Episode #294: Tammy Pescatelli

Tammy Pescatelli lost her agent and manager back in 2016 after she spoke out about joke stealing and parallel thinking, but that’s not the first time in her career that Pescatelli did something her reps disapproved of — years earlier, Pescatelli continued performing in comedy clubs and theaters while more than eight moths pregnant, long before it became popular for women in comedy to do so. But Pescatelli is a funny woman of a certain age — she competed on seasons 2 and 3 of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, and after the birth of her son, she starred in her own reality series on WE tv called A Stand Up Mother. Since then, she has featured in Jenny McCarthy’s Dirty Sexy Funny special for EPIX, and formerly co-hosted Stuttering John’s podcast. In March of 2020, Pescatelli has two new specials available for streaming or purchase. She’s part of Showtime’s More Funny Women of a Certain Age – headlined by Caroline Rhea and also featuring Carol Leifer, Carole Montgomery, Julia Scotti, and Thea Vidale. Pescatelli also stars in her own hourlong stand-up from, The Way After School Special, filmed at her old high-school gym in Ohio. Tammy and I get into it, so let’s get to it!

The Way After School Special, available Tuesday from Comedy Dynamics, can be ordered via Comcast, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Dish, Google Play, DirecTV, YouTube and other platforms. An album version goes on sale March 20.

Sean L. McCarthy

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