Gary Roma, Filmmaker & Comedian

Puss in Books: Adventures of the Library Cat has been screened at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC as well as having an extended run at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. It has been screened at a dozen film and video festivals. It won the Best Documentary Award at the United States 8mm Film and Video Festival as well as the Brooklyn Film Festival. Puss in Books has been featured on Fox News Channel’s Pet News program.

Off the Ground & Off the Wall: A Doorstop Documentary is Gary's first film. It won numerous awards; was screened at over two dozen film festivals in the United States, Canada, and England; and was broadcast nationally on Bravo and the Independent Film Channel. It won the Best Documentary Award at the IAC International Film and Video Competition in England, the Brooklyn Arts Council Film and Video Festival, and the University of Cincinnati Film and Video Festival.

Gary is currently in production on his next film, Hanging by a Thread: A Dental Floss Documentary. He received a fellowships also from the Djerassi Resident Artists Program in Woodside, California and the Artists Enclave at I-Park in East Haddam, Connecticut.

Gary performs his unique brand of pun-filled standup comedy at conferences, schools, and libraries nationwide. His routine features the story of Gary making a film based upon his favorite book – The Dictionary: A word travels back in time to try to prevent another word from coming into usage in the future. Arnold Schwarzenegger is The Terminologist. Gary was named "Punster of the Year 2001" by the International Save the Pun Foundation based in Toronto, Canada. He was a judge and entertainer at the 24th Annual O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships in Austin, Texas. Gary appeared as a guest on Michael Feldman's Whad'Ya Know? radio program after winning the show's talent contest with his puns.

He is writing a book of puns called Indelible Inklings and editing a book about puns called The Best Laid Puns.

(Last updated 2015)