Carole Montgomery

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Montgomery at the Comedy Nest in Montreal

Carole Montgomery is an American standup comedian, writer, producer, director and actress.[1]


Montgomery was born April 19, 1958 in Brooklyn, New York, where she lived until she moved into Manhattan in the early 1980s. In her early career she performed in various comedy clubs in the NYC area including the legendary Catch a Rising Star and Who's on First, both now shuttered. In 1987 she made the move out to Los Angeles with her husband Todd. It is in LA that Carole's television appearances started to multiply. She has been featured in over 2 dozen television shows, including Showtime's Comedy All Stars 6 with Don Rickles and Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher. The San Antonio Times called Carole "one of the pioneering female comics of the modern era."

In 1992 she had her only child, a son, James Layne Montgomery. Soon after, while she was playing at The Riviera Comedy Club in Las Vegas, she was asked to step in to the Las Vegas revue Crazy Girls which turned into a 5-year run. She was then asked to join Midnight Fantasy at the Luxor Hotel where she remained for 3 years. During her time in Las Vegas, Carole wrote & performed her one-woman show "Confessions of a PT&A MOM" in various theatres.

In 2006 she returned to NYC with her family. She continues to amass television appearances. She was one of 10 finalists in Nick @ Nite's Funniest Mom in America contest and has appeared on Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen. Just recently she appeared on TV Guide Network's Standup in Stilettos.

Carole was also a co-producer of the NY Underground Comedy Festival which in its heyday was dedicated to furthering the art of standup comedy.

In 2010 Carole joined forces with Armed Forces Entertainment to bring comedy overseas to the US military. She has been to over a dozen countries including Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Haiti, Honduras, Djbouti and Kosovo. The troops fondly know her as their NATIONAL MOM.

In the past few years Carole has directed & developed solo performance shows including Jim Florentine's "I'm Your Savior" and "The Lighter Side Of Death" by Jim Mendrinos. Most recently she was supervising producer on 2 television specials. Shang is Shangry and Paul Ogata: All Lies.

She is currently a featured blogger at HuffingtonPost50.


  1. ^ "Comedy SoapBox". Retrieved 2007-12-20. 

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