Engineer turned comedienne, Amy Barnes, started her stand-up career in Seattle, appearing at comedy clubs around town while working days as an engineer in aerospace. It wasn’t long before she had to choose between the two career paths and, in a striking blow to the Girls In STEM Movement, she chose comedy.
After moving to Los Angeles, she began working as a comedy writer, writing for dozens of comedians and actors including Nancy Travis, Bonnie Hunt, Jack Black, and Morgan Freeman. She has appeared on Comedy Central and the National Lampoon Network. Amy is now a nationally touring act with over 60 dates a year and frequently appears to capacity crowds at theaters, churches, and conference events.
Married since 2002 to comedian and writer, Jerry Miner, Amy now resides in the Pacific Northwest with their 2 kids where she has accumulated some even bigger credits including dance mom, YMCA member, and PTA President.
Most importantly, she has a heart for women and is like no other stand-up comedian you have seen. She has a special way of connecting with both women inside the church and those who may be walking through the doors for the very first time. Amy's comedy is a lot of fun and accessible to women at all stages of life and at any place in their spiritual journey.
"Amy entertained over 350 women all day with her hilarious humor, her wonderful music and sharing her faith journey.
She is an absolute joy to work with and spend time during the day talking with all of the women who came. I heard SO many positive comments about Amy and her awesome comedy and music! We can't wait for her to return!"
Sara Ewerth JoyFest St. Mark's Methodist ChurchLincoln, NE