Lauren Besser is a writer and performer in New York City. She served as a National Organizer for the Women's March on Washington, is the co-host of the feminist / comedy podcast The Real Housewives of Bohemia and played on improv house teams at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre - NY from 2014 to 2016.
Lauren is trained in improv and comedy writing by UCB-NY, iOChicago and The PIT. She co-created the 8-part comedy on matriarchal dominance WOMYN INC and the improvised series U.E.S. about twisted Upper East Side socialites. She's been in Above Average, Refinery29, UCBComedy and Funny or Die videos, The Bozo Show (1984), Suddenly Susan (2000), Prada's Spring/Summer runway (2013) and Impractical Jokers (2015). Her photos have been published by Brooklyn Street Art, Wooster Collective and Chicago Public Radio.
Lauren was once the youngest state president elected in the history of the National Organization for Women (NOW), a founding member of NOW's Young Feminist Taskforce and a winning city council campaign manager. She is a graduate of the creative writing program at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Lauren lives in Brooklyn, but she's from downtown Chicago. She is the best.