Thursday, July 25 at 7:30PM


Tickets starting at $25
(Not including fees)

Don’t miss the New Jersey preliminary competition for Ladies of Laughter’s 2024 National Comedy Contest!

The Ladies of Laughter started 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.  Since its inception, the competition has grown into comedy clubs and venues around the tri-state area, including Atlantic City casinos, Madison Square Garden, and now SOPAC!

Now known as “The Career Builder for Women in Comedy,” previous participants have included Amy Schumer, Big Bang Theory star Melissa Rauch, Michelle Buteau, Jessica Kirson, Rachel Feinstein, and countless others.


About the Competition

The competition will have two categories for “Professionals” and “Newcomers.”  The judges panel will include producers, along with press and industry judges, who will evaluate contestants on audience response, originality, material, and delivery.

There will be preliminary events across the tri-state area at SOPAC (New Jersey), Governor’s Comedy Club (Long Island), Emelin Theatre (Westchester), and Rodney’s Comedy Club (NYC).  The winners from each preliminary event will advance to the Grand Finale on August 14 at Rodney’s Comedy Club!

To register for the competition, CLICK HERE.

Contestants must be 18 years or older and much enter before June 15 to be eligible for the 2024 competition.  (Contestants are urged to enter early!)


About Host Dena Blizzard

Dena Blizzard is a comedian, mother of three, and creator of “One Funny Mother,” a multi-media company creating content, produces, and live comedy shows about “Wine, Women, and Laughter.”

Blizzard is known for her viral videos, including the “Back to School Rant” and “Chardonnay Go,” along with her daily morning shows on Facebook Live, “One Funny Morning” and “Tipsy Tuesday,” with 25,000 daily viewers.

Blizzard has toured her off-Broadway shows, “One Funny Mother” and “My name is NOT Mom,” in 75 cities throughout North American. Additionally, Blizzard has hosted with Anderson Cooper, performed at the United Nations, served as Grand Marshal of “Chardonnay Day” in Chardonnay, France, and was the Official Preliminary Host of the Miss American Pageant for ten years!

Learn more about Dena at her website


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