Meet the Band

 

Origins

Champagne Jamboree is a folk, comedic-duo featuring comedians Sarah McPeck and Amanda Costner. The two met while performing comedy at local shows in Minneapolis, Minnesota and quickly became friends. After Costner performed on a showcase produced by McPeck, McPeck suggested they write a song together--seeing as they were both lesbian comedians. Two songs were written and then performed for some family and friends, after which, it was decided they would form a comedy music duo, called Champagne Jamboree. When the pair aren't performing in front of live audiences, you can find them hot-dogging it up in cooking segments on their YouTube channel or recording character sketches for their Official Champagne Jamboree podcast

 

Members

Sarah McPeck
Vocals

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Living in rural Wisconsin during the week and spending weekends in Minneapolis allowed Sarah McPeck to see from an early age that people lived life very differently. This early perspective, brought out the storyteller in Sarah and she thought one day she would be the next great American author. But life had a few surprises in store. Always last to the party, Sarah came out as a late-in-life lesbian and she couldn't have been prouder. She carries that loud-and-proud message in all of her comedy ventures. A ten year stint as a blackjack dealer in casinos gave Sarah a captive audience to hone her comedy chops and one day she looked at the smoke filled walls and noisy slot machines and turned in her apron and decided to go for it. Sarah earned her comedy education at The Brave New Workshop in Minneapolis, MN where she is now an instructor. Sarah produced the documentary, Project Q in 2016 and is currently producing the queer hit variety show, The Big Fat Comedy Hour at LUSH.

Amanda Costner
Guitar / Vocals

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Growing up a preacher's daughter in Oklahoma, no one could have predicted this self-proclaimed "LGBT Redneck" would wind up playing guitar while singing jokes in comedy clubs and bars one day. Although she didn't end up on the pulpit like her father, Amanda Costner can be seen making people laugh in comedy and music venues throughout the midwest. Bringing her electric guitar out to showcase jazzy tunes about how hard life is when you’re poor, Costner paints a realistic picture while leaving no punchlines pulled. In between songs, audiences get to hear the gut-wrenching stories of a gay preacher's kid, and they even get to participate in writing an improvised song! Her debut EP, LGBT Redneck, was released April 2017.