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Darlene Westgor

Daily from Aug. 31-Sept. 2
7:30 p.m.
Daily from Sept. 1-2
9:45 p.m.
$14-$26
Comedy

“Life is pretty good; I’m very happy,” says Darlene Westgor. America’s quintessential mom comic (fans will recall she won [email protected]’s Search for the Funniest Mom in America), she is now an empty-nester and loving it. “I’m becoming a shut-in and l love it. My friends are concerned, but it’s easier to write now that my kids have moved out.” One son has moved to Los Angeles and works for American Idol while the other is in New York running a craft brewery. She talks to them often—when they’re stuck in traffic. Raising two sons taught her a lot. “I understand men more than I ever would have,” she says. “I realize all the mistakes women make with their expectations versus what the reality is.” Onstage, she breaks down how being a mom helped bring all that together. “Every neighborhood had a mom like me, with a house where all the kids hung out,” she says. “A little wine in the coffee cup and shot on the counter.” Most of what she discusses in her set are things that go through her head in the course of a day, both memories and new observations. “I have a lot to talk about,” she says. “But I don’t talk about work, because no one cares about that. That’s only funny if you’re at a work party.”