Belinda Carroll is a nationally touring stand-up comedian, writer, vocalist and actress with appearances on XM Sirius’ Get Off My Lawn!, NBC’s GRIMM, MTV, and the Oregon Lottery’s Winter Scratch-it’s commercial. She caught the comedy bug circa 1986 when in 3rd grade she was asked to play not only, “Aunt Sally” in the school comedic masterpiece “Tom Sawyer”; but was also asked to sing the national anthem, in front of the entire school, in a gray-haired wig, floral mu-mu dress, and Mom’s orthopedic stockings. With her pride firmly in the gutter, her road had begun.
Belinda sang Blues, R&B and Soul most of her life in various bands, and migrated naturally to comedy in 2002 with the sketch comedy troupe “The Tragedies.” Moving to Austin, Texas in 2005, she branched into improvisational comedy, began stand-up comedy and discovered an art form that allows her to express all of the different parts of her performing background, and seek vengeance on students that mercilessly teased her throughout school. She will not rest until justice is done.
She has appeared at various venues and festivals including: Bridgetown Comedy Festival, The Comedy Store LA, Butch Voices Oakland, Portland State University, Washington State University, Cap City Comedy, Hawthorne Theater and has headlined the National Planned Parenthood conference.
She has produced shows and performed with: Dwight Slade, Nato Green, Chip Pope, Sabrina Matthews, Dana Goldberg, Ian Harvie, Curiously Strong Comedy with Vicki Shaw, Gloria Bigalow and Jackie Monahan, and Lezberados with Sandra Valls and Mimi Gonzalez.
Her writing has been published in The Advocate, Curve Magazine, Portland Mercury and PQ Monthly. She is also an author in Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme a winner of the 2012 Stonewall book award and a LAMBDA nominee.