Comedian Pam Murphy Makes Cancer Funny with The C Word

The C Word is a show about performer Pam Murphy's bout with breast cancer at 34 but, you know, in a funny way. The C Word has been getting amazing reviews across New York - Time Out New York recently named it the best solo show of 2010!

NEW YORK, NY: Pam Murphy's one woman show The C Word returns to the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre at 7:30pm on Friday, March 4, and Friday, March 18. The C Word was named BEST SOLO SHOW OF 2010 by Time Out New York.

Pam Murphy (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, UCB house teams Standard Oil and Arbuckle) was an amazing woman, then she got breast cancer. Whoops. Now, as an even more amazing woman, Pam shares her story through comedy. Take a journey with Pam as she capitalizes on the worst thing that's ever happened to her. Through a series of characters, including various versions of herself, Pam takes you on a very honest journey through her experience with breast cancer. Yes, this show is about breast cancer, but, you know, in a funny way.

Praise for The C Word:

"Best solo show of 2010 - The C Word is neither sentimental nor detached, only unflinching and very, very funny." - Time Out New York

"Murphy is a skilled joke writer. It's clear that she wanted The C Word to be, above all else, funny. Not revelatory or soul-searching or didactic or triumphant, just very, very funny." - Time Out New York

"Ready or not, you're going to laugh plenty at this show. This is a comedy show about cancer. Don't be scared and jump onboard for the ride."

"Murphy demonstrates that comedy could perhaps more precisely be defined as 'Time + Tragedy + A Series of Tightly Written Sketches Performed With High Energy and Inimitable Commitment.'" -

"The C Word is the best-scripted one-act to grace UCBT this year-and performed with wit, grace, and pitch-perfect comedic timing. Murphy has what it takes to follow the lead of such other breakout UCBT talents as Lennon Parham, Aziz Ansari, and Donald Glover, who all became prime time network TV stars. Catch Murphy before LA steals her away."