There aren’t many women who can make polyester pants, a paisley shirt, cat eye glasses and a kerchief look sexy, but Etta May does it.
She’s even got a fan club of “Etta Heads” that show up at her gigs dressed like her. A 17 year veteran of the comedy clubs, she did all the comedy tv shows- Comedy Central, Comic Strip Live and more, appeared on Oprah and won the American Comedy Awards Stand Up Comic of the Year Award. She was always a crowd favorite in my old Jokers days, for those of you who remember!
She’s a story teller and frequently pokes fun at her husband and four children in her routines. “I’m not necessarily a writer, just more of a tattletale,” said May. She says “I named my kids after my favorite TV show, ‘My Three Sons.’ Rob, Chip, Ernie, and Tramp.” “My teenage daughter thinks wearing a three-hook bra is playing hard get.” “Her whole vocabulary consists of one word ‘WHATEVER!!” “My kids are little monsters…lucky for me the doctor gave me Valium. What a wonderful drug! Then I realized the prescription was for me and not the kids!”
Etta May has teamed up with 2 other comedians to form the Southern Fried Chicks, often touted as the female equivalent of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. They’ll be at the Victoria Theatre on Fri, Oct 9th and I highly suggest you check out this show. And unlike at the comedy clubs, this one is guaranteed to be tame and clean enough to bring your mom!
Southern Fried Chicks official site