Born in Troy, New York and razed in Connecticut and Virginia, as a child, young Betsy put on plays with her brothers in which she was always cast as the wicked witch or cruel stepsister. She graduated from MIT with a BS and a Master's degree from the Sloan School of Management. Her master's thesis was titled: "Can't You Take A Joke? A Study of Sexual Harassment Among Peers." Preferring the security of the arts, she left her career as a Federal Reserve Bank Examiner to become a comedienne.
Betsy is also the author of More Than Once Upon A Time (2006), a short, illustrated children's-style book that tells the story of a child who is raped by her father and his friends, but manages to overcome it and then ruin his life, as well as the hilarious Betsy's Sunday School Bible Classics (2008).
- Betsy Salkind at the Internet Movie Database (IMD
- Betsy Salkind Answers Our Questions, by Mary Faulk, curvemag.com article, 2008.