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Amy Anderson heads lineup at Auburn's Comedy at the Ave

Long before Amy Anderson graced the stage of a comedy club, she was performing as a musician. - Courtesy photo
Long before Amy Anderson graced the stage of a comedy club, she was performing as a musician.
— image credit: Courtesy photo

Amy Anderson will headline a three-standup-comedian lineup in Comedy at The Ave.

Show time is 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the historic Auburn Avenue Theater, located at 10 Auburn Avenue

Anderson is a true one-of-a-kind act on the comedy scene. She has been described as "a skinny Margaret Cho" and "a heterosexual, Asian Ellen." She describes herself as "a funny American girl who happened to be born in Korea and adopted by Swedish parents in suburban Minnesota."

Anderson has established herself as one of the hottest up-and-coming comedians in the country. She created and hosted the first Asian-American standup showcase, Chop-SHTICK, at the legendary Friars of Beverly Hills and the Hollywood Improv.

Anderson has appeared on Comedy Central, Showtime, GSN, Sitv, Mun2, AZN, VH1, QTN and The Tom Joyner Show on ABC. She also has appeared in several national television commercials.

Anderson is headlining club and college shows throughout the the country, working on several television and online projects, and cutting food into bite-sized pieces for her 3-year-old.

For more on the comedian, visit

Comedy at The Ave is not recommended for children under 18 years.

Tickets are $17, $15 for college students. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., or online at

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