“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”.
They call her “Coach Von” in relationships and sports as she is a life coach on The Bill Cunningham Show as well as a regular guest trash talker on NBA radio, Sirius XM. She utilizes her experiences as a relationship guru and author of the book Speak Fluent Man on both television and radio, as well as live appearances. 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’s Slayed or Shade.
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. Better Than You is anticipated for release in late 2016.
Von Decarlo, a funny actress that sings, is a graduate of UCB Theatre and a UCB diversity scholarship recipient. An avid sports lover, she created the hilarious sketch comedy web series and blog, Trash Talk TV. She is one of the founding members of the musical improv group Good Catch Comedy and you can find her performing at various comedy clubs throughout New York City.