Alyssa Poteet is a nationwide performing standup comedian, a UCB and Groundlings trained improviser, actress, writer and filmmaker.
Shortly after moving from Illinois to Los Angeles to go to engineering school, Alyssa set off head first into her career… as a comedian. (Sorry mom!)
Since then, Alyssa has been selected as one of the Fresh Faces to perform at the Laugh Factory Hollywood and can be regularly seen at the Comedy Store’s Roast Battle —where her clips have over 1.7 million views. She does comedy all over the country opening for Maija Digiorgio and hosts her show, The Maija Show, at the Hollywood Improv Lab.
Alyssa’s standup has won her 1st place in the Future is Female Comedy Contest, Judges Favorite at Flappers Comedy Club’s Contest, and 3rd place at the US Comedy Contest. She’s also performed in numerous festivals, including: SLO Comedy Festival, Alaskan B4UDie Comedy Festival, Portland Comedy Festival, and AV Comedy Festival.
In addition to standup, Alyssa also enjoys comedic writing and acting. She’s created an assortment of original shorts with her sketch group Try Harder Sometimes, as well as written a comedic featurette for the movie Thor: Love and Thunder — staring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Taika Waititi,Tessa Thompson, and a live goat.
You can also check out her award winning web series, Dog Moms —starring Alyssa’s beloved one-in-a-lifetime-talent of a dog, Tammy!