Amy Paffrath - How to be a Host

iO West Theater - iO West

Friday, December 4, 2015
iO West 6366 Hollywood Blvd. Los AngelesCA  90028
Friday, December 4, 2015
iO West 6366 Hollywood Blvd. Los AngelesCA  90028

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What's Included

This workshop will focus on interview technique, teleprompter techniques, audition tips, how to make a stand out real, and how to generate your own material. Amy Paffrath is an LA based actress/TV host who was born and raised in St. Louis, MO. While attending the world renown University of Missouri School of Journalism, Amy completed an internship at Entertainment Tonight in Los Angeles alongside TV veterans Mark Steines and Mary Hart under the leadership of Executive Producer and fellow Mizzou alumni, Linda Bell Blue. Since then, Amy’s career has grown exponentially. She has served as the longtime host of E! News Now, a red carpet correspondent for TV Guide’s Hollywood 411, series regular on MSN's The Big Debate, and guest host on both G4’s Attack of the Show and Fuel TV’s The Daily Habit. She spent 2011 and early 2012 recapping the best moments from your favorite shows with Last Night on TV, daily on MSN.com. But it was a little show called Jersey Shore that really put Amy on the map. She held court with the guidos and guidettes of Seaside Heights as the host of MTV’s Jersey Shore: After Hours and Reunion specials. She is making a name for herself as a sitcom star. Amy’s most recent TV credits include the CBS pilot "Oh F***, its You!," directed by James Burrows, as well as appearances on Hot in Cleveland, Sullivan & Son, and 2 Broke Girls. She also has 3 films due out next year, Freshwater, Do Over and The Thinning. Amy is married to actor and teen heartthrob Drew Seeley. The couple are parents to furbaby Astro and love volunteering and hiking the Hollywood Hills together. Currently Amy can be seen hosting VH1’s widely popular, Dating Naked.

About This Organizer

The Training Center offers many levels of advanced improv training, as well as sketch and television writing programs, and students can also enroll in shorter workshops in subjects ranging from storytelling to commercial audition and beyond.


iO West counts dozens of L.A.’s best improv and sketch comedians as alums. Based on the work of director Del Close and co-founder Charna Halpern, iO pioneered the long-form improv style known as Harold, and created a story-based approach to improvisatory acting.

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  • iO West Theater

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