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Lane Moore      

Award-Winning Stand-Up Comedian, Writer, Actor, Host of Tinder Live & Author of “How To Be Alone”

Lane Moore is an award-winning comedian, actor, writer, and musician based in New York City. She has been described by The New York Times as “ingenious. The way she manipulates tone and pace reveals an artist supremely confident in her form.”

Her first book, How To Be Alone: If You Want To And Even If You Don’t became a #1 bestseller and was praised as one of the best books of the year by The New York Times, New York Magazine, NPR, Good Morning America, Fast Company, Marie Claire, and many others. Moore also gave a TEDx Talk based on the book, called How To Be Alone.

Her comedy show “Tinder Live!” is regarded as one of the best comedy shows in New York City and has been praised by The New York Times, Entertainment Tonight, CBS, Time Out New York, and New York Magazine. She has a monthly sold-out residency in NYC, and also tours rock venues and colleges worldwide.

As an actor, Moore plays Kelsey on HBO’s “Search Party,” and had a memorable role on season 5 of HBO’s Girls, for which The New York Times called her performance “wonderful.” She frequently appears on Comedy Central, VH1, MTV, truTV, and IFC.

As a musician, Moore is the frontperson and songwriter in the band “It Was Romance,” which BUST Magazine named the Best Band of 2015, and Billboard named one of 16 Female-Fronted Bands You Should Know. She is a prolific writer for The Onion, The New Yorker Shouts and Murmurs, The Washington Post, Teen Vogue, InStyle, McSweeney’s, GQ, Glamour, and Playboy. In her time as the the Sex and Relationships Editor at Cosmopolitan, she won a GLAAD award for her groundbreaking work championing diverse, inclusive coverage.

Moore created popular blog Male Feminists of Tinder, which New York Magazine called “brilliant…a perfect snapshot of a particular, awkward moment in culture and technology.” BuzzFeed called it “a gift” and Cosmopolitan called it “hilarious…drop-dead funny.”

Moore hosts the live streaming comedy show How To Be Alone on Twitch. Fast Company described the show as, “Moore has both the whip-smart performance background of a seasoned comic and the rough-hewn wisdom of a self-help author, it’s a show that she’s uniquely suited to host.” The New York Times praised the show, calling it one of the best things to watch, and saying it is “specifically designed to keep both Moore and her audience connected and sane.” Time Out New York called it “one of the best shows to watch,” and it was profiled in Fast Company, US Weekly, New York Magazine’s Vulture, VICE, The Chicago Reader, The Boston Globe, The Daily Dot, The Mary Sue, and many more.

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As COVID-19 forces a nation to isolate and distance themselves from people, Moore’s expertise on learning to become your own ally during life’s most challenging moments has become vital. Moore, the author of the #1 Bestseller How To Be Alone: If You Want To and Even If You Don’t, and the former Sex and Relationships editor for Cosmopolitan, is an expert on finding humor and healing during times of great loneliness and despair.

This new online presentation explores:

  • How to feel less alone during quarantine.
  • Coping with the fear of not doing enough, or being enough, during quarantine.
  • How the pandemic can actually bring us closer together, instead of farther apart.
  • Using this time as a way to heal your connections with others, and most importantly, yourself.
  • In a time when everyone feels more alone than ever, Moore reminds us all that there is hope, love is still possible, and we are not alone.


Equally heartbreaking and inspiring, Lane offers hard-won advice for anyone healing from a painful past. In this bitingly honest lecture, she teaches self care and resiliency while never losing faith in the power of unconditional love.


Lane Moore is the former Sex and Relationships editor for Cosmopolitan magazine. She is also the author of the New York Times #1 Best Seller “How To Be Alone: If You Want To and Even If You Don’t”. In 2019, she will be hitting the road with a brand new interactive lecture..

Friendships: We’re all supposed to have a perfect group of 5 best friends who we see all the time and who love us. Everyone else on Instagram claims to have that, but uh…what if YOU don’t have that? Does anyone really?

Relationships: We grow up being told relationships will be easy and often. We have access to thousands of potential partners on our phones and an inbox full of DMs. But who cares if most of us are still pretty sure we’re gonna die alone?

Family: Your parents are supposed to be everything. They’re supposed to love you more than anyone and support you. They are supposed to live to an old age and still be married. And if that’s not your experience, you’re not supposed to talk about it.

Can you find loving relationships if your childhood wasn’t as happy as everyone else? How do you protect your mental health while looking for real human connections?


This is the only comedy show exploring the crazy world of Tinder, the hot new dating app that hooks up local singles based solely on physical attractiveness. The critically acclaimed show is an anything-can-happen interactive comedy showstopper with helpful and oftentimes ridiculous tips, tricks, and real-time swiping and messaging (and sometimes even real-time phone calls and texting with Tinder matches)! If you’ve ever been on an online dating site, you need to see this show. Ellen DeGeneres has called Lane’s creation “clearly brilliant” and the CBS has proclaimed it “one of the 5 best comedy shows in NYC”.

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