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Marlena Rodriguez is a her-spanic comedian who has been writing and performing comedy since 1989. She’s toured with The Second City, done stand up across the country, and performed in a Lincoln Center benefit called, Leave It To Beavers: A Night With Tina Fey and Friends.
In Novemer, Marlena was named one of Comedy Central's Comics To Watch as part of the New York Comedy Festival. Though, you may have already seen her at Glasgow International Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest, Limestone Comedy Festival, opening for Adam Devine, Gilbert Gottfried, Aparna Nancherla, or SNL’s Michael Che. Marlena has been described as “equal parts sly, crazy, sassy, subdued and has clearly studied closely that particular flavor of Midwestern wack-a-doodle”.
Marlena co-wrote and starred in the hit web series, We Have To Move, about a couple on a dead end search for an apartment on Craigslist. And in 2015, Marlena relocated to New York City, to write for Tina Fey’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Last Spring, she wrote, produced, and starred in, Bouncers, a web series about two lady-bouncers, on Broadway Video’s Mas Mejor channel. And this Fall, she became a fellow of the Sundance Institute Episodic Lab with her script DMV.
Marlena recently met a dog, and things are going really well!
Follow her on twitter @MarlenaRodrigz.