Emily Russell hails from Boston Massachusetts. She holds a degree in Visual Poetry and Film Studies from UMass Amherst. Emily studied improv in New York at Upright Citizens Brigade, worked with people at The Pit, performed with indie team Pro Thunder, and worked for The New York Comedy Club. After relocating to LA in late 2014 she didn’t have any friends to start an improv team so she started doing standup. She has studied at Westside Comedy Theater, IO West, and The Groundlings. Having made Westside her comedy home she is now a member of indie team the N’TRNZ, comprised of people who work at Westside, and alley team Roadies. Notable credits include Inside Amy Schumer, Nate Silver Orders Breakfast, Hot & Funny, Black Dossier, and Overly Sex Positive Mom. Emily is a member of SAG-AFTRA. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @theEmilyRussell.