Carolyn Riley

Carolyn Riley

Stand-Up Comedian

Carolyn Riley is a comedian who has established herself as a smart, stand-out voice in the Boston comedy scene. Recently named Laugh Boston’s “Funniest Person in Massachusetts,” and formerly The University of New Hampshire’s “Funniest Person on Campus,” she has opened for national headliners including David Cross (Arrested Development), Jim Breuer (Saturday Night Live, Comedy Central), Melissa Villasenor (Saturday Night Live), Chris Distefano (MTV), Laurie Kilmartin (Last Comic Standing, Conan Staff Writer), and been featured on Funny or Die. She has performed in The Big Sky, Limestone, Big Pine, Boston, Rogue Island, and Cape Cod Comedy Festivals. Carolyn has also made appearances on John Fugelsang’s “Tell Me Everything” and “Stand Up with Pete Dominick” on Sirius XM radio. Carolyn was selected as “Comic in Residence” at The Comedy Studio in Cambridge, Massachusetts in June 2019, where she opened every show for the month. Carolyn was recently crowned The North Shore’s “Next Big Catch”, and can be found regularly at Laugh Boston, Nick’s Comedy Stop, and The Comedy Studio.

Career Highlights

Winner of “Funniest Person in Massachusetts” 

Winner of The University of New Hampshire’s “Funniest Person on Campus”

“Some people get into comedy and are told, don’t quit your day job. After working with Carolyn I told her, she should quit her day job. Carolyn is very funny and has a very promising future in comedy. At such a young age she understands being professional and being funny. A fresh voice in comedy.” – Juston McKinney