Comedian, host, actress and more, Amanda Seales doesn’t just want to make you laugh, she wants to make change! With an uncanny knack for taking serious topics with humor, making them relatable and interesting, she combines intellectual wit, enigmatic silliness and a pop culture obsession to create her unique style of smart funny content for the stage and screen. In other words, she’s a witty woman working to upgrade the world. Along with performing stand up across the globe, she has created, written, and hosted award winning web series for major platforms like scripted comedy “Get Your Life” (Issa Rae Presents), the news sketch/commentary show “TIL This Week” (Kollide.TV), “The Spark” (AOL) and “Funny Style” (BET.com) just to name a few. This funny lady with a master’s in African American studies from Columbia University has been invited to guest host on ABC’s “The View”, opened for the legendary Paul Mooney, been featured on VH1’s “Best Week Ever”, TRU TVs “Friends of the People”, as a host/contributor to MTV, Al Jazeera America, Huffpost Live and an appearance on CNN went viral when armed with intelligence, wit, and now famous facial expressions, she deftly took down a sexist defender of catcalling.
She tours colleges lecturing on everything from sexism (Sideye Seminar: Identifying& Defining Everyday Sexism) to black popular culture (Musical People: How Black Music Moved the Black Experience). Her interactive one woman show It’s Complicated: Hilarical Answers to Serious Questions on Love was featured in the NY Comedy Festival ’14 and NY Comedy Week ’15, she has been trained in sketch writing at UCB Theater, was a semi-finalist in NBC Stand Up Diversity, and alongside pundit Marc Lamont Hill created and hosts the monthly comedy show “Smart Funny and Black” at The NerdMelt Showroom in Los Angeles. As a DJ, she spins on tv along with events of all kinds, all over the world, from “Good Morning America” to working with brands like Samsung, the American Black Film Festival, Origins, to name a few. Most recently, she can be seen as the host of VH1’s Late Night Pop Culture Talk Show “POP CAPSULE”, FOX’s “The Lincoln EMPIRE After-Show”, as well as TruTV’s “GREATEST______ EVER.” She can also be seen as Tiffany on HBO’s “Insecure.”
Huffington Post recently named her one of six influencers, including Ryan Coogler, who highlight the power of black representation in entertainment today. On June 2017, Amanda was named one of ESSENCE’s Future 15, a list which spotlights tomorrow’s greatest Black millennial influencers.