FOF #2983 – Amanda Cohen on To Tell the Truth

Sep 12, 2021 · 1985 views

Amanda Steinstein and Amanda Cohen. Photos: Fausto Fernós, Amanda Cohen.

One of the most brilliant comedians we’ve had the pleasure of working with in the past 16 years of doing Feast of Fun is Amanda Cohen. We met Amanda through a Craigslist Ad we placed for our live musical variety shows looking for a woman with a big personality and bosom to match.

Often mistaken for someone else at her comedy shows, Amanda was known to our audience as Amanda Steinstein, a character developed for the live shows which combined a pinch of Fran Drescher, a smidgen of Grace Slick and a whole lotta Dr. Who, or in her case, Dr. What!?

So when we heard she got cast on To Tell the Truth in a double whammy as a Bug Baker and Aquanaut, we knew it was going to be good.

Today comedian Amanda Cohen, best known to long time listeners as Amanda Steinstein, joins us to look back at all the people she’s been mistaken for: someone’s mom, a truck driving lesbian, a bug baker and an aquanaut.


A look back on our 16 years and 3000 shows

Fi-Dom, or using financial domination to ask for what you want out of life.

Being the unofficial President of Weird Al Yankovich’s unofficial fan club.

What really happened on What Not to Wear.


  1. What a flash from the past. So nice to hear from Amanda again, and miss all these wonderful exaggerated characters.

    Fausto, love your understanding of non-linear thinking. 100% agree.

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