Karen, a nationally recognized stand up comic, has made several appearances in both seasons of The Jim Gaffigan Show. She has appeared on The View, Comedy Central, Nick Moms, the Oxygen Network, The TV GuideNetwork, House Hunters, and The Joy Behar Show, and Law & Order. Karen has been invited twice to perform at HBO's U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen Colorado and The Great American Comedy Festival at the Johnny Carson Theatre in Norfolk Nebraska. Karen has written two comic novels, Following Polly and Perfect is Overrated, which have earned praise from The New York Times, Oprah Magazine, and her mother-in-law. Karen is a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post and More Magazine.