When these three moms got together, something funny was bound to happen.
Kym Whitley and two other female comics, Caroline Rhea and Carol Leifer, will appear in “Momtourage” on Oct. 18 at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora.
“My stand-up touches on dating, being a mom and funny things that happen in my life,” Whitley said.
“Caroline wanted to go out on tour,” she continued. “Since we became moms our stand-up routines have changed. All three of us are moms. The show is about being a mom and about being a woman.”
Whitley said that “Momtourage” will have a slide show and may include a question and answer portion.
“We each do a stand-up segment, and then maybe we will do some stand-up together,” she said. “Maybe Caroline and I will interview each other. I have never worked with Carol before, but I’ve worked with Caroline in the past.”
Caroline Rhea is known for her role as Aunt Hilda on the TV show “Sabrina, The Teenage Witch.” She also had her own talk show, “The Carolina Rhea Show,” and has hosted “The Biggest Loser” and “The View.” She continues to make appearances on “Comics Unleashed” and “Just for Laughs,” among other shows.
Carol Leifer has appeared on David Letterman’s “Late Night” show more than 25 times, along with lending her writing talents to “The Larry Sanders Show,” “Saturday Night Live” and “Seinfeld.” She also has appeared on “Celebrity Apprentice” and “Caroline’s Comedy Hour.” In 2009, she released a book of essays titled “When You Lie About Your Age, The Terrorists Win.”
Whitley had roles in such films as “College Road Trip,” “Transformers 2,” “Fun With Dick and Jane,” “Along Came Polly” and “The Perfect Man.”
Whitley has loaned her voice-acting skills to “The Cleveland Show” and “Black Dynamite: The Animated Series.” She has a new docu-series on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) called “Raising Whitley,” which will have a second season in early 2014.
Whitley did not realize until she was in college that she was funny.
“My brothers are funny, so I never thought I was that funny growing up,” she said. “But in college, people told me that I was hysterical, so I knew then that I could make people laugh.”
“That’s all I want to do,” she continued. “I just want to make people laugh.”