Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Amy Rhodes Wins Daytime Emmy


Amy Rhodes, a teacher and performer at UCB, won a Daytime Emmy as a staff writer for The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Says Amy, "I spent most of the ceremony trying to take a picture on my phone of Erik Estrada who was sitting a few rows in front of us."

Prior to working for The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Amy was the Director Of Content and a staff writer for Will Ferrell, Judd Apatow and Adam McKay's website Funny or Die. She has written for shows on MTV and Nickelodeon, and wrote an original sitcom pilot for the Oxygen network.

At UCBTLA, Amy wrote and directed the play Three Compañeros, which was recommended by LA.com, Defamer and LA City Beat. In addition, Amy has written and performed in two solo shows and is the recipient of the Emerging Comics Award for Best Solo Show. She co-created and performed in the play Spooky Dog & The Teen-Age Gang Mysteries, which was published by Samuel French, Inc. and is currently being produced in regional theaters across the country.

Amy has also appeared on Late Night With Conan O'Brien, Last Call With Carson Daly, Lewis Black's Root of All Evil and Fuel TV's The Daily Habit. She has performed at The San Francisco Sketch Fest and Las Vegas Comedy Festival. In addition to teaching at UCB, she has been a member of several Harold Teams and has performed in Sketch Cram, ASSSSCAT and with the all-female improv team Mother F'rs.