Ladies of Laughter® Return to the Grand

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Three professional stand-up comics are scheduled to take The Grand Oshkosh stage on November 16.

The Ladies of Laughter® Funny & Fabulous Tour is returning to The Grand featuring comedians Kelly MacFarland, Regina DeCicco and Erin Jackson. Since 2012, the tour has visited theaters across America with talent from the national competition.

While the performance falls on “Deer Widow’s Weekend”, it isn’t strictly for women. Collectively, the Ladies of Laughter® winners have performed their relatable comedy for theaters, comedy clubs, late night television, and U.S. troops overseas.

Kelly MacFarland, the 2016 competition winner, returns to Oshkosh after her appearance in last year’s tour. She is currently performing at clubs and colleges across the country and has appeared on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” and the TV Guide Channel’s “Stand Up in Stilettos”.  MacFarland is also a humor-wellness speaker. She has been the keynote speaker for the American Heart Association GO Red for Women campaign for the last ten years.

2012 Ladies of Laughter® winner Regina DeCicco spent many years in television behind the scenes before plunging into the world of stand-up comedy. She realized the time had come after five seasons at Saturday Night Live in the Design Department and one season at “Whoopi”, Whoopi Goldberg’s NBC sitcom.  In 2011, DeCicco won “Lower Hudson Valley’s Funniest Person”. She also performs, writes and films sketches with her all female group, “Candy Slice”.

According to The Washington Post, the most recent Ladies of Laughter® winner Erin Jackson is “the tell-it-to-you-straight girlfriend every woman should have in her crew.” In addition to winning this year’s professional competition, Jackson performs in New York City’s top comedy clubs, and recently made her late-night television debut on “CONAN”. She also performed her stand-up on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and was a semifinalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”.

“We’re happy to welcome the Ladies of Laughter® back to The Grand,” said Joseph Ferlo, director of The Grand Oshkosh. “The Funny and Fabulous Tour provides an opportunity for Northeast Wisconsin residents to see some of the finest talent in comedy.”

The performance on Friday, November 16 is co-sponsored by Silver Star Brands. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. and tickets start at $25. The Ladies of Laughter®Funny & Fabulous Tour is recommended for Mature Audiences.

The Grand’s Suite Seat service, which features maximum legroom, seating, complimentary first beverage and intermission beverage service, is also available at this event. Tickets can be purchased at The Grand Oshkosh Box Office at 100 High Avenue, Oshkosh; via phone at (920) 424-2350; or online atthegrandoshkosh.org.  The Grand Lounge will be open one hour before the performance.

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Justin R. Mitchell

Justin is the founding editor of the Oshkosh Independent.

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