Annie Russell is an emerging comic based in Chicago. Annie has opened for Marc Maron on the “Too Real Tour,” for Al Madrigal at the University of Vermont and in dive bars across the country. She has been delighted to open for Jen Kirkman, Sam Morril, Jon Dore, Beth Stelling, Greg Fitzsimmons and other national acts.

“Russell has a gift for crafting compelling tales. She is blessed with an incisive and insightful perspective, and keen instincts likely honed by working [in public radio.] But her most frequent target is herself, deploying wry humor to riff on everything from family and politics to relationships, life and death.”- Dan Bolles, Seven Days.

Annie produces and hosts Cringe!, a “wildly unique and wince-inducing” show where brave presenters share their embarrassing student artwork and writing.

She is a co-producer and co-host of  Arguments & Grievances, a monthly live debate show and podcast.

Clubs + Theaters:

Vermont Comedy Club

Zanies (Rosemont, IL)

Improv Boston

Flynn Center for the Performing Arts (Burlington, VT)

The Paramount Theater

The Rockwell (Somerville, MA)

Helium Comedy Club (St. Louis, MO)

Just the Funny (Miami, FL)


Motor City Comedy Festival

Cream City Comedy Festival

Waking Windows Festival

Boston Comedy Arts Festival

Women in Comedy Festival

Green Mountain Comedy Festival

Boston Comedy Festival

Colleges + Corporate Events:

American Medical Association

Burlington Book Festival

University of Vermont

St. Michael’s College

Champlain College

Vermont Women Business Owner’s Network

Blodgett Oven Company

COTS Vermont