ABOUT CATHY
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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 vehicle which draws laughter from exposing personal neuroses. She has not only appeared on "The Tonight Show" nine times but was also the only female comic to appear on the last two of Johnny Carson’s "Tonight Show Anniversary" shows. She’s made four appearances, thus far, on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," did 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, Cathy is an acclaimed television and film actor. Her film credits include “Charlie Wilson’s War,” “The Aristocrats,” and "White Oleander.” Her TV appearances include “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Modern Family,” and “Mad Men.” She's done several TV pilots, including "Caroline in the City," in which she had a recurring role, and a bunch of others that barely saw the light of day (or night). She also appeared regularly on ABC's "Politically Incorrect" and Comedy Central's "Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist."

Besides writing her standup act and original scripted projects, Cathy was on the writing staffs of “The Caroline Rhea Show” (2002), “Caroline in the City” (different Caroline altogether – 1997), and “Roseanne” (1996). She also wrote an episode of “King of Queens" and other sitcoms. Her theatre credits include her solo show, “Does This Show Make Me Look Fat,” a successful run Off-Broadway in, “The JAP Show: The Princesses of Comedy," the 25th Anniversary production of “Last Summer at Bluefish Cove” in Los Angeles, which was nominated for several GLAAD awards, and she and HBO developed her first solo show, “Scaredypants,” and took it to the Aspen Comedy Festival.


Cathy'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."

 

 

 
 

Reviews

STEPHEN TOBOLOWSKY
ACTOR

“Does This Show Make Me Look Fat?”
Wonderful. It is funny, tragic, horrifying, and holy. Holy because this heroine’s journey is real. 

Los Angeles Times

... 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.

WGA, West

Cathy Ladman WGA plaque
 

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FILM

Rally Caps

Benjamin

Charlie Wilson’s War

The Aristocrats

White Oleander

What Planet Are You From?

Pros and Cons 

Waiting for Woody

My Fellow Americans

National Lampoon’s Attack of the 5’2 Women

Nervous Ticks S

Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead

The Three Stoogette’s

Supporting Lead

Supporting

Supporting

Supporting

Supporting

Supporting

Supporting

Supporting

Supporting

Supporting

Lead /Co-Writer

Dir: Lee Cipolla

Dir: Bob Saget

Dir: Mike Nichols

Dir: Paul Provenza

Dir: Peter Kosminsky

Dir: Mike Nichols

Dir: Boris Damast 

Dir: Grant Heslov

Dir: Pete Segal

Dir: Julie Brown/Richard Wenk

Dir: Rocky Lang

Dir: Steve Herek

Dir: John Paragon

TELEVISION

Curb Your Enthusiasm

How To Get Away With Murder

Scandal

Modern Family

I'm Dying Up Here

NCIS: LA

Pretty Little Liars

Mad Men

Brothers and Sisters

Everybody Loves Raymond 

Just Shoot Me

Titus

Caroline in the City (Pilot & Series)

Roseanne

Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist

Union Square

Sisters

Everything But The Show (Pilot)

Hot Prospects (Pilot)

Recurring

Recurring

Co-Star

Guest Star

Recurring

Guest Star

Co-Star

Co-Star

Guest Star

Guest Star

Guest Star

Guest Star

Recurring

Guest Star​

Recurring

Guest Star

Guest Star
Series Regular

Series Regular

HBO

ABC

ABC

FOX

Showtime

CBS

Freeform

AMC

ABC

CBS

NBC

FOX

NBC

ABC

C.Central

NBC

NBC

FOX
CBS

Dir. Robert Weide

Dir: Zetna Fuentes

Dir: Tony Goldwyn

Dir: Jim Hensz

Dir: various

Dir: Chris O'Donnell

Dir: various

Dir: Phil Abramson

Dir: Laura Innes

Dir: Michael Lembeck 

Dir: Leonard R. Garner Jr.

Dir: Joe Regalbutto

Dir: James Burrows

Dir: Mark Samuels

Dir: Jonathan Katz

Dir: James Burrows

Dir: Michael Lange

Dir: Dave Thomas

Dir: Jack Shea

THEATRE LEADS

Does This Show Make Me Look Fat?

The JAP Show – The Princesses of Comedy

Last Summer At Bluefish Cove

Scaredypants

Stained Glass 

Pico Playhouse

The Actors' Temple NYC

Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Prod

Aspen Comedy Festival

Actorsart Theatre

 

Dir: Laura Philbin Coyle

Dir: Dan Fields

Dir: Sue Hamilton

Dir: Jolene Adams

Dir: Jolene Adams

 

TRAINING

J.D. Lewis

Ron Orbach

Jeff Barton

Candy Herman

William Hickey

Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Los Angeles

New York

STAND-UP • TELEVISION

(partial list)

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Nick Mom - Funniest Mom in America 3

The Caroline Rhea Show

The Tonight Show

One Night Stand

Penn & Teller Sin City

The Tonight Show Anniversary with Johnny Carson

The “A” List

Sunday Comics

Comic Strip Live

CBS

Nickelodeon

Sync

NBC

HBO

FX

NBC

Comedy Central

FOX

FOX

GUEST PANELIST

(partial list)

Comics Unleashed

Balderdash

Super Secret TV Formulas

Ask Rita

Politically Incorrect

To Tell the Truth

Comics Only

Short Attention Span Theatre - Host

Sync

PAX

VH-1

Sync

ABC Family

Sync

Comedy Central

Comedy Central

WRIting

(partial list)

King of Queens

The Caroline Rhea Show

The Wayne Brady Show

Caroline in the City

Roseanne 

CBS
Sync

ABC

NBC

ABC

COMMERCIALS

(upon request)

AWARDS/RECORDINGS

American Comedy Award -1992 Best Female Comic

 

“Women of the Night” (A &M/Blue Rose Records) ’87