Jess Lane is a writer, director, actor, stand-up comedian, and improviser.
As a writer, she has contributed to Billy on the Street, Reductress, Conan's TeamCoco.com, 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 unscripted series Shooting Strangers.
As a writer & director, her original pilots Mizz Miraculous and The Brothers Sisters screened at NYTVF in 2014 & 2013, she has directed videos for truTV, Funny or Die, The Special Without Brett Davis, and Nerdist, 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.
As an actress, she has appeared in The Special Without Brett Davis, Adult Swim’s Fart-Copter, the CW's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Rodney Ascher’s The Nightmare, and various sketches on Funny or Die, The Hard Times, UCBComedy, and Nerdist.
As a stand-up, she's performed all over New York and Los Angeles: Power Violence, Sleepaway Camp, Holy Fuck, Future Forms, The Macauley Culkin Show, The Hard Times Showcase, The Cinder Block Comedy Fest, and Hell Yes Fest in New Orleans, only to name a few. In Los Angeles, 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.
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.
She can also play the guitar, is learning to play the drums, and owns no less than 7 differently colored vegan leather jackets.