BA #088: Lauren Lapkus

July 19, 2015 | 11:38 pm |

Improviser Lauren Lapkus Podcast Interview

Episode eighty-eight can’t feel its face when it’s with you! On the eighty-eighth Box Angeles actor / podcaster Lauren Lapkus (Jurassic World, Orange Is The New Black) stops by Studio 309. She discusses filming sketches with her brother as a kid, starting iO classes in high school, her failures as well as successes, her need to spend wisely, unexpectedly landing in the world of podcasting, and more!


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The BA #088 Breakdown
– Box rants license plate frames from dealers.
– Drinking and rituals.
– Growing up in Evanston, IL and being a funny, but nervous / shy kid.
– Filming sketches with her brother and his friends and being in the variety show YAMO.
– Taking iO classes as a high school senior and attending DePaul University.
– Getting on teams at iO / the Playground and moving to NYC after graduating.
– Getting involved w/ UCB, doing story pirates and “freelancing” w/ commercial agents.
– Moving to LA, immediately getting involved at iO West / UCB and getting an agent & manager.
– Landing a ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ sketch, booking some commercials and ‘Are You There, Chelsea?’.
– Failures v successes, improv v acting and entering the union.
– Self taping ‘Orange Is The New Black’ audition and odd jobs like babysitting.
– Penny pinching, ‘Jurassic World’ and being comfortable in this career.
– Unexpected world of podcasting, making content, Asssscat cast member and the elusive Zach Woods.
– Lauren describes what she does in three words.
– Lauren answers why show business, why Hollywood and her favorite part of LA.
– Lauren discusses who she enjoys to watch and who she’d like to work with.
– Lauren’s favorite thing she has done and how she defines success.
– Choose your own adventure sign-off.


STUDIO BEER – Golden Road, Citra Bend



For more Lauren, pre-order ‘Jurassic World‘ on Amazon, catch her in ‘Clipped‘ on TBS, subscribe to her podcast ‘With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus‘ on iTunes, and follow her on Twitter @laurenlapkus.

An aspiring actor, Mike ‘Box’ Elder hates that car dealerships put their frames on license plates and that people are ignorant to that. Follow him on Twitter @boxangeles.