Coach Von

“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, producer, writer, and comedian, is an avid sports lover and author of the book, Speak Fluent Man. From the popularity of her book and sketch comedy web series, Trash Talk, social media followers began to call her “Coach Von” in relationships and sports; landing her appearances on The Bill Cunningham Show as a life coach, as well as a regular guest trash talker on NBA radio, Sirius XM. 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. She is a talking head comedian on various shows such as BET and Centric’s According To Him + Her and Coach Von’s Playbook, Urban Daily’s No Filter, Global Grind’s Socially Decoded, and a recurring comedic panelist on Essence Live

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, Better Than You, of which she raised 130k through crowd funding in 30 days. She is proudly spearheading this highly anticipated feature length film about his life, legacy, and comedy.

A funny actress that sings, Von Decarlo is a graduate of UCB Theatre and a UCB diversity scholarship recipient. You can find her performing both stand up and improv comedy 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. She is a proud house team member of the Magnet Theater where she has been studying musical improv since 2013.

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.