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Biography

Orli Matlow is a comedian and writer from Toronto, Canada. She is currently a staff writer at the humor site Someecards, and was recently 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 represented Columbia University in the 2012 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. 

 

She was featured in the New York Times, in a profile on Orgo Night, a semesterly comedy event at Columbia. Both her jokes and her likeness appeared on page A16 of the New York edition of the May 9, 2015 paper. Her tweets have been featured in such big publications as The New Yorker, BuzzFeed, and The Chicago Tribune.

 

Orli co-hosts Aliens of Extraordinary Ability, a comedy show fundraiser of all immigrant comedians, as seen in The New York Times. Her sketch group JCC (Jewish Comedy Collective...not affiliated with any Jewish community centers) performs sold-out shows at The Peoples' Improv Theater. 

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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