In 2000, she got a divorce, began her life-altering transition, and went back to school to become a teacher. But her heart was in comedy.
Her friend, comedian Chris Rich, from Lower Makefield, offered her a gig.
"She had been working at the Comedy Works in Bristol, and she arranged that I could come and do a guest set. And that's how the whole thing started," Scotti said.
"I'm having the time of my life."
Scotti is also appearing in "More Women of a Certain Age" on Showtime, and she has spoken about bullying of transgender youth at teacher in-service days.