n. A comedian who is a mother and who primarily discusses motherhood in her act. [Blend of mom and comic.]
momical adj.

Example Citations:
Executive Moms, which supports mothers in professional fields, hosts an Executive momical luncheon at the Harmonie Club. The "momics" include Andrea Kolb, winner of Oprah's America's Funniest Mom award, and Nancy Witter, a Nick at Nite "Funniest Mom in America" finalist.
—Nicole Lyn Pesce, "Thursday in New York," Daily News, March 29, 2007

Eileen Kelly was a semi-finalist in Nick at Nite's "Search for the Funniest Mom in America" contest, 2005, and was featured on WNBC's "Live at Five" as one of the "Momics" performing in "Mom's Cracking Up," a comedy show for parents and their young children.
—"Comedy is Queen in Montclair, New Jersey," Yearbook of Experts News Release Wire, April 12, 2006

Earliest Citation:
It's Roseanne Arnold who personifies prime-time's newest hybrid, the stand-up momic.
—Howard Rosenberg, "'Mommies' not dearest of three comedy premieres,"Los Angeles Times, September 18, 1993

The word momic also refers to a comic strip about motherhood and to a comic strip available for mobile phones, as shown in the following two citations:

An apron is just a superhero cape worn in front, says Nancy Klein, a former television news producer and mother of three from Santa Monica, Calif.

She says it as Bebe, one of the characters in her momics comic strip that resides on Klein's Web site ( There, you can follow "the girls" as they navigate the carpool lane of life.
—Amy Eagle, "Business cards for the family's chief executive," Chicago Tribune, July 30, 2003

Literary buffs who always want to bury their head in some absorbing prose, can now do so on a screen two inches wide. Novels and even comic books are available for reading on the mobile phone.

Already a big hit in Japan and China, momics (mobile comics) as they are called, are all set to capture the Indian market.
—"Novel, comics on the mobile!," The Press Trust of India, November 17, 2006

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