Tammy Pescatelli


Last Comic Standing, Jenny McCarthy's Dirty, Sexy Funny, Comics Unleashed


Tammy Pescatelli is an American stand-up comedian. Tammy learned her comedic skills growing up in a large, crazy, Italian family outside of Cleveland. Her most recent comedy special, “Finding the Funny” was released recently in an exclusive deal with Netflix. That same special was selected “New and Noteworthy” by iTunes editors and also hit number 3 on the charts.

In 2010, Pescatelli won Comedy Central‘s Standup Showdown. In 2004, she was a finalist on the second and third seasons of Last Comic Standing. She has performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The View (U.S. TV series), Joy Behar: Say Anything!, Stand-up In Stilettos, The Talk, Comedy Factory (Danish TV),Rocco’s Dinner Party, Comedy Central Presents, Just For Laughs: Montreal and Winnipeg, The World Stands Up, The Bonnie Hunt Show, Last Call with Carson Daly, Dennis Miller, Comedy.TV, The Artie Lange Show, several appearances A&E’s Donnie Loves Jenny,and many others.

She has also been a guest a number of times on the syndicated show “Comics Unleashed”, and was chosen for their “Best of the Best“ world wide top selling DVD. Being one of the Final Five on NBC‘s “Last Comic Standing” (more than 17 million viewers) catapulted Tammy‘s career and won her a slew of new fans, solidifying her as one of the sharpest women in the comedy world.

Pescatelli co-created, executive produced, wrote and starred in a reality television show on WE tv, called A Standup Mother (2011), related Pescatelli’s life as a mother, wife, and comedian.[5]

Pescatelli is a regular guest on The Bob & Tom Showin Indianapolis, and is a fixture on the comedy channels of Sirius XM Radio. On January 22, 2010, she was a guest on Opie and Anthony, an XM Satellite Radio talk show. She also appears as a regular a guest on Bennington, formerly Ron & Fez ,on SiriusXM.

In 2014, she was chosen by Jenny McCarthy to be part of her “Dirty,Sexy,Funny” comedy special on EPIX and is now touring alongside Lynne Koplitz, Paula Bel and April Macie on the “Dirty, Sexy, Funny” comedy tour. Pescatelli has also been a regular co-host on Jenny McCarthy‘s SiriusXM radio show, “Dirty, Sexy, Funny.” To celebrate the start of the radio show, Pescatelli was invited on to the Howard Stern show along with McCarthy and Koplitz. Tammy has also appeared on the “Howard Stern Wrap Up Show”.

She was chosen 4 years in a row to be included in the The New York Times greatest jokes from the past year.

Her film appearances include minor roles in Made in Brooklyn (2007), Single: A Documentary Film (2008), and Everybody Wants to Be Italian (2007).

She has performed regularly for the United Service Organizations.

Pescatelli currently tours and sells out shows around the country promoting her latest comedy DVD, “Finding the Funny.” The special is available on Netflix and iTunes. “Finding the Funny” was named in the Top 50 Most Dowloaded of 2014 by Netflix.