what audiences are saying about stand-up comic
"Does she have Asperger's?"
- Drunk guy outside the La
Jolla Comedy Store
"She's a natural! Likes getting dirty.
I love it when she strokes my assho—oh, you meant on-stage."
- Larry Brown, booker at the
"If you completely disregard morality,
what she says makes sense."
- Sheila Temple, Cate's
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was spawned by
New York City transplants in a backwater town in Virginia. Her
family moved back north when her parents noticed she was developing
a Southern accent. The drawl has since been replaced with a speech
pattern resembling Sarah Palin as impersonated by an enraged
Nothing happened between 1989 and 2003.
In 2003, Cate started her stand-up career in New York City,
performing in such venues as the Comedy Cellar and the subway
station next to Carnegie Hall. She moved to San Diego in 2004, where
she was promptly rear-ended by a Cadillac Escalade on her way to an
open mic. (She still made it.) Since then, she has performed at
comedy clubs, bars, coffee shops, and AA meetings all over Southern