‘Funny Women Of A Certain Age’ Is Coming to South Florida!
“If I had to choose between ageism or sexism, I’d take a pat on the ass any day, since that meant someone noticed me.” Carole Montgomery creator of Funny Women Of A Certain Age
What began as a way to work with her friends has exploded on the comedy scene. When Carole (a veteran of the stand up scene for over 40 years) started, there were very few female comics so one could expect to see one woman on a show. Fast forward to today’s comedy scene and nothing has changed, even thought there are way more women in comedy.
Funny Women or WOACA was created to give older women a chance to be seen and heard. Frustrated with how women are portrayed once they hit 50, Carole decided to do something about it. The women who appear in WOACA are all brilliant, funny and vibrant, they just happen to be of a certain age. These women paved the way for the female comics you see today.
The TV special for the Showtime Network featured Fran Drescher, Carole Montgomery, Luenell, Lynne Koplitz, Vanessa Hollingshead and Kerri Louise. The special premiered March 23rd and made history. It is the only TV comedy special featuring all women over 50 years old and is in constant rotation on the network.
FUNNY WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE
The next TV taping features another round of comedy greats. Caroline Rhea, Carol Leifer, Tammy Pescatelli, Julia Scotti and Thea Vidale.
Both specials are produced by Killer Bunny Entertainment. Executive producers are Carole Montgomery, Dave Goldberg, Rob Cea and Evan Shapiro.
Currently WOACA has a monthly residency in NYC at the Kraine Theatre going on its third year. Some of the past performers include Janeane Garofalo, Nikki Carr, Lisa Ann Walter, Leighann Lord, Judy Gold, Cathy Ladman, Sherry Davey, Wendy Liebman, Tracey Ashley, Mary Kennedy and Felicia Michaels.
This hilarious show has already sold out at three South Florida venues this February, Delray Beach Playhouse, Pompano Beach Cultural Center and Coral Springs Center for the Arts.