You should see her do Improv with Hot Nap at the Voodoo Comedy Playhouse on Wednesdays or at the Impulse Theater on weekends. She rules!
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy - 2012
When Jessica Austgen is on stage, she's so full of life and originality that you can't take your eyes off her. In Collapse, produced by Curious Theatre Company, she played one of those neurotic, crazy, needy sisters who upends a shaky marriage. Clad in vivid rusts and oranges that perfectly accentuated her red hair and eccentric persona, Austgen squirmed on the sofa, practiced her stretches on a mat, spouted new-age truisms, wheedled, threatened and talked about her cat, Camille Paglia. She was as intensely narcissistic as she was utterly disarming.