Mary-Alice began comedy as a stand-up in San Francisco. She moved to NYC to learn improv and sketch. After years on Improv Teams at The PIT, she returned to solo work. Both her solo shows (Sexodus, Grey Haired Waitress) played to sold out crowds. Watch her perform, whenever you can!
Mary-Alice is a comedian: writer, stand-up, improv, sketch, and character performance. Originally a stand-up in San Francisco, she moved to NYC to study improv and sketch. She received the bulk of her training at The Peoples Improv Theater, and became a member of their House Team program for 4 seasons. From dynamic stand-up (Cobb’s, Punchline, Purple Onion), to collaborative improv performance (The Department, Lawrence, Two Girls-Tall Boys), Mary-Alice brings energy and animation to the stage. Both her solo shows, “Sexodus” and “Grey Haired Waitress,” debuted at New York Solocom Festival to sold-out crowds. Watch her perform, whenever you can!
Mary-Alice is a multi-talented comedian: writer, stand-up, improvisation, sketch and character performance. Originally a stand-up in San Francisco, she played the famous Purple Onion Comedy Club in her first year. Her second year saw her playing every comedy club in the city (Cobb’s, Punchline, Tommy T’s) and returning to the PO for her first 35 minute headlining set. Encouraged by a William Morris talent scout, she moved to New York City to study improv and sketch. Trained at the People’s Improv Theater, with founder Ali Farahnakian, she became a member of their House Team program for years. Mary-Alice is dynamic and animated on stage, warm and genuine off stage - leaving an indelible impression that gets her cast. Chosen as a primary in an off-Broadway improvised play (Overheard at Joe’s), and the only cast member flown-to-set, in Chicago, for an award winning short film (Dingus Wishes by Elvira Ibragimova); she brings an energy that directors want and audiences crave. Her first one-woman show (Sexodus) played to sold-out crowds for its debut and first run, is currently in a second run in NYC, headed for select shows across the country. Her second one-woman show (Grey Haired Waitress) sold out the largest stage at the PIT theater. All this, and she’s only been in NYC for 5 years. Her work pivots around 3 pillars: entertain, educate, empower. You’ll see her…