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Mother Yukkers 

3 Blonde Moms crack wise, give props.

When the 3 Blonde Moms comedy show rolls into town this weekend, one member of the Los Angeles-based group will feel at home. Joanie Fagan plans to celebrate Mother’s Day with her Cleveland-born husband, their daughter, and his very large family. “He’s one of six kids,” says Fagan. “And all the kids have kids.”

But Fagan and fellow funnygals Helen Keaney and Maryellen Hooper don’t need a special day to pay tribute to Mom. They do it every time they’re onstage. During their stand-up routine, each plays a role: Keaney is the neighborhood hottie who’s married to a felon, Hooper represents all the “earth mothers” who put up with accident-prone hubbies, and Fagan is “the Stepford wife on way too many lattes.” “We’re the real Desperate Housewives,” says Fagan, who played Optimists’ Club president Faith on The Drew Carey Show. “It’s your typical suburban story that every woman can relate to -- because they are one of us, and they know what we’re talking about. They laugh with us as a stress release.” Fagan says tour stops give her the opportunity to bond with mothers across the country. “When every mom becomes a mom, it’s a constant, immediate bonding,” she says. “We’ve all been through the same things, and we’re doing the best that we can. Having a sense of humor also helps.”
Thu., May 10, 8 p.m.; May 11-12, 7:30 & 10:15 p.m.; Sun., May 13, 3 & 7:30 p.m.

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