Maria performs stand up in Boston, mostly. She also auditions for tons of stuff, and sometimes she wins a commercial job like this Bertucci's commercial, in which her torso and voice are big stars, or this Maine Lottery one, in which she gets pelted with chips. Maria recently hosted a segment on Chronicle, in which a magician magically made two balls just appear from thin air in her left hand. It really was a moment to remember. Two balls! As co-producer and creator of the ImprovBoston Women in Comedy Festival, Maria has performed with some of her favorite comedians, like Maria Bamford, a coincidental name twin. Twice nominated Best Stand up Comedian by Boston Phoenix, Maria was Comic in Residence at the Comedy Studio, and a finalist in the Plymouth Rock Comedy Festival. Maria is an alumna of Improv Asylum's Mainstage, where she wrote sketch and performed improv and sketch, did corporate shows and training, and taught comedy. Maria likes storytelling, smoothies with spinach in them that people don't understand taste good, telling a new joke, the beach, solving clients' problems, and calisthenics.
- The Comedy Studio: The Dress Up Show, Hosted by Erin Judge and Bethany Van Delft - Friday, March 23, 2012, 8:00 pm at The Comedy Studio
- WICF Mom's Free Stand Up Comedy TV Showcase - Friday, March 23, 2012, 7:00 pm at Grandma's Basement
- Storytelling Showcase, with Robin Gelfenbien and Jane Morris - Thursday, March 22, 2012, 8:00 pm at ImprovBoston (studio)
- Stand-Up Sundays, Hosted by Dana Jay Bein and Maria Ciampa - Sunday, March 25, 2012, 9:00 pm at ImprovBoston (mainstage)