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Interview: Comedy Roommates Amanda & Jennie

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Sunglasses, sunshine, and some hilarious girls. Photo courtesy Amanda & Jennie.

Amanda and Jennie are best friends. Best friends who live together and do comedy together and, judging by their photo, friends who lay in the grass and stare at the sky with their sunglasses on. America needs more of this, but until the word gets out about these two lovely comediennes, we must content ourselves that Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre LA is their home, and we can see them every week, hosting their new improv showcase Let's Do This! on Friday nights at 11pm.

The girls are a highly successful tag team of comedy that have been plying their trade all over Los Angeles for a few years now. They'll be taking their hilarious sketch show Amanda & Jennie: Best Friends to the SF Sketch Fest in San Francisco and continuing their hosting residency at UCB on Friday nights. LAist sat down with Amanda & Jennie to discuss the nature of comedy in LA and what it means to live without health insurance.

LAist: Where are you from, and what made you come to Los Angeles for comedy?

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A&J: We met in college (that's Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo for the curious) and did comedy together there. Jennie had the balls to move to LA before Amanda, but Amanda soon followed in 2005. We came for the smog, but stayed for the traffic.