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Lana Schwartz is a writer who was born and raised in New York City, where she continues to live today.

She was previously a contributor to StarWipe, and currently contributes to The Whiskey Journal. She's also written for The New Yorker, The Hairpin, Splitsider, Above Average, The Toast, Mental Floss, The Hard Times, and other sites around the internet.

You can follow her on Twitter @_lanabelle, or IRL performing with her indie improv team The Feds. She was previously a sketch writer for the sketch teams 17:38 and Deathbird. Deathbird's show HINT: A Murder Mystery enjoyed a run at the UCB Theatre in 2017.

Together with her  high school best friend and partner-in-comedy,  Ilana Michelle Rubin, she creates videos as one half of Nanners Comedy. They also host the monthly variety show My Hometown, which has been featured on theskint, and an Annual Chanukahstravangza show that was selected as a critic's pick in the New York Times. 

By day, Lana is a writer at an environmental non-profit, which means she is liable to bring up climate change at any given moment.