Don’t let the name fool you… Amy Anderson has been described as “a skinny Margaret Cho” (back when Margaret was fat) 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 up-and-coming 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 on ABC. 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 looking forward to the day when she doesn't have to get up from the dinner table to wipe her daughter's poopy butt anymore.