Alyse Kenny just won Best Actress in a Comedy at NJ Webfest and was a 2021 finalist in the Ladies of Laughter Standup Comedy Competition. She's also an accomplished actress, comedian, writer and Emmy Award-winning television producer.
Most recently she was the first and only female standup comedian in the country to perform a half-hour special for Jokey TV, a new digital platform for clean, branded standup comedy. Her new book, Unmasked - An Inspiring Guide To Surviving Our "New Normal" was just released on Amazon, receiving rave reviews. 10% of proceeds are being donated to Direct Relief. Avail in Paperback, Kindle or on Audible here
In addition to her many acting roles on television and film, including recurring stints on ABC’s What Would You Do? and the new Netflix show Halston, Alyse has been an in-demand actress by major consumer products’ companies for their advertising campaigns.
She has starred in national commercials for popular brands including Dannon, Zelle, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Payless, Nestea, Wyndham, Shout, GE, and most recently she plays "lovable goof-ball, Shirley" in a new advertising campaign for Simplisafe.
Alyse has performed standup up across the country in premier comedy clubs and created Gotham Comedy Club's successful fundraising program, It’s A Charity Thing! using comedy to raise money for a different charity each month.
She also created and hosted Gotham's hip storytelling show, Storytalks, a top comedy pick by The New York Times.
Her production company, Quirky Girl Productions, recently produced the award-winning television pilot that Alyse wrote, produced and stars in, titled Happily Ever Ally. The pilot is currently making the worldwide film festival circuit, earning Alyse numerous awards for her writing and acting, including Best TV Comedy and Best Actress in a Comedy at the NYC TV Festival, Best Scripted Comedy at Westfield International Film Festival, Best Pilot and Best Actress at La Jolla Indie Fest and others. In Sept 2021 she will be attending NJ WebFest where she is nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy and Best Comedy Writing. Alyse currently lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.