Hi there! My name is Lisa Pedace. Thank you for visiting my website. I am an artist who acts, writes, and also does stand-up comedy. But sometimes I just lounge at home in my leopard snuggie with my cat. I’ve performed everywhere from the local coffee house to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. My first one-woman comedy show, Looking To Upgrade: One Woman’s Search for Meaning and Nicer Things, won Outstanding World Premiere at the San Diego International Fringe Festival. Thanks, San Diego Fringe! My second solo show, the fictional Neighborhood Watch, was called “A laugh-a-minute comedy” by The San Diego Union-Tribune and won a Sold-Out Award at the Rogue Fringe. My first book, The Diet Joke, was a Foreword Book of Year winner and a Dr. Laura Recommended Book. She even read from it on her show! I speak too, on hilarious topics like stress and attitude and persistence. Okay, maybe they’re not hilarious topics, but I make them funny. I call it “Personal Performance with a Punchline.” I have a B.A. in American Studies from University of Notre Dame and an M.A. in English from San Diego State University.