amanda kruel

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5 minute YouTube clip:
Blue Ridge Comedy Club, September 3, 2023 (Do not repost)

Amanda Kruel is a standup comic, producer, and host based in Knoxville, TN. Things have been going well for her. Recently, she:

She would love to host, open, or feature on your show and promises not to refer to herself in the 3rd person when speaking IRL.

comedy bio

Amanda Kruel is desperate for your adoration, but will settle for your attention. 

From cheesy to obscure to dark, her comedy tackles daily life, relationship dynamics, and mental illness. She shares her insecurities and ideas, folding in personal stories and shamelessly peppering wordplay throughout. 

In her 5 years performing, Amanda Kruel has shared the stage with comedians featured on Amazon, Netflix, and Saturday Night Live. In 2023 she was awarded East Austin Comedy Club’s artist residency and won Tiny Stage Comedy’s one liner contest. She regularly tours the southeast in addition to hosting and producing shows where she lives in Knoxville, Tennessee.

over 30 years behind a mic

Recently found this photo of me, circa 1991.

I didn't always want to be a comedian, but I did always want to make people pay attention to me, because if people pay attention to me, my mom mom will notice and love me.

a questionable past

if you don't know me from comedy, you may know me from my work in politics.

I don't really do political comedy, but enough people consider this history relevant for me to share some memories.

Regarding my appearance in Wikileaks: Long story short, I am annoying. Full story at The Tennessean.