New City Residents Named Ladies of Laughter Finalists

Julia Scotti and Regina DeCicco, both of New City, were the winners of the Ladies of Laughter preliminary event in the Professional and Newcomer categories at the Broadway Comedy Club.

Scotti, performing as Rick Scotti, finished second in Showtime’s “Funniest Person in America Contest” in 1982, losing to a young comedienne named Ellen DeGeneres — before undergoing a sex change. She and DeCicco advance to the finals on August 15 at the Gotham Comedy Club.