Engineer turned comedienne, Amy Barnes, started her stand-up career in Seattle, appearing at comedy clubs around town while working days as an engineer in aerospace. It wasn’t long before she had to choose between the two career paths and, in a striking blow to the Girls In STEM Movement, she chose comedy.
After moving to Los Angeles, she began working as a comedy writer, writing for dozens of comedians and actors including Nancy Travis, Bonnie Hunt, Jack Black, and Morgan Freeman. She has appeared on Comedy Central and the National Lampoon Network. Amy is now a nationally touring act with over 60 dates a year and frequently appears to capacity crowds at theaters, churches, and conference events.
Married since 2002 to comedian and writer, Jerry Miner, Amy now resides in the Pacific Northwest with their 2 kids where she has accumulated some even bigger credits including dance mom, YMCA member, and PTA President.
Most importantly, she has a heart for women and is like no other stand-up comedian you have seen. She has a special way of connecting with both women inside the church and those who may be walking through the doors for the very first time. Amy's comedy is a lot of fun and accessible to women at all stages of life and at any place in their spiritual journey.
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"Amy Barnes is absolutely hilarious! The women at our event loved every minute and she was a pleasure to work with. We can't wait to use her again in the future."
Lindsay Petri - Women's Director, Arizona Women's Ministry
“Amy Barnes is a talented and hilarious entertainer! She is genuinely fun to work with and deeply committed to using her comedy to encourage people with the gift of laughter. If you're doubting whether to bring her to your event, doubt no more! She rocks!”
Jeremy White - Lead Pastor, Valley Church of Vacaville, CA
“This JoyFest show she did back in Feb was crazy. She had to do (3) 45 minutes sets to the same crowd. It was an all day thing and she killed it!
Amy entertained over 350 women all day with her hilarious humor, her wonderful music and sharing her faith journey. She is an absolute joy to work with and spent time during the day talking with all of the women who came. I heard SO many positive comments about Amy and her awesome comedy and music! We can't wait for her to return!”
Sara Ewerth - St. Mark's Methodist Church, Lincoln, NE
“We invited Amy to be the headliner at a recent Ladies Night Out sponsored by our radio station. I especially enjoyed watching Amy at our backstage reception before the event. Amy was so approachable with our guests and VIPS. You can usually sense the quality of the person in a situation like that. And then onstage, she hit a home run. Our Ladies Night Out was full of great stories, music and laughter….. all thanks to the great talent of Amy Barnes.”
Chuck Olmstead – Dir. Of Local Ministry Development, Salem Media Group