Right out of High School, Laraine Newman studied mime with Marcel Marceau in Paris. Her comedian friends tease her a lot about that. She is a founding member of The Groundlings during which time she appeared in a Lily Tomlin special where she met Lorne Michaels. She is an original cast member of Saturday Night Live. She has worked for directors ranging from Woody Allen to Rob Zombie. Her extensive film, television and animation credits can be found on IMDB. She is proud to have written for Esquire, The Believer and McSweeney’s among other notable publications. She also writes for the online food blog Oneforthetable.com. She is on the board of the alternative comedy festival Sketchfest San Francisco.