Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Amanda Averell is a stand up comedian, writer, producer, podcast host, co-owner of the Burning Bridges Comedy Club, actor, educator, coach & improviser. Her quick wit, unique perspective & self deprecating sense of humor have made Amanda a rising comic to watch and a festival favorite across the country. In addition to regularly working at the Pittsburgh Improv and Funny Farm Comedy Club, Amanda has opened for Todd Barry, Mick Foley, Nic Nemeth (WWE’s Dolph Ziggler), Todd Glass, Bob the Drag Queen, Emma Willmann, Hannah Berner, Dave Ross, Brandie Posey, Jared Freid, Shane Torres & more!


  • Pittsburgh Comedy Festival
  • Burning Bridges Comedy Festival
  • Second Best Fest
  • World Series of Comedy
  • Milwaukee Comedy Festival
  • Green Bay Improv Festival
  • Cleveland Comedy Festival
  • She Makes Me Laugh Femme Festival
  • DC Comedy Festival
  • Whiskey Bear Comedy Festival
  • Detroit Women of Comedy Festival
  • The Art of Female Comedy Festival
  • Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival
  • Good Karma Comedy Festival
  • Rubber City Comedy Festival
  • Sixth City Comedy Festival
  • Queen City Comedy Experience
  • Alaska B4UDie