Amy Silverberg

Writer / Comedian


Amy Silverberg is a writer and stand-up comedian based in Los Angeles. She's currently a Doctoral fellow in Fiction at the University of Southern California, where she teaches. Her writing has appeared in The Southern Review, TriQuarterly, The LA Review of Books, The Collagist, Hobart, Joyland, The Offing, The Tin House Open Bar, and elsewhere. She's now at work on a collection of short stories and a novel.

In addition to fiction, she writes jokes, humor, book reviews, articles, sketches, and scripts—some of which can be found on this site. What doesn't Amy write? Romance.

Amy is a graduate of The Second City Conservatory Program and The UCB Training Center. She co-hosts two monthly stand-up shows: Bitchface Comedy in Pasadena and Wolf Den in Silverlake.

Most importantly, she was once a contestant on Wheel of Fortune, during which she correctly guessed the phrase "He's Just Not That Into You" but still didn't win. She likes animals doing human activities.