Funny Women of a Certain Age
“If I had to choose between ageism or sexism, I’d take a pat on the behind any day, since that meant someone noticed me.”
— Carole Montgomery
What began as a way to work with her friends has exploded on the comedy scene. When Carole (a veteran of the stand up scene for over 40 years) started, you would never see two female comics on the same show. Fast forward to today’s comedy scene and nothing has changed, even though there are way more women in comedy.
Funny Women of a Certain Age was created to give older women comics a chance to be seen and heard. Frustrated with how women are portrayed once they hit 50, Carole decided to do something about it. The women who appear in Funny Women of a Certain Age are all funny, vibrant and brilliant, they just happen to be of a certain age. These women paved the way for the female comics you see today.
The first TV special for the Showtime Network featured Fran Drescher, Carole Montgomery, Luenell, Lynne Koplitz, Vanessa Hollingshead and Kerri Louise. The special premiered March 23, 2019 and made history. It is the only TV comedy special that featured all women over 50 years old. In fact the special was the network’s highest rated premiere of a stand up show for 2019!
The second Showtime special More Funny Women Of A Certain Age premiered March 14, 2020 to huge viewership. It features another round of comedy greats. Caroline Rhea, Carol Leifer, Tammy Pescatelli, Julia Scotti and Thea Vidale.
The third special will be taped in Los Angeles at the Irvine Improv, TBA. It features Wendy Liebman, Teri Hatcher, Monique Marvez, Leighann Lord and Marsha Warfield.
The Funny Women of a Certain Age specials are produced by Killer Bunny Entertainment. Executive producers are Carole Montgomery, Dave Goldberg, Rob Cea and Evan Shapiro.