Roz Browne has kept audiences laughing since 1992 when she first began to pursue her dream. “A high school teacher told her she can make a lot of money as a CPA. So that’s what I did. Then she found out later that the teacher was just kidding,” states Browne who performs regularly at the world famous Comedy Store and at The Laugh Factory in Hollywood. Taught by Gary Austin, founder of The Groundlings, Browne has excellent improv abilities and has been steadily making her presence known in Hollywood.
A graduate of the University of Southern California, Browne is a former Certified Public Accountant who was a Tax Specialist for the now defunct Arthur Andersen & Company. In her prior life, she also managed the books for such well known celebrities like Peter Guber, John Peters, Lou Rawls and Natalie Cole before embarking on her own Hollywood career.
Her first commercial was for Green Peace USA. Her Standup Comedy television debut on B.E.T.’s Comic View in 1999 instantly catapulted her to the top of show’s favorites among viewers. Shortly after Comic View Browne found success in both Los Angeles and New York City, with appearances in the Toyota Comedy Festival, and multiple appearances on ABC’s The View and B.E.T.’s Comic View. She continues to perform in the world’s best comedy clubs including The Improv, The Comedy Store and the legendary Laugh Factory in Hollywood.
Browne’s numerous television commercials includes one for Diet Pepsi which aired during the Oscars. In addition to frequent appearances, Browne’s humor can be heard on KLOS FM 5 O’clock Funnies and her jokes can be seen in the anthologies Joke Stew and Joke Soup.
Her acclaimed one-woman show “Fried Clams with Bellies” was performed in front of sold out audiences in Hollywood and Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts and she also performed it for The L.A. Women’s Theater Festival.
She has also appeared on America’s Funniest People, Comedy Time and Que Locos Comedy Jam. Browne has toured as a Stand Up Comedian nationally and as a USO performer in Asia and Hawaii. She was a finalist in California’s Funniest Female Contest in 2005 and voted Favorite Comedian by Boston Metro Choice ’s Newspaper during the 2006 Boston Comedy Festival.
In 2007 Browne launched “The Merry Wives Of Comedy”, a Stand Up Comedy Show, featuring some of the Nation’s Talented Female Comedians. The successful co-production of ”28 Very Funny Females” and her many other production and hosting activities was a great jumping point for this production. The first show performed in front of sold out audiences in Martha’s Vineyard, MA.
Browne’s film credits include Danny Devito’s Blockbuster film How High, Sunset Park, and Deirdra’s Party and the short film “The Garage Sale”.
Name: Roz Browne
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Occupation: Actor and Comedian