'Funny Women of a Certain Age': Fran Drescher to headline new Showtime comedy special; premiere on March 23
Fran Drescher headlines 'Funny Women of a Certain Age', a new comedy special that will premiere on Showtime on Friday, March 23 at 9pm ET/PT. Carole Montgomery, Luenell, Lynne Koplitz, Kerri Louise and Vanessa Hollingshead round out the lineup for the first television comedy special to feature six female comics over the age of 50. The outrageous hour-long special was filmed at The Bell House in Brooklyn.
Straight from the uninhibited mouths of some of the funniest, most daring and most experienced people in comedy, 'Funny Women of a Certain Age' presents women who have seen it all through their careers in the comedy world and are sharing it all on stage as they break down the walls of ageism and sexism in each hilarious set.
'Funny Women of a Certain Age' is a monthly comedy showcase in New York and Los Angeles hosted by Montgomery, who is a well-known fixture on the comedy scene, performing for over 40 years. She’s made numerous television appearances including 'Politically Incorrect' and 'Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn', starred in two long-running Las Vegas revues and made nearly a dozen tours around the world for Armed Forces Entertainment performing for our troops.
Drescher is best known for her titular role on 'The Nanny' and her autobiographical series 'Happily Divorced'. Luenell is not only a touring comedian but a television star with credits including 'Snoop Dogg's Bad Girls of Comedy', 'It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia' and 'The Middle'. In addition to her touring schedule, Louise was a finalist on 'Last Comic Standing', leading to her own reality show 'Two Funny'.
Hollingshead is an accomplished actor, performance artist and writer with a television pilot currently in the works called 'Take My Life, Please!' Koplitz, a self-proclaimed lifelong bachelorette, most recently had her own comedy special in 2017 with 'Lynne Koplitz: Hormonal Beast'.
'Funny Women of a Certain Age' is a Killer Bunner Entertainment production. Carole Montgomery, Dave Goldberg, Robert Cea and Evan Shapiro serve as executive producers.