Who is Anita Laugh?
“Anita Laugh” is a play on words (“I need a laugh”), which describes founder and director, Bernice’s mantra for The Anita Laugh Comedy Troupe. With her wonderfully talented performers, Bernice strives to spread more laughter and joy to audiences everywhere. The troupe has been performing for over 15 years with their blend of improv, game shows, sketch, and stand-up, all infused with their dead-on celebrity impressions, brilliant characters, humorous dialogue, and hysterical situations created right off the top of their heads. The Anita Laugh Comedy Troupe was voted “Best Comedy Entertainment” by Bergen Health and Life Magazine.
Bernice has performed with Broadway stars such as Betty Buckley and Laurie Beechman in theatres across the U.S and in Europe. While performing in Dan Goggin’s Nunsense in Chicago, she trained at Second City with amazing instructors who shared the stage with her comedic idols. Her one-woman show, Red Carpet, features dozens of impersonations and songs from award-winning stars from Broadway, Hollywood, television, and music. She also performs in Memories of the Tonight Show, featuring a myriad of impressions and celebrity song parodies, and Mommy Dearest & Me, a two-person, mother/daughter comedic variety show featuring herself and her daughter, Bonnie Q.
Brilliant? Check. Hilarious? Check. Insane? Checkmate! Tommy is anything but sheepish onstage. He is a fearless performer who takes enormous risks, but luckily has a wonderful chiropractor.
Dana has been performing and entertaining audiences around the New York/New Jersey area for over a decade and is known for her zany characters and fearless improv!
When Matty opens his mouth, at least 50 celebrities fall out. Known as the Rich Little of our troupe, Matty can impersonate so many people that he could host and accept all the awards at the Oscars and enjoy their lavish dinners, but no veggies, please.
If our kittenish Jenn was a 2nd grade teacher, the entire 3rd grade class would be empty. Luckily she’s devoted to comedy writing, performing and all things “Anita Laugh”-y.
Please don’t make Ross cry or sing. One of them is very easy to do, all you need is a baseball bat. As a newer addition to our troupe, Ross is pumped and ready to jump into anything terrifying!
Although Jane is a model citizen, she will use any excuse to get pulled over by the police. Luckily, she is very cooperative and doesn’t get a ticket, just a warning (and a new fan).
Bonnie Q not only performs with the cast, but is our in-house social media and audience development consultant. She’s also the one to thank for Anita Laugh’s website, pictures, videos, and bringing her punny sense of humor to the stage along with a killer Ariana Grande impression that was recently featured on Chris Gethard Presents TV. Check out her website: www.bonnieq.com