Here is the documentary I put together. IT IS a true story about my life as a stand up comic.. I think I could make it better, but just don't have money to pay for a camera person.
I am VERY grateful to my filmmaker Christie Conochalla who got me this far!!
Here it is:
Amy Snowden's Life | Documentary
Here's the back story of the documentary..
The reason I GOT INTO COMEDY IS BECAUSE I was so lazy and had no other talents.. I used to make the kids laugh in school. I hated school so I needed some entertainment. I didn't even know why they were laughing. It took me years to figure out my own sense of humor.
Told my mom I was going to Hollywood to be famous on tv. She said what is ur talent going to be Amy. I said I dont know yet, but I'LL FIGURE IT OUT.
One day I wrote a poem in high school and won first place. I then realized I could write. A friend of mine approached me and said could u write some lyrics for my rap song I have, So, I did and we recorded it.
Then one day I'm driving in my car and it came to me OH OH OH U NASTY HO HO HO U GOTS TO GO GO GO. I pulled over my car immediately and wrote it down. I knew it was gonna be good. So, I met this guy who made rap beats. I wrote the whole entire song out oh oh oh u nasty ho ho ho you gots to go go go. I use a girls name in it from my high school. I made cassette tapes and everyone bumped it in there car.
So, here I am thinking I am a songwriter. So, my mom bought me a guitar and I took off to Nashville after writing 5 serious country songs. Needless to say I failed in Nashville. So, my mom told me why dont try writing funny songs with ur guitar cause everything just keeps coming out funny. So that is what I did.
Here I am still thinking Im a songwriter.. My mom had a family reunion. My uncle plays guitar and he ask me if I would play a song for everyone.
Word had gotten around the family I was writing songs now. So, very shy I got up in front of my moms whole big family of 8 sisters and brothers and started singing. The looks on their face and the laughter was so obvious to me at that moment exactly what I was.. A "comedian"! I think I always knew it. I was just selling myself short.
So, I enrolled in a comedy class in New Orleans Louisiana and met the teacher and the first thing out of my mouth was: "HOW DO U GET TO HOLLYWOOD". He laughed and said woah honey slow down that's a big place. I said I don't care tell me how to get to Hollywood. So he eventaully told me and here I am 14 yrs later!
About Amy Snowden
Amy Snowden is a stand-up comic from Louisiana currently living in Los Angeles. www.amysnowden.com
"I have struggled for so long with this so I said what the hell let me just talk about it and film it. I love to tell the truth and call it like it is.. My mom always said as a kid I would say things out loud that other people would only think.. LOL.. Guess i found my calling!"
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