debut, Mr. Chadwick-FREE! Some say his vocal stylings are a throwback to the days of Al Green and Marvin Gaye mixed with the 90’s New Jack Swing influences of groups like Guy, Levert, and New Edition. Chadwick draws inspiration for his songs through real life experiences whether they are happening to himself or others. He also tends to add a touch of humor that invites active crowd participation in his live shows. Previous engagements include venues throughout Colorado, Hawaii, and California. His most recent debut, along with DJ S.O.U.L-O, at the House of Blues in San Diego was a stunning success. Hanging with Grandma around the old record player in his Alabama hometown is where Chadwick spent many of his days as a child. These days whether he’s crooning a soulful ballad, leading the crowd in an upbeat chant, or blowing heartfelt trombone solo, the message is all the same….Love and togetherness through truthful expression


Adam Lasher

Adam Lasher is an Artist who was recently featured on the 2015 season and the current Final 2016 season of “American Idol” on FOX. Adam auditioned in New Orleans, performed his original song, and quickly became one of the judges’ favorites. When they asked Adam about a small black case clipped to his guitar strap, Adam shared with a national audience that he has type 1 diabetes and the case was a device that continuously monitors his blood sugar. He is passionate about helping improve other Type 1 Diabetic lives by bringing awareness to new medical advancements in Diabetes. 
Although Adam is an original artist in his own right successfully paving his way, he is grateful for learning about music and life from his famous uncle, multiple Grammy Award winner, Carlos Santana. Currently residing in Los Angeles, Adam grew up in the Bay Area but started his group “Adam Lasher Band” with his bandmates while attending Berklee College of Music in Boston. 

Adam’s original music has also been featured on other series including WE television original series, “My Fair Wedding” , CBS televisions “Young and the Restless” and was even impersonated by Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show during a Ryan Seacrest interview on the tonight show. Adam’s journey on American Idol came to an end last week when the Top 24 was cut down to Top 14. He has also released his new album entitled, “These Shoes” available on iTunes.

Salon Series


Devoted to the dual pleasures of exploring the past while enjoying the best the present has to offer, our Salon Series will deliver an experience second to none. Guests will enjoy curated entertainment situated in the elegant design and classic sophistication of one of the Queen Mary's historic salons - Queen, Royal, Britannia and Grand - unrivaled in their beauty and comfort. The Salon Series will present a collection of films, musical performances, lectures and more designed exclusively for the series.

Salon Series Presents – A book reading, discussion, and Q&A with best-selling author Patricia V. Davis, author of Cooking for Ghosts. 
Other Activities include– Cooking demonstration & tasting by the Queen Mary's chef. Our chef will be cooking Shrimp Rohini, a recipe by Carmen Shenk, inspired by the novel. In addition to the Shrimp Rohini, there will be a cooking demonstration of a special original Queen Mary recipe from her sailing days. Free copies of the book will be presented to the first 25 guest who arrive for each session. 
Date – Thursday, July 6th
Location – Royal Salon
Time – 3:30PM-5:30PM / 6:00PM-8:00PM
Cost - Free after 3PM
Parking - $10 flat rate with entrance after 3pm

Patricia V. Davis

Ships and Giggles


After a tough day at work you need a night out to blow off steam and laugh, right?  The Observation Bar & Art Deco Lounge aboard the legendary Queen Mary is the place to be every 2nd Monday of the month beginning at 8:00pm for Ships & Giggles Comedy Night featuring up-and-coming local comedians.  Forget the world for a few hours while enjoying a few good laughs, great food and tantalizing drinks.  There is no better place for a comedy night than aboard the Queen Mary where even a top-name comedian might just stop by for the night and surprise everyone.  


The Observation Lounge at the Queen Mary


As part of the daily Free After 6pm* access to the Queen Mary, the admission to Local Band Hangout and Ships & Giggles Comedy Night are now free as well when entering the ship after 6:00pm. 

*Certain block out dates due apply.



Cast member on the MTV shows Girl code, and Wild 'N Out. Was also on 6th season of "Last Comic Standing"

Esther Ku is an internationally touring stand-up comedian originally from Chicago. You may know her from NBC's Last Comic Standing, MTV's Girl Code, Nick Cannon's Wild'n Out on MTV2, Comedy Central's @Midnight, The Jack & Triumph Show, or The Jim Gaffigan Show. She has been a guest on The Joe Rogan Experience, Getting Doug with High, The Opie Show with Jim Norton on Sirius XM, Jenny McCarthy's Dirty Sexy Funny Show on Sirius XM Stars, and The Playboy Morning Show. She was selected by Howard Stern as a finalist in the Hottest Funniest Chick Contest and has appeared on the Artie Lange Show on Direct TV. On her spare time, she manages to dedicate her energy to a serious and troublesome cause — to end tickling forever. “Tickling is forcing someone to laugh when you’re not being funny. Tickling is the opposite of comedy.

