Ellen Karis is the “Greek Goddess of Comedy,” and has had a successful career performing all over North America and has been described as the “little dynamo” given her petite stature, strong improv skills and 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 is along the same lines as comedy legends Joan Rivers and Richard Lewis.
Her 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, brings laughs to any crowd. Her hour comedy special “By the Way, I’m Ellen Karis” has received rave reviews. Ellen is also very popular in the Greek-American community, as she is one of the few Greek female stand-up comedians performing today with her hit One-Woman Show “Greek Chicks Rule”.
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 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 podcasts, “Karis Comedy Corner” recorded at the Comic Strip Live and “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.