A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that this reality show features some stand up comedy sets featuring humor that isn’t really intended for young viewers. Some of the language is a little strong (“damn,” “hell”), and drinking is frequently visible in the background. The show sends very positive messages about the importance of family.
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What's the story?
A STAND UP MOTHER is a reality series that follows Last Comic Standing finalist Tammy Pescatelli as she balances her role as wife, mother, and stand up comedian. After relocating with husband Luca from Hollywood to Pennsylvania to raise their son, she finds herself trying to navigate small town life while trying to keep her career going. Meanwhile, the chaos created by her large Italian family gives her lots of humorous material. Excerpts from her comedy act are also featured throughout each episode.
Is it any good?
The show offers an entertaining chance to see what the everyday life of a stand up comedian is like. It also shows some of the challenges stand up comics face when trying to build their careers while raising a family.
There’s lots of craziness, but in between it all are strong messages about the importance of family. It also serves as a reminder that humor can help cope with any situation.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about stand up comedians. What are some of the challenges stand up comedians face when trying to make a living doing what they do? Do you think it is harder for women to be successful stand up comics then men? Why or why not?
Do you think Tammy balances her career and family sucessfully? Does it look hard or easy? What kinds of things have been edited out of the show, do you think?