SAMANTHA FONTANA is a Greek-Italian-Jew comedian, writer, actor, and producer born and raised in the East Village. She received her BFA in Acting from Brooklyn College. She spelled Juilliard wrong 18 times in her Jewliard application essay.

Samantha lives in New York City with her family- including her gremlin resembling dogs.  Her passions include Biggie Smalls, real New Yorkers, and animal rights. She is an advocate of animal rescue organizations and shelters around NYC.

Samantha performs all over NYC: Joe's Pub, The Mockingbird, The Wild Project, Gotham, Stand Up NY, Sid Gold's, and more. She hosts the Monday Salon at Double Wide on the second monday of every month at 7pm featuring NYC's best performers. She also performs monthly with S.U.C.K. (Stand Up Comedy Klub... yes that's Klub with a K) every month at The Mockingbird with guests you won't want to miss.

She is a featured comedian in the Funny or Die Community as well as the co-founder, writer, and comedian in Samantha Fontana and S&Mboth channels available on Funny or Die. Shorts she has produced include Too Late for LattesMethrocardand The Interviewamong others. 

Check out Samantha in Your Main Thing, available on Vimeo with John Early, Aparna Nancherla, among others.

Samantha is a writer, producer, and actor for CASTING. This comedic series gives a behind-the-scenes look at show business on both sides of the casting table with Judy Gold, Steve Schirripa, Janeane Garofalo, Richard Kind, Catherine Curtin, Bradford Scobie, and others.

Click on NEWS for live performance and stand up dates.

Performing in theatre for over ten years, some credits include, Fucked In The East Village, Joe Pintauro's Raft of the Medusa, Kristoffer Diaz' F**cking Vigwan or SWAG (Cherry Lane Theatre), Tom Coash's RagheadGI60 International One Minute Play Festival.