Comedian (Actor/Host + Director/Writer)

New York, New York, United States

Lorena Russi (she/her/sir) is a Queer -Latinx Pro Soccer Player turned Comedian, Filmmaker and Educator. Her background in entertainment ranges from directing-writing-hosting for PBS to Head Writer for "Spotify for Artists" to writing-producing for "The Late Show w/ Stephen Colbert" Digital team. Lorena's 10 years in Improv and Sketch Comedy have influenced her quirky hosting style which she infuses into live events like: comedy shows, sports games, fundraisers as well as branded content for Amazon's "Today's Deals Live," Thinx, Bustle, Chipotle's Snapchat and MLS. Lorena's bilingual Dad jokes have additionally been featured on Will Smith @ Home, The New York Times, the Oscars, Comedy Central, Vice and Refinery29. Outside of comedy, you can catch her teaching writing workshops or playing soccer with Nike NYC.