Hello Boys...I'm Back
Publisher: Uproar Entertainment
Date: September 2017
Duration: 0 hours 45 minutes
Julia Scotti's new brand of comedy is honest, hilarious, fearless and fierce. Drawn to comedy from the time she was a child -"almost like a religious calling" - she holds nothing back. She has been described as a "force of nature," "a cross between Sam Kinison and Mrs. Doubtfire," like a "chainsaw flying through the room."
A speaker, author, and nationally headlining comedian, who happens to be transgender, Julia got her start as Rick Scotti successfully touring both the United States and Canada as an opening act for artists such as Chicago, Lou Rawls, and Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Rick Scotti
enjoyed success until leaving comedy in 2000. During that hiatus Julia began her life changing transition, and settled into her new career as a teacher.
In 2011, after a 10 year break from comedy, Julia returned to the stage. In 2013, she was named one of the Top Five Transgender Comedians in the country by Advocate Magazine. In 2016, at the ripe age of 63, she hit her stride on season 11 of America's Got Talent on NBC, where she earned a standing ovation from the studio audience with her honest, fearless delivery, instantly winning the hearts of viewers everywhere, and joking her way into the quarter finals. Judge Howie Mandel said "You have so much to offer; you are a joy," and a pleasantly surprised Simon Cowell exclaimed, "You genuinely made me laugh."
Julia became the first transgendered woman to enter and progress to finalist in the New York Based Ladies of Laughter Competition. She has also performed at the Boston Comedy Festival, and was one of the winners of Laughlin Laugh Festival in Nevada in 2014. Appealing to fans of every generation, Julia says, "Young kids laugh at me because I'm like a crazy grandmother. Middle age people say I remind them of their grandmother and my age people say it's so true what I say." With her storytelling and rapid fire style of comedy Julia Scotti delivers a masterful performance in "Hello Boys...I'm Back!"