Lauren LaBorde is a writer, editor and comedian from New Orleans and currently based in Chicago. Her work appears in Reductress, Gambit, Curbed, New Orleans Magazine, New Orleans Homes and Lifestyles Magazine and more.
With Colleen Allerton she is one half of the multimedia sketch duo rude., who created the viral video My Purse, My Choice that was featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, MSNBC, The Today Show, CNN, CNBC, USA Today's For the Win, Yahoo's Shutdown Corner and Uproxx's With Leather. They debuted their sketch show "Not Here to Make Friends" at the 2013 Hell Yes Fest, and since then have performed their multimedia sketch shows to packed houses in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Austin and all along the east coast as part of the Stupid Rude Tour in October 2014. They performed a monthly show for over a year at The New Movement in New Orleans.
She also is a stand-up comedian who has been described as "whip-smart" (Joe Cardosi, Massive Fraud) and "the comic equivalent of a martini ... smart, quiet, and has a kick" (Sophie Johnson, HellYesFest.com). In August 2014 she opened for Jen Kirkman.