Crypto comic Elyse DeLucci puts the New York funny in finance

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by Anna Munhin Sep 24, 2022 News
Crypto comic Elyse DeLucci puts the New York funny in finance

She believes in her career in comedy.

Brooklyn-born Staten Island raised Elyse DeLucci is a digital marketing officer by day and a standup comedian at night, and she will be headline at a Broadway show in September.

I don't discuss bosses with anyone. I talk about how at my last job I went for drinks and ended up at a bikini bar in the Financial District with a bunch of coked out traders.

The Italian-American was not taken seriously when she first started working on Wall Street.

Elyse DeLucci struggled to be taken seriously early in her career.
Elyse DeLucci struggled to be taken seriously early in her career.
Helayne Seidman

She said that she thinks Hollywood loves Italian New Yorkers, but is she going to be hired as the CEO of a company even if she knows everything about cars?

She was the head of digital revenue at her former company and they suggested she get an accent-neutralizing coach.

A Shakespearean actor taught me how to speak. She said that he told her that if she wanted to be the spokesman for Ragu, she would have to get a job.

She was set up by the firm with a personal shopper at the store.

DeLucci outside the New York Stock Exchange.
DeLucci outside the New York Stock Exchange.
Helayne Seidman

Is she laughing all the way to the bank?

DeLucci is the daughter of an import-export trucking company owner and a nurse doctor. She said that he was a street smart connected guy and that people at work are not your friends.

She used the hard and fast rules of the business world to climb the corporate ladder, starting out as a sales executive in a Wall Street boiler room. She used to work on Wall Street and is writing a book about her experiences.

The idea for the memoir came after she started an Apple podcasts about her life as a divorced working mom, as well as telling stories about feeling inadequate early on in her career.

DeLucci used her NY street smarts to make it in the business world while doing comedy in the clubs at night.
DeLucci used her NY street smarts to make it in the business world while doing comedy in the clubs at night.
Helayne Seidman

Many Italians from the tri-state area send her messages saying they can relate to feeling underrepresented in the business world.

My parents invested $100,000 in mutual funds for me when I was a kid. My mother spent my Confirmation money on an above ground pool.

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