Ladies of Laughter
This fest of funny femmes returns to the Center as the Ladies of Laughter comedy event has been a patron favorite with rave reviews! Expect big laughs, big fun, and a memorable night out. Back by popular demand, comedienne Karen Rontowski, will be returning to the mainstage! Karen Rontowski’s fast-paced, quirky and charmingly optimistic comedy has been featured in clubs, TV, radio, and at corporate events all around the world. Karen uniquely blends comedy with her experience as a Paranormal Investigator, Tarot and reikimaster. She is fascinated with the “afterlife” is convinced she will someday have a near death experience because, “I never finish anything.” Karen has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, Sirius Satellite Radio, Comics Unleashed, Comedy.com, Live at Gotham, Comedy Central and Mysteries of the Unexplained.
We are welcoming Comedienne Stephanie Blum who was the Ladies of Laughter National Winner from the 2012 Finale at Madison Square Garden. Stephanie is a former school psychologist from Brooklyn who began her comedy career after winning New York’s Funniest Teacher contest. This ‘apathetic mom-next-door’ has trademarked laziness and procrastination. She is sarcastic, hilarious and universally adored by audiences. She has performed in clubs, colleges, festivals and casinos all around the country. You may have seen Stephanie on one or more of her many television appearances: HBO’s Comedy Minutes, Country Music Television’s Funniest Videos, Star Search on CBS, The Marie Osmond Show for Hallmark Channel, Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen, #WhatSheSaid on TLC, and Babies Behaving Badly on Discovery Family Channel.
We are also welcoming Comedienne Caitlin Peluffo who was a runner-up in the 2018 Lakes of Laughter Grand Finale in New York City. Peluffo has opened for comedians like Maria Bamford, Gilbert Gottfried, Gary Gulman, Colin Quinn, and the late Kevin Meany. She’s been featured everywhere from New York Comedy Club in the Big Apple to clubs nationwide talking about how she came to be such a lovable loose cannon. You may have seen Caitlin on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, NBC Seeso’s New York’s Funniest or Trial by Laughter on the Comcast Network.