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January 01, 1970

The Ladies of Laughter features past winners and best talent from the national Ladies of Laughter National Competition.  Past participants include Amy Schumer, Tammy Pescatelli and Melissa Rauch from the “Big Bang Theory.”
What began as an award tribute to honor a supporter of women in comedy in New York City in the late nineties, has steadily grown to become THE “Career-builder” for women in comedy.”  Winners go on tour at theaters with the Ladies of Laughter Funny & Fabulous show and receive a boost to their career like no other.
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Olga Namer-2018 National Winner (Newcomer)

Olga Namer is a New York based stand-up comedian and actress who recently won the 2018 Ladies of Laughter competition. She’s completed all levels of UCB in sketch and Improv and studied under world-renowned acting coach Susan Batson in her Master Class for three years. In the book Mastering Stand-Up, Stephen Rosenfield said “Olga is funny. Very very funny. And when someone has a powerful comic voice inside of them, that comic voice pushes hard to get out.” Born in Brooklyn and raised in an orthodox Jewish home, Olga brings her unique point of view of life to her comedy that’s been described as “funny, honest, authentic, and sarcastic.” Inspired by Sarah Silverman and Larry David, Olga is currently working on her comedy hour about her life.

Caitlin Peluffo-2018 Ladies of Laughter Professional Runner-Up

Originally hailing from San Francisco, CA, Caitlin Peluffo is a comedian currently living in Brooklyn, NY. Peluffo has opened for comedians like Gilbert Gottfried, Gary Gulman, Colin Quinn, and the late Kevin Meany. She’s been featured every club in New York City to most nationwide talking about how she came to be such a lovable loose cannon.

Kelly Macfarland

In addition to being the 2016 Ladies of Laughter Professional winner at Turning Stone Resort Casino, Kelly has an extensive and well-rounded resume including comedy clubs, theaters, colleges and several television appearances.