Cate Gary was spawned by New York City transplants in a backwater town in Virginia. Her family moved back north when her parents noticed she was developing a Southern accent. The drawl has since been replaced with a speech pattern resembling Sarah Palin as impersonated by an enraged parakeet. Nothing happened between 1989 and 2003. In 2003, Cate started her stand-up career in New York City, performing in such venues as the Comedy Cellar and the subway station next to Carnegie Hall. She moved to San Diego in 2004, where she was promptly rear-ended by a Cadillac Escalade on her way to an open mic. (She still made it.) Since then, she has performed at comedy clubs, bars, coffee shops, tattoo parlors, and AA meetings all over Southern California. Cate currently lives in Orange County, and she's not happy about it.