Mini Q+A with Carmen Lynch

Carmen Lynch is based in NYC and has appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with David LettermanThe Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Conan, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and more, along with The Good Wife, Inside Amy Schumer, and This Week at the Comedy Cellar. Carmen performed a sold-out run at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has performed for the troops across the Middle East and Africa. Carmen also does standup in Spanish in Spanish-speaking countries. Her comedy album “Dance Like You Don’t Need the Money” was reviewed by The New York Times as “one of five to stream” and voted #1 comedy album in 2017 by SiriusXM.


Favorite response to a heckler or troll?

(When they’re on the phone) That better be your babysitter because you’re kids are dead.

Describe your worst gig (noting that you survived).

2 pm, bridal shower, outdoors.

On your deathbed, what transcendent advice would you croak at a young comedian?

Don’t look behind you. Just look forward. 🙏🏼

What’s your first impulse when someone says “women aren’t funny”?

Awwww…you’re so unhappy inside. Let me give you my therapist’s number.

When you were coming up in comedy, what helped you stick with it?

Some inner voice too powerful to ignore (and I tried.)

Best comedy advice you ever got?

“Have a regular room you can kill in and one you can bomb in.”

Worst comedy advice you ever got?

“Wear this yellow dress on stage.”

How has being funny helped you in your offstage life, either recently or when you were younger?

It helped me break out of my shyness shell.

What single word always cracks you up?

[Lake] Titicaca.

Was there one person who inspired you to become a comedian? If so, who, why, how?

Lucille Ball and Carol Burnett. Watching them let it all out on TV was everything.


Carmen Lynch is based in NYC and has appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with David LettermanThe Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Conan, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and more, along with The Good Wife, Inside Amy Schumer, and This Week at the Comedy Cellar. Carmen performed a sold-out run at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has performed for the troops across the Middle East and Africa. Carmen also does standup in Spanish in Spanish-speaking countries. Her comedy album “Dance Like You Don’t Need the Money” was reviewed by The New York Times as “one of five to stream” and voted #1 comedy album in 2017 by SiriusXM.