Upcoming Shows:

  • June 2, Kiss Kiss Cabaret, Uptown Underground, Chicago, (7 pm show)
  • June 2, Kenosha Comedy Club, Kenosha, WI (10 pm show, guest set)
  • June 4, Manic Monday, Flappers Comedy Club, Burbank, CA (host)
  • June 6, Gauchos Comedy Lounge, Glendale, CA
  • June 9, Laugh Riot Grrrl Festival, Midnight Show
  • June 25, The Secret Comedy Club, Hollywood, CA
  • July 1, Comedy Variety Show, The Ice House, Pasadena, CA
  • July 18, Sugar Rush, Second City West, Hollywood, CA
  • Aug 4, Clean Comedy Cavalcade, Moorpark Presbyterian Church, Moorpark CA
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  • Podcasts:

  • Not A Huge Fan: Female Comedians Are Privileged and Two Sides of the Google Memo
  • Goat vs. Fish Holiday Episode
  • Feast of Fun: Here's the the most recent. Find me in the archives under my name and "Amanda Steinstein"
  • Ian Russo's Stillwater Los Angeles
  • My Perfect Set, Talking about Weird Al's original songs
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  • Festivals:

  • Laugh Riot Grrrl Comedy Fest, LA (2018)
  • FuMP Fest, Chicago (2018)
  • Beast Women (2016 and 2017, Summer Series 2016)
  • Burbank Comedy Festival (2017)
  • Chicago Women's Funny Fest (2016 and 2017)
  • Madison Lady Laughs Festival (2017)
  • Milwaukee Comedy Festival (2016)
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  • Contests

  • KLIQ Comedy Contest Finals 2018, Improv on Melrose, Los Angeles - Second Place
  • U.S. Comedy Contest, Sal's Comedy Hole, Los Angeles - Jan. 2018 Semi-Finalist (headliner category)
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  • Other Stuff:

  • I do nine billion LA open mics.
  • I Tweet a bunch
  • I write topical jokes for comedywire.com
  • I occasionally Tumblr
  • I was in this movie: The Landlord
  • I wrote this show: Don't Blink: A Doctor Who Burlesque and here's a review.
  • I wrote and recorded this song parody: Know Your Doctors (a parody of Weird Al's "Your Horoscope For Today," as heard on the Doctor Demento Show)
  • I wrote these silly lyrics: Thing of Stuff
  • I used to write about comedians for Newspapers
  • I wrote, directed, and produced this: Behind the Dementia
  • I hope to see you soon on the twisted comedy roads.
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  • Showcases I have already done did before: * = multiple times

