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

82%
(196 Ratings)
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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Show-Score Member Reviews (196)

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367 Reviews | 77 Followers
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.

148 Reviews | 80 Followers
87
Entertaining, Funny, Relatable

See it if laughing about the hilarious trials and tribulations of everyday family life will make for a fun night out.

Don't see it if the title doesn't interest you.

134 Reviews | 18 Followers
86
Delightful, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you like to laugh

Don't see it if can't empathize with motherhood.

110 Reviews | 16 Followers
86
Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Great acting, Masterful

See it if Excellent acting for a one woman show. Strong character, laugh out loud funny.

Don't see it if Don't like risqué words, drinking, and swearing.

87 Reviews | 20 Followers
85
Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Quirky, Relevant

See it if you want a glimpse into real-life motherhood, up with a twist. It's a pleasant 90-minute break from your own life.

Don't see it if don't care about motherhood or comedy.

209 Reviews | 77 Followers
85
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if You are a mother or had a mother. It is a universal experience. You want to validate your experiences in life.

Don't see it if If you are a man and don't like talky women's shows. If you are Donald Trump. Read more

207 Reviews | 240 Followers
85
Entertaining, Funny

See it if You want to laugh at events in every day family life; good entertainment for a girls' night out

Don't see it if You want a play with meaning or insight

254 Reviews | 138 Followers
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.

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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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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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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