Club Performer

Natalie Palamides

Natalie Palamides is a multi-hyphenate comedic performer known for her avant garde, boundary pushing performances and her one person shows built around complex, multi-dimensional characters. NATE, Natalie’s one-man show was released globally on Netflix on December 2020. The show, produced by Amy Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions, brings to screen a long-gestated character she first performed at Pig Iron Theater while she was in college. More recently, she is developing a series at Freeform, finishing a comedy series with Duplass Brothers Productions, and is a lead in the feature film “Apocalypse Clown” which won the Galway Film Fleadh’s top prize.

After being awarded with the Best Newcomer Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2017 and nominated for Best Comedy Show at the 2018 Melbourne International Comedy Festival for her “enthralling one-woman show” LAID, Natalie returned to the Edinburgh festival the following year with NATE, and won the 2018 Edinburgh Total Theatre Award. She developed both shows at the Lyric Hyperion and toured them across the globe, in many venues, including: Los Angeles Upright Citizens Brigade, The Bell House in New York, The Melbourne International Comedy Festival, The Dublin Fringe Festival and the Soho Theatre in London.

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Natalie was introduced to the study of clown and devised theatre by Dr. Richard Kemp, at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Shortly after she joined Philadelphia’s Pig Iron Theatre to help devise “I Promised Myself to Live Faster,” which premiered at the 2015 Humana Festival. An accomplished actor/writer/improviser/comedian/clown, Natalie performs regularly around Los Angeles including regular appearances at Elysian Theater.

Natalie’s other accolades include: The Guardian’s Top 10 comedy shows of 2017 and 2018, the New York Times’ Best Comedy of 2019, Time Out Los Angeles’ “10 Comedians to Watch” in 2019, Vulture’s “20 Comedians You Should and Will Know” in 2017 and “New Faces” of comedy for Characters at the 2016 Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal.

On the small screen, she has worked on many notable commercials and as a series regular on TruTV’s pilot “How to Human” and Comedy Central’s pilot “BriTANick.” In animation, Natalie has voiced many memorable characters including Buttercup in Cartoon Network’s reboot of “The Powerpuff Girls,” numerous roles on “Duncanville” and “Bob’s Burgers,” and most recently, an energy drink-guzzling sloth “Viv” on TZGZ’s “Wild Life” on SYFY as well as voicing a series regular role on the Hulu pilot “Standing By.”