LINCROFT: GIRLS (AND ARTISTS) BEING FUNNY

Robin-Fox-Headshot2The “Mother of all standup comics” Robin Fox trades the comedy club for the Monmouth Museum, during a Wednesday Girls Night Out event keyed to the theme of Humor in Art.

You might be a MOM if…you can appreciate the inherent humor in topics like long-term marriage, the suburban lifestyle, and the glories of being a “sandwich generation” between aging parents and growing kids. Also if your idea of a Girls Night Out is an art gallery excursion that’s over before 9 pm.

When the Monmouth Museum opens its doors for a special Girls (or Moms) Night Out event on Wednesday, May 28, it will represent an “evening of fun, food and drinks” that draws from the theme of the gallery’s current exhibit — Humor in Art. So in place of a dry lecture by a museum docent, attendees at the 6:30 pm event will be treated to a “wet” set by New Jersey’s own Robin Fox, the “Mother like no other” who parlayed her observations on family life into a successful career as a comic attraction on New York area radio, cable TV and top standup competitions (including a first place finish in the 2010 Gilda’s Club Laugh-Off).

Tickets ($50; museum members $45) can be reserved by calling (732)747-2266, extension 5. Meanwhile, the group show What’s So Funny? remains on display during regular gallery hours through June 22, spotlighting a collection of Mid Atlantic regional creatives that include Rumson-based muralist James Fitzmaurice, Fair Haven’s Jill Kerwick and Red Bank’s Felice Shaloum.

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