Already closed | 1h 20m | Midtown W

One Funny Mother

From 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)

Member Reviews (195)

MEMBERS SAY:

Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Hilarious, Delightful
82
Avg Score

73
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

92
Hilarious, Delightful, Funny, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if You're looking for a witty smart sharp fast paced show. Thought this was not going to appeal to me as a gay man but I loved it. Very fun!

Don't see it if You hated your mother or are into misogyny. This is definitely told from the woman's point of view...you know...the right one!

81
Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if Cute, honest, funny.

Don't see it if Mom and kid humor aren't your thing.

75
Funny, Fluffy, Delightful, Cute, Like a stand-up routine

See it if You want funny riffs on being a Mom. You want a fun night at the theatre. You like stand-up comedy.You don't mind some rough language.

Don't see it if You dislike stand-up comedy. You dislike Mom humor. You're expecting a traditional theatre story w/a plot. You want something serious.

71
Accomplishes something hard to do: a consistently amusing standup routine on the indignities of being a mother and wife

See it if /for appealing flow of sharply-observed sometimes raunchy jokes; entertainer with good rapport with audience; funny videos enhance routine

Don't see it if /since at 80 minutes the show is about 20 minutes too long; breaks no new ground; how many times can you laugh at a fart joke?

19
Overrated, Insipid, Indulgent, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if You want to see a totally depressing stereotypical view of motherhood. She performs the material well but content is really insipid.

Don't see it if You'll find a mother complaining about her husband/children while she drinks constantly amusing. The audience seemed to enjoy it. I did not!

82
Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You are a parent. Of little ones. You enjoy realistic comedy that is just a degree toward artistic license.

Don't see it if You do not enjoy one person stand up comedy shows. You don't like listening to blue language as part of a comedic rant.

81
Entertaining, Hilarious, Clever, Likeable, Relatable

See it if You ever tried to understand a woman's point of view; Raised kids; Were a child; Ever lived with another person;like to laugh;take friends

Don't see it if You are offended by profanity and explicit sexual conversation;are under the age of 16;are repulsed by jokes about child punishment

79
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Raunchy, Hilarious

See it if You like to laugh and have, or have ever had a mother. Funny, smart, silly, sweet, raunchy, and ridiculous. Not always spot on, but good.

Don't see it if You fear a little bit of audience participation, don't like the fourth wall broken, and don't like to laugh.

94
Funny, Great writing, Hilarious, Resonant, Great singing

See it if Hysterical. We laughed the entire time. So very funny, true and relatable. She hit the nail on the head. What a great performer & show!

Don't see it if You might not get it if you're not married with children. The humor was very specific to that group.

80
Funny, Entertaining, Original

See it if you like funny family stories and one woman shows or are interested in stories about motherhood.

Don't see it if you may be offended by a funny approach to motherhood issues.

74
Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious

See it if You are looking for a pleasant entertaining evening and a lot of laughs You want a fun girls night (men will enjoy it also, my hubby did)

Don't see it if You think motherhood is overrated You are wearing non waterproof make-up and your eyes tear if you laugh a lot.

80
Funny, For occasions, Refreshing, Clever

See it if Perfect show to see with your girlfriends, a 2nd-baby shower, a 40th etc. birthday. A little standup, a little stage show, you'll like Dena!

Don't see it if Jokes may fall flat with non-mothers, even husbands. Good-natured, but better if you've "been there."

100
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.

79
Funny, Enjoyable, Light, Cliched, Raunchy

See it if Dena Blizzard is engaging, personable and funny. Nothing new here, just well worn (but still funny) rants about being a mother of young kids

Don't see it if You're expecting a play; it's more of a stand up routine. I may have appreciated it more 20 years ago when my kids were still young.

90
Hilarious, Entertaining, Clever, Funny

See it if You can find humor in the everyday life of a mother with young children. Been there, done that, laughed my head off.

Don't see it if You only enjoy serious, heavy dramas, (and good luck with that!)

87
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Cliched

See it if if you have a group of female friends and you're out for a good time. This show delivers, especially if you have children.

Don't see it if You're a guy, or a gal with no kids.

81
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you are a young couple who are raising a family and want to laugh

Don't see it if you are older and not interested in the struggles of raising a family.

82
Funny, Entertaining, Original

See it if She was indeed one funny mother! A nice night out.

Don't see it if you don't understand life with kids.

84
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Edgy, Quirky

See it if If you want a good laugh. Whether you have kids or not, you can relate. This was a quasi comedy club act in a theater setting.

Don't see it if You expect a traditional play.

84
Delightful, Enchanting, Clever, Funny, Great staging

See it if You think motherhood improves with a glass of wine.

Don't see it if Yur funnybone is broken.

90
Hilarious, Fluffy, Slightly raunchy

See it if you have kids, your wife has kids, your sister has kids, your best girlfriend has kids, your daughter has kids, or your mother has kids.

Don't see it if you're looking for the next Pulitzer Prize winner -- this is standup comedy with a little acting thrown in.

95
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.

88
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great writing

See it if looking for a funny show with a 1 woman cast about being a mother. I enjoyed it and don't have kids or a wife. Recommend to anyone with fam.

Don't see it if not looking for a funny show.


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...
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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 narrownes...
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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 pi...
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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 perfectl...
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