Sandra Risser is smart, funny and older than Twinkies! She’s eccentric not crazy, drives in the fast lane and claims she can still bench press 500 grams. She believes in the tooth fairy, Santa Clause and clean underwear. Her Motto: “If you miss your ex, reload and fire again!”
Sandra is a quick witted, vibrant comic and a dynamic speaker. Her comedy grabs the audience with her first sentence and keeps them laughing throughout her set. Young and old alike are captivated by her unorthodox and irreverent look at growing up in Iowa and surviving the sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll culture of the 60’s & 70’s.
Audiences are riveted when she speaks as they know she’s speaking from experience and a true belief in her subject. Her overall message is life should be lived to the fullest. She debunks the saying “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks which emphasis her message that it’s never too late to take the steps necessary to move your life in the direction you want it to go. Her underlying message is we are not immortal so make the most of the time you’ve got.
Her impressive credits include one woman shows, both comedic and a one act dramatic play she wrote that is based on her earlier years, at the Edinburgh, Scotland; Brighton, England; Santa Cruz, CA and Rogue, Fresno CA Fringe Festivals. She was in the SheDot Comedy Festival in Toronto, Canada and the Sacramento Comedy Festival in Sacramento CA. Sandra was a semi-finalist in The World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas NV and is the winner of the Killer Laughs, Go Baby Productions Winner Take All and Battle of the Sexes Comedy Competitions.
Sandra has entertained audiences with laugh filled performances at nationally renowned comedy clubs like the Comedy Store-Hollywood, San Francisco Punchline & Cobbs-San Francisco, Ice House-Pasadena, Jokers Comedy Club-Richland and San Jose Improv. She’s featured for nationally known comics such as Paula Bel, Larry “Bubbles” Brown, Huck Flyn, Darren Carter, Andrew Norelli, Kirk McHenry, Del Van Dyke, Honest John, Dan St Paul.
Sandra is an accomplished actor and speaker. She was featured in the dark comedy “Help Wanted”, earned 3 “Artie” nominations for best supporting actress and won her division’s “Toastmaster’s International Speech Contest”. In both comedy and speaking, Sandra builds a unique bond with the audience as she share stories about her own journey from youth to young adult to middle age and beyond. She continues to live her life to the fullest. Whether she’s using self deprecating humor doing standup comedy or being more serious when giving motivational seminars, she is an inspiration to her audiences. When people leave, they know they’ve seen a unique talent and that “age is just a state of mind”.
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