November 20, 2015
I was featured in the Anger Girls Comedy parody sketch video, Hunger Games Tampons playing the Elizabeth Banks character, Effie! Very excited to work with Anger Girls Comedy, head by comedy rockstar Rachel Sweeney-- you can subscribe to their YouTube channel for their latest videos here!
September 24, 2015
Late Night with Lani launched is very own video series to accompany our bi-weekly show at The Pit Loft! Our first video, Late Night w/ Lani at the Minnesota State Fair features an exclusive interview with Princess Kay of the Milky way, and reconnects host Lani back to her hometown roots.
August 18, 2015
Late Night w/ Lani is growing! We performed for a FULL house (some people in standing room only!) on Tuesday, August 18th at the Pit Loft with amazing special guests including characters by my former Character 101 teacher, Natasha Vaynblat, and improv by my coaches Mike Kelton, Caroline Martin, and their fellow Harold night improv friends Raymond Cordova, Caroline Cotter, James III, Morgan Miller, and Keaton Patti. We were also joined by our good friends and new improv team Hamford, and rounding out the night was my team and Late Night w/ Lani house team, Cosmos and the Cosmos. It was just a spectacular night, and I can't wait until our next one.
My improv show, Late Night with Lani has moved venues, and our home for August will be at The Treehouse Theater at 154 West 29th Street! Our first two preview performances at our new location will be Tuesday, August 11th and Tuesday, August 18th at 11pm. Tickets are only $5, and cheap drinks are available at the bar! Celebrate with us afterwards at Pioneer's Bar for $3 off your first round!!
July 21st, 2015
July 21st I had my very first performance of my very own improv show, Late Night with Lani! Hosted by my fellow improv friends and I, the show featured indie improv teams at Broadway Comedy Club's Red Room. This show was made possible by Ian Herrin, who hosts his own show, The Ian Herrin Improv Hour.
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June 22nd-23rd, 2015
Throughout June, I've took classes with casting directors Marci Phillips of ABC, Clint Alexander of FOX, and Jodi Collins of JLC Entertainment at One on One!
June 20th, 2015
My Character 101 class showcase is June 20th at 2:45pm at UCB Chelsea!
June 18th, 2015
I was officially approved for the Advanced Studies Improv Program at The Upright Citizens Brigade!
May 29th, 2015
The improv group I've been working with for the past 2 months had our very first improv show at The West End Lounge in the monthly comedy show Morningside Hype, hosted by Luke Mones!
March 27th, 2015
The Columbia MFA Thesis I starred in, Goodbye Casey Trade has been making its way through the film festival circuit, being an official selection of the Minneapolis Underground Film Festival (YAY MINNESOTA!!), the Boston Underground Film Festival, and the Florida Film Festival! To keep the most up to date, "like" Goodbye Casey Trade on Facebook or follow on Twitter.
December 2nd, 2014
October 23rd-26th, 2014
My next show, Moldavia-on-Hudson, written by Marc Dombrowski & Samantha Tella, directed by Samantha Tella, presented by The New York 19th Century Society & Monsterpiece Theatre at Roy Arias Stage II! It's a super funny Halloween-themed show comprised of comedic vignettes based upon obscure short stories by classic Gothic authors. I'm super proud of the work we're doing on the show, and I'd love for everyone to come! Tickets are available here: http://moldavia.brownpapertickets.com/
Thursday, October 23 - 8:00pm
Friday, October 24 - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 25 - 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sunday, October 26 - 2:00pm
(Runtime: approx. 90 minutes)
September 16th-17th, 2014
I wrapped an amazing shoot for the Oxygen Network playing one of Betsy's besties in the new show My Crazy Love. I also met and worked with comedian Greg Behrendt who produced the episode, as well as the beautiful and talented Danielle Heaton, Kate Costello, and Maria DeSimone. Such talented people attached to this project, and I can't wait to see the final product when it airs this fall! More info to come!
August 13th- August 22nd, 2014
We've started performances of Quiet Peninsula! I'm so proud of this project, and I can't wait to show people the product of all the hard work we've all put in to make this happen. It's truly been an amazing ride, and I hope you all can join us! Purchase tickets here.
Wed 8/13 4:30pm
Sat 8/16 9:15pm
Mon 8/18 8:45pm
Thurs 8/21 2:30pm
Fri 8/22 4:30pm
August 9th-23rd, 2014
I'm playing Sarah in the dark comedy short film, Artaud's Descendants written and directed by fellow Fordham Alumni, Tom Escovar which starts filming this month! Been having a great time in Brooklyn shooting this film-- more info to come!
July 21st, 2014
This week I start filming A Crime to Remember on Investigation Discovery, a show about the murders and mysteries that shaped the nation from the 50s - 60s. Can't wait-- more info to come!
July 10th, 2014
Episode 3 of Killer Friends was launched on FunnyorDie! Check it out here: Killer Friends Episode 3. Watch it, share it, vote "funny," and spread the word! I'm so proud of how it turned out, and I think it might be my favorite episode yet! Also, if you haven't yet, "like" us on Facebook for more news and updates!
July 9th, 2014
I started rehearsals for Quiet Peninsula (my FringeNYC debut!), written by Brandon Ferraro and directed by Samantha Tella. We've had a wonderful first week of rehearsals, and I can't wait to jump into this challenging piece. If you are able to, please contribute to their IndieGoGo campaign! Performances are in August: WED 13 @ 4:30; SAT 16 @ 9:15; MON 18 @ 8:45; THU 21 @ 2:30; FRI 22 @ 4:30. Purchase tickets here:
June 5th, 2014
I played the role of Katie in a staged reading of Wildfire, a new play by Joseph Gallina on Thursday, June 5th at Shetler Studios along with fellow actors, Jeffrey Dreisbach, Carole Healey, and Kait Mushet! We had a great turn out, and some awesome feedback at the discussion after the show. I can't wait to see where this play is going to go, and couldn't be happier with what we were able to put together after just one rehearsal together.
May 29th, 2014
I start my Improv 201 class at Upright Citizens Brigade taught by Molly Lloyd on Friday, May 29th! Molly is on the UCB House Sketch team Stone Cold Fox (along with my previous teacher, John Murray) and the UCB House Improv team Airwolf! I feel so lucky to be taught by these crazy talented people.