“I’m Not Playin” the live debut cd from comedienne Janice Kamalski is a wildly funny look at everyday life through the eyes of a candid and overworked married mother of two children. Janice has been attracting audience members from Philadelphia to California. She has been headling in comedy clubs in the Mid-Atlantic region and most recently opened for Louie Anderson at the Excalibur Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. You’ll laugh, you’ll scream but you won’t leave your seat until the lights come up.
Janice was born and raised in New Castle, Delaware. The youngest of three girls, she has had her share of hand me downs. Struggling divorced parents may not always have a lot in the way of material things to give, but humor and sarcasm go a long way to make up for it. Having to work for what she’s wanted, Janice has turned her struggles into your amusement. Her family, while growing up, and her family now, husband and children, have a supportive presence and help her to maintain what she aptly calls the controlled insanity of her life.
Janice broke into comedy by accepting a last minute challenge to perform in Cherry Hill, NJ for Nickelodeon’s Funniest Mom in America contest, Kamalski found her calling. Janice says, “I was nervous before I went up on stage and then as soon as I got up there, it was gone. I felt completely comfortable like I had been doing it for years.” The contest led her to begin performing in clubs and open mics around the Philadelphia area.
Since then Janice has added performing in clubs to her many addictions and has appeared up and down and side to side at comedy clubs throughout the country. In May of 2006, Kamalski was offered a development deal with independent label Realize Records that quickly turned into a full recording contract.
“I’m Not Playin” captures Kamalski’s brand of humor that will have you laughing out loud as she points out the obvious absurdities of everyday life as a married working mother. Immediate plans include continuing to tour the Mid-Atlantic while preparing for the CD release. When asked about her motto towards her career Kamalski states, “I don’t believe in bad audiences, only bad comedians. Whether there are five people or five hundred in the room it is the comedian’s job to make them laugh.” Her website, www.janicekamalski.com features a Q & A section where Janice delves into answering fan’s questions with her usual wit and honesty.
Janice’s adds a fresh voice to the comedy scene as she sets out to prove that while life is not always easy it is almost always funny. So get ready she is packing her trash filled mini van with an extra pair of jeans and heading to a town near you.