2024 Ladies of Laughter® Competition Westchester Preliminary Event

The search is on for who are the funniest women in stand up today! Join in the fun to decide who will make the cut!

This summer female comedians from all over the country will compete in the Ladies of Laughter Annual Competition. Contestants chosen to compete will be judged on audience response – that’s you! – as well as originality, material and delivery by a panel of producers, press and industry judges at four preliminary events taking place in New York City, New Jersey, Long Island and right here in Westchester at the Emelin Theatre.

The winners from each event advance to the Grand Finale on Aug. 14th at Rodney’s Comedy Club before a blue-ribbon panel of judges where they again will compete for the grand prizes worth over $10,000 in theater bookings with the Ladies of Laughter Funny & Fabulous tour at theaters across America.

For the past 25 years, the Ladies of Laughter series has awarded comedy bookings, cash, major publicity and the coveted Ladies of Laughter titles to aspiring women in comedy and has been a major driving force behind women getting to the next level in their comedy careers. Past contestants include a literal Who’s Who of today’s successful women in comedy, including Amy Schumer, Melissa Rauch (“Big Bang Theory”), Michelle Buteau, Jessica Kirson, Rachel Feinstein, Laurie Kilmartin (Conan) and countless others.

Don’t miss your chance to witness the next generation of comedy talent! Join us as we celebrate laughter, empowerment, and the incredible women shaping the comedy landscape.

Ladies of Laughter has separate categories for “Professionals” and “Newcomers.” Those interested in entering the Ladies of Laughter “Her Time” competition should go to https://www.ladiesoflaughter.org. Contestants must be eighteen years or older and must enter before June 15th to be considered for the 2024 competition. Contestants are urged to apply early.

Ophira Eisenberg

The Canadian-born standup comedian, writer and host can be seen live, regularly headlining across the United States, Canada, and Europe delivering her unique blend of standup and storytelling to a loyal fan base of smart, irreverent comedy lovers. Eisenberg has appeared at Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival, The New Yorker Festival, The New York Comedy Festival, Moontower Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot, The Nantucket Film Festival, Women in Comedy Festival and more. Television appearances include Comedy Central, This Week at The Comedy Cellar, Kevin Hart’s LOL NetworkHBO’s Girls, Gotham Live, The Late Late Show, The Today Show, and VH-1. A regular host and teller with NPR’s The Moth, Eisenberg also hosted NPR’s comedy trivia show Ask Me Another for nine years, where she interviewed and played silly games with hundreds of celebrities including Sir Patrick Stewart, Awkwafina, Yo-Yo Ma, Chelsea Handler, Jim Gaffigan, Michael C. Hall, and so many others.

“A skilled comedian and storyteller with “bleakly stylish” humor.” – The New York Times
“Top 10 Comics that Funny People Find Funny.” – New York Magazine
“One of the most engaging comics working today.” – Forbes.com

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Emelin Theatre
153 Library Lane
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Thursday, August 8, 2024
Times: 8:00 pm

Ticket pricing:

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$40 - Premium
$35 - Orchestra
$30 - Mezzanine

Presenter: Emelin Theatre
Presenter Phone: 914-608-8906