Sunda Croonquist Set for RAGING JEWS OF COMEDY, 2/1
This festival of laughs, featuring fellow comics Dan Naturman (NBC-TV's The Tonight Show"), Tommy Savitt (Boston Comedy Festival and Seattle Comedy Competition: winner) veteran comic Bruce Smirnoff (VH1's "Stand-Up Spotlight") and host / producer Joel Marks, is scheduled to begin at 8:00pm.
Croonquist who was recently featured on ABC-TV's "The View," is the co-host Jewish Life TV talk show ("James & Sunda") Although only a runner up in the New Jersey Preliminaries of The Miss America Pageant Croonquist - a native of Paterson - came in as a winner when was voted as New Jersey's Funniest Female and noted in the New York Daily News as "the only woman that can make Jerry Lewis laugh"
Now a West coast, resident, Sunda regularly hosts "All Star Comedy" on Saturday evenings at The Laugh Factory in Hollywood and has been featured on several network and cable television programs including Comedy Central's "Premium Blend", "The Today Show" and Oprah's OWN. Sunda is also known for her philanthropic side, as she is the chairperson of "Gilda's Club of Northern New Jersey's "Laugh Off!" For 14 years the annual stand-up comedy competition has brought resources and awareness to the nonprofit "Club" which creates free support for individuals whose lives have been touched by cancer along with their families and friends. Part Black, part Swedish and totally funny, Croonquist is also featured in the documentary film "Crossing The Line: Multiracial Comedians."