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About Carly

Carly is a touring stand-up comedian and writer from Chicago. She is represented by Stewart Talent.  As a writer, she contributes to Cards Against Humanity and is a regular essayist for The Paper Machete. In addition to being a regular panelist on The Jam TV Show, she's opened and or featured for Cameron Esposito, Kyle Kinane, Shane Torres, and toured with Emma Arnold. She's a passed regular at Comedy On State and can be seen at The Attic, Laugh Factory, and the Funny Bone.  Podcasts like ‘Put Your Hands Together,’ ‘Wrestling With Depression,’ and ‘Probably Science,' 'We Still Like You' and 'Ladylike' have had her as a guest.  She has headlined festivals like the Southwest Chief and been featured at SF Sketchfest, 208, WICF, Let’s Fest, 10,000 Laughs and many more. As a comedy show producer in Chicago, she currently runs  Ladylike and The Gimme Show and her queer comedy show Space was featured in the Chicago Reader.   


She started comedy on a whim after a bad day at a terrible job.  Having a mom who went to clown college and in and out of mental institutions informs a lot of her work.  Comedy has provided her an amazing opportunity to face fears and travel around the country.  Her standup is always heartfelt and silly and her main goal is to connect with humor.