Alyse Kenny is a standup comedian, actress, writer, and Emmy-winning television producer. She is a recurring improviser on the hit TV show, “What Would You Do?” on ABC and will be in HA! The Musical, the Off-Broadway show about Standup which is being featured in this year’s NY Comedy Festival Nov 5, 8 & 9th 2014.
Alyse was recently chosen to perform standup in NY Comedy Festival’s “HERsterical” with SNL’s Vanessa Bayer to raise money for Gilda’s Club. She's been a featured comedian on CBS Radio’s Comedy Spotlight, NY1, Woman Around Town, and hosts Gotham Comedy Club’s “Storytalks” – recorded live for her fan-favorite podcast and a comedy pick by The New York Times.
She is also the creator/producer and performer in Gotham’s fundraising program, "It's A Charity Thing!” which features top comedians to raise money for a different charity each month.
She’s been a series regular in two comedy pilots with Richard Pryor Jr., and has done silly stuff in comedy sketches on "The Tonight Show" and "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver." Making this year's film festival circuit, she plays a snarky newscaster in the award-winning film, "Ike Interviews God." Look out for her in a small role on season three of "Orange is the New Black."
Alyse trained in sketch and improv at the world famous Groundlings and graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in Communications. While in charge of the audience department at ABC’s “The View,” she also became the host of ABC Digital’s comedic clip show, "Alphabet Soup." After four years of honing her chops herding hormonal audiences at “The View” she moved on to win an Emmy as the Audience Producer of “The Dr. Oz Show.”
Alyse is represented by Innovative Artists (On-camera/Liz Klausner/Marla Haut) and Jerry Kallarakkal at DDO. Please follow her @alysekenny and stalk her on her website at www.alysekenny.com.
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