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Paris braces for Elayne, Judy

Jun 25, 2001 1:18 AM

They both have been called at one time “the funniest woman in the world.” Now, popular comedienne Elayne Boosler will share the stage with the “Aphrodite of the Accordian,” Judy Tenuta at the Paris Le Theatre des Arts July 3-7 at 9 p.m. Tickets are $42 each and can be purchased at the Paris Box Office or by calling 946-4567.

Elayne Boosler is one of the busiest and most popular comedians touring the country today. She is one of the few comedians who can sell out theaters across the country. She explains her burning desire to graduate from performing in clubs to performing her one woman concert in theaters thusly: “I really wanted to be able to deliver a full circle, rich evening of entertainment to the audience without distractions, and I also wanted to get off work early enough to be able to get food.”

As the very first young, unmarried, dressed-up-for-a-date female comic, she was an instant success with audiences. They were more than ready for a slice of life approach to comedy from a woman, just the way they had accepted it from the new breed of male comics of the time like Robert Klein, Richard Pryor and David Brenner.

Boosler has done seven cable specials including Showtime’s “Party of One,” “Broadway Baby,” “Top Tomata,” broadcast LIVE from Omaha, which was voted Best Comedy Special of the Year by readers of Cable Guide magazine, and “Live Nude Girls.”

Judy Tenuta describes herself as a “Goddess” and is actually a caring nurturer who wakes up at 8 p.m. to verbally abuse countless herds of mortal swine and converts them to her signature religion “Judyism.” Her fans all beg to chew her gum and kiss her feet because she is the only “fun-feminist” to preach that all women should be worshipped as Love Goddess’ and all men have an opportunity to be her furniture.

She was the first stand-up to win “Best Female Comedian” at the American Comedy Awards, and has starred in her own HBO and Showtime specials.