The Ladies of Laughter Funny & Fabulous Tour comes to the Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts at Ramapo College this Friday, at 8 p.m.
Locals can expect to see three of the funniest women in stand-up comedy today, including the 2012 Ladies of Laughter National Contest Winners, Robin Fox and Regina DeCicco. This tour follows the heralded national contest in search of the funniest female comediennes in the country.
Ladies of Laughter Professional Comedienne Winner, Robin Fox calls herself “The REAL NJ housewife” and hails from Bridgewater, New Jersey. She wowed the crowd and judges from Comedy Central this past summer with her slant on being a mom and housewife with an early-retired husband who closely monitors her and the thermostat daily.
Ladies of Laughter Newcomer Comedienne Winner and Rockland County native, Regina DeCicco, joins her. DeCicco is from the Lower Hudson Valley’s famed DeCicco markets family and was voted “Lower Hudson Valley’s Funniest Person” in 2011. She has quickly made a name for herself with her distinct voice; (Imagine if Harvey Fierstein and Brenda Vaccarro had a baby) and stories about her life.
Hosting the show is the incomparable Leighann Lord, who is a regular at top comedy clubs, theatres and casinos all over the United States and frequently travels overseas to perform before American troops. She is considered one of the smartest women in comedy today.
Since it was first introduced as “New Jersey’s Funniest Female Contest” at the YWCA in Ridgewood over a decade ago, the Ladies of Laughter series has awarded comedy bookings, major publicity and thousands of dollars to comediennes and has been “a driving force behind women comediennes getting to the next level in their careers,” said Executive Producer, Peggy Boyce. “It truly is the SOURCE for women in comedy,” she added.
The events have led contestants to appearances in local and national media, including ABC-Television, Comedy Central, and FOX-TV and even to feature stories in the New York Times, and have generated a significant number of paid comedy bookings to many participants.
Tickets for the Nov. 30 Ladies of Laughter Funny and Fabulous show at the Berrie Center are $28, $25 and $22. To purchase tickets or for more information about the show, call the box office at (201) 684-7844 or go to visit this link.
The above is a release submitted by the Ladies of Laughter and Ramapo College.