The Act - Joan


"Ellie's Joan River's performance is uncanny! Ellie does an incredible job of engaging the guests with her spot-on impersonation. The guest reaction upon first sight is exciting to watch! We will continue to use Ellie, as she is a highlight for red carpet guest experiences!" 
Tara Hippensteel 
Senior Sales & Marketing Manager 
Hard Rock Cafe Chicago.

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Joan as the Fashion Police at major corporate events including:

Joan Rivers Late Show

The Chicago Theater

Right Management

Cardinal Joseph Bernadine School


Cadillac Theater

Auditorium Theater

Park West




Gene Siskel Film Center

Mercedes-Benz, Las Vegas

First Tennessee

International Truck

Atlanta Hawks

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

Weatherford Texas Chamber of Commerce

Husqvarna Viking

Bracco Pharmaceuticals

20 Friends Party (Wausau, Wi.)

Condell Medical Centers





National Press Club - Washington D.C.

Penn State University

Rennaisance Hotel

Rush University Medical Center

Illinois Aviation Museum

Union League Club

Highland Park Historical Society

Hotel W

Harry Caray's

Advantage Mortgage

The Marketing Store

Prudential Plaza Club

The Drake Hotel

Northbrook Women's Club

Helping Hand

Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

Time Warner Cable

Palace Hotel and Casino

The Broadmor Hotel

Goodyear Tires

AT & T

Lake Forest Hospital

Hollywood Show

Desplaines Theater

The Dean Martin Roast

Tony Oceans

A large sign that says chicago.
A logo of the hard rock hotel in black background.
A logo of hard rock cafe
A purple yahoo logo with white letters on it.
A blue sign with white lettering that says international press center.
A blue and white logo for allstate.
A picture of the cadillac palace theatre at night.
A logo for the museum of aviation.
A red and white logo for the north haven area.


Riverwoods School


Open Arms

Office Max

Classic Residence by Hyatt

Advocate Hospitals

Advocate Christ Medical Center


Milwaukee Symphony Orch.

Dreamstone Productions

Merrill Lynch

Junior League Kane and DuPage

UNMC Physicians



MF Global

Goodwill Ind.

Medical News Awards Gala

Carlton Productions

Meeting Planners of Illinois

Little City

State Farm Ins.

South Haven Yacht Club

Howard Johnsons

Red Hatters

Rockford Title Company

U.S. Cellular

Illinois Credit Union

Hard Rock Cafe

Olympia Fields C.C.

3 M

South Haven Yacht Club

Reality Publishing

St. Mary's School


Edward Don

Beth Hillel

Rosswell Cancer Inst.

Apple Vacations


Cystic Fibrosis

Make A Wish Foundation

Congregation Rodfel Zedek

Dr. Kevin Flood

and much, much more!

"Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend"

Come see the Joan and Marylin Show!

The queen of gossip meets the bombshell of the silver screen.

I had never before heard interviews.....what was Jack Kennedy really like?

Are you really that dumb, or is that just an act?

The inside scoop on all of Marilyn's men and Joan's plastic surgery.

The ladies do agree on some things. "Diamonds are a girl's best friend," says Marilyn...and if God wanted me to do housework, He would have put diamonds on the floor!"...says Joan.

Hilarious, non-stop fun songs and audience interactions. A dynamic new show that will leave you in hysterics, the best face-lift money can buy! This show is a fabulous 4 character review - including comedy from the red-headed Queen of Comedy, Lucille Ball, and great songs from the legendary "Connie Francis."

"Can We Talk?" Ellie Weingardt is a PROFESSIONAL JOAN RIVERS TRIBUTE ARTIST. Based in Chicago, she has appeared live and on many TV news shows that have aired clips of her performances. She was chosen to be on JOAN RIVERS LATE NIGHT SHOW in LA. There is a letter from Joan on her website extolling her virtues as a Joan-Alike with an open invitation from Joan to come to her shows. Although she is a spot-on look-alike for Joan Rivers, she doesn't attend amateur look-a-like conventions or contests anymore because she is too busy working for the top event producers.

She is an acclaimed actress and is best known for her role in A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN, ruling the charm school with great elan. She is also an award-winning voice-over actress, having won the coveted WINDY AWARD for the best female voice-over in Chicago. Her stage credits are numerous, but her schedule as JOAN demands that she now be available 24/7. Ellie performs as Joan as a stand-up, MC, and the red carpet fashion police. She has performed at a variety of venues, from Weddings and Bar Mitzvahs to the National Press Club in Washington DC and the Alladin Hotel in Las Vegas, as well as in Massachusetts, Arizona, Texas, California, Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Ohio and let's not forget the "unforgettable" red carpet at "HOOTERS" in South Carolina!