Cynthia Levin's Bio
Cynthia Levin is originally from Chicago where at age 15 she began studying at Chicago’s Second City. By the time she was 22, she moved to Los Angeles in a stolen van. Within the year, she was on stage doing stand-up comedy by accident. She thought it was an acting class. Thank God for her stupidity because that accident ended up saving her life…(she thinks)! Since then, Levin has travelled a good part of the world wowing audiences with her unique animated and interactive style. She was named “One to Watch” in the Hollywood Reporters Special Comedy Issue. A few of her TV comedy credits include: ABC’s, “Comics Unleashed” with Byron Allen, Comedy Central’s, “Tough Crowd” with Colin Quinn and B.E.T.’s Comic View. Levin, who calls Los Angeles “A prison with a palm tree in the background.” found herself moving cities and countries whenever the mood struck her. “One day when I was driving down Santa Monica Blvd., I thought, “I don’t want to die in LA.” and then I thought, “Shit! I don’t want to live here either!, so I got the hell out. Because of her love/hate relationship with Los Angaleese, she ended up performing and becoming a regular in comedy clubs in other great cities such as New York, Chicago and London, performing on stages across America, Canada, Great Britain and Ireland as well as performing for our troops in Cuba, Japan, Korea, Bosnia and Kosovo. Early on, Cynthia became very popular in the alternative comedy scene in Los Angeles; winning an “Always Makes Me Laugh” and "The Least Likely to Repeat Material" awards. Cynthia has performed at several comedy festivals including, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Scotland, The Women in Comedy Festival, England, Chicago Women’s Comedy Festival, The Ladies are Funny Festival, Austin, TX, The Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco’s SketchFest. Cynthia, who you can often find talking about her “pretty shitty life”, also tends to have a shite load of epiphanies. Hence, she has written and performed 10 solo shows, her most recent shows were “You Gotta Be Shouldin’ Me! Conversations with my Ego Carl”, performed in Los Angeles and starring as her alter-ego, Linda Lovin, a lounge singer who would rather just be waitressing, in "Nobody Gets Away Unscathed”. Currently, you can catch Ms. Levin performing at The Comedy Store and many other venues in LA or working on her autobiographical TV pilot any place with a chair entitled, “Unprepared for Life”, an almost true story, except for the good parts…those had to be made up.