Amy Sharyn Anderson
Born into the disco era
Sept 1 (Virgo!)
Los Angeles, CA
The Beatles, JS Bach – all kinds of stuff
Asian cuisine, esp pho, spicy Thai & Korean. Then, there’s cake.
Steve Martin, Gene Wilder, Smothers Brothers, Eddie Murphy
I also love motorcycles, animals, roller coasters, cupcakes and most of all, my daughter
The Sweet & Lowdown
Don’t let the name fool you… Amy Anderson has been described as “a skinny Margaret Cho” and “a heterosexual, Asian Ellen”. Amy would describe herself as a funny American girl who happened to be born in Korea and adopted by Swedish parents in suburban Minnesota. 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, 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. You can see Amy on Comedy Central, Showtime, GSN, Sitv, Mun2, AZN, VH1, QTN and The Tom Joyner Show. Amy has appeared in several national television commercials and is currently headlining club & college shows throughout the U.S., working on several tv and online projects and driving her famous preschool aged daughter around Los Angeles to work.
- 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 AmericanSingles.com