Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) April 26, 2009
Mommy's Night Out Comedy at the Ice House Annex, 24 North Mentor Avenue in Pasadena, on Thursday, May 7th at 7:30 p.m., features John DiResta, a father of three; the Tonight Show's Phil Perrier; Jason Hadley, Les Kurkendaal, Bobbie Oliver, and Tricia Shore, all of whom will talk about motherly things. "You'll laugh if you've ever had a mother," says Shore, who was barred from performing at the Laugh Factory in 2005 for breastfeeding her then three-month-old son. Shore, of Comic Mom Productions, says that parents need more comedy: "The trouble starts," says Shore, "when we don't laugh at things. Mommies face lots of crises every day. We can either get grumpy and mean or we can laugh. When it's suppertime and one of your darling progeny has just broken a your passenger side car mirror with a baseball bat and you've got to clean up shards of glass while your children are yelling for something to eat, that's when life gets really funny."
Shore, who has three sons, is thankful finally to have a venue for mommy comedy. "When I perform in Southern California, most people in the audience are not moms. I wanted to put together a show so that mommies can have a night out. I'm so glad that we can put together such a great show with such fabulous comics so close to Mother's Day." Although not all of the comics are moms, the comics are planning to do material related to being a parent or just having a parent:
John DiResta, most recently starred with his brother in "Hammered" on the DIY network. A former New York City transit copy, DiResta started doing comedy in 1992. Five years later, his one man show, "BEAT: A Subway Cop's Comedy," opened to rave reviews. The New York Times called him "Uproarious!" DiResta quickly signed a huge development deal with ABC/Disney. He quit his police job and moved his wife and three small children to the West Coast. In 1998, his sitcom, "DiResta," was launched on UPN. DiResta then went on to secure roles in "Miss Congeniality" and "15 Minutes," with Robert DeNiro. He has also appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and the Howard Stern Show. You can visit DiResta at http://www.johndiresta.com. He is available for interviews.
Phil Perrier, who plans to talk about his really funny mommy issues, is a veteran headliner and longtime contributing writer for Jay Leno and The Tonight Show. Perrier has appeared on BET and Spike TV, was a regular on the nationally syndicated All Comedy Radio, and can be seen often at the Comedy and Magic Club in Hermosa Beach. Phil teaches comedy writing at The Ice House Comedy Club.
Comics Jason Hadley, Les Kurkendaal, Bobbie Oliver, and Tricia Shore will be talking about motherly things as well. "It's a perfect date night or a night out for just the girls, something to relax you a few days before Mother's Day," says Shore.
Mommy's Night Out Comedy at the Ice House Annex, 24 North Mentor Avenue in Pasadena, starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door; you can buy advance tickets for $8 by calling Comic Mom Productions at 818-231-2574. For groups of five or more, tickets are $6 each in advance. There is a two-drink minimum for the show
Tricia Shore of Comic Mom Productions is available for interviews.