Lauren LaBorde is a writer, editor and comedian in New Orleans. She is associate editor for New Orleans Magazine, New Orleans Homes and Lifestyles, Louisiana Life, New Orleans Bride and Acadiana Profile. Previously she wrote things about reality TV that Internet commenters mistook for message boards for the alt-weekly Gambit. While at Gambit she also created the weekly Twitter roundup Y@ Speak and the inaugural Y@ Speak Twitter Awards. She is an improviser with The New Movement where she performs with the team Assembly, who was featured in the 2013 Megaphone Marathons festival in New Orleans. She’s a regular writer and performer for TNM’s weirdo late-night variety hour The Real @Chris Trew Show. With Colleen Allerton she created the viral video My Purse, My Choice, which has been featured on MSNBC, New York Times, The Today Show, CNN, CNBC, USA Today’s For the Win, Yahoo’s Shutdown Corner and Uproxx’s With Leather. Together they are the comedy duo rude. She tweets at @laurenlaborde.