“The latest in a summer of American imports to Edinburgh, Pauley’s flawless confidence and no-bullshit attitude make her a sharp, polished performer. Her ability to flit from charming anecdote to viciously biting punchline at a moment’s notice makes her a fascinatingly unpredictable comedian; an animated, emotive spectacle with an innate sense of where the laughs are.”
                                                                              – Marcus Kerhohan, The Journal (Edinburgh)

“Bernadette is a great comic because she didn’t take any shortcuts to get to where she’s at. Her looks versus her life experience are polar opposites, which creates a situation where she can really shock the audience with her view of the world. Always great to watch her work.”

                                                                              – Bill Burr, The Comedians Magazine

“What I like about Bernadette, is her completely honest and smart ass style that can compete with the best of the guys.”
                                                                              – Caroline Hirsch, Owner of Caroline’s on Broadway 

“She is a female comedian who fearlessly goes against the grain and, despite her beautiful exterior, is as crude and edgy as the guys.”
                                                                              – Two Drink Minimum Magazine

Bernadette Pauley on Gotham Comedy Live AXStv from Bernadette Pauley on Vimeo.



Born and raised in Revere, MA in an Irish Catholic Boston neighborhood, she is the daughter of a cab driver and a union steward.  After graduating Emerson College with a B.A., she moved to New York and began paying off her education with a string of glamorous jobs including waitress, bartender, paralegal (lasted one day), bathroom attendant, coat check girl, cigarette girl and dog walker.  With a resume like that,  could she be anything BUT funny?  Relocated from New York to Los Angeles with her husband and her Dog, Bernie often wonders where she belongs, in blue collar Revere or Beverly Hills.  The answer is both. And neither.

Bernie with Beer in Alaska

Bernie with Beer in Alaska


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