Trish’s style of comedy is one part social satire, two parts personal pain and most parts attitude! After serving eight years of hard time in Catholic school, Trish eventually made parole and saw the need to share her quick wit and sarcasm with the world!
Following in the footsteps of her comedy idols; Paula Poundstone, Joan Rivers and Diane Ford, Trish likes to rev up her own brand of minted sarcasm onstage regularly across the country.
Trish began her comedy career performing daily at Universal Studios, then onto Chicago to workshop with the legendary Uta Hagen. Trish soon studied improv with Del Close at Second City, and continued to hone her skills on teams at The Annoyance and The Improv Olympic under Peter Gwinn and Charna Halpern as well as at The Playground with Joe Bill and Mick Napier.
Appearances in various film and television productions followed including: E.R., Return to Me, Chicago Hope, and Early Edition as well as many other theatricals. Trish is happy to say she worked on Ocean’s 11 and basically got paid to stalk George Clooney!
Trish is a theatre teacher and adjunct professor, “It’s like teaching the cast of Glee – on steroids”, and performs regularly at clubs and colleges across the state and beyond. Trish was a divisional finalist for the Boston Comedy Festival and for the “Florida’s Funniest Comedy Competition”. A three-time featured performer at the annual Tampa Bay Comedy Festival, “The Teacher’s Lounge Comedy Show” at The Tampa Improv, “The Divine Divas of Comedy Show” and “Two Cougars and a House Cat Show” at the Orlando Comedy Festival. Trish is currently touring with “Rhonda Shear’s PJ Comedy Show”. A frequent on-air guest for pod cast, radio, Orlando’s The Daily Buzz and the Daytime morning show in Tampa. Trish has performed for corporations including Time Warner, Deloitte, Marriott and the Westchester Ad Awards Gala in New York.
In addition to films and television, Trish is an experienced stage actress and was nominated by for a STAR award for Best Supporting Actress as Blanche in “Brighton Beach Memoirs” at the Francis Wilson Theater. An active arts advocate, she earned a Masters degree from Florida State University in theatre, and is a theatre director and freelance writer. Trish loves to improv with her audience and makes each show unique.
Appeared with such talents as Kathleen Madigan, Wanda Sykes, Jay Mohr, Richard Lewis, Wendy Liebman, Judy Tenuta, DL Hughley, Diane Ford, Roz G., Alonzo Bodden, Victoria Jackson, Maryellen Hooper, Jeff Dunham, Robert Schimmel and George Wallace.