By Justin Adam Brown - jbrown@timesleader.com

Jenny McCarthy found Paula Bel, the funniest bitch ever, and brought her to Cove Haven Resort

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Comedian Paula Bel performing at Cove Haven Resort in Lakeville on July 19
Photo provided by Cove Haven Resort
Jenny McCarthy searched the country for the dirtiest, sexiest and funniest women in comedy — then she brought them to the Poconos.
Photo provided by Cove Haven Resort

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    Doesn’t anybody f — at home anymore?

    That’s the question Paula Bel asked the audience as she ungraciously stomped her heels on stage at Cove Haven Resort on Sunday, July 19.

    The audience roared as Bel’s IDGAF attitude impregnated the land of love with a nice big load of brusque humor.

    Moments earlier, Jenny McCarthy — perhaps the only woman hot enough to make anti-vaxxing seem almost legit — warned the crowd that “some of the dirtiest” women in comedy were about to take main stage. And she wasn’t kidding. After all, the Sirius XM radio hostess was at the area couple’s resort to present her “Dirty, Sexy, Funny” tour featuring a line-up of female comics who are so raunchy but sexy that they appeal to men and women.

    McCarthy told the audience she spent a few years tracking down the perfect group of girls: April Macie, Tammy Pescatelli, Lynne Koplitz and Bel. Each comic was funny. They all had their moments — but Bel appeared steal the show. McCarthy not only found a group of the dirtiest, sexiest and funniest women in comedy, she found the funniest female comic in the game that nobody knows about yet. Watch your back, Amy Shumer, Bel is sure to cast a spell on your fans that can only laugh at so many jokes about HPV.

    Bel, from West Hollywood, didn’t shy away from taking a stab at what it’s like living in the most gay-friendly section of southern California.

    “I don’t hate gay people,” Bel joked. “I just don’t like gay men. They’re always so happy — singin’ and dancin’ and snappin’ and twirlin’. What are they so happy about? I f — men. Do I look happy?”

    The tone of the audience’s laughter reached a different shriek in comparison to jokes cracked by the other comics. Faces looked conquered with pain from laughing so hard. Grown men were heard saying “Oh my God” out loud.

    “Man, she’s funny,” said Anthony Bruno of Staten Island, New York. “I wouldn’t exactly say women comedians aren’t as funny as men, but I don’t relate to them in the way I relate to a man. But Paula did it. Funny is just funny. She’s good.”

    Bel went on to talk about Caitlyn Jenner.

    What 65-year-old man becomes a woman and calls himself such a young, pretty name as Caitlyn, Bel asked the audience. “How about Gertrude or Hilda or something a little more age appropriate?” Bel continued to the punch.

    Judy Rostkowski of Pittston came with her husband, Len, to experience the show. “I don’t like when people make jokes about Bruce Jenner,” she said. “But what she said actually made sense. I couldn’t help but laugh. Why did he pick a little girl’s name? That was too funny.”

    Nothing Bel threw at the audience seemed to offend anyone — even when she joked about young girls being ungrateful for getting raped. Somehow, through her bitter charm, Bel pulled it off.

    Even Cove Haven officials appreciated the humor. The resort’s public relations coordinator, Kyle Kuczma, said Cove Haven was sold on bringing the tour to the area as soon as they heard the title.

    “Jenny’s tour title — ‘Dirty, Sexy, Funny’ — plays right along with our core values, which are playful, passionate, uninhibited,” Kuczma said. “We knew the style of comedy she would bring would resonate with our guests who embrace those same values when they get away to our resort.”

    The audience was surely captivated by McCarthy’s show — and significantly fancied Bel, the sweetly uncouth bell of the swingers’ ballroom.

    As Holly Soto of Moscow said, “Paula Bel. Remember that name.”

    For a complete list of upcoming events at Cove Haven, visit www.covepoconoresorts.com.

    Reach Justin Adam Brown at 570-991-6652 or on Twitter @TLArts

    Paula Bel steals the show at ‘Dirty, Sexy, Funny’ tour

    By Justin Adam Brown

    jbrown@timesleader.com

    Comedian Paula Bel performing at Cove Haven Resort in Lakeville on July 19
    http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_CoveHaven-033-copy-1-.jpgComedian Paula Bel performing at Cove Haven Resort in Lakeville on July 19 Photo provided by Cove Haven Resort

    Jenny McCarthy searched the country for the dirtiest, sexiest and funniest women in comedy — then she brought them to the Poconos.
    http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_CoveHaven-044-copy-1-.jpgJenny McCarthy searched the country for the dirtiest, sexiest and funniest women in comedy — then she brought them to the Poconos. Photo provided by Cove Haven Resort

    Reach Justin Adam Brown at 570-991-6652 or on Twitter @TLArts