If that's a question you've been asking yourself, then you've come to the right place. 

Click on the photo below for my interview with Tressa Haney on how to navigate getting older without crashing into the rocks!

Click below for a preview of my solo show and to hear what else "Dr. Gnger" has to say!!


Click below for a preview!




Click on photo below for a peek at my guest-hosting gig with "Chat Daddy" on WVON & 

And you can usually catch me the 1st Saturday of each month at THE REVIVAL Comedy Club in Hyde Park

 In the meantime, click below for an
Audience Testimonial from one of the Standup shows I produced and MC'd...a fundraiser for Faye's Light Cancer Care Center at Her Closet Boutique. 

A Testimonial for my solo show, OCCUPY YOUR VAGINA!

from the New Orleans Fringe Festival


Click on photo below for
another rave from
Emmy Award-winning producer
Nancy Gunn!

Click on photo below for
early-on advice from
the sketch comedy
forerunner to
Ginger Peechee-Keane


On the set with my young

Talk To Me, Ginger!

 co-producers, Troy Pryor, 31,

& Logan Stone, 25.

Note to Baby Boomers:  Millennials are our friends!


More laughs...

I'm in great company with some of today's funniest female comics "of a certain age," including Sandra Bernhard, Jennifer Coolidge, Marsha Warfield & Judy Gold...and I get the last word! Click on the #DisruptAging billboard below for the full article. 

"We all know about the difficulties actresses face as they age —

but what about ageism in comedy?

Nine fabulous female comedians share their stories..."


           Hi!  I'm Mariann Aalda!!!  I've spent more than 30 years in network television working on cushy sets...20-plus of them in LA -- including series regular roles in primetime (THE ROYAL FAMILY, CBS), contract roles in daytime (EDGE OF NIGHT, ABC), hosting my own show (DESIGNS FOR LIVING, USA) and in high profile recurring roles playing opposite OJ Simpson for three seasons as his long-suffering wife (FIRST & 10, HBO) and as Meshach Taylor's yuppie-from-hell girlfriend (DESIGNING WOMEN. CBS). Most of these years -- especially the early ones -- were spent challenging the traditional stereotypes of what it means to be a woman and a person of color. To that, I've now added "OLD!"  It's time to revisit The Golden Age of Sitcom with strong, feisty, funny female characters.  Meanwhile, I'm "takin' it to the streets"  --  online...on DVD...and somewhere at a theater (or comedy club) near you!  Click on the promo links below for more info... 


Click below for my profile as an AARP #AgeDisruptor. Because that's what Badasses do...we DISRUPT! 

          After college, I got my show biz start on the gritty streets of New York City doing bawdy sketch comedy and political satire with Off-Centre Theatre on a pull-down stage off the side of a seen-better-days moving van with a baby on my hip, and touring the country with the Boston improv troupe, The Proposition.  More than 30 years later, I've not only maintained my comedy chops, but I've expanded them...

...and have made inroads with Millenials in my new improv comedy web series, "TALK TO ME, GINGER!" as my performance art character "Ginger Peechee-Keane, Adult Sex-Ed Evangelist & Mojo Motivator" from my solo show"OCCUPY YOUR VAGINA!"


Click on the photos below for a peek into Ginger's World with...

"THE PREACHER                   &                   "THE PIMP"  



Ginger is now "in session" with the wacky clients she was forced to see as part of her community service  for nude sunbathing at Multnomah Falls National Park. These purloined tapes were stolen from her office and are being released online by a stalker until she agrees to go out with him.


(totally improvised, btw)

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Click on testimonials in the column to your left to hear what audiences have had to say about "Ginger," and click below for  samples of my dramatic and hosting chops. 


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Mariann's Mission Statement

         Comedy or drama, thought-provoking or escapist objective remains the same: creating characters that audiences can identify with and telling a good story. Borrowing from sports parlance, my performance philosophy is: Go deep (emotionally) go long (unafraid to look foolish) or go home. (No sexual innuendo intended)

        I've been developing the character of "Ginger" in cabaret, sketch, improv and theater productions since 2005.  In 2013, I was selected to workshop my solo show, Occupy Your Vagina! at NYC's Dixon Place, the Tony-Award winning incubator for cutting-edge theater. John Leguizamo, Alan Cumming and BD Wong honed their solo shows there.  
        In addition to the Talk To Me, Ginger! web series, plans are in the works for a live performance DVD of Occupy Your Vagina! along with an eponymous self-help book authored by Ginger Peechee-Keane.  Stay tuned...


"Even our jaded Aussie bartender in the DP Lounge said 'she's something special'...and he never gets excited about anything."

Ellie Covan - Artistic Director, DIXON PLACE


And are Older Women about to take back their Power?