About this Event
Momedy is a standup comedy show celebrating the hard, unsung work of mothers and nonbinary parents. With a lineup of 6 hilarious mom comedians from up and down the East Coast, seasoned and expecting parents will feel seen and appreciated by those who’ve “been there.” Funded by Queens Arts Fund. Plan to arrive early! Doors open at 5:30pm and the show begins at 6pm sharp. This event takes place indoors in the Visitor & Administration Building Auditorium.
Advance registration recommended; walk-ins welcome upon availability.
Free; included in garden admission: Adults $6; Seniors (age 62+) $4; Students with ID $4; Individuals with Disabilities $4; Children (ages 4 to 12) $2; Children (3 and under) FREE; Members – FREE*
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Top row from left to right: Liz Barlow, Alyce Chan, Linnette Palladino; Bottom row from left to right: Carole Montegomery, Davine Kerr, Lauren Ashcraft
Liz Barlow is a stand-up comic from Virginia Beach, VA who tells her hilarious stories of motherhood and life at comedy shows all over the country!
Alyce Chan founded the wildly popular parenting platform MOMCOMNYC, which Vogue featured as one of the top funniest parenting Instagram accounts to follow. Alyce has performed at the New York Comedy Festival and recently placed finalist at the prestigious Boston Comedy Festival.
Linette Palladino has been a performer all her life. She played the french horn, sang in the choir and acted all the way from grammar school through college.
After graduating from Fordham University it was time to fulfill her military obligation. Linette is a Major in the US Army and has deployed overseas three times.
Linette’s comedy draws on her life as a mom, wife and veteran. She has performed at clubs and festivals all over the United States, and internationally. From Iceland to Hong Kong and for the troops in Iraq, Linette has seen it all. She has opened for some of America’s best comics including Dave Attell, and Carole Montgomery. She was one of five nationwide finalists in the HBO Latino Stand-up Competition, wepaaaa! And, most recently, she earned the top block as Jersey’s Funniest Female.
Carole Montgomery has had a long and varied career. With over two dozen television credits to her name, Carole Montgomery is a respected veteran of the standup comedy scene nationwide.
In addition to her numerous television appearances, Carole Montgomery has headlined clubs and colleges across the USA and starred in two different Las Vegas production shows. In her ten years as a LAS VEGAS STAR, she was seen by over five million audience members.
Carole Montgomery created and stars in three SHOWTIME specials for Funny Women Of A Certain Age.
Davine Kerr is an American, Canadian, and Cambodian standup-comedian. Her family escaped the Khmer Rouge regime in the late 70’s when she was a baby and found refuge in Montreal Canada. Growing up in Quebec exposed her to all her favorite humorists, artists who combined eccentric imagery and physicality. She later got married and moved to the US and started doing stand-up comedy in Washington DC.
Davine Ker is now a trilingual stand-up comedian and multidisciplinary artist. Her art emerges from thought-provoking jokes, left-field concepts, and unique storytelling that bridges three different cultures, comedy, and music. Her comedy ranges from dark to wholesome, from gloomy to hopeful. She headlines throughout the DC area and also performs as a feature comedian in comedy clubs and festivals from NYC to LA and Montreal, Canada.
Davine’s credits include: International Lady Laughs Comedy Festival, Moth StorySlam winner, Funny Bones, Comedy Nest, Kennedy Center and Amazon Prime.
Your host for the evening, Lauren Ashcraft, is a standup comedian, writer, and mom from New York City. In 2021, her sketch series”Pigeon Food” took flight with its premiere at Q.E.D. Astoria. You can often find her in a club, park, rooftop, or botanical garden around New York City. She’s currently writing and producing a comedy PSA and miniseries at Sticky Bun Productions.
Her recent initiation into the realm of motherhood has illuminated a stark truth: mothers and birthing individuals often don’t receive the recognition they truly deserve. Fueled by this realization, she secured funds from the Queens Foundation for the Arts to cast a spotlight on these incredible moms of comedy. As you’re reading this, Lauren’s almost definitely tired.
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Getting to QBG
By public transportation, take the number 7 subway line to Main Street, the Long Island Rail Road (Port Washington line) to Main Street/Flushing, or the Q44-SBS or Q20 bus.
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Parking is available year-round during Garden open hours at the Parking Garden, located at 42-80 Crommelin Street, Flushing, NY 11355. For more information: https://queensbotanical.org/directions
About Queens Botanical Garden
QBG is an urban oasis where people, plants and cultures are celebrated through inspiring gardens, innovative educational programs and real-world applications of environmental stewardship. QBG is located on property owned by the City of New York, and its operation is made possible in part by public funds provided through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Queens Borough President, the New York City Council, State elected officials, the New York State Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, along with corporate, foundation, and individual supporters. For more information, visit www.queensbotanical.org or call (718) 886-3800.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St, New York, United States
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