Lane Moore is an award-winning stand-up comedian, writer, actor, and musician living in New York City. Paste Magazine named her #19 of the 75 Funniest People On Twitter, Brooklyn Magazine named her one of The 50 Funniest People in Brooklyn, and BUST Magazine named her one of 10 Funny Ladies You Need To Be Watching. Her monthly comedy show Tinder LIVE! with Lane Moore was named on The New York Times Critic’s Picks, and CBS called it one of the 5 Best Comedy Shows in NYC. BUST Magazine named her band It Was Romance the Best Band of 2015. The New York Times called her appearance on season five of HBO’s GIRLS “one of my favorite moments of this season…[Moore is] wonderful.” Vogue called her a “jack of all trades,” adding, “her Instagram videos give me life.”
In 2016, she won a GLAAD award for her work with Cosmopolitan for Best Overall Magazine Coverage and was also nominated for a 2016 White House LGBT Champions of Change award. Pride.com named her one of their 67 Young Queer People Who Are Changing The World, who praised her for “creating queer visibility in Cosmopolitan Magazine” and being “funny as hell.”
She is a prolific writer for The Onion, McSweeney’s, Someecards, GQ, WitStream, MTV Video Music Awards, Elle, Esquire, Ms. Magazine, Marie Claire, XOJane, and Feministing, former Sex & Relationships Editor at Cosmopolitan.com, a regular commentator on VH1 and MTV talking head shows, and a former editor for Jezebel and Autostraddle. In 2015, she was named one of the Top Sexperts by School of Squirt, calling her “enigmatic and always fun.”
In April 2015, Pitchfork named the self-titled debut album from her band, It Was Romance, one of their Records To Watch This Summer, BuzzFeed called their first single one of the Best Of The Summer, and BUST Magazine called the band the Best Band of 2015. Village Voice premiered the first single, “Philadelphia,” calling the song “mysterious but undeniably attractive. It evokes feelings of loneliness with a danceable beat, not unlike a somber nighttime walk home on wet roads, with colorful, joyous city lights reflecting like a black mirror” and praising the album for its “glittering instrumental aspect and Moore’s velvety vocal delivery make the rest of “It Was Romance” saunter around like the life of the party, occasionally winking just to make sure you’re hooked.”
In late 2015, Lane created the popular blog Male Feminists of Tinder, which was immediately praised by Cosmopolitan, BuzzFeed, Huffington Post, Distractify, New York Magazine, who called it “brilliant…a perfect snapshot of a particular, awkward moment in culture and technology,” Daily Dot, Metro UK (who called it “brilliant and hilarious”), Paper Magazine (who called it “the best Tumblr ever,” saying, “Lane Moore is doing God’s work”), Bustle, and numerous others.
She is also the producer and host of podcast Are You Afraid Of The Snark?, and the creator, producer, writer, director and star of the hit comedy web series Gold Stars. Lane also co-created a comic book based on her experiences in Los Angeles called Smarty Pants Lydia which can be found online at Comixology.