EMMY AWARD WINNER! LATIN GRAMMY AWARD WINNER!
Alisha Gaddis is actor, humorist, writer and performer based in Los Angeles, California. She is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and the University of Sydney, Australia. Alisha’s first book ‘Comedic Monologues for Women that are Actually Funny’, released via Applause Books in 2014 becoming a best seller. She has since released five more books in the series: Men's, Teen Girls', Teen Boys', Kids' and LGBT (the last slated to release on 2016). Her columns have appeared on sites including: GOOD, Thought Catalogue, College Candy, etc. Alisha is the founder and head writer of Say Something Funny...B*tch!- the nationally acclaimed all- female online magazine. The highly irreverent Messenger Card line that Alisha co-founded and writes for- is sold in boutiques and salons in Los Angeles and New York.
Alisha stars in the PBS children's program, in which she co-created- Lishy Lou and Lucky Too (via The Friday Zone)- for which she won a performance Emmy. Alongside her husband, Lucky Diaz- she is the co-founder and performer for the Latin GRAMMY award winning band - Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band. Their music has topped the charts at Sirius XM and is People Magazine’s #1 album of the year. Together, they have been named ‘the face of kindie music’ by New York Magazine- playing venues such as: Los Angeles Festival of Books Target Stage, the Smithsonian, Getty Museum, LACMA, Madison Square Park, Legoland, Skirball, New York City’s Symphony Space, etc.
Alisha and Lucky star in the live action television show they co-created ‘Lishy Lou and Lucky Too’ on PBS as part of the Emmy Award winning ‘Friday Zone.’ The show received three nominations and an EMMY win for Alisha (Best Performer).
As a stand-up comic, she has headlined the nation at venues including: The World Famous Comedy Store, New York Comedy Club, Gotham Comedy Club- named one of the funniest upcoming female comics by Entertainment Weekly. As a performer, Alisha has appeared on Broadway, the Sydney Opera House, Second City, Improv Olympic West, Upright Citizens Brigade, and the Comedy Central Stage, as well as, touring with her critically acclaimed solo shows ‘Parenting: The Last Four Letter Word,’ and ‘The Search for Something Grand.’ (Los Angeles Comedy Festival). She has also appeared on MTV, CBS, Univision, NBC, A&E and voiced numerous national campaigns.
Alisha yearns to someday make a perfect tartlette, and truly believes that one day she will communicate with songbirds through whistling.