Rebecca Drysdale

Rebecca Drysdale was born in Ohio where she live until she was five. Then she moved to France, then Canada and then New York where she attended Sarah Lawrence College. She left after two years cause it was too gay there. After dropping out she moved to Chicago with her best buddy and writing partner Jordan Peele. The two of them became the sketch comedy duo Two White Guys and were soon shipped off to perform with BOOM Chicago, an American style comedy theatre in Amsterdam. After losing her mind for a year, Rebecca returned to Chicago to tour with the Second City National Touring Company. Then she quit to go back to her summer camp Buck’s Rock. When she returned she was hired on a resident stage at The Second City in Chicago. After performing in two reviews on the ETC stage at The Second City, Rebecca had the great fortune of appearing at the Aspen Comedy Festival, where she performed with (the) Flight of The Concords and took home the first ever Break-out performer award. The following year rebecca was featured in TIME magazine as one of 2006’s comedy innovators, in Variety as one of ten comics to watch, and in GO Magazine’s 2006 Hundred Women We Love. In 2007 Rebecca took her award winning show to Edinburgh for the Fringe Festival where she learned that there are no Jews in Scotland. She has since done work for HBO, MTV, LOGO, and The Jim Henson Company. She has appeared at The Zipper Theatre, Joe’s Pub, Improv Olympic, Comix, The Barrow Street Theatre, IO West and the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre on both coasts. At the end of 2008 Rebecca left New York and moved to LA with her dog Pajamas, her cat Moustache and her rabbit Simon. She promptly moved back to New York where she is now much less impressive and much happier. You can now find her improvising at the UCB and all over New York City.

"It Gets Better" Song and Video[edit | edit source]

Drysdale (and her community of theater and comedy friends and colleagues) made a music video to accompany her searing and hilarious "It Gets Better" song as her message of support for Dan Savage's It Gets Better Project.


It gets better

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