About

“She’s just funny. She’s clever and cool and very human.”

- The Herald

Alysia Wood is one of the bright new faces to come out of the strong Seattle comedy scene.  She was nominated by Campus Activities Magazine for their Reader’s Choice Awards in the comedy category for “Best Performer – Female Artist”.  Long before the nomination, The Bob and Tom show called her material, “well-written… well-structured.”  National Lampoon Comedy Radio called her, “Hysterical!”

She jokes about so many “issues” that a therapist once handed her a business card during one of her shows.

Budd Friedman, legendary founder of the Improv chain, hosted a comedy competition at The Improv at Harrah’s in Las Vegas.  Wood won the competition which caught the attention of Grammy award-winning producer, Dan Schlissel of Stand Up! Records, who then offered her a recording contract.

Her debut CD, Princess, was well received.  Virgin Airlines selected it for in-flight entertainment and the Serious Comedy Site named it one of 2012’s “Top 10 Stand-up Comedy MP3 albums and CDs”.  Her sophomore album is in the works.

Wood is also a contributing writer for internet columns and frequent guest on many podcasts.  She was a panelist on Niecy Nash’s Yahoo series, “Let’s Talk About Love” and is in the “I Am Road Comic” documentary.

Currently, she appears frequently on Seattle area television shows like “The 206″ and New Day NW, both on NBC Seattle.

Visit www.AlysiaWood.com to learn more and sign up for her mailing list!

 

“I love it when Alysia comes back to Seattle–she brings a little edge back to the Kingdom of Polite and always manages to have something surprising and very funny to say.”

-SeattleComedy.net

TELEVISION:

  • The 206′s Headliner segment – NBC (standup commentary)
  • West Coast Comedy – Hulu (standup)
  • New Day – NBC KING 5 Seattle (panel, round table, interview)
  • The Last Comic Standing Season 5 – NBC (standup)
  • The Bob and Tom Show – WGN (standup)

FILM:

  • I Am Road Comic (documentary)
  • SICC in the Head (documentary)
  • Dangerous (indie film – featured)
  • Heated Turf (indie film)
  • Couple’s Counseling (indie film)
  • A Lighter’s Length (indie film)

INTERNET:

  • Let’s Talk About Love with Niecy Nash – Yahoo (panel)
  • Punchline Magazine’s Back Porch Wisdom (wife – supporting)
  • Comedy Time – 4 appearances – (standup)
  • The N-List – (featured recurring character)

SPECIAL EVENTS:

  • NACA MidAtlantic Festival Spotlight Showcase – 2015
  • Akumal Comedy Festival – 2013
  • NACA NorthEast Conference Spotlight Showcase – 2012
  • NACA MidAtlantic Festival Spotlight Showcase – 2012
  • NACA Mid-America Conference Showcase Sampler – 2011
  • Bridgetown Comedy Festival – 2009, 2010
  • NACA West Conference Showcase – 2009
  • APCA Northeast Conference Showcase Emcee – 2009
  • APCA Midwest Conference Mainstage Showcase – 2008
  • APCA South Central Conference Mainstage Showcase – 2007
  • NACA South Conference Alternate – 2010
  • Heirs of Lenny Bruce Comedy Festival – 2000

COMPETITION/AWARDS:

  • Nominated – Campus Activities Magazine’s “Best Performer – Female Artist” – 2015
  • The Serious Comedy Site’s “2012 Top 10 Stand-up Comedy MP3 albums and CD”
  • Finalist – SheDevil Comedy Competition – 2012
  • Winner – “America’s Next Funniest” Person, iJoke.com & Harrah’s Improv Vegas – 2010
  • Hot Comedian – Campus Activities Magazine – 2009
  • Quarter-Finalist – NBC’s Last Comic Standing Season 5 – 2007
  • Finalist – California’s Funniest Female Contest- 2006
  • Club Emcee Alternate NACA West – 2005
  • Finalist – Rocky Mountain Laugh Off – 2000
  • Finalist – Big Sky Comedy Competition – 2000
  • Finalist – Doug Stanhope’s First Annual Tacoma Comedy Underground Overground Stand Up Comedy Competition – 1999

