Anna David- 7:00 PM
Jenna Brister- 7:10 PM
Melinda Hill- 7:20 PM
Amy Dresner- 7:30 PM
Jodi Miller- 7:40 PM
Marianne Sierk- 7:50 PM
Anna David: Anna David (www.annadavid.com) is the author of the books Party Girl (HarperCollins, 2007), Bought (HarperCollins, 2009), Reality Matters (HarperCollins, 2010), Falling for Me (HarperCollins, 2011) and the Kindle Singles Animal Attraction (Amazon, 2012) and They Like Me, They Really Like Me (Amazon, 2013). She's written first-person sex, dating and relationship pieces for The New York Times, The LA Times, Playboy, and Movieline, among many others publications, and penned reported pieces and celebrity interviews for, among others, Vanity Fair, Cosmo, People, Premiere, Us Weekly, Details, Redbook, Self, Esquire UK, Marie Claire UK, Tatler and Women’s Health. She appears regularly on The Today Show, CNN’s Showbiz Tonight, The CBS Morning Show, Fox’s Hannity and Red Eye, HLN’s Dr. Drew and was the sex and dating expert on G4’s Attack of the Show for three years. She’s currently editing True Tales of Lust and Love, an anthology that will be released by Counterpoint/Soft Skull on 2/14/2014.
Melinda Hill (http://www.melindahill.com/Melinda_Hill/home.html) is the other half of the viral hit Confessions of a Tooth Fairy with Kristen Wiig. Other TV appearances include Reno 911, Sarah Silverman Program, and Important Things With Demetri Martin and the Late, Late Show With Craig Ferguson, among many others. Her weekly show “What’s Up Tiger Lily?” was named “Best Stand Up Show” in LA Weekly and her critically acclaimed comedy CD “The Accidental Bisexual” is available from Stand Up! Records on iTunes and Amazon.
Jenna Brister (http://www.jennabrister.com/) is the host of of OBV: A Variety Show at the Improv and Small and Tall Tales at UCB. She is into prank calling, adult journaling, and front hugging.
Marianne Sierk: Hmph. A summary of ME? I dunno. I'm a comic. From Manhattan - originally from Rochester, NY, where the sun rarely shines and pizza and beer flow like.....beer. Coffee makes me nervous, but I drink it anyways. My days fly by doing....I don't even know what. Stuff like this? Writing profiles on some random....friend site? I e-mail people and check out websites, and drink coffee and do yoga, and go to Target ALOT. I travel for comedy often, so making travel arrangements is really consuming - and I worry about money for a large portion of my day. This is just today, though and next week I'll read this and think I'll need to change it. For the most part, I'm just waiting. My website says it best at MarianneSierk.com
Jodi Miller: With over 13 years experience performing standup, Jodi Miller is not afraid to push the envelope and in doing so, crowds undeniably give a loving stamp of approval. As an animated, high energy comic that has a unique spin on life, Jodi’s insightful banter covers everything from cats, to singer/song writers, and how her dad is desperate to get her knocked up!
A native of New Jersey, Jodi Miller graduated East Stroudsburg University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. Her ease in front of the camera effortlessly transitioned to scoring roles in the Soprano’s and Law & Order and as a stand-up comic quickly endearing fans on both coasts. Jodi’s “just got out of bed- raspy” voice combined with her spontaneous, quirky facial expressions creates an addictive mix of incredible wit and charm.
Currently, kicking her feet up in Los Angeles, Jodi is a sought after comedian, television and film writer, and leading lady. Not to mention, a highly skilled Improv and Sketch Comedy artist that has captivated audiences nationwide. She is currently a Main Company member at the ACME Theater (Los Angeles) where her creative talents flourish as a head writer, performer, and coach. Her critically acclaimed one woman show, “Flying Coach,” (debuting in Los Angeles) was awarded Critic’s Pick, due to popular demand was extended twice, and poured in outstanding reviews: “…biting wit, zinging one-liners and excellent writing” LA Weekly, and Stage Critic‘s Choice from City Beat.
As an accredited writer, Jodi credits include the HBO/Cinemax series Co-Ed Confidential,
Dark Portal (a supernatural thriller starring Lou Diamond Phillips and Pam Grier), and a currently untitled horror script from the creators of Dirty Deeds. Her first book, WTF College: How to Survive 101 of Colleges Worst F*#!-ing Situations, is currently a featured choice in bookstores nationwide and on Amazon.com.
Jodi’s innate ability to captivate audiences has landed her appearances on hit shows such as MTV’s The Rob and Big Black as the comedy coach, Chelsea Lately, and Comedy Jam: Entertainers with Bryon Allen. She also is a reoccurring guest commentator on CNN's Showbiz Tonight, the Tonight Show,TV Guide’s Hollywood 411, and the co-host of the award-winning The Damage Report, As well as the star of NewsBusted, a weekly internet news show that pokes fun at politics and entertainment.
WTF Work and WTF Women are also in stores and online now.
Amy Dresner: Amy Dresner (http://amydresner.com/) has performed at The Comedy Store, The Improv, and The Icehouse. She's on a national tour with the sober comedy troupe "We Are Not Saints,” is a contributing writer to The Fix, and has been featured in the LA Weekly and on XM/Sirius Radio.