Funny Women Of A Certain Age
As Seen on the hit Showtime TV
“If I had to choose between ageism or sexism, I’d take a pat on the ass any day, since that meant someone noticed me.” Carole Montgomery creator of Funny Women of A Certain Age
What began as a way to work with her friends has exploded on the comedy scene. When Carole (a veteran of the stand up scene for over 40 years) started, you would never see two female comics on the same show. Fast forward to today’s comedy scene and nothing has changed, even though there are way more women in comedy.
Funny Women or WOACA was created to give older women comics a chance to be seen and heard. Frustrated with how women are portrayed once they hit 50, Carole decided to do something about it. The women who appear in WOACA are all funny, vibrant and brilliant, they just happen to be of a certain age. These women paved the way for the female comics you see today.
The TV special for the Showtime Network featured Fran Drescher, Carole Montgomery, Luenell, Lynne Koplitz, Vanessa Hollingshead and Kerri Louise. The special premiered March 23rd and made history. It is the only TV comedy special that featured all women over 50 years old. In fact the special was the network’s highest rated premiere of a stand up show for 2019!
FUNNY WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE
Carole was recently featured in the Online Comedy Magazine
The Interrobang as one of the Top 10 Innovators in Comedy for 2019.
More Funny Women Of A Certain Age will premiere in March 14, 2020 and it features another round of comedy greats. Caroline Rhea, Carol Leifer, Tammy Pescatelli, Julia Scotti and Thea Vidale.
Both specials are produced by Killer Bunny Entertainment. Executive producers are Carole Montgomery, Dave Goldberg, Rob Cea and Evan Shapiro.
Currently WOACA has a monthly residency in NYC at the Kraine Theatre going on its third year. Some of the past performers include Janeane Garofalo, Nikki Carr, Lisa Ann Walter, Leighann Lord, Judy Gold, Cathy Ladman, Sherry Davey, Wendy Liebman, Tracey Ashley, Mary Kennedy and Felicia Michaels.
WOACA as a featured show in the NY COMEDY FESTIVAL and has a national tour starting in October 2020.