Von Decarlo

“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 is a multi-talented comedian, producer, writer, and author of the book, “Speak Fluent Man“, with appearances as a life coach on CW’s daytime television hit, “The Bill Cunningham Show”. No stranger to reality television, Von Decarlo was an original cast member of the groundbreaking series Temptation Island, and was voted first off the island for being the most intimidating female, which continues to air on Fox Reality. Additional appearances include daytime soap operas on ABC, a talking head comedy series on BET and Centric, Essence Live, and a regular guest trash talker on NBA radio, Sirius XM/ESPN.

Also known as “Coach Von”, Von Decarlo is an avid sports lover and prides herself on knowing how to maintain a strong, fearless, no-filter point of view without being unreasonable towards men. She considers herself an anti-feminist feminist that knows how to hold court on any hot topic without marginalizing the man’s perspective, or spoiling man fun.

She produced three of Patrice’s O’Neal’s posthumous comedy albums: Mr. P, Unreleased, and The Lost Files. In addition, she wrote and produced the theme music for his Comedy Central special, Elephant In The Room, and is currently producing the official Patrice O’Neal documentary. She is proudly spearheading this highly anticipated feature length film about his life, legacy, and comedy. Von Decarlo is President and equal shareholder of Gladys and Dude Productions, the company in charge of the name and likeness of Patrice O’Neal. For more information, visit

A graduate of UCB Theatre and a UCB diversity scholarship recipient, you can find her performing at many premier venues 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

Von Decarlo is a double first name, and yes, she was named after Lily Munster. You can call her Von for short, but never call her Lily. Her daughter MiMi calls her mom. Her daughter’s friends call her Miss MiMi’s Mom.