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Amanda  Seales

Amanda Seales

Poet, Spoken Word Artist & Media Personality

Biography

Comedian, actress, writer, producer, and more, Amanda Seales doesn’t just make you laugh, she makes change! With an uncanny knack for taking serious topics (racism, rape culture, sexism, police brutality, etc.) and with humor, making them relatable and interesting, she combines intellectual wit, irreverent silliness and a pop culture obsession to create her unique style of smart funny content for the stage and screens. Read More >

Along with performing stand up across the globe, and touring colleges doing comedic lectures on everything from sexism and diversity, relationships to black popular culture, this former MTV VJ with a master’s in African American studies from Columbia University is a series regular as Tiffany on HBO’s Insecure, has performed stand up on Late Night with Seth Meyers and opened for Chris Rock, is creator/host of LA’s hit comedy game show Smart Funny & Black at Nerdmelt, speaks truth to change via her wildly popular Instagram and monthly column “Amandaland” at InStyle Mag, has written/produced/starred in two seasons of her scripted comedy, ​Get Your Life, available on www.Blavity.com​ and went viral after articulately and passionately confronting Caitlin Jenner on issues of race and equality in America, during a live streamed dinner, hosted by Katy Perry, on Youtube.

A Jedi Khaleesi with a patronus that’s a Black Panther with wings, Amanda Seales continues to keep audiences laughing, thinking, and living in their truth! Read Less ^

Speech Topics

Death of the Diva: The Destruction of the Female Icon in Pop Culture

In her latest project, a hilarious, musically infused, thought-provoking one-woman show, Amanda Seales morphs in and out of a multitude of characters using narrative, satire, rhyme, and song to tell her theory of what caused the destruction of the mainstream media image of the iconic powerful woman and the women it has affected and will continue to affect. Read More >

Exploring the influence of imagery, she seeks to assign accountability to the lack of female images in the mainstream, and raise awareness on the repercussions that it has had and will continue to have on women. Accompanied by a DJ, three-piece band, and video imagery, the show is dynamic and interactive, compelling audiences to laugh, empathize, and nod their heads to the original musical numbers integrated throughout. Though the script is written, Seales improvises much of the performance giving every audience a show unlike any other. Read Less ^

Musical People: How Black Music Moves the Black Experience

Slavery begot spirituals. Reconstruction begot “the blues.” Reaganomics begot “hip-hop.” Throughout history the black experience in America has directly influenced the music born from the community. Within this lecture Amanda Seales uses facts, music, and poetry, aligning history with melody to chronicle people who have challenged oppression and depression, and encouraged progression through prolific musicality.

Schoolin’: Hip-Hop in Academia

Though it is a worldwide phenomenon, some still consider hip-hop a crude and baseless culture unworthy of in-depth exploration on a multiple of intellectual levels. They couldn't be more wrong. Amanda Seales has the voice of a true hip-hop head and is a scholar on the culture. In this presentation, she breaks down why hip-hop not only belongs in academia as a cultural form worthy of study, but why it is an essential tool for education and a critical part of discussing the current social sphere of America.

Beats, Rhymes & My Life

In this hilarious and riveting presentation, Amanda Seales blends poetry, comedy, rapping, and singing, sharing lessons, stories, and anecdotes from her journey as a child TV actress on Nickelodeon to a globally known personality and artisan on MTV, VH1, and more.

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