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The Search for the Funniest Mom in America

The Search for the Funniest Mom in America, or simply Funniest Mom,, is an American reality competition show that aired on Nick at Nite for three seasons, from 2005 to 2007. Each season had ten female comedians (all mothers) competing to be named the funniest. The winner got $50,000 and the chance to host a special night of programming on the network.[1] For the first two seasons, the prize also included the opportunity to develop her own show for Nick at Nite;[1] this was dropped for the third season.[2] No television series starring any of the winners has made it to air.

The Search For The Funniest Mom In America
StarringRoseanne Barr
Katey Sagal
Sandra Bernhard
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes18 (through season 3)
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)Local Woman Films
Nick at Nite Original Productions
Original networkNick at Nite
Original release2005 –
May 13, 2007

The first season ran for five episodes during spring 2005, with stand-up comedian and actress Sandra Bernhard serving as the host. Darlene Westgor was declared the winner.[1] The second season aired for six episodes during spring 2006, hosted by actress Katey Sagal. The winner was Rubi Nicholas, a Muslim Pakistani-American mother of two.[1] The third season, simply called Funniest Mom in America 3, ran for six episodes from April 3 to May 13 (Mother's Day), 2007.[3] It was hosted by Roseanne Barr.[4] The winner was Vicki Barbolak.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d Lee, Felicia R. (May 10, 2006). "A Mom's Winning Riff on the Parodies of Parenthood". The New York Times.
  2. ^ a b "Nick Picks Funniest Mom in America". Multichannel News. May 14, 2007.
  3. ^ TV Land. "Back for a third season". Archived from the original on December 18, 2006. Retrieved October 20, 2006.
  4. ^ Reality TV World. "Roseanne Barr to host Nick at Nite's 'Funniest Mom in America'". Retrieved January 11, 2007.

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