Upcoming Shows:

  • Ongoing:
  • Sundays, 9:30 pm, No Blender Bar Show (co-host), Flappers, Burbank, CA
  • Wednesdays, 8 pm, Gaucho's Comedy Night (co-producer), Gaucho's, Glendale, CA
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  • June 8, Host open mic, Laugh Riot Grrrl Comedy Festival, Tao Comedy Studio, Los Angeles, CA
  • June 10, The Secret Comedy Club (Host), Sal's Comedy Hole, Los Angeles, CA
  • June 13 + 15, The Comedy Studio, Somerville, MA
  • June 19, Scott Nery's Booby Trap, Los Angeles, CA
  • June 20, Gigglebash, ACME Theater, North Hollywood
  • June 22, JR's Comedy Club, Valencia, CA
  • June 24, Bangers and Laughs, Cat & Fiddle, Los Angeles, CA
  • July 1, The Secret Comedy Club, Sal's Comedy Hole, Los Angeles, CA
  • July 5, The Final Nitro Comedy, Cafe Aficianado, Northridge, CA
  • July 6, Pop Up Comedy at Villa Wine Bar, Santa Barbara, CA
  • July 8, Brass Bear Comedy Night, Brass Bear Brewing, Santa Barbara, CA
  • July 17, Comedy on Aviation, Tony's on Aviation, El Segundo, CA
  • July 21, Sunday Comics, Gunwhale Ales, Costa Mesa, CA
  • July 22, The Secret Comedy Club, Sal's Comedy Hole, Los Angeles, CA
  • Aug 3, The Backline, Omaha, NE
  • Aug 4, Zoolarious, Zoo Bar, Lincoln, NE
  • Aug 5, MB Grille, Simi Valley
  • Aug 13, The Dime Bar, Los Angeles, CA
  • Sep 5-7, Stir Crazy Comedy Club, Phoenix, AZ
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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
  • Dinner Date with Corey Wood on the creepiness of guys
  • The "Weird Al"phabet podcast, discussing Polkas on 45
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  • Festivals:

  • Upcoming: Tao Comedy Fest, June 3-8, 2019
  • San Diego Comedy Fest (2019)
  • Floodwater Comedy Fest (2019)
  • Orange County Comedy Fest (2018)
  • Laugh Riot Grrrl Comedy Fest, LA (2018, 2019)
  • FuMP Fest, Chicago (2018)
  • Beast Women (2016 and 2017, Summer Series 2016)
  • Burbank Comedy Festival (2017 and 2018)
  • Chicago Women's Funny Fest (2016 and 2017)
  • Madison Lady Laughs Festival (2017)
  • Milwaukee Comedy Festival (2016)
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  • Contests

  • San Diego Comedy Festival Contest 2019, Comedy Palace, San Diego, CA - Finalist
  • World Series of Comedy 2019, Chicago Satellite Zanies, St. Charles - Semi-Finalist
  • U.S. Comedy Contest 2019, The Ice House, Pasadena, CA - Finalist
  • Clean Comedy Challenge 2018, Carson City Nugget Casino - Finalist
  • KLIQ Comedy Contest 2018, Improv on Melrose, Los Angeles - Second Place
  • U.S. Comedy Contest 2018, Sal's Comedy Hole, Los Angeles - Semi-Finalist
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  • Other Stuff:

  • I do nine billion LA open mics plus I host a couple and occasionally others.
  • I Tweet a bunch and I've been known to
  • 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'll do your thing too.
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  • Showcases I have already done did before: * = multiple times

