Stacey Prussman

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Stacey Prussman
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New York City Mayor
Personal Details
Residence: Brooklyn, New York
Party: Libertarian
Facebook: Facebook
Twitter: Twitter
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Stacey Hope Prussman (born November 12, 1970) is an American stand-up comedian, radio host, actress, and politician. She has appeared on The Howard Stern Show, The Anthony Cumia Show,[1] The Bennington Show, and John Fugelsang’s show Tell me Everything. She appeared weekly as a guest host on Artie Lange's The Artie Quitter Podcast.[2][1]

Early life and education

Prussman was born on November 12, 1970 in South Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from John Dewey High School in Brooklyn in 1988[3] and went on to attend the State University of New York at Albany and graduated from there in 1992 with a Bachelor's in Arts degree.[4]


Prussman is a proud, lifelong, native New York City resident, born and raised in South Brooklyn. She started serving her community at the age of 16 as a liaison between her high school and the league of women voters. She later worked with Headcount as a coordinator for a successful, bipartisan voter registration campaign.

Prussman’s compassion drove her as an animal rights activist as she developed her strong support for critical animal rights measures. Her history with overcoming an eating disorder led her to become a speaker and advocate for mental health awareness, and she has given hundreds of keynote speeches at colleges, military academies, and treatment centers across the US.

As a radio host, public speaker, actor, and standup comedian over the past 30 years, Prussman has gained invaluable insights into communicating, working alongside others, and delegating and managing people and resources. She knows New York City’s unique culture and what it brings to its residents.[5][6]


Prussman landed her first starring role in the Off-Broadway show Grandma Sylvia's Funeral as Dori Grossman in the mid-to-late 1990s.[7][8] In 2000, she appeared in the award-winning Greg Scarnici film Glam-Trash. She also had roles in Everything's Jake and The Girl in the Park.[9]

Aside from her performing career, Prussman is a national keynote speaker on eating disorders and body image at colleges, universities, treatment centers, and military academies across the country.[2][10][11]

In 2014, Prussman co-hosted a radio show, Ears Wide Open, with comedian Bob Levy in Boston and Washington, D.C. Later, she started her own show, The Stacey Prussman Hour.[12]

Prussman's jokes have been published in Judy Brown's books Squeaky Clean and Love’s Funny that Way, and in Jeffrey Gurian's book Filthy Funny and Totally Offensive. She was also quoted in Rosemarie Jarski's book Words From The Wise, 6000 of the Smartest Things Ever Said. She currently hosts a weekly podcast called, The Stacey Prussman Hour.


Prussman's earliest involvement in politics occurred at the age of 16, when she served as a liaison between her high school and the League of Women Voters. She was also a coordinator in a voter registration campaign with the nonpartisan organization HeadCount.[12] She is an advocate for animal rights.[13]

In May 2020, Prussman announced her candidacy for Mayor of New York on Larry Sharpe's show 'Libertarians drinking Coffee w/ Larry Sharpe'.[14] Prussman is also a member of the State Committee of the Libertarian Party of New York, representing Judicial District 2.[15] On April 6, 2021, Stacey Prussman received the official nomination from the Libertarian Party for Mayor of New York City.


Year Title Role Notes
2000 Glam-Trash Stacey
2000 Everything's Jake Hooker
2001–2002 The Howard Stern Radio Show Herself
2007 The Girl in the Park Waitress
2014 Ears Wide Open Co-host with Bob Levy
2016 Gracie's Plea Cathy Fernando Short film
2017 Open House Ruth
The Stacey Prussman Hour Host


  • Mayor of New York City (2021)

Organizational Positions

Libertarian Party of New York
  • Member of the State Committee from Judicial District 2 (2021—September 17, 2022)


  1. Staff (January 24, 2020). "Comedy show at Norwalk's Cafe Madrid Jan. 25 benefits St Jude's Children's Research Hospital". The Hour. 
  2. 2.0 2.1, Stacey Prussman Official Website,, retrieved February 9, 2021 
  3. "John Dewey (JDHS) Class of 1988 Alumni List". John Dewey High School ALumni. 
  4. "University at Albany, SUNY Alumni Filter Alumni Graduates of 1992". 
  7. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Playbill
  8. "Grandma Sylvia's Funeral". ,
  9. "Stacey Prussman at the Internet Movie Database". Internet Movie Database. 
  10. Olds, Dorri (February 26, 2015). "A Journey of Recovery From Eating Disorders". 
  11. "Candlelight vigil honors eating disorder survivors in Naperville". 
  12. 12.0 12.1 Breen, Allison (August 23, 2016). "Uncommon Ground:Where Are The Women In Podcasting?". Internet Movie Database. 
  13. Come to our Kitten Fundraiser Saturday, June 7th, Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition,, retrieved February 9, 2021 
  14. LIVE: LDCL: Larry Sharpe and Stacey Prussman, LP Candidate for Mayor of NYC, YouTube,, retrieved March 14, 2021 
  15. Leadership, Libertarian Party of New York,, retrieved March 21, 2021 

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