Lanessa Long

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Lanessa Long


I am a musician, writer, songstress, and comedian. I can also ride a unicycle, and my favorite question to be asked as an artist is: “so what is it you really do?”

In 2018, I wrote and premiered my one-woman musical comedy, “Nobody’s Really Helped Me” at California Institute of the Arts. I then put it up at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, where I had a nearly sold-out run, was awarded The Best of the Broadwater, and nominated for the Larry Cornwall Award for Musical Excellence. I have also performed it at the Curious Comedy Theater in Portland. This show is full the angst being 22 and freshly out of art school creates. After seeing it, LA Music Critic said: “Long is a natural comedienne..” which works out well for me, because my favorite thing to do is to make people laugh and to make people feel.

Throughout the rest of 2018 I will be putting it up at the Free Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, and the United Solo Theater Festival - which is the world’s largest solo theater festival - in New York City.

I’ve also performed and toured my original music in Portland, Los Angeles, and England, and released my 5 track self-titled EP in 2016.

I got my BFA at the California Institute of the Arts, where I majored in music and minored in creative writing. I also do sketch comedy and improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles. Oh! And, did I mention I can ride a unicycle?

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