You can hear Regina long before you see her, so this stand-up comic is always easy to find! Take a little time to enjoy The View on ABC, because Regina is there every day warming up the audience and having fun with the ladies and the amazing crew - it really is a party!. ABC News recently sent Regina to New Hampshire to warm up the audience for the 2020 Democratic Presidential Debate. Regina has also warmed up the audience for both of Showtime’s The Women of a Certain Age television standup specials, starring The Nanny herself Fran Drescher and comedy greats like Caroline Rhea, Lynne Koplitz, and Luenell. Twice, Regina has hosted Bloomingdale’s “Make-Up Date” event in Westchester, and last year she shared the stage with TV personality Carson Kressley.
A favorite host at Gotham Comedy Club, Regina is thrilled to have a homebase in NYC, and she is often asked to participate in benefit shows for organizations like Gilda’s Club and Achilles International. You can sometimes hear Regina on SiriusXM, because she is a guest contributor to The Howard Stern Show. At the world famous Friars Club, Regina has graced the stage with the likes of Lisa Lampanelli and Dominic Chianese. Regina performed at the “We've Got Friends” First Annual Golf Classic alongside Whoopi Goldberg, ABC’s Deborah Roberts and Broadway’s Sydney James Harcourt; “We’ve Got Friends” is a program that provides hangouts for teens with special needs. Regina has also opened for comedians like Gilbert Gottfried and Nick DiPaola, performed at the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City, and she is proud to have performed for Chazz Palminteri's charity organization.
Regina made her television debut on AXS-TV’s Gotham Comedy Live. Her stand-up has been featured numerous times on FOX TV’s Laughs, and she appeared on The Dr. Oz Show as herself. She’s performed at colleges all over the United States, and she’s even done comedy in Shanghai, China. She’s been a part of the Nantucket Comedy Festival, the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta, Georgia, the Asheville Comedy Festival in Asheville, North Carolina and Boston’s Women in Comedy Festival. Before taking the plunge into stand-up comedy, Regina worked for many seasons behind the scenes at Saturday Night Live, and then Whoopi, Whoopi Goldberg’s NBC sitcom.
Regina's original musical comedy premiered at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, Pennsylvania in November 2017. The New World was an incredible experience with an extremely talented creative team comprised of Regina, her writing partner L.F. Turner, and the song and lyrics team of Gary Adler (Altar Boyz) and Phoebe Kreutz. Stafford Arima (Allegiance) was the Director, and Lorin Latarro (Waitress) choreographed.
In 2012, Regina was crowned the new winner in the Ladies of Laughter competition, thereby joining the ranks of the many fabulous female comics who came before her. She was a Semi-Finalist in the 2012 She-Devil Comedy Festival in NYC. Regina was voted Lower Hudson Valley’s Funniest Person in 2011. She filmed a "Mom Match" sketch for Nick Mom which aired on Nick Jr. You can also find her performing all over the country with The Italian Chicks in a two hours casino style and variety show.
Regina cultivated her stage presence and discovered her love of physical comedy while studying at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade (UCB) Theatre in NYC and later performed, wrote and filmed sketches with her all female group Candy Slice.
Regina happily shares her ever evolving story of being a woman in comedy. As a graduate of Barnard College, she was asked to return as the keynote speaker for their Senior Class Dinner.
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