(Photo: Tim O’Keefe)

When opening New York shows, stand-up comedian Natalie Cuomo often cracks a one-liner in reference to her recognizable surname. “The only thing I have in common with the governor of New York is my last name and my body piercings,” she smirks, igniting the audience with laughter. 

A professionally trained actress who passionately leaped into stand-up three years ago, the 25-year-old comedian carries herself with an unapologetic authenticity that can even be felt through a Zoom screen. Her sharp-winged eyeliner, extensive tattoo collection, and brunette hair serve as decoration to what she holds within: a killer work ethic, pure talent, and a desire for authentic, intimate human connection through her comedy. More →