Julia Sweeney became famous as a feature player on Saturday Night Live, particularly portraying the androgynous character Pat.
Recently she has gained critical acclaim through her series of confessional one woman shows that chronicle the death of her brother from cancer, her own diagnosis with a rare form of cervical cancer and her conversion from Catholicism to atheism after discovering critical thinking.
The most famous of these shows are God Said Ha! and Letting Go of God, both of which are poignant and humorous monologues about very serious topics.
If you get a chance watch them and also read her blog, it’s very funny.