February 23rd 2016 COMING IN HOT! Second festival acceptance this month! I'll be traveling to Atlanta, GA May 20-21st for the Crom Comedy Festival!
February 7th 2016 SO EXCITED to announce that I have been accepted into the 1st annual Bird City Comedy Festival in Phoenix, AZ April 8-10th!
February 5th 2016 I was given 24hrs to write 3-4min of new material based off of a suggestion. Challenge accepted. Always a good thing to be forced to write new material
February 3rd 2016 Got together with my pals of Mime Party and shot a sketch for Valentines day. Charlie Baker (aka Skinny Pete from Breaking Bad) was out DP, and super fun to work with.
January 11th 2016 Great start to the new year having Maria Bamford headliner! She got to run her Colbert set, and were we so happy to watch.
December 29th 2015 My Ride Along 2/Lyft promo is live! Getting to work with Kevin Hart & Ice Cube was just as crazy as it sounds. What an awesome way to end the year.
December 14th 2015 Another amazing show for The Mermaid Comedy hour. I mean, come on, check out this line up:
December 9th 2015 Booked another commercial! On set for a major brand. Stay tuned to find out which one. In the mean time, look out cute me and my fake son are.
December 7th 2015 Today I hit over 5.000 followers on Twitter. Big steps since I had about 200 followers this time last year. What I'm saying is, is that if you don't already follow me, you're missing out.
November 24th 2015 Last night's inaugural show was AMAZING. Full house despite being Thanksgiving week AND Monday night football. You do not want to miss the December 14th show!
November 11th 2015 I am now an official blogger for the Dirty & Thirty community! Check out my first article here.
October 26th 2015 Just got word that I was selected as an official participant for the Funny Women Festival in their stand up competition! Check the "Stand Up" page for details and tickets!
October 23rd 2015 Had a great time on the "Cup of Jokes" show last night. What a cool little theater. Check out some shows at the Lyric Hyperion Theater if you haven't already.
September 29th 2015 I had the privilege of shooting new headshots with David Muller. Below is one of my favorites from the shoot. I am blown away at how they turned out. I can't wait to start using them.!
September 5th 2015 Thanks to everyone who came out to see me at Nick's Comedy Stop in Boston last night. Over 50 people in the audience just to see me, and I made a bunch of new fans as well. Love you all. You make the madness worth it.
June 26th 2015 Last night I had a blast performing stand up over at Flappers in the "Battle of the Sexes" night. And guess what? I WON! I'll be back July 23rd for another show and to hopefully keep my title.
June 11th 2015 What an AMAZING first day on set! Susie Sunshine is such an empowering film, and I am so privileged to be a part if it. This photo is our lovely director, writer, and one of four incredibly awesome female producers. I cannot wait for it to hit the festival circuit. Here's to the bright future of women in Hollywood!
May 22nd 2015 I have been cast in a webseries! It is being produced by Buzzfeed, and in part with Google. We have been on set all week shooting the first four episodes. Episode 1 is scheduled to be released Tues June 2nd. Stay tuned!
April 28th 2015 Exciting news! I've been officially offered a role in Susie Sunshine The Movie, which shoots in June. I could not be more excited, especially since it's being spearheaded by an all female team. Look out everyone, I get to play a redheaded sex pot that makes fire! Checkout the #TeamSusie site to find out more about the film and everyone behind it.
April 22nd 2015 I am exhausted but so fulfilled... I just got back from a stand up tour. I was fortunate enough to perform in Phoenix, Austin, and New Orleans, the last stop being the Comics of Twitter show. Seven shows in fours days. I even jumped in last min with a long form improv team in Phoenix for a show. So much fun. I'm already craving getting back on the road again.
April 1st 2015 Our official poster is here! Special thanks to Magnifico Design for not only their genius,but their generosity in donating their time to create our logo.
March 24th 2015 Tonight's the night! I will be the lucky guest on the Beyond The 140 podcast. Tune in at 8pm PST/11pm EST to experience the magic.
March 1st 2015 I am finally ready to announce that we are in pre-production of a webseries that I have created. Afterglow with Persephone Morningwood starts filming next week! I'll be wearing many hats for this production, and I couldn't be more thrilled. Feel free to find out more by checking out the following links:
February 19th 2015 I'm SUPER excited to announce that I've been added to the lineup for the NOLA2015 Tweet Up. I'll be in the big easy doing stand up and tweeting my face off. I'm so damn excited to be a part of this. Follow @NOLAtweetup2015 on Instagram, and @comicsoftwitter on Twitter for more details on the weekend-long event in April!!
