Christine O’Leary is an award-winning stand-up comedian, comedy teacher (18x SOLD OUT stand-up workshop teacher), comedy mentor to members of her Team Green Light Comedy collective, and philanthropic auctioneer who recently raised nearly half a million dollars for nonprofits in New England for the 2016 Gala Season in less than three months.
O’Leary Nominated by Curve Magazine as one of the ‘50 Funniest Lesbians in America,’ O’Leary has worked with the top comedians in the business who grace the stage at The Ridgefield Playhouse, including Gilbert Gottfried, Joy Behar, Susie Essman, Chevy Chase, Sinbad, Tracy Morgan and Janeane Garofalo. She’s also worked with Margaret Cho, Ian Harvie (Transparent) and headlined Long Beach Pride events with Jennifer Hudson, Indigo Girls, KC and the Sunshine Band, and more.
O’Leary regularly performs with her Team Green Light Comedy collective to SOLD OUT shows. She’s actively honing the comedic skills of her Step Up 2 Stand Up students and is booking shows and creating opportunities to bring new talent and fresh laughs to new places, including teaching comedy classes in Key West and headlining comedy events.
She lives in New Fairfield with her partner and a little dog and is passionate about using comedy to support causes. O’Leary served as the host for the Coalition for the Homeless NYC ‘Women Mean Business Luncheon Fundraiser.’
A comedienne that brings the ‘funny’ to companies, colleges, charitable events, clubs and prides across the country, O’Leary’s co-dependent motivation is to make a difference and make you laugh until you cry! But her favorite role is that of the host that ‘can make a show out of anything.’