RADIO:

  • The Bob and Tom Show (nationally syndicated)
  • 24/7 Comedy Radio (guest host)
  • Having Sex, With Katie Morgan (guest co-host)

THEATERS & CASINOS:

  • Boomtown Casino – New Orleans, LA
  • Casablanca Resort & Casino – Mesquite, NV
  • Chinook Winds Casino – Lincoln City, OR
  • Clark Center for the Performing Arts – Arroyo Grande, CA
  • Fantasy Springs Resort – Palm Springs, CA
  • Firekeeper’s Casino – Battle Creek, MI
  • Greenbrier Casino – Lewisburg, WV
  • Harrah’s Improv – Las Vegas, NV
  • Ikea Center for the Performing Arts – Renton, WA
  • JewelBox Theater – Seattle, WA
  • Leelanau Sands Casino – Peshabestown, MI
  • Mill Bay Casino – Mill Bay, WA
  • Okanogan Casino – Okanogan, WA
  • Soaring Eagle Casino – Mount Pleasanton, MI
  • Sunrise Blackbox Theater – Ft. Pierce, FL
  • Three Cedars Casino – Florence, OR
  • Tulalip Casino – Tulalip, WA
  • Turtle Creek Casino – Willamsburg, MI
  • Upstage Theater – Port Townsend, WA

CLUBS:

  • Comedy Club – Rochester, NY
  • Comedy on State – Madison, WI
  • Comedy Underground – Seattle, WA
  • Goonies Comedy Club – Rochester, MN
  • Groucho’s Comedy Club – Celebration, Ft. Pierce, Cocoa Beach, FL
  • Harvey’s Comedy Club – Portland, OR
  • Ice House – Pasadena, CA
  • Improv – Los Angeles, Tahoe, Fantasy Springs, CA; Las Vegas, NV
  • Joke Joint – Saint Paul, MN; Houston, TX
  • Jokers - Richland, WA
  • Laugh Factory – Hollywood, CA; Long Beach, CA
  • Laugh Shop – Edmonton, AB, Canada
  • Laughing Derby – Louisville, KY
  • Liquid Laughs – Boise, ID
  • Morty’s Comedy Joint – Indianapolis, IN
  • Prime Comedy Club – Fargo, ND
  • Rob’s Comedy Playhouse, Buffalo, NY
  • Sidesplitters – Knoxville, TN
  • Skyline Comedy Cafe – Appleton, WI
  • Vaudeville Café – Chattanooga, TN
  • Wiley’s Comedy NiteClub – Dayton, OH
  • Wisecrackers – Merrillville, IN

COLLEGES  (partial list):

  • Alfred University
  • Belmont Abbey College
  • Binghamton University
  • Blackburn College
  • Bossier Parish Community College
  • Central Connecticut State University
  • Clarion University
  • College of Wooster
  • Colorado Mesa University
  • D’Youville College
  • Des Moines Area Community College
  • Drury University
  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Fitchburg State College
  • Franklin Pierce University
  • Goucher College
  • Greensboro College
  • Hartwick College
  • Hudson County Community College
  • Keystone College
  • King’s College
  • Lebanon Valley College
  • Lee College
  • Lourdes College
  • Loyola University­New Orleans
  • Maine Maritime Academy
  • Marian University
  • Marietta College
  • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
  • Misericordia University
  • Monmouth University
  • Montana State University­Northern
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Old Dominion University
  • Penn State University­Brandywine
  • Penn State University­The Behrend College
  • Penn State University­Worthington
  • Penn State­Mont Alto
  • Penn State­Wilkes Barre
  • Randolph­Macon College
  • Salisbury University
  • Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
  • Springfield College
  • Suffolk Community College­Ammerman
  • SUNY Potsdam
  • University of Connecticut­Storrs
  • University of Detroit Mercy
  • University Of Maine­Machias
  • University of Maryland­College Park
  • University of Nevada­Las Vegas
  • University of Wisconsin­Barron County
  • University of Wisconsin­Fox Valley
  • Utica College
  • Washington State University

WRITING:

  • StupidAssQuestions.com – (Guest Columnist)

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