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Bonus Interview: Cathy Ladman -

Show Notes

Ding!  After the first delightful appearance of Elevator Lady in episode 1.16, “Caroline and the Proposal”, we were so excited to get a chance to chat with the hilarious Cathy Ladman!  We talk about Cathy’s adventures on screen and in the writers room on Caroline in the City, what life is like as a stand-up comedian in the Zoom era, and the time she brilliantly turned the tables on the legendary Johnny Carson.  Let Caroline wear sweatpants to brunch, you cowards!






The delightful and hilarious Cathy Ladman!

  Cathy Ladman:

  • appeared on The Tonight Show nine times; 

  • appeared on the last two of Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show Anniversary shows;

  • multiple appearances on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson;

  • HBO One Night Stand comedy special; 

  • awarded the American Comedy Award for Best Female Stand Up Comic;

  • film credits include Charlie Wilson’s WarThe Aristocrats, White Oleander, What Planet Are You From?, My Fellow Americans, and Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead;

  • guest-starring TV roles include roles on Modern FamilyHow to Get Away with Murder, ScandalPretty Little Liars, NCIS: LA, Mad Men, Brothers and Sisters, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Everybody Loves Raymond;

  • TV pilots include Caroline in the City, in which she had a recurring role - and Carlos, American Nuclear, and Hot Prospects, which you’ve likely never heard of;

  • regular panelist on Bill Maher and Scott Carter’s Politically Incorrect;

  • repeat guest on Comedy Central classic, Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist (she was in the pilot for that);

  • writes original projects, essays, stories;

  • wrote on The Caroline Rhea Show (2002), The Wayne Brady Show (2001), Caroline in the City (different Caroline altogether – 1997), and Roseanne (1996).  She also wrote an episode of King of Queens;

  • starred in LA premiere of Jews, Christians, and Screwing Stalin at the Matrix Theatre;

  • a successful run Off-Broadway in The JAP Show: The Princesses of Comedy; she was in the 25th Anniversary Production of Last Summer at Bluefish Cove in Los Angeles, produced by Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner, which was nominated for several GLAAD awards; she and HBO developed her solo show, Scaredypants, and took it to the Aspen Comedy Festival; and she’s currently developing a new solo show, Does This Show Make Me Look Fat?

  • did a TEDMED talk.


Cathy's comedy focuses on family, growing up, relationships, and real life from a very personal perspective. The Los Angeles Times put it best: "...Ladman has such clever, well-written material and such a breezy, unassuming delivery that it would be easy to overlook just how good she is: Her act seems effortless."


Twitter: @cathyladman
Instagram: @cathyladman1

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Here's Cathy making Johnny Carson laugh during one of her appearances in the '80s!

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