New York | 1h 20m | Already closed

One Funny Mother

From 13 critic and 195 member reviews
Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Hilarious, Delightful

About the show

Former Miss New Jersey Dena Blizzard produces and stars in her own comedic one-woman show about the trials and tribulations of motherhood and marriage. More…

Pageant-queen-turned-comedian Blizzard stars in this 80-minute Off-Broadway comedy. Have you ever gone unshowered for days, fought with your husband over who works harder, or had a kid pee on you? Blizzard’s solo show will make you realize you’re not crazy…motherhood is!

1h 20m | Already closed | New World Stages (Midtown W)

NY Theatre Guide

"As I sat down in a full auditorium buzzing with opening night fever, I felt that I had walked into a truly joyful environment...She had me at 'hello!' I was rocking in my seat as my laughter bounced me backwards and forwards...I never felt for a moment that she was delivering a script. The stories poured out of her with such ease and believability I felt like I had known her all my life. She wasn’t playing for laughs, it was just that everything she said was drenched in truth." Full Review

Motherhood Later

"I cannot think of the last time I laughed this hard and much and felt validated...No topic is off-limits...Even the non-scripted part of the show was a hoot...Blizzard is a cool, relatable gal who you’d want in your inner mom circle...Anyone who IS a mom, HAS a mom, or is MARRIED to a mom will enjoy this show. It’s a fab girls night out, date night or mom bonding experience." Full Review

Theatre's Leiter Side

"Dena's material covers the daily grind of being a mother, fears of growing old and losing one's physical appeal, how romance and sex become marital afterthoughts, how moms react to kids’ behavior, an aging mother’s flatulence, the funny side of an aunt's ailments, and so on...Much of this is familiar, but Dena squeezes every laugh out it. I was there with my middle-aged daughter, a mother of two, and we both guffawed loud and hard." Full Review

Times Square Chronicles

"Wacky, zany, off-the-wall, a scream, rich, priceless are all words you can use to describe Dena Blizzard’s solo comedy show...Dena’s cathartic journey is every woman's journey and is perfect for moms, their moms, husbands, girls about to get married and date night for parents...I am normally not one for comedy shows, but this show had me outright laughing and we could all use some of that." Full Review

Stage Buddy

"Blizzard’s ability to engage an audience and keep their attention while getting the laughs is truly commendable. Her years of experience and skills as a comic are all too clear as she masterfully converses with audience members and uses her quick, sharp and ready wit to circle back to those she’s outed for many an improvised punchline that has the audience rolling in their seats. There is never a dull moment as Dena holds her own and fills the stage with her irreverent humor." Full Review

Theater Pizzazz

"Dena is a world-class household goddess, a member of the continuum begun by Erma Bombeck and branded by Roseanne Barr. She’s observational but respectively sexier than Bombeck and less aggressive and angry than Barr. Being slender, pretty and smart is a help...Best of all, Dena connects perfectly with her audience, both male and female...Dena shares her life and observations, rightly certain, that you share her humanity." Full Review


"The honesty and crudeness in which this tale is told is eye-opening and hysterical, allowing the audience to instantly connect with this talented actress...Blizzard doesn’t miss a beat as she keeps the whole room in stitches. Her wit, charm, and wisdom are comedic gold and make for a flawless piece of entertainment...For a fun night out that will leave you laughing until you cry and as a well-deserved treat for that overworked woman in your life, this solo show will cure anything you’ve got." Full Review

Macaroni Kid

"I believe that I was giggling from the beginning of the show until the end. My face was sore from smiling so much. I may have even cried a few times from laughing so hard. And the rest of the audience was right there with me...Dena has the gift of finding humor in everything. Her stories are honest, everyday tales to which all moms can relate. But her timing and delivery are flawless." Full Review

The Reviews Hub

"Dena Blizzard takes audiences on a cathartic journey through parenthood...Blizzard gives a manic performance that is completely genuine...Her comedy is witty and truthful, and her presentation of it makes the night feel like a conversation between friends...It’s impossible to see this performance and not leave lighter and happier, and with an invigorating understanding of what makes parenting one of the great joys of being human." Full Review

The Huffington Post

"She could be labeled a stand-up comic...Because Blizzard is so direct and extremely natural when going about her 60-minute-plus tirade, she’s appealing throughout...You can hear friends saying over the years, 'You’re good enough to be on stage.' They were right, and so now she’s facing audiences—with Carl Andress, who knows how to advise funny ladies, consulting with her on how to go about it." Full Review

Says Me Says Mom

"'One Funny Mother' is definitely not for kids. It is, however, a great show for a Girls Night out...The show is neither a strict stand-up routine nor a story with a plot. It is a cross between both...Any mother can relate to at least some of what Blizzard talks about. Any father can relate to at least some of what Blizzard talks about too...At a running time of approximately 80 minutes, the show is just long enough without being too long." Full Review

