Kerry Louise Returns to Scotty's
Boston-bred comedian discusses being a mom with three kids, wanting to be a guy in her act.
A bit of a storyteller, comedian Kerry Louise likes to talk about her everyday life as the mother of three children and the subsequent need to find time for herself.
Louise, who will return to the stage this weekend at Scotty’s, said she likes to switch up her act based on whether she is working a club or a different venue, such as a college.
“At Scotty’s, though, I’ll probably see more parents and more people who would have children,” Louise said. “So I would do 70 percent kids stuff and other observational humor I do.”
In some of her other material, she discusses growing up as a Catholic, being a woman and husband-vs.-wife sort of material.
She met her husband, Tom Cotter, while they were both performing stand-up in Boston in the ‘90s. Although her husband is also a stand-up comic, she said she doesn’t really make any references to that in her act.
“But basically I do a joke about being married to a stupid idiot,” she joked, “which are one and the same.”
Aside from comedy, she has also done some acting on the side, including a role in the 1994 movie “The Next Karate Kid." She has also done a fair amount of TV appearances, including a few guest commentator spots on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”
She also had a reality show with her family about five years ago on the Women’s Entertainment Network, called “Two Funny,” which chronicled her and her husband’s double lives as both comedians and parents. However, the network only purchased six episodes.
“I think it was the wrong network for us,” Louise said. “There were a lot of things we couldn’t do. But the people who watched it seemed to like it.”
Louise performs at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Comedy Cove at Scotty's Steak House. Her set will be preceded by comedians Bill Chiang and Josh Bennet. Tickets are $13 with a reservation and $15 without. Visit the club's website for more information.