About Me

Vanessa St. Clair is an American actress, improviser and stand up comedian! 

Her energetic and vivacious performances have propelled her to be a staple in the east coast comedy scene. 

From featuring for headliners like Aaron Kleiber, Eddie Brill, and Kevin James Doyle, to the more suburban crowds of the Steel City Comedy Tour, to being a 3 time consecutive champ of Comedy Royale, a competitive improv game show, at Arcade Comedy Theater, she's proven she's up for any crowd! 


Named one of Pittsburgh's Top 3 Comedians and Rising SuperStar in the PGH City Paper, she's captivated audiences at the La Jolla Comedy Store and Tiger! Tiger! (CA), Pittsburgh Improv, Brillobox, Spirit, Burning Bridges Comedy Club. 


As a skilled theatrical and film actress, she's been featured in Season 3 of Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Season 3 of HBO's The Deuce

Theatrically, she's worked with companies such as Uncumber Theatrics, Vigilance Theater Group, Arcade Comedy Theater, The Summer Company,Throughline Theatre Company, and Prime Stage. 


She's been a featured improviser at the Pittsburgh Comedy Festival (twice) and the GreenBay Improv Festival, she's been reviewed and mentioned in Pittsburgh Magazine, PGH City Paper, Broadway World, Pittsburgh Comedy (online), and No Proscenium. 


She's the writer and producer of her own weekly morning radio comedy segment on Pittsburgh's Q92.9FM entitled The BrightSide with Vanessa St. Clair as well as producing the podcast, Talking Tunes With These Two Goons, and has appeared on Glad to See He's Working with Garrett Titlebaum, The Alex Kraemer Program, and YA JAGOFF. 



But, if that's too stuffy for you, here's a slightly more casual About Me. 

I figured I'd answer some ice breaker questions, and of course, they're from Forbes because I'm nothing if not a #BossBitch. 


What's the first concert you attended? 

- I was 9 years old, it was Kansas, at a rib-fest. I heard an electric violin for the first time. Truly, I peaked, nothing has compared since. 


What's your favorite 90's show? 

-DARN! This is a hard one, I'm partial to The Nanny, and Frasier because both incorporate my favorite things, high fashion and physical comedy. 


What's the first career you dreamed of having as a child?

- I full heartedly wanted to be an Elvis Tribute Artist, or as uneducated Elvis fans call it, an impersonator. 


If you could instantly become an expert in anything, what would it be? 

- The Industrial Revolution, especially the architecture, or couture level craftsmanship sewing. 


How can someone win a gold star with you? 

- Be kind, and for the love of god, don't paint an old staircase banister white.