Erica Lies is a writer, improviser, and teacher in Austin. She’s been writing and performing comedy for over a decade and has studied improv at the Magnet Theater, Institution Theater, and ColdTowne Theater. As a writer, she is a three-time Second Rounder at the Austin Film Festival, and her entertainment journalism and humor writing have run in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Vulture, and the New York Times. Erica has an extensive performance background and holds a BFA from West Virginia University and an MA from The University of Texas at Austin, both in theater. She teaches on the sketch faculty at ColdTowne Theater and is a long-time story producer for Mortified Austin. You can read more of her writing by Googling her, but good luck with that. Her last name is a verb.