Mary, winner of the 2010 MAC Award for Outstanding Female Comedian, is a bundle of hilarious contradictions; with an angelic smile and a tough, New York-Italian attitude, she tells it like it is. Her sweet face coupled with her energetic delivery makes Mary a favorite with comedy club audiences. You may have seen her luminous smile on Comedy Central, VH-1, HBO’s Chris Rock Show, NBC’s Today Show, sketches on Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, interstitial stand-up for American Movie Classics Network, and in dozens of national commercials. Her stand-up was featured on Comedy Central’s SAST and she is the series studio warm-up act for The Graham Norton Effect, also on Comedy Central. She performs in clubs nation wide and was featured in The New York Underground Comedy Festival, Toyota Comedy Festival, Staten Island Comedy Festival, The Italian Chicks Comedy Tour and Ladies of Laughter. Mary is the winner of the 2008 Gracie Allen Award presented by American Women in Radio and Television. The Gracie honors exemplary contributions of individuals who have encouraged the realistic and faceted portrayals of women in entertainment, commercials and featured programming. In theaters, Mary plays Connie the Maid of Honor in Tony and Tina’s Wedding, Polly on New York Undercover and appears in various other television and film roles. Mary is a contributing writer for various shows, including the award-winning PBS documentary “Fat”, in which she also had a starring role.After achieving and maintaining a weight loss of 115 pounds, Mary “exemplifies the hard work people do to lose pounds and stay healthy.” Weight is the defining battle of Mary’s life and the “hysterical heart of her comedy.”
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