With an ambiguous ethnic appearance, jokes about Star Trek
and a name no one can fully pronounce, Elicia Sanchez
is a stand-up comedian,
part-time video store employee, a card-holding member of both the Elvira,
Mistress of the Dark
and Iron Maiden
fan clubs and mostly an adult.
Born in Olympia, WA, but raised in small farming towns and on the
Quinault Indian Reservation made famous by vampires, she moved to
the Emerald City in 2007 after a failed attempt at relocating to Japan to become an English teacher/hand model. Following years of encouragement by comedian
friends, Elicia finally got the courage to perform stand up at an open mic at
the famed Comedy Underground
in October of 2010. She has been balancing meager
paychecks between comic books and happy hour while performing stand-up comedy
in the Seattle area and surrounding cities ever since.
Elicia's cynical, self-deprecating comedic style consists of personal stories, observations and an abundance of overshares culminating in what can only be and has been described as ‘a charming train wreck
.’ Writer Lindy West
) has called her “…a grumpy nugget of delight,
” and “…[one of] the five funniest people in Seattle
has performed with national headliners such as Graham Elwood
, Alex Koll, Ron Funches
and has opened for comedians Duncan Trussell (Drunk History) and Hari Kondabolu (Totally Biased w/ W. Kamau Bell)
She has performed at Seattle's Bumbershoot
Music and Arts Festival
, Seattle's annual horror festival, Crypticon
and Portland's famed Bridgetown Comedy Festival
She has also appeared in an
for Real Networks
, local independent film Steel of Fire Warriors: 2010 A.D.
upcoming documentary on the history of VHS titled, Rewind This!
Elicia is currently a writer/member of the Seattle-based comedy troupe, Children of the Atom,
the host of a
comedy podcast about awesomely bad movies titled, The Enematic Cinematic and co-producer of three local Seattle comedy shows (Level
Up!, The Enematic Cinematic: LIVES and Wine Shots: Comedy's Happiest Hour)
She is a lover of all things tacky,
horribly awful movies and spreadable foods.
Her dislikes include loud people on the bus, cancer and stuffed animals with arms
Currently, Elicia resides in Seattle, WA where when not performing, she splits her time between experiencing an unnecessary fear of werewolves, watching creepy forensic crime shows and dusting her action figures.