January 26th 2015 Crazy show. The dudes sitting in the front were heckling every comic before me. I was a few minutes into my set, and wanting to play with fire, asked them why they got quiet. Their response? "You're using big words. We don't know what to say." I won comedy that night.
January 19th 2015 I was officially asked to jump on board as a co-host of the Rock 'n' Roll Cheeseburger Podcast! After coming on a guest twice, I will now be hosting the show weekly. We recorded episode 18 today, which drops next week. Stay tuned nerd burgers.
December 16th 2014 Booked on the T&T Storytelling Show at the good ol' Lexington. The diviest of bars, the funniest of people.
December 9th 2014 Myself and my good friend Tommy Bechtold were asked to be the comedic guests on the hilarious Rock 'N' Roll Cheeseburger Podcast. It got a little crazy. Please listen and enjoy.
December 13th 2014 I returned for a third time as a performer in the A.Wake movement. So lucky to be a part of this. Doing comedy in that supportive environment is unforgettable.
November 4th & November 6th 2014 I did story telling for the first time at The Los Angeles Funny Women Festival... And was selected as a finalist!
November 12th 2014 Booked at Craic Comedy! Stand up in an Irish Pub? Sounds dangerous...
November 11th 2014 Booked at The Lexington! Excited for my first time at this space. Best of all, IT'S FREE!
November 8th 2014 I got my proofs back from my theatrical shoot with Chris Evans over at Studio CE3 today! Loving this one, so I put it through an IG filter. Obsessed. Check back for when I post the rest of the series.
November 7th 2014 The third video I did with BuzzFeed went live today! And of course, my awkward face ended up being the cover. Le sigh...
October 29th 2014 On set for Discovery Channel! I play a secretary in season two of "Tabloid". This particular episode is set in the 80's.... Aka my wardrobe was tragically awesome.
October 20th 2014 Back with Buzzfeed for my third project! These guys are the best. Clearly we all have a nerdy love for each other.
October 14th 2014 The second Buzzfeed video I shot is live! We already have over 400,000 views, and everyone loves it. Reading the YouTube comments is hilarious.
October 3rd 2014 The first video I shot with Buzzfeed is officially live! Check it out below.
September 26th 2014 Tonight I am hosting the third monthly event of A.WAKE at Glassrock Studios in NoHo. Please come out and support an amazing evening of women performing artists. All proceed go towards creating a safe space for female performers. Check out the blog for more info: http://awakemovement.wordpress.com/
September 18th 2014 I'm feeling very humble and inspired right now The last two days I have been on set again with Buzzfeed shooting a spot for Ghiradelli. The director asked me back based on the last shoot I did with them a few weeks ago, and I can safely say it's the most fun I have had on set to date. Everyone was so wonderful, letting us improvise, be creative, and get a little crazy. Please enjoy the absolutely ridiculous photos until the project is released.
September 9th 2014 Doing a ten minute set tonight in Costa Mesa at the Tiki Bar. Email me if you would like a $5 ticket!
August 28th 2014 On set at BuzzFeed today shooting a spot for Miracle Whip. I can't go into details yet, but let's just say I got to put my musical improv skills to good use. I seriously cannot wait to see that video.
August 27th 2014 First show on the Flappers Main Stage... And it was a hit! During my set they Tweeted a photo of me with the caption "Hyper sexual comedian Valerie Tosi" Look's like I won't be walking to my car alone anytime soon.
August 24th 2014 Tonight I had the pleasure of being a part of a wonderful movement. I was asked to perform a ten minute stand up set for A.WAKE: An evening celebrating women in the performing arts. A.WAKE is a monthly show in which all the proceeds go towards opening a space that is a sanctuary for women artists to create, grow, perform, and be awakened in their art.. For more details on the artists and the movement itself, please visit: http://awakemovement.wordpress.com/
August 10th 2014 Booked a commercial spot for "Ocean's Halo Seaweed Chips"! I originally went in for the Mom role, which I did not book. But based off my audition and callback they like me so much that they decided to write me into the spot! The project shoots in September. Notes from casting:
"We decided to go in a different direction with Mom, BUT I absolutely love you! You're freakin hilarious! Would you be open to playing a different part? I want to write a part for you, either Mom's friend, a grocery clerk, or cashier, where you deliver one-liners and/or buttons.You have a very unique style of comedy. Your voice resonates well. Keep doing you!"
