Named “Comedian of the Year” by the Southern California Motion Picture Council, Carla Collins is an award-winning comedian, actress, television and radio host. In December 2022, she won an LA Film Award for Best Supporting Actress and has appeared in numerous movies and television shows in both the US and Canada. She performs comedy in clubs, theaters and festivals all over North America.
You may have streamed Ms. Collins’ reality show Carlawood on Amazon Prime, and she will be filming her first US comedy special in 2023. Carla also stars in the new comedy Murder, Anyone?, a darling of the film festival circuit directed by James Cullen Bressack that is one of the most streamed movies of the 2023 on VOD according to Rotten Tomatoes.
Carla is the creator of Chuckle and Chill: Comedic Meditation, a revolutionary new concept where after delivering thirty minutes of her stand-up comedy Collins leads the audience through an authentic, original, relaxing guided meditation. An instant hit, her Laugh of Attraction brand has already been featured on NBC’s California Live, CP24 News, SiriusXM Radio, CBC’s Metro Morning and in The Eden Magazine and LA’s Splash Magazine. Look for her comedy tarot card deck Tarot Grigio in 2023 as she continues to combine her two passions: comedy and spirituality.
Collins is the bestselling author of Angels, Vampires and Douche Bags, a comedic motivational tome and she is currently writing her second inspirational book The Huahua Way, an homage to her beloved Chihuahua Dr. Zira who recently passed away.
Carla is the host and producer of Fresh Meat, an innovative comedy competition that asks comedians to create new material under pressure. Her own hilarious comedy can be heard around the world on various Sirius XM stations, Spotify, iHeartRadio, TIDAL and Pandora. You can also hear her melodic voice on several commercials and cartoons. Carla has five comedy albums currently available on iTunes including Mobius Stripper, The Best of the Worst of Carla Collins, Recovering Nudist, PandEPIC! and the newly released Reverse Mortgage Cowgirl. Quite a departure from her origins as a weather girl/news anchor.
She has also embarked upon a modeling career, fashionably late of course, and was a finalist in the 2020 Modelhunt International competition in Los Angeles.
A fierce animal lover, Ms. Collins has been involved with the SPCA and Humane Society for years and is an ambassador for World Animal Protection. She resides in Los Angeles, California and is currently searching for her next rescue animal(s). Being an emotional support cougar herself, Carla is allowed on most planes and in most restaurants.