Brian Moses

Is a writer and producer known for Jeff Ross's Roast Battle.


Brian Moses is a comedian who has performed at comedy clubs and colleges across the country. He was a finalist in the Orange County’s Funniest Person Competition a few years ago, and he has opened for several amazing comedians including Cheech & Chong, Sarah Silverman, and Bill Burr. Brian’s parents worked for the Navy and the Department of Defense while he was growing up. As a military brat, he moved around a lot as a kid and needed to be funny in order to make new friends. He has since turned that skill into his career. One of his goals is to become friends with more black people so he can get his hair braided for free. Brian lives in Los Angeles and regularly performs at The Comedy Store.

Scott Silverman

Originally from LA seen on Comedy Central, regular at the Hollywood Improv


Scott Silverman - Born and Raised in Los Angeles, Scott avoided show business and was on a course to a career as an Automotive Journalist in his homeland, but “Did a 180” and moved to San Francisco to become a Stand Up Comic. Scott has appeared on several Television shows, Including Comedy Central’s “Out There 2” A&E’s “An Evening at The Improv, And Logo’s “Wisecrack” Comedy Series…He Performed at the Montreal “Just for Laugh’s Festival. Scott was finalist in the San Francisco Comedy Competition; He has been to all 50 States, Canada and Australia on Colleges Clubs Tours, and Festivals. He and has opened Shows on several of her sold out theatre tours for Margaret Cho.

Forrest Shaw

Seen on the Jim Jefferies Show and Conan


Forrest Shaw is not fond of stupid people. Lucky for him there is stand-up comedy, the perfect way to vent his frustrations while also sharing his own faults and failures with the audience. He made his television debut on Conan in 2014 and appeared on Gotham Comedy LIVE on AXS TV in early 2015. He has performed in numerous festivals such as, Comedy Central’s South Beach Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Festival, Big Sky Comedy Festival, New York Underground Comedy Festival, World Series of Comedy, & the Comedy Central Open Mic Fight and was awarded 2013’s Ultimate Miami Comedian. Forrest is featured in season 2 of the FXX show Legit and has also appeared on Animal Planet.  Forrest is a co-writer (and lead actor) of the award winning web series Labor Days ( He is co-creator of the weekly What’s What Podcast ( He can also be heard on Sirius/XM Satellite radio, Pandora, and Spotify. His debut album ‘Mister Grizzly’ was released on November 18, 2014 on Comedy Records.

Dave Williamson

NickMom's "NickMom Night Out", A & E, Fox, and Opened for Jimmy Fallon

Dave Williamson was born into a long line of automobile dealers in Miami, FL.   After years of working his way through the family business, he decided he enjoyed making his customers laugh even more than he enjoyed making them deals. Over the past several years Dave has performed and excelled in many prestigious Comedy Festivals throughout the U.S.  Most notably, he won entry into the 2011 Boston Comedy Festival by placing 3rd in their NY competition, beating out 80 other comics.  He followed that up with another 3rd place finish in Vegas at the World Series of Comedy competing against 100 other comics.  He has finished Top 4 in that competition 2 other times since and also had a Top 5 finish in the prestigious 2012 San Francisco Comedy Competition.  Also in 2012, Dave was deemed by the Miami New Times “Miami’s Best Comedian”, released his highly rated debut CD ‘Thicker than Water' through Stand Up Records, and made his National TV Stand Up debut on NickMom’s “NickMom Night Out”. Dave has opened for such well-known comics as Jim Gaffigan, Lewis Black, and Jimmy Fallon and now lives in Los Angeles, CA.



Rocco Stowe is a stand-up comedian with 10 years of hard-nosed experience. He is internationally known on the microphone by doing the Comedy ROK tour in Korea for MWR in April 2010. He started in Los Angeles in 1999 and after 6 months was hosting his own show at the Naked Lunch in Beverly Hills, which tragically ended six months later after involving an incident in his life that put his comedy career on hold temporarily.  Once he finally rebounded, he hit the scene hard by indulging in the tough urban scene. Rocco is a high-energy comic that can go clean or go south. He is just plain out of his mind and caters to any audience, doing set-up/punch-line jokes along with personal stories, and an occasional parody. He has been booked and paid to perform with headliners including Damon Wayans, John Witherspoon, Orlando Jones, Tommy Davidson (Caroline’s NYC, Stand-up New York, Laugh Factory Long Beach), Bobby Slayton, Jim Florentine, Bruce Bruce, Roy Wood Jr., Bobby Lee, Bert Kreischer (Improvs, West Palm, Miami, Hard Rock) and Mike Epps(Comix NYC). Rocco currently headlines the Tuesday Urban Comedy Jam at the Miami Improv and is a headliner at the Laff House in Philly. He currently resides in Hollywood, CA, and does the LA comedy circuit. including regular spots at the Comedy Store, Laugh Factory, The Improv, and the Comedy Union, as well as venues all over the country. He has also appeared in Showtime's White Boyz in the Hood.