Writer/Actor ◆ Comedian


Erica is a Manhattan-based creator whose work aims to highlight the unique, sometimes uncomfortable, stories of women and their mental health. Most recently, her pandemic comedy cabaret “LAUGH AGAIN,” sold out its run at Don’t Tell Mama in NYC – you can listen to the show here.
In 2021, her half-hour comedy pilot “BEARDS,” was a finalist at the Fusion Film Festival. At the helm of the pandemic, she wrote, produced, and emceed “CREATIVITY IS NOT CANCELED,” a digital song cycle that raised money for artists affected by COVID-19. She had bangs at the time.
This spring, she made her off-Broadway writing, performing, and directing debut with the DIY cabaret “GAY ICON,” at Rattlestick Theatre company – which was later featured in Lincoln Center’s: Broadway’s Future Songbook.
In a lifetime before the pandemic, she produced, directed, and performed a monthly comedy show, “GETTING FAMOUS,” in theatres across NYC.
Erica is a recent graduate of the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at NYU, and holds a BSJ in Journalism from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.
She’s eligible to be SAG eligible.


Yuri Shibata and Erica Molfetto dreamed of stardom — and then, a global pandemic hit.


The cabaret act that they wrote in 2019 was rendered meaningless without a world to perform it in. Therefore, Yuri and Erica did not laugh for a full year out of protest* (cough cough: depression*).


But in 2021, they wrote a brand new act, featuring their own original music, and the comedy-stylings of Manhattan’s hottest female comedians. Watch the sold-out performance below!

Laugh Again Cabaret

The First Mouse in Manhattan is a musical mini-series (with puppets!) chronicling the journey of a first-generation mouse named Antonina, and her pursuit to become a stand-up comedian. 


Music by William Karras

Words by Erica Molfetto

The First Mouse in Manhattan

“Creativity Is Not Canceled” is a digital song-cycle, written and produced in 2020 at the height of New York City’s quarantine. The songs examine what it means to survive circumstances beyond your control. 


Directed by Janey Miles Feingold

Musical Direction by William Karras 

Produced & Emceed by Erica Molfetto





Currently seeking representation! For comedy show bookings, email emolfetto[@]gmail.com

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