Photo of Lauren Lapkus

Lauren Lapkus

Photo of Lauren Lapkus

Lauren Lapkus is an Emmy-nominated actress, improviser, and writer.

She’s best known for her role as prison guard Susan Fischer on Netflix’s Orange is the New Black, which won her a SAG award. She’s upcoming in the feature Holmes and Watson, with Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly.

Lauren had a supporting role in the blockbuster Jurassic World and created and starred in an episode of The Characters for Netflix. She recurs on HBO’s Crashing, starring Pete Holmes and produced by Judd Apatow.  Lauren was also one of Variety’s 10 Comics To Watch in 2016. Her weekly Earwolf podcast “With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus” debuted at #1 on the comedy section of iTunes. Along with Scott Aukerman and Paul F. Tompkins, she has performed throughout the United States and in Australia as part of the Comedy Bang! Bang! live tour.

Lauren’s other credits include series regular roles on the sitcoms Clipped for TBS and Are you There, Chelsea? for NBC. She has also appeared on Kroll Show, Key & Peele, Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, Another Period, Drunk History, and the features Blended, starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, and Matthew Weiner’s Are You Here, starring Zach Galikianakis and Owen Wilson. She has lent her voice to the animated shows Bob’s Burgers on FOX, Adventure Time on Cartoon Network, and the HBO comedy Animals.

On stage, Lauren performs with ASSSSCAT at UCB and Wild Horses at both UCB and Largo.


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with Lauren Lapkus, Paul F. Tompkins, Scott Aukerman

Scott Aukerman, Lauren Lapkus and Paul F Tompkins abandon their regular formats to focus on the basics of being funny with each other.   You can listen to Threedom ad-free on Stitcher Premium! To get a free month of Premium, just go to use the code THREEDOM when you sign up.

Guest Appearances

December 20, 2022

Happy Holidays! Our present to you is this classic episode from behind the paywall! On this week’s episode, best friends Lauren Lapkus and Laura Willcox join Nicole & Sasheer for another round of Besting Each Other.

March 10, 2022

Lauren Lapkus and Seth Morris join Matt Besser for scenes about drinking too much Liquid Death, bold student fashions, baby tips from a stranger, circus geek auditions and more!

May 19, 2021

Paul & Amy dance on the keys for 1988’s Tom Hanks body swap comedy Big! They discuss the unique perspective director Penny Marshall brought to the film’s romantic scenes, play some of their favorite oddball Hanks cameos, and ask how Josh’s experience would go on to shape his real adulthood. Plus: Lauren Lapkus shares why this is her favorite film. (This episode originally aired live on YouTube as part of Unspooled’s “Spool Party” series.)

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December 13, 2020

Join us for that special time of year when Scott invites friends old and new to celebrate the Comedy Bang! Bang! Holiday Spectacular! Expect appearances from Jason Mantzoukas, Santa Claus, pretzel maker August Lindt, intern Gino Lombardo, Ho Ho the naughty Elf, the kid who saw mommy kissing Santa Claus, The Chief, and so many more! Happy Holidays from CBB!

September 27, 2020

Actress and comedian Arden Myrin joins Scott to talk about her new book “Little Miss Little Compton” and her father’s unusual eating habits. Then, movie buff Shaden Gallbreath stops by to share some movie trivia. Plus, educator Emil drops by to talk about teaching vocabulary at a community college.

August 31, 2020

This week, Burnt and Joan discuss nude tupperware and more wild chickens! Plus, Erin (Lauren Lapkus) comes in hot about “the drone epidemic” she’s been dealing with in the neighborhood.