Katie Gillespie was born and raised in Wisconsin where she ate a lot of cheese and honed her wholesome, Midwestern persona. She got her start in stand up while living in Chicago and relocated to Vermont for mountains and a job. Mostly the mountains though. She has performed at Zanies (Chicago), the Lincoln Lodge (Chicago), Two Hour Comedy Hour (Chicago), the Kates (Chicago), the Vermont Comedy Club (Burlington), and various coffee shops and bars all over the Green Mountain State. She co-runs (with fellow comedian Tina Friml) the popular monthly showcase Casual Friday Live! in Middlebury and has hosted for national headliners like Beth Stelling, Rachel Feinstein, Sara Schaefer, and Drew Lynch.