Marion Oxenhorn… America’s Funniest Grandma

Who is the LaffLady, America’s Funniest Grandma? Marion Oxenhorn is a grandmother from Morris Plains, NJ who decided several years ago to change careers… and her life.

The winner of the Gilda’s Club Laugh-Off comedy contest, Marion, a Morris County mother and grandmother, pursued her dream of becoming a stand-up comedian after she watched stand-up comics and thought to herself, “I could do that.” She blends topical humor with wry observations about domestic life. “At a time when most people are retiring, I’ve started this comedy career.”

Marion is upfront with her audience. “I’m about as small as you can get in the comedy field. No one’s ever heard of me. On the other hand, Jerry Seinfeld is about as BIG as you can get in comedy. Everybody’s heard of Jerry. In fact, Jerry is so famous that when he had a child it was all over the news. But I’m not jealous because I KNOW that if I have a child it’ll be all over the news too! This from a senior citizen who found her funny bone late in life – among other body parts that issued her a wake up call. “When you get older, you develop a relationship with every part of your body. You get a personal pain report every morning.”

Marion’s knack for stand-up manifested itself during during an all-female comedy show she attended with friends. “I thought, I could do that. Every time I saw a comedian I said, I can get up there and do the same thing. It didn’t look very hard.” So she indulged her curiosity at the Learning Annex in New York, and with the positive feed back from her self-appointed humor mentor, set-off a series of events starting with her “graduation” at Stand Up New York.

Marion holds her 55 year marriage responsible for fueling much of her material as well as her “unconventional” kids and the aging process. “As you get older food becomes a substitute for sex. Oh, that’s so good , mmmm… You might think we’re having sex, but we’re just eating banana cream pie.”

The headliner has appeared at such well-known metro-area venues as Stand Up New York, The New York Improv, Caroline’s, and Bananas Comedy Club in Hasbrouck Heights.

In order to book Marion for your next event, just give her a call at 973-993-8244.