Madeleine Russell is a writer, stand up comic and transplant to Oakland from Chicago by way of Des Moines, IA where she was a producer for the all-female Des Moines Comedy shows Galentine’s Day and The Comedy Charity Tampon Show. In Chicago, she produced Humboldt Pie and Last Laugh. She has appeared at Beast Village Comedy Festival, Floodwater Comedy Festival, Crom Comedy Festival and The Comedy Exposition of Chicago. She is a regular contributor for Word Brothel (www.wordbrothel.com). You can find her misguided personal opinions at www.HostileHostess.blogspot.com.