Photo by Allison Stock


Anya has hosted and/or opened for headliners including Sasheer Zamata, Michael Palascak, Rory Scovel, Godfrey, Eliza Skinner, Aparna Nancherla, Myq Kaplan, Dave Ross, Hampton Yount, Shane Torres, Alice Wetterlund, Liza Treyger, Ben Kronberg and Jaboukie Young-White. Do not ask any of these comedians if they remember her.



  • Green Mountain Comedy Festival (2015, 2016)

  • Gilda’s LaughFest (2017)

  • Bird City Comedy Festival (2017)

  • Women in Comedy Festival (2017, 2018)

  • Cape Fear Comedy Festival (2017)

  • Burning Bridges Festival (2018)

  • 208 Comedy Festival (2018)

  • Skankfest (2018)

  • Big Pine Comedy Festival (2018)

  • FEST (2018)



Anya Volz is a Vermont comedian and writer now based out of New York City. She earned an associate's degree in liberal arts from Community College of Vermont at the age of 18 after dropping out of high school and subsequently defending that choice to her parents' friends for years to follow. If you are her current or prospective employer, disregard that. She totally completed high school and is very normal.

Before moving to the city of trash and nightmares, Anya began her venture in standup and sketch comedy in Burlington, Vermont. Within her first year she won first runner-up in the annual competition Vermont’s Funniest Comedian, and shortly after was nominated by the readers of Seven Days magazine for Vermont’s Best Standup Comic. Neither of which mean anything but it's important to her that you know about them.

Photo by Allison Stock

Photo by Sam Burriss


Photo by Sam Burriss


Anya is a comedy writer and content creator for The Hard Times, Riot Fest, WICF Daily, and Macaulay Culkin’s Bunny Ears. She has made several appearances on The Special Without Brett Davis and is a regular on New York’s favorite roast battle shows Comedy Fight Club and Roast Masters. She has maintained a ranking in the top twenty roasters in NYC since 2018.

While in Vermont, Anya hosted and produced the monthly variety show Welcome to Gurlington at the Vermont Comedy Club. She has since hosted and produced many shows in New York, including As If! Comedy, Living for It, and The New Comedy Project. Currently she produces and hosts two monthly shows in Brooklyn and Manhattan: Comedy By Proxy and Thirst Trap with Anya Volz, which has been featured in Time Out New York and The New York Times.

Along with comedian Sherm Jacobs, Anya is the co-writer, star and executive producer of Sex Neutral, an upcoming comedic short film exploring the gray areas of sex positivity in a post-monogamous world.

Among her retired but critically acclaimed* projects are her podcast IN THE SHWICK OF IT on KPISS.FM and her webseries YONIC TONIC.

*enjoyed by some people.