Laura Merli

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Laura Merli is an NYC-based standup comedian, actress, and writer. She has appeared in the Rogue Island Comedy festival, the Women in Comedy Festival, the Cinder Block Comedy Festival, was the first runner up in The Ladies of Laughter stand up competition, and hosts a monthly show (Epic) at one of the hottest alt-comedy spots in Brooklyn, Cherry Tree bar.


As someone who didn’t start comedy until their late 20s, Laura has held a wide variety of odd jobs including cashier, ebay store photographer, project manager, zombie in an escape room, business analyst, and carnival worker (her grandparents family business). She has since written for and acted on sketch house teams at the PIT and Improv Boston. She’s also been a contributor to Reductress, The Hard Times, and McSweeney’s.


You can watch videos of her current sketch team, Soul Crush, at and read her thoughts on twitter @passiveabrasive

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