“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”.
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 two successful comedy albums on his behalf, Mr. P and Unreleased. She is the Executive Producer / Producer of the official Patrice O’Neal documentary, Better Than You of which she raised almost 130k through crowdfunding in 30 days. The film will begin production in the summer of 2015.
Von Decarlo, also known as “Coach Von” utilizes her experiences as a relationship expert and author of the book Speak Fluent Man on both television and radio, as well as live appearances. You can catch her as one of the talking head Comedians and Relationship Experts on BET / Centric, According To Him + Her, Coach Von’s Playbook, and Urban Daily’s No Filter. She is also a regular guest on NBA radio, Sirius XM and life coach on The Bill Cunningham Show.
Von Decarlo, a funny actress that sings, is a graduate of UCB Theatre and a UCB diversity scholarship recipient, and is one of the founding members of the musical improv group Good Catch Comedy. You can find her performing with Good Catch at various comedy clubs throughout New York City.
Keep an eye out for her one woman show in the fall, 2015.