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Maggie Faris Bio

Maggie Faris began performing comedy in 1999 in her hometown of St. Paul, Minnesota.  Almost instantly she was noted for her ceaselessly cheerful personality and seemingly endless series of quirky, intelligent jokes dissecting our fears and social barriers.

However, it was in 2004 that Maggie’s career began to really take off when she won the Women’s portion of the Twin Cities Laff-Off Competition.  Maggie proceeded to also win the five-minute Gender Showdown and thereby become the first woman in history to win the championship title – no small feat considering past competitors include Louie Anderson, Dave Mordal, Roseanne Barr, and Darlene Westgore (Nickleodeon’s Funniest Mom)

In 2004, Maggie won another comedy competition to become the Public Address Announcer for the St. Paul Saints professional baseball team.  She was thereafter featured on such television programs as ESPN’s Cold Pizza for her unique style and memorable announcements.

Since her move to New York in 2006, Maggie has only expanded her range. A favorite at clubs, Maggie received callbacks two years in a row to appear on NBC’s Last Comic Standing Showcase. She now regularly plays benefit shows such as her recent headlining appearance at Rainbow Mountain Resort and has had her off-stage comedy featured on Fox-TV, CNN, and FM107.  In 2008, she was named one of the Funniest Lesbians in America by Curve Magazine.  In 2009, she won both the “silver nail” award and “funniest clip of the year” at the prestigious Aspen Comedy Festival.

With lighthearted material that forces the audience to laugh at their insecurities and prejudices, Maggie Faris has become a favorite for a diverse audience of fans.  Whether you’re black or white, gay or straight, Maggie shows that we are all equally goofy human beings.

Corporate:
Target, Graco, Yellowbook, Unisys, Best Buy, Andersen Windows, Menards, Coldwell Banker, Rainbow Foods

Media:
ESPN2 Cold Pizza
TNT Segment for Nascar Awards
KS95 Commercials/Voice Over
ABC Radio Radio Spot
KQ92 Radio Spot
93X Radio Spot
ABC Featured Segment
NBC Featured Segment
CBS Featured Segment
Mpls Channel 22 Host of show “Extreme Maggie”

Clubs:
Knuckleheads Comedy Club Bloomington, MN
Acme Comedy Club Mpls, MN
Zanies Vernon Hills, IL
Skyline Comedy Club Appleton, WI

Appeared at:
Minnesota Comedy Club, Pepsi Stage “Taste of Minnesota”, Orpheum Theatre with Louis Black, MN Aids Project Benefit

Contests:
2006 Suite Talent Contest – Winner
2004 Saints Public Address Announcer Contest – Winner
2003 Comedy Central Laugh Riots – Semi-finalist
2003 Minnesota Laff-Off – Winner
2002 Comedy Central Stand-up Challenge – Finalist
2000 Twin-Cities Funniest Person – Finalist

Showcase Sets:
Montreal Comedy Festival
Star Search
Caroline Rhea
NBC

Comics Maggie has worked with:
Damon Wayans
Louis Black
Doug Stanhope
Todd Glass
Kathleen Madigan
Arj Barker
Dave Mordal
Chris Bliss
Ted Alexandro
David Crowe
Sklar Brothers
Rene Hicks
Jim David
Judy Gold
Jimmy Pardo
Marc Maron
Mike Lucas
Adam Ferrara
Tom Simmons
Mark Gross
Danny Bevins
Danial Tosh
Jim Short
Jackie Kashain
Jamie Lissow
Megan Mooney
Todd Barry
Roy Wood Jr.
Tracey Ashley