  • 10@10, Morty’s, Indianapolis, IN
  • The Accord, Champaign, IL
  • A Lill Annoyance Stand Up Show, Annoyance Theater, Chicago
  • A Love Letter To Myself, Laugh Factory, Chicago
  • Ain't Jokin' Wit Chu, Abram Gale Lounge, Chicago
  • Appetite for Rock 'n' Roll, Elbo Room, Chicago
  • Backroom Comedy, Broadner's, Hollywood, CA
  • Beast Women at Prop Thtr, Chicago
  • Better Boobie Bureau Burlesque (host), Chicago
  • The Big Easy Variety Show, Fifolet Cajun, Chicago
  • Bits Welcome, Under The Gun Theater, Chicago
  • Blue Line Laughs, Independence Tap, Chicago
  • Camp Pain 2016 with Tim Slagle, Zanies Old Town, Chicago
  • Camp Pain 2016: Presidential Debate (live riffing), Zanies in Old Town, Chicago
  • Casual Comedy, Long Beach CA
  • Chicago's Best Standup, Laugh Factory, Chicago
  • Chicago Comedy Drip, Non-Boring Laughs at Barrelman Tavern, Chicago
  • Chicago Comedy Radio, 12 Handles, Crest Hill, IL
  • Chicago Comedy Showcase, Wallace Hall, Ottawa, IL
  • The Chill as Fuck Show, Judy's Beat Lounge, Second City Training Center, Chicago
  • Clubhouse Comedy, The Clubhouse Grille, Placentia, CA
  • Clever Comedy Show, Collaboraction Theater, Chicago
  • Cocktails & Humor, CH Distillery, Chicago
  • Comedy Asylum, Bier Academy, Santa Clarita, CA
  • Comedy at the Dollar, Silver Dollar Saloon, El Monte, CA
  • Comedy at the Moose, Mint Canyon Moose Lodge, Santa Clarita, CA
  • Comedy at Outpost, Hollywood
  • Comedy Bowl with Mona Aburmishan, Diversey Bowl, Chicago
  • Comedy Cocktail, Foundation Room, House of Blues, Chicago
  • Comedy Con Queso, Flappers Comedy Club, Claremont CA
  • Comedy Tub, Chicago Joe's Restaurant, Chicago
  • Comedy Here, The Beer Cellar in Thalia Hall, Chicago
  • Comedy Killz, Shakers on Clark, Chicago
  • Comedy Night, Humble Pub, Chicago
  • Comedy Night, Speakeasy Cocktail Bar, Santa Monica, CA
  • Comedy on Aviation, The Three Amigas, Tony's on Aviation, El Segundo, CA
  • Corner Pocket Comedy (co-host), Pressure Billiards, Chicago
  • Comedy Variety show, The Ice House, Pasadena, CA
  • Crispy Show, Universal Bar & Grill, North Hollywood, CA
  • Darren's Super Fun Party Comedy Show, Red Line Tap, Chicago
  • Defund This! A Fundraiser for Planned Parenthood, The Call (host), Chicago
  • Dime Bar Comedy Show, Hollywood, CA
  • Dinner and a Show, Maggiano's, Naperville, IL
  • Dirty Jokes for Jews, Flappers Burbank
  • Don't Call Us, We'll Call You, Foxfire Restaurant, Valley Village, CA
  • Eat, Drink, Improv, Flappers Yoo Hoo Room, Burbank
  • Elks Lodge Annual Comedy Show, Brazil, IN
  • Everything’s Bigger, Avenue Tavern, Chicago
  • Fake It Til You Make It, Elbo Room, Chicago
  • Female Funnies, Zanies Old Town, Chicago
  • First Friday Funnies, Improv Playhouse, Libertyville, IL
  • First Timer Funnies Pro Am Showcase, Flappers Comedy Club Main Room, Burbank, CA
  • Flabby Hoffman Comedy Cavalcade, Livewire Lounge, Chicago
  • Friday Follies, Durty Nellie's, Palatine, IL
  • Friday Funnies at the Mette, Wilmette Theater, Wilmette, IL
  • Friday Night Comedy, Brick Lounge, Plano, IL
  • Fun Simulation 2000 Open Mic (co-host), Reed's Local Tap, Chicago
  • Funnier by the Lake, Comedy Nosh, Max and Benny’s, Northbrook, IL
  • Funnier by the Lake, Light the Lamp Brewery, Grayslake,IL
  • Funnier by the Lake, Madam ZuZu's Teahouse, Highland Park, IL
  • Funnier by the Lake, Small Town Brewery, Wauconda, IL
  • FuMPFeST 2018, host and panelist, Elk Grove Village, IL
  • Genderquack & Other LGBTQ Friends at The Playground, Chicago
  • Get Up Stand Up, Public House Theater, Chicago
  • Grapes & Hops Comedy Showcase,K ankakee, IL
  • GreenFire Restaurant, Rockford, IL
  • History Shmistory, @North Bar, Chicago
  • Hound Dog Comedy, 240 Lounge, Chicago
  • Human Comedy Show, Reed's Local Tap, Chicago
  • Hot Dish Comedy, At North Bar, Chicago
  • Ink Up Stand Up Competition, Globe Pub, Chicago
  • Junk Drawer at the Playground Theater, Chicago
  • Just The Tip, Grogg's Irish Bar, Fresno, CA
  • Just Dickin' Around, Hydrate, Chicago
  • Kale & Komedy, Amazing Kale Burger, Evanston, IL
  • The Kates, The Book Cellar, Chicago
  • Keg Stand-Up at Lakefront Brewery, Milwaukee, WI
  • Kevin Naughton's Snapshots, Zanies in Old Town, Chicago
  • Kiss Kiss Cabaret, Uptown Underground, Chicago
  • Ladies Room, Three Clubs, Hollywood
  • Lady Gravy, Annoyance Theater, Chicago
  • Lake Country Comedy Club, Oconomowoc, WI
  • Laser Comedy Showcase, Under the Gun Theater, Chicago
  • Las Vegas Smokin Comedy Showcase, Rollin' Smoke BBQ, Las Vegas
  • Laughing Liberally, ComedySportz, Milwaukee
  • Laugh, Resist, Repeat, Flappers Main Room, Burbank, CA
  • Love and Art, Flappers Comedy Club, Claremont, CA
  • Love at First Laff, Flappers Yoo Hoo Room, Burbank, CA
  • Little Black Dress, Flappers Main Room, Burbank, CA
  • The Love Below Comedy Show (Storytelling), Beermiscuous, Chicago
  • Magic Mic open mic (co-host), Patsy's, Chicago
  • Manhattan Elk Lodge, Paladino's, Tarzana, CA
  • Mary's Comedy Club, Hamburger Mary's, Chicago and Oak Park, IL
  • Miffed Comedy Hour, Game Time Bar & Grill, Cincinnati
  • Mock 420, Hollywood Hotel, CA
  • Mock the Holidays, Hollywood Hotel, LA
  • Mother's Day Mahyem, Flappers Comedy Club, Claremont, CA
  • Natalie's Comedy Funhouse, Phyllis' Musical Inn, Chicago
  • The New Enlightenment Variety Show, Lilly's, Chicago
  • Night of Wacked Out Comedy, VFW 5819, Lemont, IL
  • Oak Park Funnies, Connolly's Public House, Oak Park, IL
  • Off With Their Heads, The Pack Theater, LA
  • One Liners Only, The Comedy Crypt,Hollywood Hotel, LA
  • pH Showcase, pH Theater, Chicago
  • Potential Boyfriends, MCL Theater, Chicago
  • Prime Time Nine, WIP Theater, Chicago
  • Queenfest, Bootleg Theater, Los Angeles
  • Rising Star Showcase, Zanies Old Town, Chicago
  • Ruthless People Comedy Hour,Micky's, West Hollywood, CA
  • Rusty Martini's Comedy Show, Racine Theatre Guild, Racine, WI (Hosting for Rocky LaPorte)
  • Rusty Martini’s Happy Hour, Hiawatha Bar & Grill, Sturtevant, WI
  • The Secret Comedy Club, Hollywood, CA
  • Set List at The Pack Theater, Los Angeles
  • Seven Deadly Sins, Cafe Mustache, Chicago
  • Shit Hole, Chicago, Message for details
  • Show Us Your NOOBS, Rt. 66 Bar & Lounge, Hollywood Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
  • A Slice of Comedy, DiCicco's in Old Town, Clovis, CA (headline)
  • Smokestake Brew Michiwaka, IN
  • Smoochin Cuties, The Copper Still, Los Angeles
  • The Spot on Broadway, Bradley, IL
  • Still Here, Still Queer (host), The Playground, Chicago
  • Strange Hour, Shakers on Clark, Chicago
  • Sunday Comics, Gunwhale Ales, Costa Mesa, CA
  • Sunday Leftovers, The Improv Space, Westwood, CA
  • The Sunday Night show, Underground Lounge, Chicago
  • Sweet and Savory Comedy Show, Ocean View Bar and Restaurant, Montrose, CA
  • Sylvie’s Lounge, Chicago
  • Tarzana Underground,Petie’s Place, Tarzana, CA
  • Ten at the Store The Store, Chicago
  • Theater School Rejects, Flappers Yoo Hoo Room, Burbank, CA
  • This One Woman, Hopleaf, Chicago
  • Thecond Thursdays, Village Tavern, Long Grove, IL
  • Thursday Night Standup Comedy Showcase, The Annoyance Theater, Chicago
  • Titty Citty CD Release Party (host), At North Bar, Chicago
  • Timewarp Records, Venice, CA
  • Tomato Throw Show, Comedy Bar, Chicago
  • Town Hall Lounge, Loves Park, IL
  • The Tuesday Ten, Zanies Rosemont, IL
  • Tuxedo Cat Comedy, The Beauty Bar, Chicago
  • The Undying Taco Open Mic (co-host) The Globe Pub, Chicago
  • The Van Nuys Comedy Club, The Springbok, Van Nuys, CA
  • Wish You Were Beer Open Mic (co-host) at Spyners Pub, Chicago
  • Wednesday Funnies, The Scene, North Hollywood, CA
  • You Can't Strip To That (host), The Call, Chicago
  • You Had To Be There, Tao Comedy Studio, LA
  • You Kids Get Off My Lawn, Comedy Clubhouse, LA

