Honing her stage persona as the uptight mom from Connecticut, comedian Jane Condon came to comedy fairly late, at age 37, after serious careers as a journalist and teacher. On her fifth audition for Last Comic Standing in 2007, she slept in her car overnight in March in New York (it was a Lexus so she called it camping Greenwich-style).
Shaun Eli Breidbart, comedian and executive director of The Ivy League of Comedy, noted many bookers won’t put two women comics in the same show fearing audiences might think the show is only for women. His instinct otherwise was proved right when his first Fabulous Funny Females show a few years ago sold out quickly. The current lineup accentuates each comic’s individual styles. “You want variety in style, energy, point of view and topics,” he said. “For example you don’t want a show that’s all single heterosexual males in their 40’s who all talk about their experiences using Tinder (and that’s more comics than you might think).”