Amanda Austin

Amanda Austin

Amanda is thrilled to perform and teach at Dallas Comedy House. She is an instructor for all five levels of the improv program and the department head for the comedy writing program. Amanda is the Executive Producer of the Dallas Comedy Festival (2010-2017).  She has performed and/or taught at Chicago Improv Festival, Improv Festival Oklahoma, Hawaii Improv Festival, San Francisco Improv Festival, and Dallas Comedy Festival. She conducts corporate training workshops on a weekly basis for Dallas Comedy House and works as a humor consultant to various companies in the DFW area.  

Amanda was recently selected as a member of the Leadership Dallas Class of 2018.  She received the Dallas Business Journal's Women In Business Award of 2016.  Amanda was named Best Theater Director in 2017 by the Dallas Observer, 20 Most Interesting People of 2014, and one of the 100 Creatives of Dallas in 2014. Amanda is a board member of the Deep Ellum Community Association and serves on the Deep Ellum Arts Festival Committee.  She holds a bachelor of Science in Journalism and Minor in Business from Texas A&M University.  Amanda is represented by the Callidus Agency.

Amanda has previously directed the sketch comedy revues: Cambio! Cambio!, Fraud City,  Law and Order: The SVUsical, It Could Have Been A Wonderful Life, Power to the Peephole, and Don’t Stop Make Believin’.

Amanda currently performs with Roadside Couch, Local Honey, Manick.