“If I cannot have my cake and eat it too, then I do not want the cake,” says Von Decarlo regarding her journey to reach her full potential as an artist.
Von Decarlo, a multi-talented performer and producer, author, and television personality originally from Pittsburgh, PA, landed the very first audition she ever attended in New York City, and shortly there after, found herself in Belize shooting for Fox’s hit Reality Show, Temptation Island. She was voted off the show in the first episode by the other female cast members for being the most “intimidating single female” and received little notoriety for her appearance on the show; which, in her words, was a blessing. “It forced me to concentrate less on becoming famous, and more on becoming a really solid, well-rounded performer”.
As an avid sports lover and author of the book Speak Fluent Man, Von Decarlo created a sketch comedy web series and blog called Trash Talk, in which she tackled pop culture, sports and relationships in a fun, yet informative way. From the popularity of the show and her social media following, fans began to call her “Coach Von” in relationships and sports, and she eventually became a life coach on The Bill Cunningham Show as well as a regular guest trash talker on NBA radio, Sirius XM. You can also catch her as one of the talking head comedians and relationship experts on BET / Centric, According To Him + Her, Coach Von’s Playbook, Urban Daily’s #NoFilter, Global Grind’s Socially Decoded and a comedic panelist on Essence Live.
Von Decarlo wrote and produced the theme music Cool Ride for The Patrice O’Neal One Hour Comedy Central Special, Elephant In The Room, and after his passing, she produced three successful comedy albums on his behalf, Mr. P and Unreleased, and The Lost Files. She is the Executive Producer / Producer of the official Patrice O’Neal documentary, Better Than You of which she raised 130k through crowdfunding in 30 days. The film began production in the summer of 2015 at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal.
A funny actress that sings, Von Decarlo is a graduate of UCB Theatre and a UCB diversity scholarship recipient. You can find her performing at various comedy clubs throughout New York City. She is one of the founding members of the musical improv group Good Catch Comedy, and her one woman show Lasagna debuted at The PIT (The People’s Improv Theatre) to a full crowd and rave reviews.