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Comedian Dena Blizzard’s Off-Broadway hit @OneFunnyMother will be at the @KimmelCenter on 10/19! More info @ kimmelcenter.org
KIMMEL CENTER CULTURAL CAMPUS PRESENTS
COMEDIAN AND SOCIAL MEDIA PHENOMENON
IN HER OFF-BROADWAY SHOW ONE FUNNY MOTHER
OCTOBER 19, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, PA, September 9, 2019) – Viral video sensation and creator of the famous “Back to School Rant” (125 million views) and “Chardonnay Go” (24 million views), Dena Blizzard is one funny mother! Join this comedian, former Miss New Jersey, and married mother of three on her hilarious journey through the trials and tribulations of motherhood and marriage in her touring production of Off-Broadway’s One Funny Mother at the Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theater on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.
This touring hit was recently named “Best One Woman Show” at the 2015 United Solo Festival in New York City. In the riotous production, Dena Blizzard wrestles with the eternal question, “Have I gone crazy since having these kids?” The answer is a hysterical, ‘laugh til’ your face hurts’ comedy.
“Dena Blizzard first joined the Kimmel Center family as host of our Broadway Wawa Welcome America offerings two years running,” said Ed Cambron, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. “Over her time in the public eye, Blizzard has morphed into an absolute sensation through her relatable collection of riotous online videos; her brilliant humor is rooted in relatability, so the show resonates with all audiences, not just parents. We’re thrilled to add her to this year’s Cultural Campus comedy offerings.”
Dena Blizzard wrote One Funny Mother: I’m Not Crazy!! during her first eight years of performing stand-up and transitioning from her life as a single woman with no children to being married with three kids. She became known as the “Target Mom” and quickly rose to fame after her “Back to School” rant went viral on YouTube. Every Tuesday, thousands of fans join Dena for a laugh and a glass of wine on her Facebook LIVE show Tipsy Tuesday.
Dena Blizzard first garnered attention in 1995 as Miss New Jersey in the Miss America Pageant, where she proudly ranked in the “Top 50.” She has served as the Official Host of the Miss America Pageant Preliminary for 10 years, as a co-host with Anderson Cooper, and as the host of her own talk show on NJ 101.5 FM.
Other featured upcoming performances at the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus include: Randy Rainbow Live! (September 21, 2019, Merriam Theater), The Office! A Musical Parody!(September28-29, Merriam Theater), Cristela Alonzo: My Affordable Care Act (October 10, 2019, Academy of Music), Marc Maron (October 10, 2019, Merriam Theater), and Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour (October 25, 2019, Merriam Theater).
DENA BLIZZARD: ONE FUNNY MOTHER
Kimmel Center Cultural Campus’ Perelman Theater
October 19, 2019, 8:00 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now starting at $34.50. Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at www.kimmelcenter.org, or at the Kimmel Center Box Office. Group sales are available for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased by calling 215-790-5883. See www.kimmelcenter.org for more information.
The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus
Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, our mission is to engage the region’s diverse communities with art through performance and education. Our Cultural Campus serves more than 1 million guests per year and includes the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, the Academy of Music, and the Merriam Theater- representing more than 160 years of rich history for the performing arts along Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts. We are home to eight esteemed Resident Companies: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Ballet, The Philly POPS, PHILADANCO, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and Curtis Institute of Music. With nearly 9,000 seats per night, we are the region’s most impactful performing arts center, and the second largest in the country. Our Cultural Campus serves as a preeminent and inclusive place to enjoy exceptional experiences that reflect the spirit of our region by cultivating a creative and socially-responsible environment where our community shares experiences that are delivered with pride, integrity, and respect. As a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization, we collaborate on, present, and produce a broad range of relevant and meaningful events, we serve as an active gathering space for social and community events, we educate the region’s young people through access to quality arts experiences, and we provide support to artists in the creation of new work. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is our proud sponsor of the Kimmel Center’s 2019-2020 Season. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit www.kimmelcenter.org.
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