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Biography

Orli Matlow is a comedian and writer from Toronto, Canada. She recently in the writers room for the upcoming Soft Focus with Jena Friedman special on Adult Swim. Orli was featured at the 2019 Alaska B4UDIE Comedy Festival, and in the NBC Spotlight Series at the 2018 Women in Comedy Festival. Orli was listed as one of "8 Rising Jewish Female Comedians That Will Make You Pee Your Pants" by Alma. 

Orli co-hosts Aliens of Extraordinary Ability, a comedy show fundraiser of all immigrant comedians, as seen in The New York Times. She also hosts the monthly show Comedy Time Machine at QED Astoria. Her sketch team God Should Not Have Chosen Us recently was a featured act at the 2020 Chicago Sketchfest and performs regularly sold-out shows at The Peoples' Improv Theater. 

 

Orli represented Columbia University in TBS' National College Comedy Competition, and was a finalist in the 2014 New York's Funniest Professional Comedy Competition, winning the Funniest College Student division. She performed at the 2016 Brooklyn Comedy Festival and her writing has appeared on McSweeney's and Reductress. 

Her short film with Ziyad Gower, Partisan Hack, won the Audience Award at QuickieFest 2017. She is a contributing writer to Reductress, and worked as Staff Writer at Slant and an Entertainment Writer at Bustle. She contributed to New York magazine once, translating the Hebrew edition of Playboy. Her name and translation appeared in the April 1, 2013 issue with Matt Lauer on the cover, making her parents and Hebrew School teachers very proud. 

 

 

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