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Jennifer Blaine & Friends

Jennifer Blaine


Categories: Comedy & Improv

Dates: September 30, 2023

Run Time: 75 mins

Venue: Mister John's Music


Jennifer Blaine has been called a comedian, character chameleon, a FringeArts favorite. She’s done 18 Fringes. She can’t name the content for this show since she hasn’t created it yet. You can expect stories, song, spontaneity, & uniting the audience in laughter — those are her signature trademark!

About the Artist

JENNIFER BLAINE has been performing one-woman shows for 25 years. Her original writing, performing, and comedy delve into serious and socially relevant issues and provides audiences the opportunity to unite in laughter. Jennifer has opened for George Carlin, and performed with Chris Rock and Joe Piscopo.

According to the Philadelphia Daily News “not even Sybil can compete with Blaine’s cast of characters. Her comic genius is like Lily Tomlin and Tracey Ullman.”

Jennifer was the resident Theatre Teaching Artist at the Showstoppers program at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts from 2013-2018 in which she created four original plays on topical issues from bullying to civil rights. She produced the “5,000 Women” festival, showcasing women artists and social activists, at The Center for the Arts at Wesleyan University in 2011 and 2012 and in Philadelphia in 2014.

She has also performed in every FringeArts for the festival’s first decade. Some of her 15 FringeArts works include Sorry (why women can’t stop apologizing for their existence), White Flight, Hearing Voices, and Ridiculous. 

Blaine has toured her solo work throughout the country to colleges and theatre festivals -- highlights include Chicago City Limits, Rose’s Turn, The Duplex (NYC), The OpenStage of Harrisburg, The White Privilege Conference (Iowa), Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center (SLC), Brandeis University, Converse College, Trinity College and Burlington College. Her play Dirty Joke, about women activists, was featured at PIFA, and was showcased at The Annenberg Center for the Arts as part of the By Local series. The Vicissitudes of Travel, which depicts a family traveling through brain surgery. Most recently she created Mannequin, a solo multi-character musical dramedy about Olive, an elderly fur shop owner whose mannequins act as a sort of Greek chorus and Patti, a new-to-Philly teen. Together they time travel and


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