Esposito in 2016.
|Birth name||Cameron Anne Young Anastasia Esposito|
October 17, 1981 |
Western Springs, Illinois, U.S.
|Medium||Stand-up, television, radio, internet|
|Alma mater||Benet Academy, Boston College|
Cameron Young Esposito (born October 17, 1981) is an American comedian, actor, and podcaster, best known for her show Take My Wife, as well as her stand-up comedy. Esposito substantially focuses on topics surounding the LGBTQ community, feminism, social justice, and the challenges faced by members of marginalized communities. Originally from Western Springs, Illinois, Esposito resides in Los Angeles with her spouse and fellow comedian Rhea Butcher.
Born to Brenda and Nick Esposito, Cameron Anne Young Anastasia Esposito was raised in Western Springs, Illinois. In high school, Esposito swam breast stroke on the swim team, was a member of a community service group called The Marians Society, and was a semifinalist for the National Merit Scholarship Program. She graduated from Benet Academy in 2000.
Esposito studied theology and English at Boston College, intending to become a social worker in Chicago. While in Boston, she played rugby, and she performed in an improv troop named My Mother's Fleabag. Esposito graduated from Boston College in 2004.
Esposito began her stand-up career in Chicago, performing in various local venues, including as a regular at The Lincoln Lodge from 2007 to 2011. She appeared at a number of comedy festivals, including SXSW, the Moontower, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and SF Sketchfest. To supplement her income, she worked with students in special education, as a law clerk at her father's law firm, and as a nanny.
In 2013, Esposito made her television debut on The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Fellow guest Jay Leno expressed admiration for Esposito, calling her "the future of comedy". She has also appeared on Conan and on Last Call with Carson Daly. She also voiced "Carroll the Cloud Person" on an episode of Cartoon Network's animated show Adventure Time. The entertainment media website Consequence of Sound named Esposito its comedian of the year for 2014.
In the fall of 2014, Esposito created a series of videos with BuzzFeed Motion Pictures titled "Ask a Lesbian", in which she answers a variety of questions sent in to BuzzFeed staff about lesbianism. The videos also feature Butcher, with whom she has performed comedy previously. In addition to touring regularly, Esposito was a regular panelist on Chelsea Lately with Chelsea Handler and used to write a regular blog on the website The A.V. Club. Her comedy album Same Sex Symbol was released in December 2014 by the independent record label Kill Rock Stars. Esposito appeared on Comedy Central's Drunk History as a storyteller on October 20, 2015. Esposito also co-hosts the stand up comedy podcast "Put Your Hands Together" with Rhea Butcher, which is recorded in front of a live audience at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Los Angeles.
Esposito is known for her ground-breaking[according to whom?] lesbian content creation, especially hers and Butcher's television show Take My Wife, which streamed on Seeso until the service was discontinued in November 2017. In March 2018, Take My Wife was picked up by iTunes and season 2 became available to the public. Additionally, Esposito's podcast Queery is an interview-style podcast focusing on contemporary queer luminaries and their life experiences.
On June 11, 2018 Esposito released her hour comedy special Rape Jokes on her website about her perspective of being a survivor of sexual assault. The special was free to stream, but viewers could pay to download a copy and proceeds would benefit RAINN, the United States' largest anti-sexual violence organization.
|2016||First Girl I Loved||Jasmine|
|2013||The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson||Guest||1 episode|
|2014-2016||Last Call With Carson Daly||Guest||2 episodes|
|2014-2017||Adventure Time||Carroll the Cloud Person (voice)||2 episodes|
|2014||Ask a Lesbian||Host||Web series|
|2015||Comedy Bang! Bang!||Server||Episode: "Maya Rudolph Wears a Black Skirt & Strappy Sandals"|
|2015||Drunk History||Herself||Episode: "Journalism"|
|2016-2018||We Bare Bears||Ranger Tabes (voice)||8 episodes|
|2016||Bajillion Dollar Propertie$||Liz||Episode: "Roger Me Rightly"|
|2016-present||Take My Wife||Cameron||14 episodes|
|2017||Danger & Eggs||Rad (voice)||Episode: "Chill Twins/Nightmare"|
|2013-present||Put Your Hands Together||Host|
|2013-2015||Wham Bam Pow||Host|
|2013-2017||Comedy Bang! Bang!||Guest|
|2014||My Brother, My Brother and Me||Guest|
|2014-2016||How Did This Get Made?||Guest|
|2015||With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus||Guest|
|2016||"Bad with Money with Gaby Dunn"||Guest|
|2018||Good Mythical Morning||Guest|