"Funny Women Of A Certain Age"
January 26, 2024
In the ever-evolving landscape of comedy, where trends come and go and humor continually finds new angles, there exists a league of extraordinary women. These aren't just comedians; they are pioneers, trendsetters, and masters of their craft. They are the "Funny Women of a Certain Age."
This groundbreaking showcase, born from the vision of Stand-Up Veteran Carole Montgomery, wasn't just about laughter; it was a movement. Montgomery, with over four decades of experience, saw an opportunity to celebrate not just comedy but the seasoned brilliance of women who have weathered life's storms and emerged with a comedic flair unmatched by any other generation.
What began as a platform for Montgomery and her friends to share their stories and humor swiftly transformed into a cultural phenomenon. The Showtime specials shattered records, introducing the world to a cadre of comedians who didn't just command laughter; they demanded respect and admiration.
These women, whose names read like a who's who of comedy royalty, have etched their legacies through sheer talent, wit, and fearlessness. Fran Drescher, known for her iconic voice and magnetic presence, joined the ranks of luminaries like Luenell, Janeane Garofalo, Caroline Rhea, Marsha Warfield, and Thea Vidale, among many others.
Their humor isn't just about punchlines; it's about life experiences and unapologetic truths. They're not afraid to tackle taboo topics or navigate the complexities of relationships, aging, and societal expectations with an authenticity that resonates deeply.
Montgomery's vision wasn't confined to a television screen. It blossomed into a national tour, a testament to the hunger of audiences craving more than just scripted gags and rehearsed routines. These women brought raw, unfiltered authenticity to every stage they graced.
For those fortunate enough to witness their brilliance, the upcoming show at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center on Friday, March 22nd, 2024, is a golden opportunity. Tickets, available through Ticketmaster or directly at the box office, promise an evening steeped in laughter, insight, and unbridled entertainment.
The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, nestled at 3385 Northeast 188th Street, Aventura, Florida 33180, isn't just a venue; it's a haven where legendary talents converge to create unforgettable moments. The ambiance, the laughter, and the camaraderie among audience members transcend mere entertainment; they become a part of an ever-expanding legacy.
With ticket prices starting at $47.00, this isn't merely a show; it's an investment in witnessing the sheer brilliance of comedic geniuses. And for those planning their visit, the center offers hassle-free parking options, ensuring that the focus remains on the laughter and camaraderie within those walls.
As the world changes and comedy takes various forms, there's an enduring charm in the timeless wit of these women. Their humor doesn't age; it matures like fine wine, becoming richer, more complex, and deeply resonant with each passing year.
The "Funny Women of a Certain Age" aren't just entertainers; they're torchbearers, passing on the flame of laughter and resilience to generations to come. They are living proof that humor transcends age, transcends time, and leaves an indelible mark on the soul of every audience member lucky enough to witness their magic.
Prepare to embark on a journey of laughter, wisdom, and sheer comedic brilliance as the Funny Women of a Certain Age redefine the boundaries of comedy once again.
About the Funny Women
Leighann Lord is a veteran standup comedian who has appeared on HBO, Comedy Central, The View, and Showtime’s Even More Funny Women of a Certain Age. She has performed for the troops in the Middle East and her Dry Bar comedy special, I Mean Business, has had over one million views. Leighann is a former co – host of the Emmy – nominated StarTalk with Neil de Grasse Tyson, and she has received the AHA Humanist Arts Award. Leighann is the author of several humor books.
Julia Scotti is an American transgender stand-up comedian. She was a stand-up comedian pre and post-transition, with a period in between when she was a middle school language arts teacher. Juli returned to her comedy career in 2011 and appeared on the 11th season of “America's Got Talent”, where she was eliminated in the quarter-finals. She has had a documentary produced about herself called Julia Scotti: Funny that Way.
Vanessa Hollingshead is an actress and stand-up comedian who has performed on many comedy programs including Comedy Central Presents, Live At Jongleurs, Just For Laughs, The Jim Breuer Show, and Funny Women of a Certain Age. She has also acted in a number of films, including a role in the 1999 film, “Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai”. Vanessa also runs comedy workshops for aspiring comedians.
Trish Keating has been seen on NBC, FOX, HSN, and CBS. An alum of Chicago’s Second City, she was recently featured in West Coast Player’s British comedy “It Runs in the Family”, was a Florida’s Funniest Comedian semi-finalist, and a STAR Award nominee for Best Supporting Actress in Brighton Beach Memoirs at the Francis Wilson Playhouse. Trish headlines cultural centers as well as private and corporate events. When not performing, Trish directs full-length theatrical productions, is an acting and improv coach, and is writing a solo show entitled “How to Avoid My Mother’s Calls”.
For more information or to secure your seats for this unparalleled experience, visit: www.aventuracenter.org - Or contact the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center via phone at: (877) 311-7469. Or (954) 462-0222.