2018 Newcomer Winner

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In addition to being the 2018 Ladies of Laughter Newcomer winner, Olga Namer is a New York based stand-up comedian and actress. She was also a winner of the 2017 Smart Aleck Comedy Festival. She's been passed at West Side Comedy Club, and The Comic Strip. She's completed all levels of UCB in sketch and Improv and studied under world-renowned acting coach Susan Batson in her Master Class for three years. In the book Mastering Stand-Up, Stephen Rosenfield said "Olga is funny. Very very funny. And when someone has a powerful comic voice inside of them, that comic voice pushes hard to get out." 

Born in Brooklyn and raised in an orthodox Jewish home, Olga brings her unique point of view of life to her comedy that's been described as “funny, honest, authentic, and sarcastic.” Inspired by Sarah Silverman and Larry David, Olga is currently working on her comedy hour about her life.