The 2022 Red Letter Awards Comedian of the Year
Bringing Laughter and Faith Together
Kerri Pomarolli is one of the top Christian comedians working today, fearlessly infusing her faith into her relatable humor. Kerri hits audiences of all ages with her hilarious Christian comedy and inspiring messages.
She's hosted the Gospel Music Awards and toured with "Extraordinary Women" conference and Gateway church with Pastor Robert Morris. She has toured Thelma Wells from Women of Faith, Joni Eareckson Tada, Laura Story, Plumb, Danny Gokey, The News Boys, Tim Hawkins, Candace Cameron Bure, Stephen Baldwin, Nancy Stafford, Sherri Shepherd, and Jim Carrey, Pat Boone, The Newsboys, Casting Crownes to name a few.
She was a writer for The Babylon Bee and Correspondent for ShowBiz Tonight on CNN representing her faith in Hollywood. She has been on The Tonight Show 29 times and every other major network including Netflix ABC NBC and TBN.
As a gifted event MC, Kerri has been on stage for many causes, including The Hollywood Abstinence Coalition, Heart For Africa, and Pregnancy Centers nationwide. No matter your background, Kerri's relatable Christian comedy will leave you in stitches, and audiences from 8 to 80 keep coming back for more.She also incorporates ministry into every show sharing stories from her own life and how God has good plans for everyone no matter where you came from.
She performs for 1 night events, weekend retreats, or speaks on Sunday Mornings.
I moved to LA to pursue my dreams… famous actress/trophy wife. I went to church only when there was parking and did things exactly the way I planned them. Funny how even though I was getting worldly success and appearing on General Hospital and The Tonight Show, and my mom had things to brag about at bridge I wasn't happy. I knew something had to change. I silently prayed one night while sitting in a show… ‘God I just want to perform… however You see fit. I just want to come back to You.’
That was the most powerful prayer because the very next day things changed. I started a ministry called Act in Faith that provides original dramas for churches with Hollywood actors and directors. In the midst of that, God led me to stand up comedy. Not only did He want me to talk about HIM, He wanted me to do it in Hollywood where He wasn't getting much stage time. I said YES and everything took off from there. It’s been my honor and passion to go out, talk about HIM and what He’s doing in my life, to people from all walks of life—and I'm loving every minute of it. One night I'm in a comedy club and the next day I get to preach the gospel. It's the best of both worlds and I also enjoy speaking to groups at retreats and really sharing the heart of God. I even got to host the Gospel Music Awards Pre Show and meet some of my music heros. God has been so good to me. I never thought I'd be on the red carpet representing Him. But I'm proud to be a Christian in Hollywood. If it's teen girls or singles, women's or families. I'm always happy to share my story and some laughs.
I never imagined the doors that would open for me to share my faith on and off stage in the world of comedy and Hollywood but once I said YES to God's plans. I've been on the ride of my life ever since. Whether it's a college, women's group, or audience of thousands my life is a walking testimony and according to my mother, I'm pretty funny too!
What People Are Saying
BIOKerri Pomarolli grew up performing from a young age at got her B.F.A. in Musical theater from University of Michigan.She also attended Stella Adler Conservstory in NYC and British American Drama Academy in London. She moved to LA and had roles on soaps such as Port Charles,General Hospital , Young and the Restless and a few parts in movies and sit coms. Kerri Pomarolli was attracting big hitters in the industry. She came to Hollywood searching out that one role that would make her famous but found compromising her faith was not worth the star on the Walk of Fame. One night after much prayer it was apparent that God had other plans for her, Pomarolli was to do stand up. She was led to her first gig, in all places, at the world-famous Hollywood Improv. Although she performed in front of a very secular crowd Pomarolli was the only performer asked to come back. That was 18 years ago and Kerri has become one of "Hollywood’s biggest Christian Spokespeople" ever since. Recently she was voted one of LA’s Most Inspiring People by LA Voyage Magazine. Kerri Pomarolli is a national headlining stand up comedian who has worked with everyone from Jay Leno, Jim Carey, Sherri Shepherd, Carol Channing and Jerry Lewis and The Jonas Brothers and Candace Cameron Bure. She's been featured on The Tonight Show 29 times, Comedy Central, Netflix, ABC and many more. She hosted her own show on MOMTV and is a popular host on red carpets including back stage at the Emmy® Awards and many Hollywood premieres (Moms Night Out film). Her book came out with the hit movie Mom’s Night Out starring Sean Astin. She was featured on the Nick at Nite show Mom's Night Out and as an actor has appeared in many films and TV including General Hospital, Young and the Restless, Lifetime, ABC Family, CBS and many more. She is a screenwriter who sold her second film script to the Hallmark Channel. Kerri has been a correspondent for CNN’s showbiz night as an “out of the closet” Christian in Hollywood. She has been featured on many TV shows discussing her faith in Hollywood. Kerri has appeared on just about every major network and has a featured act at LA’s Hottest Comedy Clubs. She's passionate about her faith and has been featured on CNN News as A Christian in Hollywood and TBN, CBN, Hour of Power and others. She speaks about 40 weeks a year on Christian platforms as a Comedian/Evangelist for events of all sizes. She has toured with Lisa Bevere, Laura Story, Newsboys, Ryan Stevenson, Joni Ericson Tada, Plumb, Cutless, Lisa Harper, Kari Jobe, Lysa Turkherst and many more. She has been a part of many mega tours including Aspire Women, Extraordinary Women GATEWAY Pink, and others. She's been on tour with Family Life today to sold out crowds of over 16,000 and worked with Pastor Robert Morris at his GATEWAY campuses in Texas for over 10 years. She is currently featured on the Roku channel and Netflix and Amazon Prime. She has a podcast with her teen daughter Lucy called The Carpool Comedy Podcast. She is a nationally syndicated columnist for several magazines. She has a new 1 hr Dry Bar Comedy Special. She has been a writer and performer for The Babylon Bee. She has helped raised millions of dollars for the Pro Life Movement all over the world hosting and performing at fundraisers and events. Her story about her own daughter Ruby"s miracle of life hits close to home for many pro life events. Her latest 1 hour comedy special is out now and on Spotify Amazon and Syrious Radio. Kerri’s latest two books Confessions of a Proverbs 32 Woman and She Rises Late and Her Kids Make Her Breakfast: Devotions for the Proverbs 32 Woman hit the bestsellers list on Amazon. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerri_Pomarolli