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I Mom So Hard

Nebraska natives Kristin Hensley (left) and Jen Smedley, aka "IMomSoHard" will return to Lincoln for a June 1 Pinewood Bowl show.

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IMomSoHard, the comedy duo of Nebraska natives Jen Smedley and Kristin Hensley, will return to Lincoln this summer, this time for a June 1 Pinewood Bowl show.

IMomSoHard played two shows at the Rococo Theatre in October 2016 on the duo’s first tour.

“If we learned anything from our first tour, it’s that you should never take two families with toddlers in one RV across the U.S.,” Smedley and Hensley said in the tour news release. “We also learned that, or were reminded rather, that women ROCK! Our shows have an audience full of comaradery and support. Depending on how far we are into the evening, they can also be full of wine and flavored yogurt. It’s a raucous blast and a well-deserved night for moms who are craving that ‘recently released from prison-type of evening.'”

Hensley, who grew up in Central City, and Smedley, who grew up in Bellevue, attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln at the same time but didn’t know each other until they teamed up for a show at a Los Angeles-area comedy club. One decade, two husbands and four kids later, they formed IMomSoHard, a weekly Facebook series.

IMomSoHard now has more than 1.5 million followers on social media and has had more than 120 million views of its web series. One of their most-shared episodes, “I Swimsuit Season So Hard,” where the moms tried on the summer’s hottest swimwear, has had more than 20 million views. The duo is now developing a half-hour comedy for CBS.

Tickets for the “Mom’s Night Out: Round 2!” Pinewood show are: $35 to $75 and go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available at the Pinnacle Bank Arena ticket office, and by phone at 800-745-3000.

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Entertainment reporter/columnist

L. Kent Wolgamott is an entertainment reporter and columnist.

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