Jess Lane is a writer, director, actor, improviser, and stand-up comedian.
As a writer, she has contributed to Billy on the Street, Reductress, Conan's TeamCoco.com, Screen Junkies, and ComedyCentral.com. She was a staff writer for Chris Hardwick’s Nerdist.com, Cameron Esposito's She Said on Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, the UCB LA Digital Writers Room, and UCB Comedy's upcoming unscripted series Shooting Strangers.
As a writer & director, her original pilots Mizz Miraculous and The Brothers Sisters screened at NYTVF in 2014 & 2013, she directed Unprofessional Wrestling with Dan Black for Funny or Die, and her web series Queer Bones, Punks, My Dead Lesbian Ex-Girlfriend, and many others, have screened at Channel 101 in both New York and Los Angeles. She currently directs the vegan food review web series Da Snack Boys.
As an actress, she has appeared in Adult Swim’s Fart-Copter, the CW's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Rodney Ascher’s The Nightmare, and various sketches on Funny or Die, UCBComedy, or Nerdist.com. As an improviser, she was on the UCBLA Harold Team Mister Town City, Mess Hall Team LaserDisc, the LA indie-darlings Varmint, the Magnet Theater's Featherweight, and was a host of Mach Improv.
As a stand-up, she's performed all around LA and NYC: at Holy Fuck, Sleepaway Camp, Power Violence, The Macauley Culkin Show, The Cinder Block Comedy Fest, Hell Yes Fest in New Orleans, and more. She was the co-host of Not For Nothin’ with Erin Lampart at Echoes Under Sunset, and Extra Credit with Christian Spicer at The Clubhouse. She is very proud of almost winning the Lethal Lottery once, losing by only a measly 3 votes. (This is an outrage.)