Bernie was born and raised in Revere, MA, an Irish Catholic Boston neighborhood. If you're not familiar with the area, see the movies Gone Baby Gone and Goodwill hunting. The daughter of a cabdriver and union steward, how could she be anything BUT funny? After graduating Emerson College with a B.A. she moved to NYC and began paying off her education and building an acting resume. Her crappy job resume grew much faster than her acting one. She added paralegal (lasted one day), waitress, bartender, bathroom attendant, coat check girl, cigarette girl and dogwalker to her list (which already included working at Wonderland dog track, Suffolk Downs racetrack and supermarket cashier). She has spent years trying to figure out where she really belongs: in Blue Collar Revere or Beverly Hills. The answer is both. And neither.
Comedian Bernadette Pauley has a bunch of TV credits under her belt including: Comics Unleashed, Comedy Central ,VH-1, MTV, NBC’S “Today Show”, Animal Planet's "A-list" and "Wild 100", Trading Spaces "Recap" Episodes (TLC), FOX's RedEye w/Greg Gutfeld and "Wedding Album" pilot(director Andy Tennant) and hosting Lorne Michael's BURLY TV on TBS. She is a frequent guest on Sirius Radio's Raw Dog channel and does local TV/radio appearances throughout the country while touring colleges, comedy clubs, casinos and theaters. Bernadette will be one of the hosts of the nationally syndicated Comedy.TV airing this Spring.
“Her comedy is daring, blunt, honest and hilarious. It is no wonder this comedian is adored at comedy clubs and college campuses."-Amanda Chicoli, The Brooklyn Excelsior.
“The audience exploded with laughter at her every sentence.”- The Comedy Central Insider
“Hot Comedy for ‘09” – Campus Activities Magazine
Your show appealed to an audience of young adults and professionals alike. We have employed other comedians from across the country and clearly you brought a performance to campus which rates among the best ....William J. Pizzuto, Ph.D. University of Connecticut
Bernadette was one of the first female comedians we brought out to perform in both Shanghai and Beijing, China and she was a riot and the crowd loved her. Our corporate sponsors, Continental Airlines and JW Marriott, were also extremely pleased with her performances...Richard R. Robinson Founder and Producer ChopSchticks, Stand-up Comedy in China