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Amanda LiffordCEO at Amanda LiffordFormer Design and Wardrobe Intern at "Full Front with Samantha Bee"

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Biography

Improviser, writer, actor, and New England Patriots enthusiast Amanda Lifford hails from Boston, Massachusetts. She has lived in Rome and Sydney, facts which she works quickly into conversations or includes as the second line of her bios.  Amanda is double majoring in Radio/Television/Film and Legal Studies at Northwestern. She spent the summer interning at Full Frontal with Samantha Bee and has trained and performed improvisation at Second City, iO, and ComedySportz. When she isn't at Trader Joes or stuck in traffic the way to an improv class, Amanda writes and acts for the late-night comedy show The Blackout, improvises with her Titanic teammates, volunteers at Girls on the Run 5K races, and bakes challah. She can occasionally (read: weekly) be found yelling at the television during football games and explaining the facts of deflate-gate to Uber drivers.

Farley Q&A

Tell us about your business!

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How has comedy been a natural segway into entrepreneurship?

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What advice would you give aspiring, creative entrepreneurs?

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What materials did you create in the “Growing and Monetizing Your Fanbase” class that are helping you with your business?

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There's a unique story behind how you landed your creative internship with comedian Samantha Bee. Can you share it with us?

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Are their similar challenges for women working in the male-dominated fields of comedy and entrepreneurship?

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Seeing these challenges, what would you advise other women working as creative entrepreneurs?

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How has comedy helped you become a better entrepreneur?

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What’s up next for you?

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