Kerri Pomarolli came to Hollywood searching out that one role that would make her famous but found compromising her faith was not worth the star on the Walk of Fame. One night after much prayer it was apparent that God had other plans for her, Pomarolli was to do stand up. She was led to her first gig, in all places, at the world famous Hollywood Improv. Although she performed in front of a very secular crowd, Pomarolli was the only performer asked to come back. Pomarolli continues to hone her craft by working the comedy club circuit and has become one of the most sought after Christian comedians and tours extensively throughout the U.S. and Canada. She has shared the stage with such diverse Christian Comedians as Ron McGehee, Sherri Shepherd, Carlos Oscar and Anthony Griffith. Whether she’s at a secular comedy club or a church congregation Pomarolli uses comedy as her pulpit and has become an innovative and charismatic evangelical. She is a founding member of ACT IN FAITH, a national touring group of Hollywood actors, regularly performs standup comedy and speaks at women's conferences, singles events, marriage conferences, pastor's conventions, MOPS national, fundraisers, Outreach events, has become a renowned National Pro Life speaker and customized church events. She and her husaband traveled to Swaziland with Heart for Africa to see firsthand the needs of the children and feel in love with them, vowing to help raise money for food, shelter and clothing.
Pomarolli is also an accomplished actress, published author and veteran of television with credits that include over 28 appearances on The Tonight Show, Comedy Central, recurring roles on Port Charles and Young and the Restless, and Lifetime Network. She has been a popular guest on many TV shows on FOX, TBN, CBN, TLN, ABC, ABC Family Network, Daystar, CNN Headline News Showbiz Tonight, Hallmark Channel, Pre Show Host GMA/Dove Awards and many others. Pomarolli and husband comedian Ron McGehee appeared on the Oxygen Network’s hit reality show, Tori and Dean: Inn Love and starred and co-produced www.Ilovekerri.com, along with husband comedian Ron McGehee, I Love Kerri premiered on Sky Angel. Kerri starred in the hilariously funny comedy "ENGAGED" that also premiered on Sky Angel network. Kerri is one of the many Christians in Hollywood interviewed in the groundbreaking documentary "Hollywood on Fire" where she talks about the past, present and future of faith in the entertainment industry.
Pomarolli writes her own advice column in national magazines, has written articles for the Teen magazine Brio, is a contributing writer in Flint Wainess’ book "Its Not Me Its You”, co-writer with author Matthew Paul Turner on new book “How To Ruin Your Dating Life” published by Nav Press, and is part of a new book “Relevant Nation 50 Revolutionaries Under 40” in stores now published by Relevant Press. Published by Zondervan, her book, “If I Am Waiting On God, Then What Am I Doing In A Christian Chatroom: Confessions Of A Do It Yourself Single” is in Christian bookstores nationally and re-released to reach a secular audience under Guys Like Girls Named Jennie and you can read her national syndicated column, Report From A Hollywood God Girl won “Best Column” and her book Guys Like Girls Named Jennie is being considered as a romantic comedy film.
Provocative and passionate, Kerri is a devout Christian who continues to lead outreach through humor. She tours extensively throughout the United States and Canada to Churches, Corporate, and today’s top comedy clubs. Kerri is in high demand as a standup comedian and emcee as well as an actor, inspirational speaker and writer.
"Be ready for a side ache for two days after you hear Kerri Pomarolli. I was tempted to roll in the aisle, but I didn’t want to miss the next one liner! The best part was the winsome way that Kerri let people know about Jesus. She made us laugh, told us what God had done for her and what He wanted to do for us. Kerri gave one of the clearest presentations of the gospel that I have ever heard. Then she made us laugh again! We had a very fun and very purposeful evening."
- Women’s Ministry Director, Sunridge Community Church
"Our campus community could not have been more delighted by Kerri’s visit to Malone College. Students, faculty and staff embraced Kerri as the result of her authentic down to earth style. I cannot imagine even a handful of students, regardless where they are in their own faith journey, not connecting with Kerri’s message. It was unapologetically Christian and communicated in a way that almost immediately broke down any walls that our diverse student population might have expected. Several students claimed that Kerri’s was the best Chapel of the year. We are excited to have Kerri and her husband, Ron McGehee on our calendar for next year!" - Director of Student Activities, Malone College
"We couldn’t ask for a better partner in Kerri Pomarolli for our recent fundraiser! She was professional in every way regarding communication before the event and honoring our schedule during the event. She was passionate about our nonprofit, Christian adoption agency and promoted our ministry throughout her time on stage. And… she was hysterical! Her humor crossed generations, touched all our hearts, and left us with sore tummies and lighter spirits! If you have the opportunity to book her for your next event, you will be in for a treat that will leave you wanting more, renewed in your love for the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and encouraged in the expansion of your ministry!" - Loren Rae Easterling, Director of Ministry Development,Covenant Care Adoption & Crisis Pregnancy Services
I moved to LA to pursue my dreams… famous actress/trophy wife. I went to church only when there was parking and did things exactly the way I planned them. Funny how even though I was getting worldly success and my mom had things to brag about at bridge, I wasn’t happy. I knew something had to change. I silently prayed one night while sitting in a show… ‘God I just want to perform… however You see fit. I just want to come back to You.’
That was the most powerful prayer because the very next day things changed. I started a ministry called Act in Faith that provides original dramas for churches with Hollywood actors and directors. We’ve been touring ever since. In the midst of that, God led me to stand up comedy. Not only did He want me to talk about HIM, He wanted me to do it in Hollywood where He wasn’t getting much stage time. I said YES and everything took off from there. It’s been my honor and passion to go out, talk about HIM and what He’s doing in my life, to people from all walks of life—and I’m loving every minute of it.