Lauren Greenhall is a multifaceted director, producer, and visual storyteller with ten years of experience in various formats (branded, short doc, sketch comedy, feature-length films, documentaries, news stories, etc.) specializing in comedy, women’s stories, and the absurd found in everyday life.
What were you like as a teen?
I listened to a lot of Elliott Smith and Radiohead. I was very moody and very horny! I was funny, but I had no comedy goals. I never even considered comedy as something I could do, but I worshipped standup and watched it nonstop.
On your deathbed, what transcendent advice would you croak at a young comedian?
Put it out even if you think it’s bad. Done is better than perfect.
When you were coming up in comedy, what helped you stick with it?
Making things with friends is what got me into it and what will probably keep me in it forever. Nothing better than making your friends laugh.
Best comedy advice you ever got?
Don’t worry about if it makes other people laugh focus on if it makes you laugh.
How has being funny helped you in your offstage life, either recently or when you were younger?
I think being funny gives other people the opportunity to feel lighter and then let you in a little bit more.
Was there one person who inspired you to go into comedy?
Not really. I would watch stand up for hours and hours and reenact Stella to friends on the bus.
What single word always cracks you up?
The sound of breaking glass always gets me. That and the screech that cars make when they come to a halt.