July 22th 2014 First day on set for "The Sex Addict". Don't drink the Seduce Juice!
July 15th 2014 I booked the lead in an indie feature film. The working title is "The Sex Addict", and it's a comedy. We go into production next week, and I could not be more excited. There might be a few names attached as well. More as things develop!
July 14th 2014 On set playing a journalist for two new Fatheads spots. Getting to meet Richard Sherman (Seattle Seahawks) and Clay Matthews (Greenbay Packers) was pretty great... AND I got to keep my snazzy blazer! Win win!
June 17th 2014 On set for the summer print campaign for Gold'n Plump Chicken. Ask me about how I almost had to wear maternity pants for the shoot... Yikes.
June 10th 2014 Just got the official word... The Mom Squad will be back in action! Next week I will be shooting a reboot of our print campaign last year for Gold'n Plump Chicken. Saucy.
May 20th 2014 The Sound & The Furry will be official performers in the 12th annual Los Angeles Improv Comedy Festival at iO West! This is my fourth year in a row being a part of a wonderful tradition. Please check out our show Wednesday, June 4th @ 8:30pm.
April 22nd 2014 I'm thrilled to announce that I am now represented commercially by the DDO Artists Agency. I feel very lucky to have such a great and reputable agency as part of my team. Let's put those new headshots to work!
April 15th 2014 Just wrapped an amazing day of shooting new headshots with the fabulous Joanna DeGeneres. (Yes, there is a relation to whom you're thinking :) Stay tuned for all the images. So happy and beyond thrilled to start going out with the new ones!
March 15th 2014 On set with fellow lead actor Andrew Ryan for the independent short film Love's A B*tch in Costa Mesa, CA. Stay tuned for progress on the film, and the upload of the finished product!
March 6th 2014 I got an email from a huge casting office I met back in Aug of 2012. This CD not only remembered me from over a year and a half ago to call me in, but called me in to read for a series regular role for a hot new pilot at CBS with virtually no credits. I was exhilarated and petrified at the same time. But it doesn't end there. She then called me the night before, and spent half an hour on the phone with me giving me pointers because she really wanted me to do well. The audition was great, a whirlwind that went so fast my head was spinning... And then, a few hours later, I got ANOTHER email back from her saying how proud she was that I did so well. Unfortunately they have to go with someone with a bigger name, but her boss was super impressed with me and can't wait to have me in for more roles.
Hands down the best experience I've had as an actor since I've been in LA. This is one of the reasons why I do casting director workshops... You might be planting the seed for opportunities you never dreamed possible.
January 27th 2014 Booked another lead in a short film! Production starts soon for "Love's A Bitch". Stay tuned for details!
January 25th 2014 Tonight was the very first show for the improvised puppet musical The Sound & The Furry... And it was truly spectacular. I couldn't have asked for a better show, or a better cast. Growing both improvisationally and musically with this team has been so fulfilling. Onward and upward!
January 15th 2014 I just wanted to say how excited I am for the new year. It's already started off so wonderfully. I got a callback for a new ABC web based sketch pilot, and have had some amazing feedback on auditions. Here are two responses I've gotten back this week:
Douglas K. (CASTING DIRECTOR)Valerie is a very strong actress and we're definitely hoping to be working with her in the future. She brings not only an amazing level of talent into the room but a very professional attitude. We are still in the decision making process for this project, and she is definitely on our list for consideration.
Lyman J. (CASTING DIRECTOR)Funny, hits the beats. Listened to adjustments. Good feel for the character. Fantastic, very impressed.
December 17th 2013 Today I officially become Crystal Carson's assistant! I will be her TA for her next six week workshop in Feb, and will be assisting her in other creative endeavors as well. Learning from this woman is going to be incredible.
Thursday November 21 2013 Just found out that I was cast in a brand new musical improv troupe that will be performing at iO West! What makes this one so fun and exciting? We will not only be singing and improvising, but we will be using puppets as well! Stay tuned for show dates as they become available!
Sunday November 3rd 2013 On set for David Manuel's "Gotta Crush" music video, portraying my doppelganger, Emma Stone from Easy A. The entire crew were even freaked at how much I sound like her. Check back for the completed video!
Saturday August 10 2013 Getting crazy on set for the new Fox Sports 1 promo. Check out the completed spot in on the video page.
Wednesday July 31 2013 Loving our movie poster! Please check out the entire short film "Remember Me Latte"!
