Best known for her unusual, offbeat characters and bawdy stage persona, Sarah Jean Anderson is an artist, comic and character actor from Grand Rapids, MI. She has been performing since 2004, when she joined a band and started to learn the bass at 20 years old. She soon started to perform at a local poetry open mic, and that immersion in the local music scene lead to an introduction to burlesque.
From 2010-2013, Sarah Jean toured the US extensively as a character actor & burlesque comedienne with Super Happy Funtime Burlesque
and as an improv actor with The Murder Mystery Company
, where she learned to interact with audiences all over the country. Sarah then decided to pursue comedy & perform professionally. She has been a member of several improv and sketch comedy groups including Old Lady Monday, Slow Children at Play, and the all-female comedy troupes Funny Girls
, and Comedy Coven
Voted Best Comedian by West Michigan’s Revue Magazine
in 2016, she placed in the Best Artist category in 2017. She has written and produced 13 original comedy shows since 2008, including One Pretty Funny Girl (2008) and After School Special (2014). The feature-length film based on her original character Rita Schuvitinitscz, Rita and Velvet Dan Save The World
, can be viewed online HERE.
Sarah Jean is currently the regular host of Pyrus Calleryana Burlesque, Shimmy Shack Burlesque
, (Since 2009) and Tease-A-Gogo at the Avenue Bar in Lansing, MI.
SJA's mixed media artwork has been sold to art lovers and collectors all over the world -- from Michigan to Los Angeles to Italy!
Follow her on Instagram @SarahJeanLand to see newly completed pieces or
Order your own custom painting today by visiting Sarah Jean Land on Etsy www.etsy.com/shop/SarahJeanLand
Rose Littleton Photography
updated SJA Jan 2021