006: Trophy Hot? With Comedian Amy Miller

Talk about loving what you do…

This interview with Comedian Amy Miller is a good healthy reminder of why that love should in everything that you do, or every person, depending on the cost.

In this interview you will hear what it is like in the sometimes brutal but often hilarious and non-stop fun of being in comedy.

It is NOT for the weak.

And Amy Miller is anything but!

Amy Miller is a fast-rising talent on the West Coast and national scene. Originally from Oakland, California Amy found her comedy chops in the Bay Area scene and is still a favorite at the San Francisco Punch Line and Cobb’s Comedy Club. After a move to Portland, Amy quickly rose to the top of the Northwest comedy scene, winning Portland’s Funniest Comedian in Helium Comedy Club’s contest, as well as being voted Portland’s Funniest 2013 and 2015 in the Willamette Week. Amy was a breakout favorite in Season 9 of Last Comic Standing. Roseanne Barr called her “a star” and a “contender for next alpha female comedian.” Keenen Ivory Wayans said she had one of the “fiercest jokes he had ever heard.” Amy is currently in Portland being alpha and fierce and getting rained on, but works comedy clubs and festivals around the country, working with headliners from Norm Macdonald to Arsenio Hall to singer Ryan Adams.

– Last Comic Standing Semi-Finalist, Season 9
– Winner, Portland’s Funniest Person, Helium Comedy Club
– San Francisco Sketchfest
– Bridgetown Comedy Festival
– Riot LA Festival
– Doug Loves Movies
– NPR’s Marketplace
– The Bennington Show
– Put Your Hands Together with Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher

Press and Mentions and Stuff!

Amy Miller vs. Aries Spears, Willamette Week

KATU: AM Northwest with Doug Benson: Video

Oregonian: Amy Miller makes a big Impact on Last Comic Standing

Street Roots: Amy Miller is in Control

Future of What/ KillRockStars: Is Comedy the New Punk Rock?

Portland Mercury: Amy Miller Named Portland’s Funniest Person

OPB: Amy Miller on the Dark Side of Portland’s Comedy Scene

Axs.com Could This Be The Best Last Comic Standing Season Yet?

Carter Matt: Last Comic Standing Review July 2015

WWeek: Amy Miller Wins Portland’s Funniest Person, July 2015

Meet Amy Miller, Corvallis Gazette Times

OPB: What’s Funny About Daytime TV?

Willamette Week follows me to more than one house show. 1/15/15

NPR’s Marketplace, 12/6/2014

News Whistle Q&A 11/2014

Fresh Meat #2 w/ Peter Ellenby, Willamette Week 9/24/2014

Funemployment Radio, 9/23/2014

Fresh Meat #1 w/ Curtis Cook, Willamette Week 9/17/2014

The Hustle: Three Nights in the Life of Stand-Up Amy Miller, Portland Mercury 8/27/2014

Tucson Weekly: Amy Miller on Comedy, Dads, and Dogs in Vests June 2014

The Portland Tribune: A Laugh Riot 5/1/2014

Willamette Week: The Funniest Five 11/20/2013

The Wandering Wolf/ Yoni Wolf’s Podcast 10/2013

East Bay Express: A Funny Hustle for Sylvan Productions ½/2012

Willamette Week: Comic Amy Miller Explains Portland Comedy’s Booms and Busts 10/2/2013

Wonder and Risk: Q&A 10/2013

Do We Really Need Women Only Festivals? 10/16/2013

Serial Optimist: Local Comics Know Why Portland is So Great 10/17/2013

Funny is Pretty (An Interview) 2/2014