Lauren Lapkus

Lauren Lapkus is an actress and improviser in Los Angeles. Originally from Evanston, Illinois, she graduated from DePaul University and performed all over Chicago, including iO and The Second City. After a whirlwind year in NYC she moved to Los Angeles, where she can be seen performing sketch comedy with Goodman and improv with Bangarang!, both at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Her credits include “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” where she appeared in a segment with Ryan Reynolds, “The Middle” on ABC, HBO’s “Life and Times of Tim”, and the upcoming NBC sitcom, “Are You There, Chelsea?”.

Guest Appearances

Bonus: Best of Vol. 5: The Nasty Hits

improv4humans #141.5July 8, 2014

All the way from shitting robots to smegma cheese shops and beyond! It's the bonus best of improv4humans with Matt Besser aka the nasty hits featuring Ian Roberts, Lauren Lapkus, Joe Wengert, Tim Meadows, Charlie Sanders, Betsy Sodaro, John Gemberling, Stephanie Allynne,…

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Best of improv4humans Vol. 5

improv4humans #141July 3, 2014

That time has come once again humans! The best of improv4humans with Matt Besser volume 5 is here featuring an amazing roster of the greatest improvisers in the universe including Joe Wengert, Sean Clements, Dominic Dierkes, Jason Mantzoukas, Lennon Parham, Jessica St.…

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I Turned It On For The Dog Penis

Comedy Bang Bang #295June 19, 2014

The impresarios behind the hit web-series "Next Time on Lonny," Alex Anfanger & Dan Schimpf are here along with today's co-host Traci Rearden on a bonus Comedy Bing Bong! We’ll hear about the new season of Next Time on Lonny, the process…

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Hallelujah the Hills

improv4humans #136May 29, 2014

Lauren Lapkus, Mike Still, and Jeff Hiller are here along with special musical guest Hallelujah the Hills for a magical musical episode of improv4humans with Matt Besser! For the first time ever, the entire band Hallelujah the Hills have set themselves up…

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Stinky Chips

Comedy Bang Bang #287May 19, 2014

Portland comedian Shane Torres bursts his way into the first timers club on today’s Comedy Bang! Bang! Shane talks about his start in comedy in the land of Portland, his life after his previous appearance on the LIVE from Portland CBB ep,…

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The 5th Anniversary Show!

Comedy Bang Bang #283April 28, 2014

IT'S BEEN 5 years of Comedy Bang Bang: The Podcast and all your favorites have returned for a bro out sesh! Get ready to experience our unbelievable open door policy as friends of the show Marissa Wompler, Miss Listler, Jason Mantzoukas, and…

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Bug Out Bag

improv4humans #127April 3, 2014

Join Gil Ozeri, Lauren Lapkus, Johnny Meeks, and Alex Fernie for this week's episode of improv4humans with Matt Besser. Tune in to hear Lauren Lapkus' cure for cancer, how to make it in Hollywood using the prison system, vagina possums, and how to use…

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Reverse April Fools

Comedy Bang Bang #279March 31, 2014

This week's Comedy Bing Buh has Scott & co-host Traci Rearden welcome back Patton Oswalt to answer some burning questions in honor of his new special Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time. How many guns should a person own? What exactly is a…

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Bonus Cut: Male Mom

improv4humans #120.5February 18, 2014

Lauren Lapkus, Stephanie Allynne, Mary Holland, and Erin Whitehead aka Wild Horses are back this week to deal with baby leashes and a male mom on a bonus episode of improv4humans with Matt Besser! Make sure to get the UCB Comedy Improv Manual, Matt…

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Wild Horses

improv4humans #120February 13, 2014

Lauren Lapkus, Stephanie Allynne, Mary Holland, and Erin Whitehead are all friends, make up the improv group Wild Horses, and have been specially requested for your listening pleasure on this week's improv4humans with Matt Besser! Join them as they take us to…

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LIVE from RIOT LA

Comedy Bang Bang #265January 16, 2014

Recorded LIVE from the Downtown Independent Theater as part of the RIOT LA festival, it’s a b-b-b-onus episode of Big Bang Theory Comedy! IT’S BEEN quite a while since high school student Traci Rearden has been on the show as she catches…

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LIVE from RIOT LA 2014

improv4humans #116January 16, 2014

Lauren Lapkus, Andy Daly, and Seth Morris join Matt Besser to find out what happens a prank phone call goes too far, become a boy band for a blimp captain, and explore why proposing on a ferris wheel could be the worst…

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Charlotte's Website

Comedy Bang Bang #259December 2, 2013

It's a Comedy Bing! Bong! for the ages as accomplished actor, comedian, and yes and-er David Alan Grier makes his debut appearance! We also get a blast from the past as the short haired singer Regina Crimp drops by to perform some…

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LIVE from LA Podfest

improv4humans #103October 17, 2013

Put on your best sun pants and join Ian Roberts, Lauren Lapkus, and Joe Wengert for a spectacular improv4humans recorded LIVE from the LA Podfest! Infestations of forgotten junk, puppy pools, gifted children, and shitting robots are all covered in an episode…

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Todd's Life 2.0

Comedy Bang Bang #248October 10, 2013

It's the meeting of the fake talk show hosts as Eric Andre makes his makes his first appearance on this week's b-b-b-bonus-s-s-s episode of Comedy Bang! Bang! After a chat about cross over episodes, ska, and bass lines, Scott’s missing nephew Todd…

