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What do you do best?
What makes you the best?
Biggest success?
What are your aspirations?
Most challenging moment?
Favorite Motto?
Favorite People?
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Current Passions?

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Alise Morales: Comedy Writer & Performer

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Alise Morales is a comedy writer and performer based in Brooklyn, NY. In 2012 she was a featured standup in MTVU's College Quickies series and she is a member of the video sketch trio Horrible Insane Girl, which premiered on IFC's Comedy Crib in May 2015. In 2016, Alise was one of the winners of the NBC/UCB Diversity Scholarship Showcase, and her series Triffany & Briffney was an official comedy selection for 2016's New York TV Fest. Alise was an improviser on UCB's Lloyd Night from 2015-2018 and is the head writer of The Betches Sup, a daily political newsletter and comedy channel which boasts over 65,000 subscribers and over 118K followers on Instagram. Additionally, Alise is one of the hosts of The Forum podcast as well as many live shows including Cool Show (not lame) and The Roast of Your 15 Year Old Self, which has toured across the east coast and was featured in the 2017 New York Comedy Festival. You can see her performing all over the city and in festivals across the country. In 2017, she began touring as one of the hosts of Pottercon and appeared in Hulu's Difficult People.   In 2018 she hopes to try wearing more adventurous types of pants.

What do I do best?

I think that I'm a really good and engaging storyteller. I don't have a particularly interesting life, but I know how to make it sound interesting, and in comedy that's half the battle.

What makes me the best version of myself?

I'm really, really, really self-motivated. I always have to be doing something, and I get a lot of fulfillment out of having multiple projects that I'm working on at the same time. I'm an obsessive keeper of to-do lists, goal sheets, and vision boards. I'm a stereotypical Taurus, basically.

What are my aspirations?

Professionally, I'd like to be a very famous comedian with my own show and the ability to not live in New York or LA because the industry will come to ME. I want to be able to create something that is lasting and funny and helps people. Personally, I want to make sure that I'm always learning and growing as a person. This year was the first time (at 27-years-old) that I ever gave any real thought to my health, mental or physical. I want to make sure that as I mature I'm always checking in with myself and putting my health first. One day I'd like to be able to eat a whole salad and not get hungry immediately after finishing it, but that's still a ways away at this point.

My Biggest Success?

More than any actual professional success I've had, the thing I'm most proud of is that I made the leap to move to New York and pursue comedy in the first place. I've been pursuing this professionally for six years without stopping and that, in and of itself, is the thing I'm most proud of.

My Most Challenging Moment?

I recently stepped down from an improv team at a comedy theater that I love and means a lot to me. There was still a lot of growth I could have pursued on that path, but after looking at it I realized that the system wasn't serving me anymore and that I could use the time I'd dedicated to my team to pursue projects I was more excited about. It was a really hard decision for me because it felt sort of like quitting (which I rarely, if ever do) and I still loved the theater and all my teammates so deeply. Now that I'm on the other side of that decision I'm so relieved, and am excited to maintain my relationship with the theater and all the great people I met there in other ways.

My Motto?

One of my favorite queens on RuPau'ls Drag Race, Jinkx Monsoon, used to always say "water off a duck's back" when she was up for elimination - as in "you gotta let stuff slide off you like water off a duck's back" - and that really always stuck with me. I probably say "water off a duck's back" to myself once a day. In entertainment, there are so many "no's" and dead ends and false starts that you have to find a way to put that kind of stuff into perspective.

My Favorite People/Role Models?

Not to be a suck up, but I'm really inspired by my bosses at Betches Sami Fishbein, Jordana Abraham, and Aleen Kuperman for building such an amazing brand and business out of a blog they started in their dorm. They're always looking to find new and cool ways to build the company and are open to new ideas and trying stuff out, which I find really inspiring. As far as comedy idols go, I love Abbi & Ilana from Broad City, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and my mom (she's really funny).

My Favorite Places/Destinations?

I love Denver! I went for the first time two years ago and ever since I've been dying to go back. They have 300 days of sunlight there. You can't beat it.

My Favorite Products/Objects?

I still keep a little planner notebook and I feel like I'm naked if I go anywhere without it. I've kept a planner since I was in middle school, and phone calendars just don't do it for me. I need a place where I can write my to-do lists, schedule, and just little doodles. If I don't put a date down in my planner right away there is no way I'll remember it.

My Current Passions?

This past year has been the year of my yogi awakening! I don't know what took me so long to bring yoga and meditation into my life but I can't believe I ever lived without it. Now I'm a monthly member at an amazing boutique studio here in Brooklyn called Laughing Lotus and I'm looking to take a meditation class in the fall to deepen my practice.