Laura Merli is a standup comedian, improviser, and freelance comedy writer. She’s currently a resident cast member at Improv Boston, performing with the Top Shelf Harold night team,  a contributor at Reductress, and has performed her brand of awkwardly honest standup at the Comedy Studio, Host-selling International, the Arlington Center for the Arts, and the Riot Theatre. At the Riot Theatre, she also improvises with two of the theatre’s most popular shows: Improv Jones Boston and Magic The Gathering The Show. Some of her other credits include directing/performing in “Friends: the One That’s Improvised,” being a zombie at Room Escape Adventures, and various roles with Dinner Detective. You can read her thoughts on twitter @passiveabrasive