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  • 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...But these clubs below are some of my gigs since 2015.
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  • 3rd Annual Clean Comedy Cavalcade, Moorpark Presbyterian Church, Moorpark CA
  • 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
  • Adults Only Comedy Night, Shamrock Irish Pub & Eatery, Murietta, CA
  • Ain't Jokin' Wit Chu, Abram Gale Lounge, Chicago
  • Amazing Comedy Theater, Huntington Beach, CA
  • Appetite for Rock 'n' Roll, Elbo Room, Chicago
  • Backroom Comedy, Broadner's, Hollywood, CA
  • Beast Women at Prop Thtr, Chicago
  • Best of the OC Comedy Fest, Gallery of Performing Arts, Tustin, CA
  • Better Boobie Bureau Burlesque (host), Chicago
  • The Big Easy Variety Show, Fifolet Cajun, Chicago
  • Big Willie's Bar & Grill, Salt Lake City, UT
  • 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
  • Canteen Points, The Good Nite, Burbank, 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 & Cupcakes, Bogey's Dog House, Redondo Beach, CA
  • Comedy Asylum, Bier Academy, Santa Clarita, CA
  • Comedy a la Carte (Host), Joe's Cafe, Granada Hills, 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 Back Door, Hey 19, Torrance, CA
  • 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 Night, Brix, Huntington Beach, CA
  • Comedy Night, The Pit Stop, Coalinga, CA
  • Comedy Off Main Street, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Comedy on Aviation, The Three Amigas, Tony's on Aviation, El Segundo, CA
  • Comedy Quench, The Thirsty Ox, Oxnard, CA
  • San Diego Comedy Festival, Comedy Palace, San Diego, CA
  • Comedy Show & Tap Takeover, Stefanos, Laguna Hills, CA
  • Comedy Variety show, The Ice House, Pasadena, CA
  • Corner Pocket Comedy (co-host), Pressure Billiards, Chicago
  • Cosmic Joke, Liberate Hollywood, Hollywood, CA
  • Cracked Up, Faultine Bar, Los Angeles, CA
  • Craft Beer Comedy, Phantom Ales, Anaheim, CA
  • Crafts 'n' Laughs, Flights Beer Bar, Hawthorne, 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
  • Dollface Dames' Britannia Burlesque, The Britannia Pub, Santa Monica, CA
  • Don't Call Us, We'll Call You, Foxfire Restaurant, Valley Village, CA
  • Double Dutch + Friends, Blue Goose Lounge, Los Angeles, CA
  • The Driggs Show, Our Place Bistro, Lake Forest, CA
  • DTF Comedy, Back Alley Bar, Fullerton, 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
  • Floodwater Comedy Festival, The Mill, Iowa City, IA
  • 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
  • Gauchos Comedy Lounge, Glendale, CA
  • Genderquack & Other LGBTQ Friends at The Playground, Chicago
  • Get Up Stand Up, Public House Theater, Chicago
  • The Godless Comedy Show, Center for Science & Wonder, Las Vegas, NV
  • Grapes & Hops Comedy Showcase, Kankakee, IL
  • GreenFire Restaurant, Rockford, IL
  • Hermosa Saloon, Hermosa Beach, CA
  • Hamburger Mary's in Andersonville, Chicago, IL
  • Hamburger Mary's in Oak Park, IL
  • Headliners 505, Red Velvet Underground Rhino, Albuquerque, NM
  • 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
  • Jeff Urrea and Friends, Ventura Harbor Comedy Club, Ventura, CA
  • Jokes for Jews, Flappers Burbank
  • 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
  • The Kerri and Joe Patio Show, Pasadena, CA
  • Kevin Naughton's Snapshots, Zanies in Old Town, Chicago
  • The Killing Joke, V for Vape, LA
  • Komedy at the Kaleidoscope, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Kuddelmuddel, Flappers Yoo Hoo Room, Burbank, CA
  • 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
  • Laugh Riot Grrrl Festival, Tao Comedy Studio, LA
  • Laughing Liberally, ComedySportz, Milwaukee
  • Laugh, Resist, Repeat, Flappers Main Room, Burbank, CA
  • Laugh With Your Mouth Full, Santa Maria BBQ, Buena Park, CA
  • Liquid Courage Comedy Club, Somerville Brewing, Somerville, MA
  • 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
  • Luthier's Comedy Night, Luthier's Co-op, Easthampton, MA
  • 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
  • Max Taps Co., Highlands Ranch, CO
  • 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
  • My Laugher's Comedy Club, Pig 'N Whistle, Hollywood, CA
