Many may recognize Amanda Seales as the once MTV VJ personality “Amanda Diva,” but she is shedding that image and letting everyone know she’s a full-blown hustler. She earned her undergrad degree from SUNY Purchase, after she created her own major. She also earned her Master’s degree in African-American studies with a concentration in Hip-Hop from Columbia University. Beyond her education, she has proven to be a veteran in entertainment from her early work on the ’90’s Nickelodeon TV show “My Brother and Me,” to current projects such as “Funny Style,” and web series “Things I Learned This Week.” Although she is a veteran performer she is new to the stand-up stage but she uses a critical social perspective and a “tell it like it ‘tis,” delivery to the craft. You can catch Amanda Seales this week at the Comedy Store at 8 p.m. in L.A for Laff Mobb’s Black Out Tuesday. Amber Bolden of Comedy Hype caught up with Amanda Seales to discuss why she entered the world of comedy, educational background and more.