Carlease Burke (COMEDIAN)

Carlease Burke (COMEDIAN)

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandComedySpoken Word

Biography

Carlease Burke rented John Travolta (“The Cadillac of Mini Vans”) in the film Get Shorty. It certainly prepared her for two high octane jobs in her career: In Her Shoes and The Terminal. She continues to shine in the film, The Back-Up Plan.

This low maintenance, high performance actress was manufactured in New York City and graduated from City College of New York. She steered West to work with Tim Busfield’s children’s company, The Fantasy Theatre and landed a recurring role on The Young and The Restless.

Carlease has maintained stability in national commercials and has guest starred in such shows as NCIS, Grey’s Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Malcolm in the Middle, Without a Trace, and How I Met Your Mother.

She also spins her wheels in live theatre. The Nurse in Boston Court’s Romeo and Julie, which garnered her an NAACP Best Supporting Actress nomination. She also performed in Gem of the Ocean at The Fountain Theatre.

Under the hood of her production company, Bits N Pieces Productions lies Laugh-A-Latte and FIFTY! It Doesn’t Look This Good On Everybody, winner of The Actors Repertory’s 2nd Annual Solo Show Festival

Set List

My basic requirements:

Stand-up: Microphone (with or without cord) and stand; bottled water on stool

Solo show: One small table for a cake; one nice high back chair; two matching chairs with backs that look like they could be on an outside patio; sound system for music cues