Monday July 22 2013 Last night I shot the short film "Remember Me Latte". I played Heather, your friendly neighborhood barista, one of the lead roles. An over night shoot in a coffee shop? It couldn't have been better planned. Except I drank so much coffee that I'm pretty sure I'm missing most of my stomach lining..
Friday July 12 2013 I got the call... I now have a theatrical agent! I will now be represented theatrically with Talent Direct Agency. Here's to future bookings!
Tuesday July 2 2013 Tonight I started an 8 week sitcom spec writing class at iO West. We are tackling writing a full spec script for 30 Rock. I'll be watching TV differently, that's for sure.
Monday July 1st 2013 I now have a commercial reel! Please check it out on my video page. An demo reel will follow suite in the near furture!
Thursday June 20th 2013 The new Gold'n Plump Chicken Mom Squad :30 spot, "Home", has aired! Check it out on my video page!
Monday May 20 2013 My fantastic print agent, Carrie Macy, has decided to join the team over at Littman Talent Group... And I have decided to go with her! I wish her the best of luck, and I am so excited she has embarked on a new endeavor. Congrats Carrie!
Thursday May 9 2013 My two person improv team, Trubtosiano, has been selected to perform in the 11th Annual Los Angeles Improv Festival! We will be performing Monday June 3rd @ 10:30pm. Get your tickets soon, as it is sure to sell out!
Monday May 6th 2013 After officially completing my first voice over classes, I have started doing weekly workouts on Monday evenings. My teacher said that I'm totally ready to start auditioning, so hopefully I'll have news of a booking soon!
Friday April 26 2013 I booked another commercial! I've been flown out to Spokane, WA, and I am on set filming a spot for Ultimate Medical Academy.
Thursday April 11 2013 For some time I have been told that I have a very unique voice... So tonight I went to a free seminar at Hollywood Casting and Film called "The Business of Voice Over". It was led by Shawn Michael Howard, who does done VO for "American Dad", "The PJ's", "Family Guy" and more. It was so enlightening, and made me even more excited to start the journey of learning voice over. After emailing back and forth, I'm pumped to start my first class next Thursday, taught by Shawn himself. Yippee!
Tueday April 2 2013 Tonight I start at three week on camera commercial workshop with ASG Casting's Scott Wissner. Back in the student saddle!
Saturday March 23 2013 Today I did a stock photography shoot with Corbis Images. Everyone on set was extremely fun, and we had a blast shooting fake work environments... Especially the scenario where we had an actor riding a bike through the office!
Monday March 11 2013 I am excited to announce that I have booked a national commercial for "Gold'n Plump Chicken". I'll be shooting two :30 spots this week!
Sunday February 24th 2013 Officially wrapped for "The Intern"! The shoot was so much fun, and had so many talented people working on it. The fact that we were encouraged to improvise made it such a great experience. We had a one shot take on a "set destruction" scene, where I needed to spray champagne everywhere... And it was brilliant. The footage was perfect. So excited to see the finished product!
Sunday January 13th 2013 Today was the table read for the short film I have been cast in called "The Intern". It's a mockumentary style short, and everyone in the cast is super funny. We shoot in Feburary, and I cannot wait to see it all edited!
Saturday January 12th 2013 Shot a short called "Sexts, Lies, and Snapchat" for Funny or Die. Look for the video on the FoD site, and here on my site soon!
Thursday September 27th 2012 Today I was called in to read for a co-star on Disney's new show "Crash & Bernstein". Being at LA Center Studios? A very cool experience.
Tuesday May 8th 2012 Well, the hard work has paid off. I am now represented commercially with The Wallis Agency. Two agencies in one week? Not bad, I'd say!
Saturday May 5th 2012 I am officially represented for print with RPM Talent Agency. Their information, should you be interested, is located under my "Contact" page.
Wednesday May 2nd 2012 I booked a webseries, hooray! I will be a playing series regular named Sherry in "Internet Dating Coach". Filming starts this weekend, and I am so excited!
Saturday April 7th 2012 Pitched and filmed an Easter video with the wonderful guys of Mime Party (Eddie Frateschi & Alec Milewski). Stay tuned tomorrow as the short will be up and running on their YouTube page . I'll post it under the video section of my page as well. Happy Easter everyone!
Wednesday March 14th 2012 On set shooting for a JVL Jewelry ad campaign, where I played a blushing bride. My mother said, and I quote "Well, at least I'll know what you WOULD have looked like as a bride." Nothing to get you motivated like some old fashioned Italian Catholic guilt. ::cough cough::