Tracy Esposito


I had no stand up act, but sitting with Tracy, I had all this material. She bounces ideas off to you about life and the truth and now I’m performing regularly.
— Oliver

Tracy Esposito began her stand-up career in New York City in the late 1990s, and quickly became a regular at Comic Strip Live, the Boston Comedy Club, and Stand-Up New York.

After doing her own stand-up show at Caroline’s Comedy Club, she was featured in Backstage East as one of their “Top 10 Comics to See” and was soon opening for the likes of Robert Klein and Kevin James. She later appeared on Robert Klein’s TV Special, New Joke City, and Louie Anderson’s Comedy Showcase on NBC. Tracy’s signature “Staten Island Sassy” (is this a show or a persona, or an attitude?) also lit up Comedy Central’s and Montreal’s Just for Laughs festival and Comedy Central’s Premium Blend. 

Her TV credits include Fox’s House and FX’S It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, as well as comedy sketches for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Since moving to Los Angeles, Tracy has been writing and honing her one-woman show, Chicken Parmigiana: a Recipe for a Mother’s Love, a tale based on her real-life transition from a boy-crazy young woman to a mature caregiver. With her instantly recognizable mane of red hair and Italian-American accent (and attitude), Chicken Parmigiana finds Tracy artfully portraying multiple characters without so much as a prop or costume change. This heartwarming, coming-of-age story has consistently resonated with audiences, and was featured in the New York’s Daily News, Backstage East, as well as on FOX, CW and ABC news. The show was also featured in The Los Angeles Times and other local newspapers.