Annie Russell is an emerging comic based in Chicago. When she’s not working as an editor for WBEZ, she performs her whip-smart material in cities all over the U.S. and in Canada.

Annie has opened for Marc Maron on the “Too Real Tour” and for Al Madrigal at the University of Vermont. She has opened for comics like Jen Kirkman, Sam Morril, Jon Dore, Beth Stelling, Greg Fitzsimmons and other national acts.

Annie has performed in the Boston Comedy Festival, Women in Comedy Festival, Green Mountain Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Arts Festival and the Waking Windows Festival. She’s served as a keynote speaker for the Vermont Women Business Owners Network, and regularly brings her dry wit and self-depreciating humor to corporate shows and private events.

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

She is a producer on Arguments & Grievances, a monthly live debate show and podcast.

Upcoming shows:

Monday, April 23: TJTV, The Hideout, Chicago, IL, 7pm

Tuesday, April 24: Taco Takeover, Shakers, Chicago, IL, 8pm

Friday, May 4: Waking Windows Comedy Showcase, Winooski VT, 10pm

Saturday, May 4: CRINGE! Waking Windows, Winooski, VT, 3pm

Sunday, May 6: Half Lounge, Burlington, VT, 8pm

Thursday, May 10-Sunday, May 13: Cream City Comedy Festival, Milwaukee, WI

Tuesday, May 22: Chicago Underground Comedy, Beat Kitchen, Chicago, IL, 9:30pm

Saturday, May 26: The Kates, Book Cellar, Chicago, IL, 7pm

Recent shows:

Hamburger Mary’s, Oak Park, IL

Shithole (message for details) Chicago, IL

Wet Cash Comedy, Dark Tower Comics, Chicago IL

Humboldt Pie, Slate Arts, Chicago IL