Emily Lake was a high school teacher when she fell in love with using humor to connect with an audience. She started performing stand-up in Chicago, and has since performed in clubs all over the country, including The Improv, Zanies, The Laugh Factory, and The Comedy Store. She produces a weekly stand-up showcase every Saturday night at the Gallery Cabaret called ‘The Two Hour Comedy Hour’. She completed improv training programs at I.O and Second City, and is a member of the Firemen’s Guild improv troupe. She is also a writer for an upcoming sketch revue called 'The Most Important Week' performed in Donny’s Skybox at Second City. Emily is very excited to be a staff writer for Talk Hard!