One Funny Mother
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One Funny Mother
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One Funny Mother NYC Reviews and Tickets

82%
(196 Reviews)
Positive
89%
Mixed
8%
Negative
3%
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.

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Member Reviews (196)

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Entertaining, Funny, Relevant, Quirky

See it if Fun one-woman comedy act. Clever, well-written and well-acted. Sometimes hilarious. You don't need to be a mother to enjoy it. It's cute.

Don't see it if You can't put yourself in her place and appreciate how she handles the vicissitudes of motherhood. You want a traditional story with a plot.

74
Entertaining, Funny, Fun, Charming, Cute

See it if You enjoy funny plays, funny women, & stand up comedy. The show feels like a mix of a 1 woman show & standup. It's a fun night w/ laughs.

Don't see it if At the start Some of the jokes fell a bit flat. If I was a parent I may have laughed more but you don't have to be a Mom to enjoy

Critic Reviews (13)

The New York Times
April 24th, 2016

"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."
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Lighting & Sound America
April 18th, 2016

"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."
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TheaterScene.net
April 27th, 2016

"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."
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Theater Pizzazz
April 25th, 2016

"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."
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Stage Buddy
April 14th, 2016

"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."
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Theatre's Leiter Side
April 14th, 2016

"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."
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Times Square Chronicles
April 15th, 2016

"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."
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The Huffington Post
April 14th, 2016

"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."
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NY Theatre Guide
April 16th, 2016

"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."
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Says Me Says Mom
April 15th, 2016

"'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."
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Motherhood Later
April 15th, 2016

"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."
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T
April 14th, 2016

"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."
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Macaroni Kid
May 25th, 2016

"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."
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