Amy Gordon

Shameless entertainer on the loose worldwide

Amy G is a revolutionary cabaret comedienne. Her daredevil mix of physical, musical, stand-up and improv comedy is inspired by and reminiscent of Buster Keaton, Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Julie Andrews, Liza Minelli, and the Muppet Show; but she is truly one of a kind. From vaudeville stock, classical training and a non-stop world tour schedule, Amy G is "the funniest comedian you've never heard of." - Hollywood Reporter. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and dog, but calls anyplace with keys and a bicycle home.

She has thrilled audiences all over the world including Broadway, Sydney Opera House, The Kennedy Center, Adelaide International Festival, Festival International de Teatro de Bogota and Montreal’s Just For Laughs. She’s been seen around the world since 2006 with the Olivier Awarded circus cabaret, La Clique (Best Entertainment 2009)/La Soirée; including being featured in the recent Off-Broadway season in which she’s garnered such illustrious fans as Whoopi Goldberg, Bill Irwin and Todd Robbins at the Union Square Theatre. Past seasons include London’s West End Hippodrome, Paris’ iconic Bobino and seasons in Melbourne, Sydney, Dublin, Denmark, Stockholm, New York, Chicago, Adelaide, Brisbane, Darwin and many others.

Her new solo show, Entershamement, premiered in Dresden, in 2012, played the Metropol in Vienna, Joe’s Pub in New York, andThe Triple Door in Seattle and was the Grand Opening production of the new Carrie Hamilton Theatre at the Pasadena Playhouse in LA.

Her first solo show and CD of original songs, Round She Goes, premiered in Dublin, played in NYC at The Deluxe, Joe’s Pub (The Public Theater), and the Bard Spiegeltent. At the Festival of Dreams in Innsbruck, Austria, she performed the show in German, and the next year it toured around France in French. She is the comic MC/Singer for an exquisite Palazzo dinner-spectacle that premiered in 2010 in Amsterdam, and has played since then for long seasons in Berlin, Vienna and Stuttgart. Other European cabaret credits include hosting Zurich’s sexy circus, Ohlala, GOP, Quatsch Comedy Club, and numerous appearances on German, French and Austrian television as the subject of documentaries, comedy specials and general intrigue.

In a former life as co-director, and lead clown of the Daredevil Opera Company, she made and performed in the pyrotechnic clown shows, Cirkus Inferno and Rocket and Roxy’s Untimely, Tragic and Fiery Death Stunt Show, which performed over 600 times in 23 countries. These shows played the Edinburgh Fringe in 2002 and 2004 and received quotes like,
“Gives a fresh energy to traditions sustained by the likes of Buster Keaton.” –Scottish Herald
“No woman has looked as sexy playing the ukulele since Marilyn Monroe in Some Like It Hot.” – The List
“Sex on rollerskates!” – Scottish Herald

Gordon wrote and directed a show for AntiGravity, a NY aerial-dance company stacked with world champion gymnasts, that played at Broadway’s New Victory Theatre, AntiGravity’s Crash Test Dummies. She also starred in that show and received the following notice from Clive Barnes:
“Amy Gordon, a comic actress of great gifts … is reason enough to see the show.” – Newsday, NYC

She has directed and served as comedy doctor on many other shows and acts in NY at PS122, Dixon Place, The Kraine, and ran the East Village variety show/Speakeasy, The Circuit for years. The dance training of her youth (Spectrum Dance Theatre, Seattle) lead her to many choreographic jobs in Seattle’s new musical scene of the 1990’s including Glory Booty Club, I See London, I See France, Cat-Like Tread (Annex Theatre), and Little Boy Goes to Hell (One World Theatre). She helped develop and direct the Cruise Comic program for Royal Caribbean Int'l, working for many years with the comedy duo Matlock & Gordon in A Tale of Two Sillies.
Amy has a degree in Theatre Arts from WWU where she was lauded as a Finalist in the Kennedy Center/Irene Ryan ACTF Competition. She has studied with physical comedy masters including Phillipe Gaulier, Rene Bazinet, David Shiner, Jos Houben, Avner Eisenberg and Kenny Raskin. In Los Angeles, she studied with Lesly Kahn and Margie Haber.