Ellen Karis

Comedian from New York City, NY - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$500 - $2500 per event
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About
Corporate Events, Theatres, Comedy Club, Fundraisers, Birthday/Graduation/Retirement Parties, Nursing Homes, I have performed at them all in my over 15+ years experience. I work clean but can always spice it up upon request. My material is fun and smart, I talk about being married, my big Greek family, kids, social media, food obsession, getting older, working in Corporate America and more. Whether it be an intimate backyard party or an off-site for an accounting firm (I use to be a CPA), I will bring an act that will fit your needs. I live in Manhattan whether car, bus or train, I can get anywhere. Professional, reliable and can work off the cuff, I would honored to perform at your event.


BIO:
Ellen Karis is the "Greek Goddess of Comedy," and has had a successful career performing in North America alongside such notable comics as Drew Carey, Jimmy "JJ" Walker and Sebastian Maniscalco. The entertainment industry has hailed her as the "little dynamo," given her petite stature, strong improv skills and her ability to build a quick rapport with any audience. Born and raised in NYC in a traditional strict Greek home, her brand of sarcastic, observational humor has been described along the same lines as comedy legends Joan Rivers and Richard Lewis.

Her energy and passion to bring laughs to any crowd is a must see as she jokes about her marriage and family, trying to make it in show business against all odds, addiction to sweets and the absurdities of the ever changing pop culture, youth obsessed world we live in. Available for purchase, her hour comedy special "By the Way, I'm Ellen Karis" filmed in New York City, has received rave reviews. Ellen enjoys acclaim and popularity in the Greek-American community, as she is one of the few Greek female stand-up comedians performing today with her hit show "Greek Chicks Rule" also available on DVD.

Starting her career as a CPA with an MBA in Finance, she parlayed her quick wit and job experience on Wall Street to become a political humorist on many of the Fox News Channel and Current TV shows, as well as a frequent guest on talk radio and Sirius XM. After co-hosting an internet radio show for several years, she now has two weekly radio shows "Karis Comedy Corner" on and a "Being Reasonable with Ellen Karis" on the "Toughen Up America" Network. Ellen's tell it like it is, common sense views about current events combined with her personal anecdotes and interesting array of guests, has caught quite the buzz as a different and intelligent voice to hit the airwaves.

Ellen is passionate about healthy living and wellness and actively participates in several philanthropic causes such as raising funds for Ovarian Cancer Research and Transcendental Meditation to Veterans with PTSD. For more on Ellen, go to Ellen's website.
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Corporate Function

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Bridal Shower

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Ellen was a hit at our party. Her jokes were right in line with our crowd of 50 year olds and their kids in their twenties. She was prepared with her set and did a great job for our summer birthday party. I highly recommend her.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Ellen did a great job at my husbands birthday party. She catered to the crowd and delivered an excellent show. Thanks Ellen.

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Bridal Shower

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Ellen Karis was the perfect choice for my daughter's bridal shower. She was a huge hit!! Not only is Ellen hilarious, but she was a delight to work with throughout the entire process. My daughter, and our guests, didn't know we hired a comedian for the shower. Prior to the party, Ellen took the time to ask me questions about my daughter and her finance to weave into her act. My daughter, along with all of our guests, laughed the entire time! It was a fabulous surprise! I highly recommend Ellen and will definitely be hiring her again for future parties...100%!

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Club Event

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Ellen did an amazing job! She helped me to pull off my greatest prank of all time. She is a great comedian and also very good at acting and roll-playing. I would definitely recommend her!

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Convention

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Ellen was easy to work with and did a great job! I would book her again for another event.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Bridal Shower

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I hired Ellen for my daughter's bridal shower. Ellen took the time to learn about my daughter and her fiance prior to the event and then incorporated their lifestyle it into her routine. She was very funny and everyone in attendance enjoyed the performance. She did an amazing job and I highly recommend her, she will have you laughing!!!!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Ellen was fantastic! She was well planned, funny and contributed to the success of our party! Thank you Ellen!

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Oct
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Convention
Hauppauge, NY
10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2019
Nov
5
Private Party
New York City, NY
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2019
Oct
16
Corporate Function
Jackson, NJ
7:30 PM - 8:15 PM
2019
Oct
3
Corporate Function
Malvern, PA
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
2019
Sep
2
Nursing Home Event
Livingston, NJ
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
2019
Aug
31
Celebration
Great Neck, NY
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2019
Jul
31
Corporate Function
New York City, NY
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
2019
Jun
2
Birthday Party (Adult)
Westwood, NJ
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
2019
May
25
Birthday Party (Adult)
Yonkers, NY
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
2019
May
19
Bridal Shower
Caldwell, NJ
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
2019
May
18
Birthday Party (Adult)
New York City, NY
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2019
May
16
Birthday Party (Adult)
Westhampton Beach, NY
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2019
Apr
27
Sweet 16 Party
Somers, NY
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
2019
Apr
26
Community Event
New York City, NY
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
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Happy Hours
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First Communions
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Please note Ellen Karis will also travel to Long Island City, Brooklyn, North Bergen, Bronx, West New York, Union City, Weehawken, Flushing, Fairview, Edgewater, Hoboken, Jersey City, Ridgefield, Cliffside Park, Palisades Park, Fort Lee, Secaucus, Ridgefield Park, Leonia, Englewood Cliffs.
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