  • Natalie's Comedy Funhouse, Phyllis' Musical Inn, Chicago
  • New Blood Comedy, Namba Arts, Ventura, CA
  • The New Enlightenment Variety Show, Lilly's, Chicago
  • Night of Wacked Out Comedy, VFW 5819, Lemont, IL
  • Niteshift Comedy Show, Belly Room, The Comedy Store, Hollywood, CA
  • 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
  • Paper Hero's Comedy, Sherman Oaks, CA
  • pH Showcase, pH Theater, Chicago
  • Potential Boyfriends, MCL Theater, Chicago
  • Prime Time Nine, WIP Theater, Chicago
  • Pussy Riot Comedy Show, Tao Comedy Studio, Los Angeles, CA
  • Queenfest, Bootleg Theater, Los Angeles
  • Rising Star Showcase, Zanies Old Town, Chicago
  • Ron Lynch's Tomorrow, Dynasty Typewriter, Los Angeles, CA
  • The Ruby Standup Showcase, The Ruby, Hollywood, CA
  • 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
  • SAUCE: A Comedy Show, DeSano Pizza, Los Angeles
  • The Secret Comedy Club, Hollywood, CA
  • Set List at The Pack Theater, Los Angeles
  • The Set Up, The Beer Basement, San Francisco, CA
  • Seven Deadly Sins, Cafe Mustache, Chicago
  • Shit Hole, Chicago, Message for details
  • Show Us Your NOOBS, Rt. 66 Bar & Lounge, Hollywood Hotel, Los Angeles,
  • Short Attention Span Comedy Theatre, Flappers Yoo-Hoo Room, Burbank, CA
  • Sindicate Comedy Night, Larry's, Venice Beach, CA
  • Skybox Comedy at Legends, Long Beach, CA
  • A Slice of Comedy, DiCicco's in Old Town, Clovis, CA (headline)
  • Smokestake Brew Mishiwaka, IN
  • Smoochin Cuties, The Copper Still, Los Angeles
  • The Spot on Broadway, Bradley, IL
  • Still Here, Still Queer (host), The Playground, Chicago
  • Stir Crazy Comedy Club, Glendale, AZ
  • Strange Hour, Shakers on Clark, Chicago
  • Studio City Comedy Club, Seventy7 Lounge, Studio City, CA
  • Subtle Unicorn Show, Westside Comedy Theater, Santa Monica, CA
  • Sugar Rush, Second City West, Hollywood, CA
  • Sunday Comics, Gunwhale Ales, Costa Mesa, CA
  • Sunday Comix, Joe's Great American, Burbank, CA
  • Sunday Leftovers, The Improv Space, Westwood, CA
  • The Sunday Night show, Underground Lounge, Chicago
  • The Stevie Mack Show, Leimert Park, Los Angeles, CA
  • Sweet and Savory Comedy Show, Ocean View Bar and Restaurant, Montrose, CA
  • Sylvie’s Lounge, Chicago
  • TAPE, The Clubhouse, Los Angeles, CA
  • Tarzana Underground,Petie’s Place, Tarzana, CA
  • Ten at the Store The Store, Chicago
  • Tetra9 Lounge, Denver, CO
  • 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
  • Throwing Punches, A Simple Bar, Los Angeles, CA
  • TIT for TAT, Westside Comedy Theater, Santa Monica, CA
  • Titty Citty CD Release Party (host), At North Bar, Chicago
  • Timewarp Records, Venice, CA
  • Tomato Throw Show, Comedy Bar, Chicago
  • Topa Valley Winery, Ojai, CA
  • Town Hall Lounge, Loves Park, IL
  • The Tuesday Ten, Zanies Rosemont, IL
  • Tuxedo Cat Comedy, The Beauty Bar, Chicago
  • Ugly Stepchildren, West Side Comedy Theater, Santa Monica, CA
  • The Underwear Show, Center for Science & Wonder, Las Vegas, NV
  • The Undying Taco Open Mic (co-host) The Globe Pub, Chicago
  • The Van Nuys Comedy Club, The Springbok, Van Nuys, CA
  • Weird Wild Comedy, Bar Lubitsch, Hollywood
  • Wish You Were Beer Open Mic (co-host) at Spyners Pub, Chicago
  • Wednesday Funnies, The Scene, North Hollywood, CA
  • World Series of Comedy (Chicago satellite), Zanies, St. Charles, IL
  • World Series of Comedy (Sacramento satellite), Laughs Unlimited, Sacramento, 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

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 took a break from standup to go to the Second City Conservatory to study 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. I've hosted, featured, and headlined shows all over.

In August 2018, I was a finalist in the Clean Comedy Challenge held in Carson City, NV. And yes, it was a challenge to keep totally clean. In February 4, 2019, I'm a finalist in the U.S.Comedy Competition. This summer I'm competing in the World Series of Comedy.

This is a résumé you can totally download.

For those of you into the TV credits, I've been seen on TLC, IFC, NBC, CNN, ESPN, and What Not To Wear, and heard on
The Doctor Demento Show.

Want to know more? Read this interview in Voyage LA!

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.