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Lauren Bickers

How long have you been performing?
16 years

What motivated you to start improvising?
I wanted to get into sketch comedy.

How did you get involved at Planet Ant?
In 2002, I auditioned for the fall original comedy and was cast by Dave Davies in Tales from the Script.

What are some of your favorite shows you've been in and why?
I hate picking favorites! Tales From The Script has to make the list because it was my first introduction into sketch comedy. I loved the characters in CrimeStopperWatchers. Timeless was a dream come true, because I got everyone to wear shimmer tights and do my bidding.

A fun, memorable moment from a Monday Night:
I'll never forget my first blowout. Actually, I think it was the first Monday I ever attended. I loved it! I won the Do Run Run competition and I was on top of the world!

What do you do outside of the theatre?
I go into classrooms and teach theatre. Wait...I don't think that counts. I like to cook!

Who are some of your comedy heroes?
I hate picking favorites! Phil Hartman, Imogene Coca, Catherine O'Hara, Bill Murray....I could go on....

What's one piece of advice you'd give to someone interested in starting improv?
Don't worry about being funny.