Amy Anderson

Submitted by on Sep 3, 2015

The Sweet & Lowdown

Amy is a true one-of-a-kind on the comedy scene and her act will remind you to never judge a book by its cover.

Long before Amy graced the stage of a comedy club she was performing as a musician. A singer and pianist since the age of two and also an accomplished guitarist, Amy earned her B.A. in classical music from the prestigious Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey.

Ultimately, Amy decided music was not her calling and hearkened back to the advice of her first grade teacher, Ms. Nickel: “Amy, you should become a comedian… now go to the principal’s office.” After a lengthy stint in the principal’s office, and a couple years working as a temp, a waitress, a dog walker, a luggage salesperson, a boarding school dorm mother, a boy choir manager and a behavior modification specialist for autistic adults, she decided to check out the Twin Cities comedy scene. She spent six years working in Minneapolis/St Paul as a comedian, a theatre and commercial actor, sketch writer and improv teacher and performer before heading to Los Angeles.

Amy has established herself as one of the hottest female comedians in the country and also created and hosted the first Asian American, stand up showcase, Chop-SHTICK, at the legendary Friars of Beverly Hills and the Hollywood Improv. Amy’s many television credits include Comedy Central, Showtime, GSN, Sitv, Mun2, AZN, VH1, QTN, TV Guide Network, Nick Jr, The Tom Joyner Show, Comics Unleashed, HBO’s The Newsroom, ABC’s Modern Family and Fox’s Raising Hope. Amy is currently focusing her career on acting and sketch writing and working on several unfinished projects while still performing stand up comedy, doing laundry, picking up dog poop and driving her 8 yr old to work.

I’ve had some BAD & interesting jobs:

  • Supervisor at a Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
  • “Behavior Modification Specialist” working with adults with autism… you don’t want to know what that means
  • Owned my own pet care business
  • Worked in a factory for one day and didn’t know what I was making
  • Interviewed little girls for youth beauty pageants – HORRIBLE!
  • Edited free online dating profiles for
  • I have a female chihuahua named Bob Barker
  • I’m severely left handed
  • I’m really good at baking
  • I play piano and guitar but was a voice principal in college
  • I’m the youngest of four kids and the only girl
  • My dad was one of the pilots of the DB Cooper hijacking

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