Woman Leaves Corporate America for Comedy, Condoms, and New Career

FOUR FUNNY FEMALES, an award winning all-female stand-up comedy show is back for Season 9 at the McKinney Performing Arts Center,January 31, February 7, and March 28th. Tickets can be purchased on-line at www.mckinneyperformingartscenter.org or by calling the box office (972) 547-2650.

DALLAS January 16, 2015  “I always wondered when was the right time to leave & pursue my passion — there’s nothing quite like being told you’re being laid off to solve that dilemma,” jokes comedian, and Four Funny Females creator, Laura Bartlett.

Bartlett, was laid off on December 31st after 12 years as a marketing manager.

A single Mom for the past 15 years, she chose to work at the same company so that she had the energy required to be a working single Mom while pioneering stand-up comedy from within a 420 seat historical courthouse theater located in McKinney Texas, a suburb 30 miles from Dallas. 

Since 2006,  Four Funny Females, an all-female comedy troupe, has helped McKinney Texas, CNN MONEY “#1 Place to Live in America”  become a destination location.

FOUR FUNNY FEMALES, Voted  2011 & 2014 Dallas A-List  “Best Theater Group” boasts the talent of comedians Jodi Hadsell, Sherry Belle, Laura Bartlett and headliner Linda Stogner: 2014 WINNER “FUNNIEST COMIC IN TEXAS” and an Emmy Award Winning Filmmaker.

The girls have enjoyed  SOLD OUT seasons for the past 3 years and Bartlett hopes the tradition continues on opening night, Saturday, January 31st at 8pm at the McKinney Performing Arts Center.

All shows are at 8PM & are general admission.  Wine and beer are served at the show and a variety of restaurants are available for dinner on the historic square.


Laura Bartlett is the founder & executive producer of FOUR FUNNY FEMALES,  an award winning comedy troupe based in Dallas, TX, and Co-Creator of the  WINE CONDOM, an innovative bottle stopper she developed with her 21 year-old son, Mitchell Strahan. Wine Condoms have been featured on NBC’s TODAY SHOW and media around the world. 


Founded by Laura Bartlett, Four Funny Females, the award winning, all femalestand-up comedy tour, began in 2006 as a grass roots effort to “get women laughing again”, and has since become a sort of Ya-Ya Sisterhood for women who would normally never walk into a comedy club.  The New York Times proclaims, “If you’re longing for the sisterhood lost by the departure of Oprah, then get found here.”  These Ladies draw from personal experiences and observations from everyday life thatmake them laugh, each bringing unique comic sensibility to the stage that’s quirky,relatable, edgy and painfully funny.  Jodi’s geek chic is the yin to Sherry’s southern charm yang. Laura’s blonde ambition prepares audiences to blast off to Linda’s planet of talking squirrels, flying dogs and other strange happenings.  All of which come together in harmony on stage, creating an atmosphere that is intimate and connected.

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