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Brooke Van Poppelen is a Los Angeles based comic, actress, writer, and host of Hack My Life on truTV. The latest season airs in January 2018! Brooke has appeared on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore@Midnight and John Oliver's New York Stand Up Show on Comedy Central, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS, IFC's Comedy Drop and Night Train hosted by Wyatt Cenac for NBC's See So. She has appeared as a guest on ABC's The View and also as a talking head & panelist on multiple MTV, truTV & vh1 shows. Her first comedy album, Hard Feelings was released by Sure Thing ATX in October and hit #1 on iTunes. 

Brooke's stand up comedy has garnered attention from Splitsider, Esquire, The Creative Independent and Brightest Young Things. Brooke will be a featured comic as part of SF Sketchfest in 2018. She was recently selected for the Headliners Showcase as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and has also performed at The Bentzen Ball, Riot Fest LA, SXSW, The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival and Bridgetown and returned to SXSW 2016 as host of the Interactive Awards Ceremony.

In NYC & LA she performs at UCB on shows like Whiplash or Fresh Out! In Brooklyn she can be seen at Union Hall on her show Comfort Zone which she hosts with singer songwriter Julian Velard.

In Los Angeles, she hosts Persistent Comedy with Kyle June Williams - a monthly benefit series that now resides at The Standard Hotel Hollywood and raises money for local organizations threatened by the current administration. Read about Persistent Comedy in LA Weekly HERE:  So far the show has raised over 3K for Planned Parenthood, CHIRLA (Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights LA), Meals on Wheels LA, and Camp Arunu'tiq -a camp for transgender and gender variant youth. 

Prior to NYC she performed and trained in Chicago at IO, The Second City, and The Playground Theater. Brooke hails from the Detroit suburbs and loves coney dogs.