Lighting & Sound America

"The ideal audience is a quartet of female friends--wives and mothers all--whose girl's night out began with a couple of cocktails...Blizzard has her good points. She has an easy, relaxed stage persona that draws us in and makes us her confidantes...The downside, at least for me, is the narrowness of Blizzard's material...The sheer oversupply of fart and poop jokes finally did me in. I found her funny about 25% of the time, clearly much less than many of those in attendance in my performance." Full Review

The New York Times

"It’s an evening of safe laughs for people who think that raising children is an impossibly demanding task...Some of the show’s best laughs come from videos in which other parents comment on child rearing, sex and other topics. It’s a funny way to add surprise, but a better one would have been to have an overarching point beyond the predictably mushy one Ms. Blizzard closes with. There is no through line to this collection of domestic gags." Full Review

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Delightful

See it if you want to smile/laugh enjoy comedy, if you are married, have kids, want to get married, want to have kids. She is Hilarious.

Don't see it if don't have a funny bone in your body, or never laugh or don't like to smile. but if you not crazy you'd honestly go see it.

Clever, Delightful, Quirky

See it if you are a parent!!

Don't see it if you don't want to laugh

Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You can handle the truth about motherhood. You want to laugh. She was one funny mother. I enjoyed the show.

Don't see it if You can't handle the truth. Don't see if if you don't want to laugh.

Entertaining, Hilarious, Must see, Refreshing, Clever

See it if you have kids, kids and a hubby or know someone who does. Need a good laugh!

Don't see it if you don't need a good laugh or dont like kid humor.

Entertaining, Clever, Hilarious

See it if You have children or grew up in a house with brothers and sisters...

Don't see it if No reason not to see it...

Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Must see

See it if Thoroughly enjoyed the show.. She is a comedian and engages the audience.

Don't see it if You don't like it to laugh about life

Clever, Funny, Hilarious, Quirky, Refreshing

See it if You are a mom, a parent, someone who can laugh at the crazy things in life, and love to hear others stories

Don't see it if You are a perfect parent who can't laugh about being one!

Clever, Funny, Great acting, Resonant, Masterful

See it if You are ready for a laugh

Don't see it if Motherhood doesn't resonate with you

Clever, Hilarious, Must see, Original, Raunchy

See it if You are a mother in need of a good laugh!

Don't see it if You're not a fan of comedy or you are prudish

Delightful, Entertaining, Clever, Enchanting, Hilarious

See it if Kept you laughing the whole time

Don't see it if N/a

Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Must see

See it if are in need of laughing and having a good time, most of all remembering what a mother means.

Don't see it if you can't see humor in situations

Must see, Hilarious, Clever, Entertaining, Refreshing

See it if are a mother! are a parent! love comedy!

Don't see it if you don't like comedy. l

Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging

See it if you enjoy one person comedy shows; personal interaction with audience

Don't see it if you don't like occasional salty language

Clever, Funny, Hilarious, Intelligent, Must see

See it if you're a Married+have kids+run a household+get so frustrated you want to scream She makes you laugh at all of it...You can sooo relate!!

Don't see it if if you don't want to laugh or look at family life with a little humor you don't want to laugh at yourself stay home and enjoy Netflix. :-/

Delightful, Hilarious, Must see, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You can remember how motherhood affects your thinking and your judgement. Absolutely hilarious and truthful at the same time. Great show!!!

Don't see it if You can not relate to being a mother. If you don't want to laugh and have a great night out.

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if You want a great fun girls night out

Don't see it if You are men

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Original

See it if Loved it, an can see my life being replayed.

Don't see it if Don't have to much to drink before the show. Also use bathroom before because you might go pn yourself.

Delightful, Funny, Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You have kids and have lots of wine available

Don't see it if You dont like to laugh. So funny I was crying .

Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great writing

See it if you enjoy an original one-woman situation comedy with some cursing

Don't see it if you're offended by some profanity and one racial iinference, or don't like female or family humor

Also It was a great original show, interspersed with some humorous video cl... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Must see

See it if You want to laugh for 90 minutes with other men and women!

Don't see it if If you are not in the mood to laugh.

Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Delightful, Great writing

See it if you are a mom, know a mom, have a mom. Deana is wonderful, so entertaining and funny! You will leave happy! Great job! so real!

Don't see it if you have no idea what is it to be a mother, or a child

Clever, Delightful, Funny, Hilarious, Must see

See it if you love to have fun!

Don't see it if you're not willing to laugh your ass off.

Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Must see

See it if You love to laugh non stop

Don't see it if If you can't handle hysterical humor

Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Must see

See it if You are a Mom and are stressed out and feel unappreciated. You will totally relate, laugh and feel so much better!

Don't see it if You don't want a fun night out!

Clever, Entertaining, Great writing, Hilarious, Intelligent

See it if You empathize with the stresses and strains of unassisted full-time stay home moms with multiple children and husbands that do not pitch in.

Don't see it if You are offended by raunchy humor, extensive alcoholic drinking and children, grandma and husband bashing.

Cast & Creatives (3)