Amanda Stafford is an Orlando, Florida native who moved to New York City in May of 2014, and has been fine tuning her skills as an entertainer and instructor ever since. Before picking up and moving to the Big Apple, Amanda earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Studies and a minor in Music from the University of Central Florida. While living and working in Orlando, Amanda focused her energy on her work with The Humor Mill Orlando Sketch Comedy Troupe from 2011-2014. Working under the direction of The Second City alum and troupe founder, Kelly Rands, the troupe routinely toured east coast venues, most often sharing its brand of humor with the international crowds at the Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival. The Humor Mill provided a creative outlet for Amanda, and combined all of her passions: acting, singing, directing, dancing, writing, editing, and political satire. Three years as a company member of The Humor Mill Orlando set the stage for her career and gave her the momentum to rocket into another passion: improvisation.

Amanda is a graduate of the improv program at the Peoples Improv Theater, where she played two seasons on house teams Poor Melissa and Bad Ghouls. She has also studied at UCB and Magnet theaters, and served on The Panel, the founding team and casting group at the Armory Comedy from its inception to 2020. Currently, you can find Amanda performing improv with RSVP, an all-womxn team of improvisers, and doing stand-up.

With two decades of vocal training and performance, more than a decade of acting studies and stage time, an Irene Ryan-nominated performance, and years of ongoing sketch and improv performance and instruction, Amanda is excited to kick ass in creative theatre, film, and comedy projects that push the boundaries, grow her as an artist and human being, and bring the FUN. For more info on current projects and obsessions, visit the Current Projects page to find out more.