Tess Rafferty is a writer, comedian, and actress. She has written for @midnight as well as MTV, The Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne Barr and The Soup where for 7 years she skewered pop culture and parodied celebrities. She was frequently seen on camera as herself, Posh Spice, a Succubus, a “Guidette” from Jersey Shore, and perhaps most notably The Dancing Maxi Pad.
Tess made her debut as an author with RECIPE FOR DISASTER published by St. Martin’s Press in 2012. A culinary memoir, LA Confidential Magazine described the book as “a compilation of hilarious vignettes about dinner parties gone awry, mixed with tried-and-true recipes that she presents in a fun, approachable way.”
Tess started performing stand-up comedy at the clubs and Chinese restaurants around Boston while attending Emerson College, and, when not holding herself to ridiculous standards at dinner parties or learning to speak Italian, continues to perform stand-up in Los Angeles. She is a regular performer at the storytelling show, Public School, and frequently reads her essays at the Pez show. She can also be seen discussing pop culture on the TV Guide Channel and VH1.