The Ladies of Laughter Funny & Fabulous Tour includes winners and the best talent from its national competition. It started out as an annual videotape comedy competition in New York to honor a fellow woman in comedy who helped so many others get their start. Since its inaugural year when the contest went “live” in a YWCA, The Ladies of Laughter contest has visited legendary venues including Caesar’s Palace and Madison Square Garden. LOL is returning to the Washington Center after rave reviews from last season. Expect big laughs, big fun, and a great night out with a whole new line-up of powerhouse comediennes. For more information, go to ladiesoflaughter.org
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. Her stand-up showcases endearing, self-effacing and intelligent characters that catch you by surprise every time. Karen uniquely blends comedy with her experience as a Paranormal Investigator, Tarot and reiki master.
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. You can see her new special called Ridiculous Me on VidAngel.com.
Julia Scotti-2012 Ladies of Laughter Finalist
Julia is a nationally headlining comedian, former teacher, author, speaker, and woman of transgendered experience. She was a quarter-finalist and fan favorite on season 11 of America’s Got Talent on NBC in 2016. Originally from Fairview, New Jersey, for the first 48 years she was better known as comedian Rick Scotti.
Jocelyn Chia-2016 Ladies of Laughter “Newcomer” Winner
Jocelyn Chia is a lawyer turned comedian originally from Singapore. She has been featured in Vulture, Her World, South China Morning Post, and CNBC.com, and was recently named one of Singapore’s top comedians by Buro. She has been a guest comedian on the Howard Stern Channel of Sirius XM, and a guest host on MTV. She made her standup television debut on AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live, hosted by William Shatner, and taped her second Live at Gotham in 2019.
Event sponsors: Academy Mortgage, Ascent Audiology & hearing, Spence Weigand & Dawn Murphy, and Stewart Title
DATE: Friday, March 6
TIME: 7:30 pm
VENUE: Washington Center Main Stage
512 Washington St. SE
COST: Tickets: $25 $30 $35 $45