Natalie Shure is a Los Angeles-based writer, journalist and comedian. She has been featured on CNN, Sirius XM Radio, Longform.org, and Longreads. Brooklyn Magazine named her one of the 50 Funniest People in Brooklyn. Her writing has been featured several places, including The Atlantic, BuzzFeed, The Onion, The Daily Beast, Pacific Standard, Gawker, Slate, Salon, Alternet, New York Observer, Cosmopolitan, Time Out New York, Metro, The Awl, The Frisky, Bustle, Splitsider, Washington Post Express, and a Duane Reade memo pad full of half-baked joke ideas. She speaks fluent Russian, and would love to discuss Soviet nation-building with you. She has an MA from New York University in Journalism and Russian Area Studies. She is currently working as a researcher on Adam Ruins Everything on TruTV. She performs stand-up comedy all over the country, and is sorry she talks about history too much.