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There Is Ninjas

the reality SHOW show #39September 24, 2013

Sean and Hayes bid listeners farewell on the last episode of the Reality show Show. They give us a glimpse into the ugly business of podcasting as they discuss Big Brother, get into the season premiere of Survivor, and wrap up the…

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Hands In The Air

improv4humans #94August 15, 2013

Paul Rust, John Gemberling, Lauren Lapkus, and Brandon Johnson are here to give us their take on The Bachelorette, watch a professional ice cream taster at work, and test out the female version of the “popcorn trick” on a special improv5humans! Plus,…

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Bonus Cut: Fair Weather Fans

improv4humans #88.5July 9, 2013

Lauren Lapkus, Neil Campbell & Tim Meadows are fair weather fans on this week's bonus improv4humans! Don’t forget to that you can now get Matt Besser’s new comedy album “Woo Pig Sooie: Comedy for Atheists” at mattbesser.com and Dragoon’s new album “This Galaxy…

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Rubber Band Stand

improv4humans #88July 4, 2013

Celebrate Christmas in July with Tim Meadows, Neil Campbell, and Lauren Lapkus! Listen as they figure out who gets to go on a secret mission to Mars, feel uncomfortable with Jesus doing funny voices, and answer life changing questions as part of…

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Bonus Cut: Getting Gronk

improv4humans #79.5May 7, 2013

Horatio Sanz, Ben Schwartz, and Lauren Lapkus join Matt Besser for a bonus improvised scene inspired by the drunk shenanigans of professional athletes. Pick up Matt Besser’s new comedy album “Woo Pig Sooie: Comedy for Atheists” at mattbesser.com and Dragoon’s new album…

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The 4th Anniversary Extravaganza!

Join us as we celebrate the Four Year Anniversary of Comedy Bang Bang: The Podcast! Acclaimed director David Wain returns with co-host Traci Rearden to experience the high capacity of our open door policy as a furious Marissa Wompler & a disinterested…

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Psychedelic Sign Twirling

improv4humans #79May 2, 2013

Horatio Sanz, Ben Schwartz, and Lauren Lapkus joined Matt Besser for another amazing livestreamed episode of improv4humans! Listen as they hear from some humans to inspire scenes that involve recording a dating service video, awful smelling library books, and drug tests. Check…

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A Spiritual Journey

Comedy Bang Bang #210March 25, 2013

Be brave as you join The OC’s Adam Brody and today’s co-host/high school junior Traci Rearden as they go on a spiritual journey to the far off land of Comedy Bang Bang! They’ll talk about piercings, surfing, and what their 50 year…

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Let's All Pee!

Totally Laime #160February 22, 2013

You know this bubbly gem from Are You There, Chelsea and the LA improv scene, LAUREN LAPKUS came by and we talked travel nightmares, bathroom scenarios, and why one should NEVER body pack drugs. Enjoy!

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Philip Traumatic Seymour Disorder

Comedy Bang Bang #202February 21, 2013

Oscar season is upon us so who better to join us than Oscar-nominated actor Philip Seymour Hoffman and fan favorite Nick Thune on this week’s bonus episode of Comedy Bang Bang! Philip gives us a preview of his upcoming Orson Welles project…

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Bonus Cut: Leave Tebow Alone: Besser's New Year's Resolution

improv4humans #62.5January 15, 2013

Matt Walsh, Jon Gabrus, and Lauren Lapkus are apart of a Tim Tebow edition of Case Closed on today’s bonus cut of improv4humans. They get into a discussion about ass kissing on Twitter, talk with a Tebow fan about Besser’s tweet toward…

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Presidential Marriage Proposal

improv4humans #62January 10, 2013

Wedding bells are in the air as humans Matt Walsh, Jon Gabrus, and Lauren Lapkus join Matt Besser to share their stories of marriage proposals on today’s improv4humans! Listen as they create improvised scenes about the worst marriage proposal, secret drinking songs,…

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Pussy Snacks

improv4humans #55November 22, 2012

Enjoy your Thanksgiving with a helping of improv from Matt Walsh, Lauren Lapkus, and Sean Conroy! They join Matt Besser to light shit on fire, get fined in smiles, and enjoy some pussy snacks. Be sure to pick up an improv4humans shirt…

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Repeat Your Keyword

Comedy Bang Bang #182October 24, 2012

It’s more Bang Bang for your buck buck on today’s special Wednesday episode of Comedy Bang Bang! Friend of the show and star of the upcoming film The Comedy, Tim Heidecker returns to tell us about the failed pilot of his popular…

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Friends Without Words

Comedy Bang Bang #180October 15, 2012

Community’s Gillian Jacobs returns to bury the hatchet with Scott on today’s Comedy Bang Bang! Gillian brings awareness to the fact that the Zynga corporation is out to get her and wedding bells are heard when she falls for co-host Garry Marshall.…

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Bonus Cut: Bump It

improv4humans #44.5September 18, 2012

It’s time to get warmed up for this week’s bonus episode of improv4humans! Our guests Lauren Lapkus, Dave Theune, and Eugene Cordero go to work with a scene inspired by a story about a rival town.

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Straight Holes

improv4humans #44September 13, 2012

You’ll want to give someone a Christian Hug after listening to this week’s improv4humans! Lauren Lapkus, Dave Theune, and Eugene Cordero join Matt Besser to make purple with a special Lauren Lapkus Birthday episode filled with scenes about tripping on mushrooms, the…

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Darker Than Nougat

improv4humans #20March 29, 2012

Today's improv4humans will be with you for richer and for poorer, in sickness and in health, even if you have your genitals ripped off, and even if you have your eyes replaced with baby eyes. Isn't that what love really is? Our…

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