Brooke Van Poppelen is a NYC based comic, actress and writer who was named one of the "Best New Comedians in 2012" by Esquire Magazine. Prior to NYC she performed and trained in Chicago at The Second City, IO and Playground Theater.
She has appeared on vh1, MTV, TLC & The TV Guide Network and is a cast member of the History Channel's new show "I Love The 1880s". Brooke is a writer for MTV's new show "Failosophy" and will also appear as a comedic panelist. She has contributed writing for "Nikki and Sara Live", is a cotributing writer and producer for the MTV2 hit "Guy Code" seasons 2 & 3 and is currently a writer and producer for "Girl Code" debuting on MTV in April. Online, Brooke has worked as a humor blogger for truTV and created original content as a comedic host for AOL's Asylum.com and Lemondrop.com.
Brooke was a featured performer at SXSW and the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival in 2012.
In NYC, she performs regularly at UCB Theater on shows like Whiplash and has headlined Caroline's on Broadway as part of their "Breakout Artist Series." In Brooklyn she can be seen at Union Hall, Littlefield, The Bellhouse and her own show Dive Comedy at Freddy's Back Room every 2nd and 4th Monday at 9pm. She's been twice-nominated at the ECNY Awards for "Best Female Stand Up" and once for the "Emerging Comic Award." The Huffington Post named Brooke one of their "Favorite Funny Females" in 2011.