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Denise knew she'd be a comedian ever since her fourth grade teacher called her a "ringleader" for distracting the class with jokes. Today she's a regular at venues across NYC. Before moving to the best-smelling city in the world, Denise's sardonic material, unique observations, and commanding stage presence placed her at the top of the comedy circuit in Washington, D.C. After serving as a contributor for The Onion for years, Denise wrote, directed, produced, and starred in her own original web series, PAT: a coming-of-age tale about the late queen Cleopatra, which for some reason premiered at The Kennedy Center. Follow her for more @denidenitaytay.