Friday, April 26 at 8PM
Tickets starting at $31
(Not including fees)
The Ladies of Laughter Funny & Fabulous Tour includes winners and the best talent from the Ladies of Laughter annual national competition.
What started out as an annual videotape comedy competition in New York to honor comedian Mary Jo Wobker, who helped so many other female comedians break into the stand-up world, has grown in comedy clubs and venues around the tri-state area, including Atlantic City casinos, Caesars, Madison Square Garden, and now SOPAC!
Now known as “The Careerbuilder for Women in Comedy,” previous competition participants have included Amy Schumer, Tammy Pescatelli, and Big Bang Theory star Melissa Rauch, among many others. In 2018, Carol Burnett accepted the first ever “Ladies of Laughter Spirit Award” established to honor those women who have inspired others to enter the competitive field of comedy.
Ladies of Laughter (LOL) comes to SOPAC through Creative Community Brain Trust comedy member Liz Glazer. This is the final show LOL will at SOPAC during the 2023-24 Season.
Meet the Comedians
A 2012 Ladies of Laughter Finalist, Julia Scotti is the subject of the critically acclaimed documentary Julia Scotti: Funny that Way. After a very successful film festival tour, it is now streaming across multiple digital platforms. Scotti is excited to have a cameo in the groundbreaking 2022 film Bros, starring Billy Eichner. Scotti is one of the featured performers on Showtime in More Funny Women of a Certain Age. Scotti remains a fan favorite for America’s Got Talent audiences, with each of her three appearances on the show garnering over a million views on YouTube.
The 2016 Ladies of Laughter Professional winner, MacFarland has an extensive background in comedy, including clubs, theaters, colleges, festivals, television, and entertaining the U.S. troops overseas. MacFarland was the first runner-up in the Boston Comedy Festival and voted “Best of the Fest” at the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival. She has two albums available on iTunes, Amazon, and SiriusXM radio. MacFarland has performed at the Oddball Comedy Festival, the Comedy Stage at Boston Calling Music Festival, Lucille Ball Comedy Festival—National Comedy Center, and has been a featured headliner for the Boston Women in Comedy Festival. She has appeared on Stand Up in Stilettos on the TV Guide Channel, The Today Show, The View, Comedy Central, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, and AXS Gotham Comedy LIVE.
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