The Ladies of Laughter Funny & Fabulous Tour is appearing at the Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 9.
The show features winners and best talent from its national competition, including Boston native, Kelly MacFarland, the 2016 Ladies of Laughter “Professional” winner. MacFarland has an extensive and well-rounded resume including comedy clubs, theaters, colleges, festivals, television appearances and entertaining U.S. troops overseas. MacFarland was first runner-up in the Boston Comedy Festival and voted Best of the Fest at the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival.
Joining Kelly is Alycia Cooper, the 2014 Ladies of Laughter “Professional” winner. Her global stand-up has entertained troops in Japan, Korea, Guam, Oman, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Djibouti, Africa. Cooper was featured in Essence Magazine as “One to Watch” — a title that still holds true today. Her fifth comedy album, “Let Alycia Be Alycia” cracked the Billboard Top 10 to rave reviews on iTunes. She recently was the featured Comic of the Month on Sirius Satellite Radio’s Laugh 98, making Cooper a master performer.
Ladies of Laughter continues its mission of highlighting talented women in comedy by presenting Meaghan Gross, an Edmonds, Washington native. Gross caught the eyes of Ladies of Laughter with her brilliant writing and deadpan delivery. She started doing stand-up comedy officially six years ago and regularly performs with Susan Jones, Alex Elkin and Tommy Savitt.
Tickets range from $24 to $41 and can be purchased at: fwpaec.org/events/the-ladies-of-laughter-funny-fabulous/ or by calling 253-835-7010. The Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center is located at 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S. in Federal Way.
The Ladies of Laughter Funny & Fabulous Tour has visited theaters all over America, returning to some venues multiple times a year. Later in March, Ladies of Laughter From The Friars Club, the first-ever all-women comedy recording from the world-famous entertainment club, will be released on all major digital platforms.
For more information, visit ladiesoflaughter.org.