Dena’s been featured in the NY times and has performed in clubs throughout the country from Gotham Comedy Club in New York to The Comedy Stop in Las Vegas. She’s also performed at the New York Friars Club, Catch a Rising Star and the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles. She can also add the United Nations to her list of credits where she performed in 2008 with the Comedy Cure Foundation. Dena also produces and stars in her own one-woman show “One Funny Mother: I’m Not Crazy!!” that incorporates her stories and antics into a multi-media stage show that’s touring nationally.
Her comedy has landed her on both sides of the small screen as well. She co-hosted PBS’ “Real Simple TV”, a lifestyle show based on Real Simple Magazine. She had the great privilege of being the audience warm-up comedian for both Emeril Lagasse’s “Emeril Live” and Paula Deen’s “Paula’s Party” on the Food Network. Beginning in the summer of 2010, Dena was an on-air correspondent and audience warm-up for both “The Nate Berkus Show”, a syndicated talk show produced by Oprah’s Harpo Productions, and the Anderson Cooper syndicated series, “Anderson Live.” In addition she hosted TNT’s Red Carpet Arrival Show and the live studio audience finale of “The Apprentice” on NBC.
Dena’s star is rising as comedian, as well as a writer. This past summer she launched her web series, “One Funny Mother”, on her website www.onefunnymother.com where she writes, produces and stars in inappropriate videos about parenting that are sure to put her kids in therapy. Her writings, which are a hilarious spin on Motherhood have been picked up by national publications and Yahoo Shine. Recently, Dena hosted the preliminary competitions of the 2013 Miss America Pageant and served as a correspondent on its Live ABC Broadcast.
A Biography of Dena written by her children-
Our mom is funny. She is Miss NJ…not true….she was but that was a long time ago. She always makes us eat our vegetables. She’s fun to play with. She drives a big white van. She used to be on QVC. She has 5 pocketbooks. She has 3 kids and she taught me (Dean) how to play baseball. She does a lot of comedy. She is on a magazine. She loves her children. She used to have a thousand of jobs but she quit- like QVC, Real Simple and the Radio. She used to work at Emeril. He gave us ice cream. She was the host of the Miss America Pageant. She is named after our Grandmom. She used to be a waitress but she gave the guy a ladle to eat soup with, instead of a spoon…She doesn’t work there anymore. She does the laundry and tickles us. She is a good cook and cuddler. She rubs our heads when we get sick and she lets us sleep in her bed. She likes to pet Daisy. Our Mom has black hair, black and white skin and she wears fancy shoes. She has brown eyes and a squishy butt. We saw the Liberty Bell with her and Dad. - As described by Dean age 9, Jacqueline age 6 and Brooke age 3.