The best way to get inside Cathy Ladman's head is to see her live. As one of the country's top comedians, Ladman's show is a self-probing, anxiety venting vehicle, which draws laughter from exposing personal neurosis. She has not only appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson nine times, but was also the only female comic to appear on the last two of Johnny Carsons' Tonight Show Anniversary shows. Ladman has her own HBO One Night Stand comedy special, and was awarded the American Comedy Award for Best Female Stand Up Comic.
A native New Yorker now living in Los Angeles, Ladman is successfully pursuing an acting career in television and film. Her film credits include Charlie Wilson's War, The Aristocrats, White Oleander, What Planet Are You From?, My Fellow Americans, and Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead. Her guest starring television roles include Mad Men, Brothers & Sisters, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Everybody Loves Raymond. Her television pilots include Caroline in the City, in which she had a recurring role, Carlos, American Nuclear, and Hot Prospects. She appeared regularly on ABC's Politically Incorrect and Comedy Central's Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist.
In addition, Ladman's writing career includes developing original projects, and she spent seasons writing on The Caroline Rhea Show, The Wayne Brady Show, Caroline in the City, and Roseanne. She also wrote an episode of The King of Queens.
Ladman has also been doing more live theatre. She completed 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, which was nominated for several The Gay & Lesbian Alliance against Defamation awards. She and HBO developed her solo show Scaredypants and took it to the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival. Currently, she is working on a new solo show, Does This Show Make Me Look Fat? Ladman'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."