Janelle Draper is a bi-coastal comedian, actress, and writer. She started doing stand-up in LA when she was an NBC Page working on The Tonight Show. For many years, she brought her charm and quick wit on-air as a game show host for the offbeat comedy channel, IFC. Recently she was named runner-up of the 2020 Boston Comedy Festival and Winner of the 2021 Burbank Comedy Festival. She performs all over the country and opens for a plethora of national headliners and recently featured for Jay Leno at a sold-out show in Los Angeles. Janelle is a regular commentator on iHeart Radio and SiriusXM Raw Dog Comedy and you can watch her stand-up on “That’s Funny” on IFC.com and Audible. Additionally, she hosts a regularly sold-out show called Twisted Sistas at The Stand Comedy Club in New York City with her sister Ash Draper, who is a Midwife and Nurse Practitioner. Janelle’s comedy can be described as off the cuff, high energy, and irreverent. She is originally from Boston, but only has an accent when drinking Chaaah-dawn-nay.
Runner Up: Boston Comedy Festival
Winner: Burbank Comedy Festival