Lauren Besser is a writer and a comedian in New York City. She was a National Organizer of the Women's March on Washington, a house performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre - New York, and is the co-host of The Real Housewives of Bohemia podcast and the author of the essay Had Bernie Been Bernadette.  

Lauren is trained in improv and comedy writing by UCB-NY, iOChicago and The PIT. She co-created the comedy WOMYN INC and the improvised series U.E.S. She appears in both award-winning series 2 Self Help Books Away From Being Perfect and Period Piece; Above Average, Refinery29, UCBComedy and Funny or Die videos; and The Bozo Show, Suddenly Susan and Impractical Jokers. Her photos have been published by Brooklyn Street Art, Wooster Collective and Chicago Public Radio. Her face was on the Prada Spring/Summer 2013 line.

Lauren was once the youngest state president in the history of the National Organization for Women (NOW) and a winning city council campaign manager. She is a graduate of the creative writing program at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and a native of downtown Chicago. Her blog is T H I S WOMANHOOD.