Teresa Lee

Teresa Lee is a stand-up comedian in Los Angeles.  She is a writer and producer for Cracked.  She hosts American Pie, a monthly show at UCB Inner Sanctum, and also co-hosts the live show Very Forward with Claire Downs and Teresa Lee at The Lyric Hyperion Theatre.  She studied improv at The UCB Training Center in their Advanced Study program, was a member of UCB’s digital house team Also Also, and was twice recipient of the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Diversity Scholarship. She is the author of the article “Dear White Friends: Stop Saying Everything Is Going To Be Ok” in response to the 2016 election, which garnered over 1 million views on Cracked.

Guest Appearances

March 31, 2020

Andrew and Tawny keep it light and talk tech woes in the new normal before sitting down with comedian and writer Teresa Lee (I Think She Likes You). Topics include: things named after ethnic groups, explaining American racism to your immigrant parents, pattern vs intention, and more. Stay safe out there and call in if you have a racism question: 323-389-RACE.

January 26, 2020

Comedian Teresa Lee sits down with Cameron to discuss her short film “I Think She Likes You,” dating a couple, and fighting shame through dance. Watch Teresa’s short film, “I Think She Likes You,” at https://youtu.be/a450K5VXWzo

September 12, 2018

Rhea talks flagging, DreamWorks and Geoffrey Owens. Sets from Jared Logan, Irene Tu, Carly Ballerini and Teresa Lee.

September 14, 2017

Kathryn Bigelow month continues on Cracked Movie Club! After making her major studio comeback with The Hurt Locker, Kathryn Bigelow was working on a follow-up film with screenwriter Mark Boal about the decade-long unsuccessful hunt for Osama Bin Laden when news broke that Bin Laden had been killed by a team of American operatives. Obviously this was a much better ending for a movie, so Bigelow reworked the entire project into what would become Zero Dark Thirty, a film that challenged Americans with its depiction of the brutality of the biggest manhunt in history, and also gave the world a super-swole Chris Pratt, continuing Bigelow’s tradition of launching obscure actors into lucrative Marvel Studios careers.

On this week’s episode, Tom and Abe are joined by comedian Teresa Lee as they discuss the cultural impact of Zero Dark Thirty, whether it condemns or condones the actions taken to track down and eliminate one of the most infamous figures in modern history, and how much Bigelow likes using stray cats as metaphors.

April 10, 2017

Nowadays, there’s a huge emphasis on eating natural foods. Staying away from GMOs, pesticides, and processed sugars is generally thought of as a good thing. Some call it the paleo diet and it’s a way to harken back to a simpler time, when our ancestors ate gathered fruits and hunted animals.

Going paleo is very noble and all, but the problem is: the plants and animals we eat are nothing like they were thousands of years ago, let a hundred years ago. Before test tubes were ever a part of the equation, we selectively bred everything from cows and chickens to apples and bananas. You’d barf in your mouth just looking at an OG banana, let alone trying to eat it. And cows? They were bred from their ancestors, cattle-like animals called aurochs, who would fuck you up if you tried milking them.

The food we eat today and think of as normal is just one example of a historical blindspot we have where we think commonplace objects and concepts have been around forever. But in this week’s episode, Jack O’Brien is joined by Michael Swaim and Teresa Lee to discuss how things like food, love, racism and mourning dead children are all surprisingly recent developments.


Article: Cracked: 7 Concepts We Totally Take For Granted, Like White People: https://goo.gl/dVJVIL

Article: Cracked: 6 Man-Made Things You Totally Thought Were Natural: https://goo.gl/QvjHtN

Article: Cracked: 5 Simple Things You Won’t Believe Are Recent Inventions: https://goo.gl/NzAfxQ

Article: Seeker: Cows Almost Impossible to Domesticate, DNA Reveals: https://goo.gl/w6Uai1

Article: Pacific Standard: How Lobster Got Fancy: https://goo.gl/qa1LaL

Article: Gawker: ‘Breathtaking’ Document Reveals Pepsi’s Logo is Pinnacle of Entire Universe: https://goo.gl/9tYW

Article: Time: The Invention of Teenagers: https://goo.gl/gWgJDs

Article: The New York Times: Who’s White?: https://goo.gl/fAzpSE

Podcast: Duke University Center for Documentary Studies: Seeing White: https://goo.gl/6fWI65

Text: Ralph Waldo Emerson: English Traits: https://goo.gl/LBPZFQ

Article: The Atlantic: Thomas Jefferson: Radical and Racist: https://goo.gl/F9McpQ

Scholarly Article: Did The Ancients Care When Their Children Died?: https://goo.gl/ozHK5a

The Romantic Love Test: https://goo.gl/ITk7yA

This episode is brought to you by Louis C.K. 2017 on Netflix, Harry’s (www.harrys.com/cracked), and Adam and Eve (www.adamandeve.com code: CRACKED).