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Marlena Rodriguez has been writing and performing comedy since birth. 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. Marlena has written for Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, All About The Washingtons, George Lopez's Lopez, and JG Quintel's upcoming TBS project, Close Enough.
Marlena’s been named one of Comedy Central's Comics To Watch, though you may have already seen her at Glasgow International Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest, Limestone Comedy Festival, opening for Aparna Nancherla, Adam Devine, Gilbert Gottfried, 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”. She wrote, produced, and starred in a web series called, We Have To Move, as well as a Broadway Video/Mas Mejor produced web series called, Bouncers. In 2016, she became a fellow of the Sundance Institute Episodic Lab with her script DMV.
Marlena is currently an Executive Story Editor on HBO's Silicon Valley.
Follow her on twitter @MarlenaRodrigz.