Carolyn Castiglia is a stand-up comedian known for her hilarious riffing and crowd work, wild storytelling, and her incredible ability to freestyle rap. Carolyn has appeared on VH1, MTV2, Comedy Central, nbc, WE tv, Lifetime, FYI, food network, and more. she was featured nightly as NickMom's “Ultimate Sports Mom,” and she is a frequent guest commentator on HLN.
she's ALSO the host and creator of the live talk show, right NOW! with carolyn castiglia, which ran at The Slipper Room and Union Hall in New York City, and has aired on BRIC TV.
Carolyn regularly performs all over new york, at RENOWNED venues like Joe’s Pub, Symphony Space, Ars Nova, ucb, the creek and the cave, the pit, The Bell House, and littlefield, in addition to various bars and clubs. internationally, she has performed at the comedy cafe in amsterdam and at The Edinburgh Fringe.
Fringe review publication Three Weeks said, “Carolyn Castiglia was the funniest female comedian I've seen at the Fringe.”
Hy Bender of Hy Reviews says, “Carolyn Castiglia is one of the sharpest, quickest, and funniest comics in NYC. If you haven't seen Carolyn on stage, you oughta.”
Before she died, comedy legend Joan Rivers called Carolyn “hysterical.” So now Carolyn can die happy, too.
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"A heady mix of stand-up comedy, music and conversation, Right NOW! is refreshingly self-aware and just the right amount of raw. Rebecca Vigil leads the house band and is both hilarious and an amazingly accomplished improvisational singer who complements Castiglia’s equally hilarious and incredibly quick-witted hosting style. No, really—I’ve rarely seen anyone as quick on their feet as Castiglia, and it works beautifully with the tone and pace of the show." - A Women's Thing
Right NOW! with Carolyn Castiglia is a live talk show with a live band hosted by a live wire. It's a female-driven late-night show that mixes the best gab fest elements of daytime TV with late-night comedy in a nightclub setting. Each show features Carolyn's Opening Rapologue, followed by a panel on an issue from a wide range of topics like slut-shaming, the future of humanity, the Black Lives Matter movement, marriage, cultural appropriation, and home decor. You might see an interview with another talk show host, or the musical debut of a Teen Europop Sensation. You'll catch sets from stand-up guests like Ophira Eisenberg, Aparna Nancherla and Ted Alexandro, or musical guests Jean Grae, Molly Pope and Dave Hill. Right NOW! offers an unparalleled level of audience participation in an environment that is best described as beautifully controlled chaos. "Be prepared for anything when attending this show!" - Park Slope Reader
Every show features bandleader Rebecca Vigil and The Righteous NOW!, as well as featured performer Katie Hartman. Right NOW! with Carolyn Castiglia is produced and represented by Trish Nelson and BanterGirl. Recommended by The New York Times, featured by MSNBC.
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In addition to her work as a comedian, Carolyn is also an award-winning blogger. Her writing on parenting, pop culture, and relationships has reached hundreds of thousands of readers on sites like Babble, Jezebel, The Frisky, mom.me, XO Jane and Your Tango. She was a BlogHer Voices of the Year recipient in 2011 and has had her work featured numerous times on the front page of Yahoo! She's been sent to cover many interesting events such as the syndicated talk shows Anderson and Bethenny, the opening of Barbie's Dream Closet at New York Fashion Week, Finding Neverland on Broadway and more. Carolyn is available for stunts, hidden camera work, product reviews, brand ambassadorship, personal essay writing and more. Contact her with your offer or wild idea! Or work with her to create a campaign for your brand.
I’ve spent a graduate education’s worth of money and time on therapy to learn, “It’s not that big of a deal.”