Amanda Austin is a Dallas-based comedian. She performs improv, sketch and stand up comedy. Amanda performs and teaches comedy at Dallas Comedy House. She’s performed/taught at comedy festivals all over the nation and is the Executive Producer of the Dallas Comedy Festival (2010-2016). She was named one of the 20 Most Fascinating People in Dallas in 2014 and one of the Top 100 Creatives of Dallas in 2014. Amanda holds a bachelor of Science in Journalism and Minor in Business from Texas A&M University. Past writing credits include the CW33 Morning Show: Eye Opener and WFAA. At Dallas Comedy House she has directed the sketch shows: Cambio! Cambio!, Fraud City, Law and Order: The SVUsical, It Could Have Been A Wonderful Life, and Power to the Peephole. She is represented by the Callidus Agency.
How I really feel:
My name is Amanda. By day, I’m the owner/founder/artistic director of Dallas Comedy House. It’s a dream come true, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. By night, I’m a Dallas-based comedian, writer, and actor. I usually write about food, dieting, boys, and fashion tips. I know about all of these topics, but have yet to get a handle on them.
I’m a teacher, performer, and lover of comedy. I also have some real world credits like a college degree (Gig ‘Em), certified public speaker, and proud winner of the 4th grade Daughter’s of the American Revolution Essay Contest about Cyrus McCormick and his Reaper.
I want to write professionally for television and film. If you want to hire me, I’ll probably say yes. Unless it’s something that would embarrass my grandparents or require me to wear a bikini in public. Then I’ll probably just ask for more money.