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One Funny Mother

Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Hilarious, Delightful
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13 reviews
Members
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196 reviews
 

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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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!

 

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Reviews (209)

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82
Avg Score

55
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

55
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

90
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

80
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

90
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

95
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

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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

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TheaterScene.net

"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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Avg Score

80
Funny, Clever, Great writing, Fluffy

See it if you enjoy one-woman shows/stand-up comedy with a set. Appeals to women, especially moms. Much funnier and enjoyable than I anticipated!

Don't see it if You can't relate to women, motherhood, or parenting. You don't like stand-up comedy.

Also Won a free ticket to see this show and wasn't expecting much. She real... Read more Read less

81
Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

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.

87
Clever, Cute, Fluffy, Milfy, Feely

See it if you are a mother, or are treating a mother to a night out. Men can enjoy as well. Dena Blizzard is quite MILFy and has an easy wit.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy humor from the heart, have no interest in the exploits of a stay-at-home mom, or have no funny bone.

Also Former Miss New Jersey, Dena Blizzard brings her one-woman show to The... Read more Read less

85
Funny, Clever, Quirky, Relevant, Entertaining

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.

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

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.

90
Funny, Clever, Hilarious, Entertaining

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!)

85
Funny, Clever, Intelligent, Resonant, Entertaining

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.

Also I liked this show a lot. While I don't have children myself, I had a m... Read more Read less

85
Funny, Entertaining

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

94
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if Wonderful

Don't see it if You don't imone person shows

30
Meh, New jersey, Awkwardly kind of racist

See it if You are a drunk mom from New Jersey.

Don't see it if You are not a drunk mom from New Jersey.

Also Her improvised banter with the audience was the best part. Wish there'... Read more Read less

84
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Great staging

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

Don't see it if Yur funnybone is broken.

100
Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

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.

82
Funny, Original, Entertaining

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
Funny, Clever, Edgy, Quirky, Entertaining

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.

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.

80
Funny, Ambitious, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You are looking for a good laugh, and a fun night. One woman show that does not disappoint. Go with the wife, husband, mother all will enjoy

Don't see it if Are offended easily with some dirty humor.

89
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Refreshing

See it if You want to catch a 1 woman show about a sassy lass w/3 kids & loads of personality. V happy show-simple but effective. Finds fun everwhere!

Don't see it if U r looking for an edgy character study or multi personality driven 1 person show. This is 1 woman's story:a guide to humour saving the day~

98
Clever, Delightful, Great writing, Entertaining

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

74
Funny, Quirky, Slow, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if You are a mother and get frustrated with your kids. If you turn to wine as comfort. You like funny antidotes about motherhood and marriage

Don't see it if You find motherhood, women's friendships. Family and marriage unrelatable. If you Jane issues with drinking, cursing. Be smart to kids.

Also The comic has some very funny stories and is wonderful when interactin... Read more Read less

95
Clever, Intelligent, Great writing, Hilarious, Entertaining

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.

81
Funny, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if one of the funniest shows I have seen in a long time. Dena Blizzard is fierce, funny, honest and totally relatable..uproarious!

Don't see it if you're not ready to laugh at your ordinary lifestyle.

81
Funny, Clever, Entertaining

See it if Cute, honest, funny.

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

75
Funny, Ambitious, Enchanting, Great acting, Quirky

See it if you are a suburban mom or are aware enough of the suburban mom's plight to find jokes about it funny. I did & had a great night; not a mom.

Don't see it if you are easily offended by some cheap (borderline offensive) jokes or are looking for something highbrow.

100
Funny, Clever, Great acting, Masterful, Resonant

See it if You are ready for a laugh

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

70
Funny, Cliched, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if you are a mother of a dysfunctional .

Don't see it if you are not a mother.