Ali MacLean is an award winning writer, performer and on air personality who hails from Boston. Ali attended Miami University of Ohio where she won a scholarship to the La Jolla Playhouse Conservatory to study with Tony Award winner Des McAnuff. Upon moving to Los Angeles, she began studying improv at the acclaimed Groundlings Theatre under the tutelage of FRIENDS star Lisa Kudrow.
Her TV writing credits include MTV’s BUZZKILL, WEB RIOT, HEAD TRIP, BLAME GAME, KATHY GRIFFIN’S SO CALLED REALITY, BIG URBAN MYTH SHOW, and VH1’s sketch show RANDOM PLAY. Ali then went on to create the MTV pilot TOWN MAUL and write for MTV2’s updated version of CELEBRITY DEATHMATCH.
Ali wrote and starred in the critically acclaimed one-act play TALES OF A BLEAKNIK, which ran for three years at the HBO Workspace in Los Angeles. She adapted her one-act into a screenplay feature entitled ALICE IN CHAINS, which went on to become a Chesterfield Writer’s Project semi-finalist and an IFP Filmmakers Program finalist.
Recently Ali produced and starred in a staged adaptation of MEDIA WHORE, called CELEBRITY BUZZ, at the Comedy Central Stages with co-stars Steven Weber and Samm Levine. She also created and starred in the web series LAW OF THE LAND, which she wrote for the DAVID CROSS and Syd Butler owned FKR TV.
Ali was on air on THE MANVERSATION, hosted by talk show host, Greg Behrendt. She also was the voice (and brains) behind INDIE 103.1 FM’s GIG GUIDE WITH ALI MACLEAN and went on to work on air at Sirius, Little Radio, Vlaze TV and Music Plus TV.
Ali produces comedy charity shows for the non-profit PEACE OVER VIOLENCE, for which she also serves on the advisory board. She has performed and shared the stage with top acts such as Tenacious D, Patton Oswalt, Bob Odenkirk, Jimmy Fallon, Dave Foley, Greg Proops, Sarah Silverman, Tim Heidecker, Retta, and Reggie Watts.
Ali’s essay on Hollywood can be read in THE AMERICAN DREAM published by NATION BOOKS. Ali is currently writes for outlets such as HUFFINGTON POST, THE KIND, BLASTR, and PYPO. She is writing and producing the comedy series LADY KILLER, a show she created for SUPER DELUXE, the digital wing of TURNER NETWORKS.
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