Glorelys ‘Glory’ Mora
Glory is a New York-based stand-up comedian, writer and producer. She identifies as a Black LatinX / Dominican-Harlem native. At the early age of 14, while at her college prep program (HEAF), she took the stage at a talent show to tell jokes. After the failed encounter, Glory put the microphone down and realized she needed life experience in order to build a solid premise. In 2018 at age 27, she returned to stand-up, with curiosity but, masked under the guise that she wanted to improve her presentational skills for work. Upon sharing a tape on YouTube, of her first performance, she began to immediately get booked for shows across prominent comedy clubs and stages in New York City. Her quick wit, authenticity, and dramatic storytelling abilities prove to penetrate audiences deeply gaining her a following of invested audience members. Comedy has afforded her the opportunity to travel for paid work to Hawaii, San Francisco, Miami and Los Angeles. The content for her comedy is pulled directly from interactions she has had with nepotism, racism and micro-aggressions throughout life and while working in the advertising industry. Additionally, she loves to discuss her observations of white privilege, the cis female experiences and social injustices in a ‘pretty’ digestible way for audiences to reflect upon after deep laughter. She is pretty funny.
Helping to launch the CLEOTV network (TV One), chosen by Bob Sumner, she guest starred in, “Just Eats w/ Chef JJ,” alongside David Banner, an unscripted series following how food is at the center of community. Previously, she was interviewed by the late Joanne Rivers for a hilarious episode of E! Fashion Police, where she was named a Joanne Ranger. Glory has had several funny red carpet moments and encounters on-air/television/the web, including conversations with Dr. Oz, Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy), Bethany Mota and was a red carpet correspondent for the HBO New York Latino Film Festival where she had conversations with Anthony Maldonado (The Last OG, Blackish), John Henry (Vice), and more. She is a frequent extra for the Wendy Williams show, how you doing?! Recently, she was mentioned in Teen Vogue, Ain’t I Latina, Refinery29, and ILY Magazine.
Glory has also found great success as a producer of two live comedy experiences. In the same year that she launched her stand-up comedy career, she founded two impactful underground comedy shows: Strawberry Milk and Pretty Funny Friends. Strawberry Milk is a monthly stand-up show celebrating comics that identify as Women, POC, LGTBQIA, and Allies within the comedy community. The production embodies diversity, empowerment and quality comedy; white men are not at the center of the show - unlike traditional comedy shows. Strawberry Milk has had partnerships with HBO Latino, Converse, and Syracuse University. Chris Rock acknowledged the production on his social channels, Comedy central filmed a segment of their show for a project, and the production sells out each month at a ~110 seating capacity. Guest comics include Janelle James, Kate Berlant, Chinedu Unaka, Jessica Kirson, Emma Willmann, and more. Pretty Funny Friends celebrates rising and legendary Black comedians online and offline with a monthly show - that consistently sells out as well at a ~70 capacity. The production is unique in that it is one of the only spaces in New York City dedicated solely to Black comics. Guest comics include Eva Evans, Renny, Klarity, Sydnee Washington, Eagle Witt and more. Both productions have a significant buzz in New York City. In addition to producing, she has written scripts for Tony Award Winning actor/comedian - John Leguizamo’s media agency and comedy platform. Her skits for the EOP platform have garnered over ~400K views, with positive sentiment. And, she’s moderated panels for Buzzfeed.
Volunteer New York Comedy Festival… women of a certain age & desus and mero.
She was born on June 15th, 1990 in New York City and grew up in between the worlds of Harlem and Washington Heights, raised by parents that immigrated from the Dominican Republic. At the young age of 5, she remembers getting reprimanded in school for spitting on her peers due to mimicking and imitating Daffy Duck’s mannerisms. In middle school, she was known for writing spoofs in the style of the Wayan’s Bros “Scary Movie. She was casted as a lead in her high school musical, “Little Shop of Horrors.” She studied Steve Martin to bring a notable performance as the Dentist. Her influences include, Dave Chapelle, Eddie Murphy, Will Smith, La Chilindrina, The Wayans Bros, Kevin Hart, Melanie Camarcho, Miss Piggy, Lucy, Monique. Friends, Adam Sandler (Big Daddy). Syracuse University, Visual and Performing Arts is her Alma Mater - she holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication and Rhetorical Studies. While in college she was a fit model for Baby Phat, Rocawear and Dereon and appeared in Seventeen Magazine. She is a proud member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated and Soror to one of the the Queens of Comedy Ms. Sheryl Underwood.
Within her official year in comedy was unorthodox and shattering, attaining the attention of veterans in the underground scene - shattering all limitations that first-year comics face. She has been on stage 56 times, performing for a total length of 400 minutes, in 11 cities, in front of nearly 3000+ audience members (include followers). She is hoping to double that number in year two, building up additional material. In the upcoming year, she is looking to continue to spread her comedy wings, launch her podcast, comedy shop, join a writer’s room, explore comedic acting and continue to build on her current success. She is enjoying the process and documenting her encounters along the way. Her goal is to inspire everyone she meets to be a little less prejudice/bias, and live out their childhood dreams and to be recognized for her brilliant mind and details she hides in various of her work.. Include fundraisers. Martin. Roxie audition piece. Add in the chanting…
Seventeen Magazine, Teen Vogue
Bad B*tch Revolution Fest, Broadway Comedy Club, Caroline’s on Broadway, Comedy Cove, The Comic Strip, Creek & the Cave, The Duplex, The Grisly Pear, Kraine Theater, NBC Universal, New York Comedy Festival, Nuyorican Cafe, Paper Box, The Pit / Loft, Publicis N.A., The Slipper Room, Soho PlayHouse, Starr Bar, Triad Theater, Westside Comedy Club, The Virgil, Yonkers Comedy Club, Z Space
CLEOTV, E! Fashion Police, TVONE
Associated Brands + partners
HBO Latino, Converse, GIPHY, NYLFF, Syracuse University