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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)November 9, 2012

(MAWAH, NJ)- The Ladies of Laughter Funny & Fabulous tour comes to the Angelica and Russ Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts at Ramapo College on Friday, November 30, at 8 p.m. The show will feature three of the funniest women in stand-up comedy today, including the 2012 Ladies of Laughter National Contest winners, Robin Fox and Regina DeCicco. Mary Jo Comedy Award winner, Leighann Lord, will host the show. This tour follows the heralded national contest in search of the funniest female comediennes in the country.

Fox calls herself a “real NJ housewife” and hails from Bridgewater, NJ. She wowed the crowd and judges from Comedy Central this past summer with her slant on being a mom and housewife with an early-retired husband who closely monitors her and the thermostat daily.

DeCicco is from the Lower Hudson Valley, and her family owns the famed DeCicco markets. She was voted “Lower Hudson Valley’s Funniest Person” in 2011 and has quickly made a name for herself with her distinct voice; (Imagine if Harvey Fierstein and Brenda Vaccarro had a baby) and stories about her life.

Hosting the show is the incomparable Lord, who is a regular at top comedy clubs, theatres and casinos all over the United States, and frequently travels overseas to perform before American troops. She is considered one of the smartest women in comedy today.

Since it was first introduced as “New Jersey’s Funniest Female Contest” at the YWCA in Ridgewood over a decade ago, the Ladies of Laughter series has awarded comedy bookings, major publicity and thousands of dollars to comediennes and has been “a driving force behind women comediennes getting to the next level in their careers,” said Executive Producer Peggy Boyce. “It truly is the source for women in comedy.”

The events have led contestants to appearances in local and national media, including ABC-Television, Comedy Central, FOX-TV and feature stories in The New York Times, which have generated a significant number of paid comedy bookings to many participants. “This was one of the best shows we ever did,” raves the Senior VP for Entertainment at Madison Square Garden.

For videos and more information on the Ladies of Laughter, visit www.ladiesoflaughter.org, http://www.ladiesoflaughter.org/comediennes-2/robin-fox/, http://www.ladiesoflaughter.org/comediennes-2/leighann-lord/ or
http://www.ladiesoflaughter.org/comediennes-2/regina-decicco/. For additional video of Leighann Lord visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJSTvgPyNk8&feature=related.

Tickets for Ladies of Laughter Funny and Fabulous show are $28, $25 and $22. To purchase tickets, call the box office at (201) 684-7844 or go to www.ramapo.edu/berriecenter/.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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