In my previous go-around I worked at Wiley's in Dayton, Funny Bone in Pittsburgh, Toledo Comedy Club, Charlie Goodnights in Raleigh, The Comedy Caravan in Louisville, Hilarities in Akron, Cozzy's Comedy Club in Newport News VA, and so many one-nighters...so many one-nighters...

I’m a middle-age single woman who is definitely nobody’s mom. I’m your best nightmare: a fearless feminist atheist with a sharp sense of irony who will challenge your assumptions about older ladies, while still relating to all ages. I’ve played bars, bookstores, basements, and barns, and whatever you’ve got, I’ll play there too. I have 15 years in comedy...not in a row. In my previous life I hosted a ton of shows and was just starting to feature when the 90s comedy boom ended. I started up again three years ago and I’m working my way back out on the road.

In my past life I played clubs and colleges across the midwest and east coast, including many great comedy clubs that don't exist anymore (including at least one that literally burnt down). I opened for Paula Poundstone, Gilbert Gottfried, Jake Johannson, and many non-alliterative comedians as well. How long ago? I once hosted a show with a young feature named Patton Oswalt. Yes, feature. It was a long time ago.

I took a break from standup to go to the Second City Conservatory for improvisation and sketch writing. I also studied at the Annoyance Theater and ComedySportz, and bounced around doing a bunch of improv stuff.

Then in September of 2015 I had an epiphany and remembered I was a standup comedian. I recently moved from Chicago to LA, because oranges. I've showcased at Zanies in Old Town and Rosemont, the House of Blues Foundation Room in Chicago, The Comedy Bar in Chicago, Flappers in Burbank and Claremont, The Comedy Store and Comedy Clubhouse in LA.

This is a résumé you can totally download.